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    Does Liquid Chlorine Rust AGP?

    IMO, rust is a factor of how much water gets splashed into the T connectors. The Intex Ultra Frame (non-ATX) hardware is not protected on the inside. Any water that gets in there will start the rusting process very quickly. Any chance your neighbor has less splash activity in his pool vs yours?
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    Idea to help keep water out of Intex rails and t-connectors....

    Hi tam430 I took a quick look through my garage looking for the pattern I know I had saved but I didn't have any luck tracking it down... Sorry about that... Here's a quick and dirty sketch (not to scale) that I hope helps. I started with a rectangle piece of vinyl measuring exactly 9 1/2" x...
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    Pre-Rust Protection: Intex Prism Rectangular Frame Pool

    I'm very curious to see how these XTR models actually perform in regards to rust. They've only been available for a year, correct?
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    Pre-Rust Protection: Intex Prism Rectangular Frame Pool

    Check out the "pool flaps" section of the link found in post #2. That was my primary solution (in addition to adding extra coats of Rust-Oleum to the open end of the poles and a bit of silicone to seal the bottoms) and I'm starting my second season with absolutely no rust (my last pool failed...
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    Has intex quality dropped?

    Btw, the "inward folds" are actually party of the design. They actually block water from being able to reach the sides of the t connectors. They also form a funnel on each side and would channel water that might enter safely down the outside of the legs. So far we haven't been able to get those...
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    Has intex quality dropped?

    We splash tested it alright. No water at the joints at all. Even pushed a "tsunami" wave over the side. There is nothing that is really going to keep the movement of the poles from eventually causing paint on the edges of the poles to come off (even after adding two extra coats of Rust-Oleum)...
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    Has intex quality dropped?

    Yes, getting a larger (sand) filter is definitely the way to go. Then add a skimmer, then hard plumb, etc etc. I've now got a pretty penny invested into my "cheap" Intex pool. Kinda wonder if I would've been better off buying a more permanent above ground pool. ?
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    UV protection for rim of Intex Above Ground pool

    I bought and applied some 303 Protectant on the recommendation I found on this thread. Looks like I'll need to reapply every couple of months. One nice bonus of it's application is that the bird droppings come right off! ?
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    Has intex quality dropped?

    Here was our solution: We had a brand new Ultra Frame fail in a year. This is our replacement with mods to keep water away from the joints. In addition, we used clear silicone caulk to seal the connection of the vertical poles to the plastic feet (cups). By the looks of the large...
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    Which ladder for soft sided/intex style pool?

    Just wanted to write an update on the Vinyl Works A Frame ladder we bought... While it is working pretty well for us, I am a little disappointed in how much it is starting to bow due to the ladder being stored (slid up) when not in use. Because the latch that holds the ladder up is on the right...
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    Idea to help keep water out of Intex rails and t-connectors....

    UPDATE! I just finished installing this mod to my pool and splash tested it with a night swim with the kids ;) Passed the test with flying colors. Here's a pic of the finished product: Flaps were patterned and then cut out of vinyl coated PVC fabric and glued with HH-66 vinyl cement. The...
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    rusty rails

    Wait... What? Intex provided an out of warranty replacement? How far outside of the standard 90 days were you (if you don't mind me asking). I had a horrible experience with Intex last year and I'm surprised but hopeful that they've made some much needed changes in their policy. I'm happy that...
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    Fine dirt on pool bottom that clouds when vacuuming

    Hmm. I've personally had issue with this in the past and have seen numerous posts here about the same problem. I'm using proper sand and actually have taken my sand filter apart in the past because I was worried about a cracked lateral or channelling... everything looked fine. Adding a little DE...
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    Fine dirt on pool bottom that clouds when vacuuming

    Be sure to vacuum to waste. That stuff can get through sand ?
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    Idea to help keep water out of Intex rails and t-connectors....

    I've made a few posts detailing the rust issues I've experienced with my Intex pools and am brainstorming some ideas in how to best prevent water from getting into the ends of the horizontal supports. My Ultra Frame uses plastic t-connectors with integrated locking pins. With my last Ultra...