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    Intex Pool Setup Done!!!!!

    Well actually it's been up for a little over a month but I have finally gotten out of it to post some pictures. It's the 18' x 48" frame set. Everything went pretty smooth except for the cheap intex pump it came with which I already knew wouldn't last. I changed it out after 2 weeks to a Sand Filter setup. I was worried after hearing all the plumbing issues on here but I had none. Water has been crystal clear from day one. I'm using the BBB method and the TF100 test kit. My only regret now was not buying a larger more permanent pool. There's always next year I guess. Only thing left now is to finish the outside perimeter. Thanks for all the great info on this site.

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    1 1/2'' Slip Coupling to Adjust Skimmer when needed. 1 1/2'' to 1 1/4'' reducer allows the stock skimmer to pop right in. I can pop it out and attach my new 1 1/4'' hose very eaisly.
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    Added fountain to cool down the water
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    4" to 2'' Reducer, 2'' Street 90 Degree Elbow
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    Re: Intex Pool Setup Done!!!!!

    Now, that is one neat looking set up.
    24' x52" Intex metal frame
    Pentair sand dollar SD60
    Original pump 2500gph

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    Re: Intex Pool Setup Done!!!!!

    Nice job, well thought out prep and finish.
    IG 18x36 oval vinyl, Spill over spa, Northstar 2hp-2spd, 2.5" piping, S310T 500lb Sand filter, 400k gas heater, AutoPilot SWCG
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    Re: Intex Pool Setup Done!!!!!

    Very nice job you did there indeed
    Intex 15' X 48" metal frame pool
    Waterway Supreme 1hp 2 Speed pump
    Hayward X-Stream 150 Sq. Ft. Cartridge Filter
    2-2'x20' Sungrabber Solar Panels hooked up in parallel on a Goldline GL-235 controller.

    Not getting "Pool Stored" = Priceless!!!
    Thank you TFP

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    Re: Intex Pool Setup Done!!!!!

    Nice setup, I like it! The plumbing looks very clean and organized. Do you have a picture with the fountain on by any chance?

    Adam
    18' x 42" Intex Easyset Pool, with 16' x 52" deep end in the middle. Approx. 5500 Gal.
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    3 - 2' x 20' Solar Pool Heater Panels(roof mounted)
    Goin' on 9 summers...NOBODY thought it would last this long.
    Buried Portable Spa sharing pumps and water with pool (Almost complete project)

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    Re: Intex Pool Setup Done!!!!!

    Very nice job!

    What? You already want a bigger pool!

    You got pool fever, just like lots of us!

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    Re: Intex Pool Setup Done!!!!!

    what did you put on the ground before the sand?
    18' AG Pool, 6900 gallons, 55 sq. ft. Hayward Easy Clear Cartridge Filter, 1hp Power Flow LX Pump, North Texas

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    Re: Intex Pool Setup Done!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by searayboater
    what did you put on the ground before the sand?
    I'm going to venture a guess that it's....

    Weed barrier fabric
    Intex 15' X 48" metal frame pool
    Waterway Supreme 1hp 2 Speed pump
    Hayward X-Stream 150 Sq. Ft. Cartridge Filter
    2-2'x20' Sungrabber Solar Panels hooked up in parallel on a Goldline GL-235 controller.

    Not getting "Pool Stored" = Priceless!!!
    Thank you TFP

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    Re: Intex Pool Setup Done!!!!!

    ahh, makes sense
    18' AG Pool, 6900 gallons, 55 sq. ft. Hayward Easy Clear Cartridge Filter, 1hp Power Flow LX Pump, North Texas

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    Re: Intex Pool Setup Done!!!!!

    Actually it's 30# Roofing Felt Paper. Several posts i've read mentioned it for use in AGP setup. Being a roofing contractor I had a few extra rools laying around .

    I'll try and take some photos tommorow of the fountain running.

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    Re: Intex Pool Setup Done!!!!!

    Interesting indeed. Heck of a moisture barrier!
    18' AG Pool, 6900 gallons, 55 sq. ft. Hayward Easy Clear Cartridge Filter, 1hp Power Flow LX Pump, North Texas

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    Re: Intex Pool Setup Done!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by riccog125
    Actually it's 30# Roofing Felt Paper.
    Wow....what a great tip
    I'm gonna try that next spring and maybe that will be the final time I get my pool level.
    Intex 15' X 48" metal frame pool
    Waterway Supreme 1hp 2 Speed pump
    Hayward X-Stream 150 Sq. Ft. Cartridge Filter
    2-2'x20' Sungrabber Solar Panels hooked up in parallel on a Goldline GL-235 controller.

    Not getting "Pool Stored" = Priceless!!!
    Thank you TFP

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    Re: Intex Pool Setup Done!!!!!

    That's a great set up. You did a fantastic job. The only suggestion I have is to put a mat under your ladder so you don't damage the liner getting in and out.
    Nicole

    21' AGP (10,400g)
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    Re: Intex Pool Setup Done!!!!!

    That's a very good set up you have there.
    I'm a bit envious that yo have to cool your water down with fountains
    Intex 16'x48" AGP 5,000 (uk) gallons
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    Re: Intex Pool Setup Done!!!!!

    Nicely done. My setup is fairly similar.. I used regular weed block under the sand and I have a small, mulched flowerbed w/ a natural rock border around about part of the base. I also have a small deck around part of the pool. I do have an unfinished part around the base and my equipment area needs a little bit of "finish".. I wish I'd thought of the roofing felt. That's an outstanding idea.

    What kind of fittings did you use to go from "Intex plumbing" to regular PVC? I have a smaller version (15'x42") of the same pool and I'm thinking that I'd like to hardpipe my setup.
    Intex 15'x42" Above-Ground Vinyl/Metal Frame (~5,000 gal)
    Model 637 1,000GPH Pump w/ type 'A' Cartridge filter

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