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    New Intex notice few pinhole size leak

    I bought a 22'x52" intex ultra frame which I took down since it wasn't leveled. I stored it for 3 days and installed in on the new leveled ground. Filled water about 1/2" and while removing wrinkles I notice about 3 pinhole size leak in different areas of the bottom pool. I have already patch them from outside/inside. My question is if I miss any will the weight of the water take care of them since they are so small about needle size?

    I wish Intex would make the bottom thicker to avoid issues like this.
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    Re: New Intex notice few pinhole size leak

    If anything, the extra pressure from the water weight may make them leak more. Hopefully you don't have any more. Do you have any idea how they got there?
    I wish Intex would make the bottom thicker to avoid issues like this.
    Well, you buy price when you buy Intex. From hundreds of forum reports, you have to accept Intex quality and learn that savings upfront may result in spending later.
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    Re: New Intex notice few pinhole size leak

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh View Post
    ....... Well, you buy price when you buy Intex........
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    I love my 18' x 48" Ultra Frame, but I consider it a "starter pool". Now that I understand how to properly care for a pool (thank you TFP) I am comfortable investing in a better hard wall AGP when this one finally "gives up the ghost".

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    Re: New Intex notice few pinhole size leak

    i found more pin holes all over, ugh. Its not worth patching?

    Debating of taking it down and see if i can get another liner.
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    Intex Sand Filter pump (8hrs Run Time)
    Krystal Clear Saltwater Model 7110/8110 (6hr run time/day)
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    Re: New Intex notice few pinhole size leak

    You can likely buy an entire new pool for the price of a liner. Then you'll have an extra set of frame pieces to replace those that will eventually rust out.
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    Re: New Intex notice few pinhole size leak

    thanks everyone, filed a claim with intex and sending them the cutout pieces. hope claim is processed and I was told 5-10 days for new liner.

    If liner has leaks I might as well do a replacement liner on top of it.
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    Intex 22' x 52" Ultra Frame - approx 10,000 gallons of water
    Intex Sand Filter pump (8hrs Run Time)
    Krystal Clear Saltwater Model 7110/8110 (6hr run time/day)
    K-2006 TEST KIT

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