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Intex 15' x 48" Ultra Frame Above Ground Pool $299.00

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Target has the Intex 15' X 48" Ultra Frame Above Ground Pool with Filter Pump on sale for $299.00 +tax. Store pick up is free, shipping may have handling fees. This is the better quality "Grey Ultra Frame", not the cheaper quality "Blue Metal Frame" model. I think this may be last year's model because Walmart, Jet, Sears, etc all have the Ultra Frame for $600+.

https://www.target.com/p/intex-15...A-49165264

Includes pump, filter, ground cloth and debris cover.

Competitor prices for same size pool.

Walmart $619.00
https://www.walmart.com/ip/15-Foo...3=&veh=sem

Jet.com $619.99
https://jet.com/product/detail/52...eting=true

Google Shopping reveals other vendors selling that i'm not familiar with selling this same pool for $349.00.

Academy Sports has the slightly larger 16' x 48" for $349
http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/i...id=1332426
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Thanks OP. I've been watching SD for pool deals.

My family is considering buying one of these temporary pools as an upgrade from the 15' Easy Set (inflatable ring) pool we had years ago. I was considering this Target pool and THIS [sears.com] Sears 16'x48" (identical to the OP's post for Academy Sports above) for $370. Does anyone have any input? We are not pool savvy and may be missing things about fittings, ability to use a skimmer/vac, etc.

Target would be $284 (=299-5% redcard) + tax for 15x48, 4440gallons, with a 1000gph pump and accessories (same as in Academy Sports/Sears package).

Sears would be $335 (=370-$35 shopyourway coupon for 35 off 300) + tax for 16x48, 5061gallons, with a 1500gph pump and accessories.

I am leaning towards the Sears pool as it's larger and has a higher rate filter (Does this really make a difference since everything I read about the included filters, excluding sand, all state they are incredibly inefficient?) for only $50 more.

I appreciate any input.
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We have this exact pool purchased last year. The worst part is the cartridge style pump. Filters get spendy after a while and can only be washed once or twice. We went salt and it is very easy to maintain.
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Thanks OP. I've been watching SD for pool deals.

My family is considering buying one of these temporary pools as an upgrade from the 15' Easy Set (inflatable ring) pool we had years ago. I was considering this Target pool and THIS [sears.com] Sears 16'x48" (identical to the OP's post for Academy Sports above) for $370. Does anyone have any input? We are not pool savvy and may be missing things about fittings, ability to use a skimmer/vac, etc.

Target would be $284 (=299-5% redcard) + tax for 15x48, 4440gallons, with a 1000gph pump and accessories (same as in Academy Sports/Sears package).

Sears would be $335 (=370-$35 shopyourway coupon for 35 off 300) + tax for 16x48, 5061gallons, with a 1500gph pump and accessories.

I am leaning towards the Sears pool as it's larger and has a higher rate filter (Does this really make a difference since everything I read about the included filters, excluding sand, all state they are incredibly inefficient?) for only $50 more.

I appreciate any input.
The SWYR $35 off $300 coupon does not apply since the Intex 16' x 48" Round Ultra Frame® Pool Set is a "hot buy" by Sears..
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The SWYR $35 off $300 coupon does not apply since the Intex 16' x 48" Round Ultra Frame® Pool Set is a "hot buy" by Sears..
Ugh...Thanks, stwum. I didn't read the coupon fine print yet or see "hot buy" on the item page. Frown
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Academy Sports has the slightly larger 16' x 48" for $349
http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/i...id=1332426

Short Version
: Academy's 16x48 $349 price increases to $399 when added to your cart. KMart has the same pool for $349.

Long Version: After stwum enlightened me to that SEARS was a "Hot Buy" and therefore not open to further discounts, I decided to give Academy a whirl. They are offering free shipping on pools until June 10th.

I am incredibly disappointed as the price reflected in my cart was $399 although the $349 sale price is listed on the item page. After taking a few screen shots, I tried contacting live chat, but after no one responded (15mins) I called Customer Service. The sales rep confirmed seeing the sale price and put me on hold to see what was happening. When she returned, she said the web team confirmed that the actual price should be $399. She said it was probably a glitch as their Intex 14x42 is on sale for $249.

For me, the best price is now KMART [kmart.com] $349 for the 16x48. Even after taxes, it's cheaper than Academy.

hth someone
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We are looking at the 18x52 intex or Coleman metal frame with salt. I've heard the salt is hard on the metal frame but this Isn't a permanent pool anyway. If it lasts 5 years I will be happy.
Any thoughts on each brand or salt with metal frames?
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We are looking at the 18x52 intex or Coleman metal frame with salt. I've heard the salt is hard on the metal frame but this Isn't a permanent pool anyway. If it lasts 5 years I will be happy.
Any thoughts on each brand or salt with metal frames?
I have had the blue version 16 x 48 pool for 9 years now (yes, same pool). I went with the intex sand filter 3 years ago, TONS better and cheaper overall compared to cleaning/replacing paper filters constantly. I started with the intex salt chlorinator about 3 years ago, again TONS better than chlorine and easier. Only issue I had with salt is that it started to rust my original ladder, but no issue with the structure poles. Also, cannot recommend enough the intex auto pool cleaner ($49 now at amazon). I let it clean while I am not using the pool and it does a great job.....saves me a couple hours a week of cleaning the pool of debris at the bottom.
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I just replaced our old blue pool with this one from Menards
https://www.menards.com/main/outd...369&ipos=8

It was on sale for $270 when I bought it a few weeks ago. 16' x 48" and has an actual skimmer. I just rotated the included pump in the skimmer base 90 degrees to open the output for attachment of a larger external pump and saltwater system; which I already had.
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I am thinking of getting this pool along with the sand filter and intex auto pool cleaner.

I am a first time home owner and I don't have an outlet outside of my home(I see they use one in the Intel pool setup video), how should I go about powering the filter? Also is this pool safe to leave out during the winter?
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