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Intex 18' x 48" Ultra Frame Swimming Pool $349 at Walmart.com, 14' x 48" $224, 15'x 48" $249, 15' x 42" $199 Free Ship

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Intex 18' x 48" Ultra Fram Pool $349 Free ship to home or store. Reg price was $499
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Intex-1...l/19336122


Intex 14' x 48" Ultra Frame Swimming Pool $225 at Walmart.com Free Shipping to home or site to store. Regular price on this was $349

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Intex-1...9336117#rr

Intex 15" x 48" Metal-Frame Above-Ground Swimming Pool is a good buy at $249 with free site to store
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Intex-1...gMethod=rr

Summer Escapes 15' x 42" for $199 with free ship to home or store
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Summer-...t/19340400
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That's the one I want! I've had the blue metal frame 14'x42" one for at least 5 years, and it's still working fine, but showing it's age. The extra height would be nice, and the sturdier Ultra type looks great. Thanks OP.

Side note - I really don't like the paper filters, as they require constant cleaning/replacement, and they simply don't work that well. I bought a used sand filter and pump system from Craigslist about 4 years back, and it is WONDERFUL. Yeah, the 1 hp pump may be a bit of an overkill, but it has a built-in timer, and I only run it a few hours a day, and it does a better job than running the Intex one for 10 hours a day. Plus I only clean it once a year (before fall pool disassembly), while the intex paper filter needed weekly (or more) cleaning.
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Lots of negative reviews about leaking. Here are some for the 16' ultra. http://www.amazon.com/Intex-Ultra...im_sbs_t_6 Don't know who to believe. Way too much hassle to chance.
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That's the one I want! I've had the blue metal frame 14'x42" one for at least 5 years, and it's still working fine, but showing it's age. The extra height would be nice, and the sturdier Ultra type looks great. Thanks OP.

Side note - I really don't like the paper filters, as they require constant cleaning/replacement, and they simply don't work that well. I bought a used sand filter and pump system from Craigslist about 4 years back, and it is WONDERFUL. Yeah, the 1 hp pump may be a bit of an overkill, but it has a built-in timer, and I only run it a few hours a day, and it does a better job than running the Intex one for 10 hours a day. Plus I only clean it once a year (before fall pool disassembly), while the intex paper filter needed weekly (or more) cleaning.
The filter is my issue two. I burn through these pumps and filters. They are junk. How much did your sand filter and pump cost you? Will most any pump/filter system work for this pool that I might find on craigslist? I know very little about these.
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The filter is my issue two. I burn through these pumps and filters. They are junk. How much did your sand filter and pump cost you? Will most any pump/filter system work for this pool that I might find on craigslist? I know very little about these.
I think I paid $125 years ago, used on Craigslist. Pretty much any filter will work WAY better than the Intex. Mine is one of the Hayward sand filter/pump units made for a big pool like a 22' unit.

Intex uses 1.25" hoses, lots of pool stuff is 1.5" or 1.25" so it's easy to get the right hoses and fittings. I put mine about 4 feet from the pool (next to a fence), so I have some longer hoses. The Intex hoses only seem to last a few years if you are lucky. It's a good idea to upgrade them with real pool hoses.
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I think I paid $125 years ago, used on Craigslist. Pretty much any filter will work WAY better than the Intex. Mine is one of the Hayward sand filter/pump units made for a big pool like a 22' unit.

Intex uses 1.25" hoses, lots of pool stuff is 1.5" or 1.25" so it's easy to get the right hoses and fittings. I put mine about 4 feet from the pool (next to a fence), so I have some longer hoses. The Intex hoses only seem to last a few years if you are lucky. It's a good idea to upgrade them with real pool hoses.
Thanks. Great response. I should clarify and say that I have a larger easy set pool, but I assume that your answer would apply to that as well? Thanks again.
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Thanks. Great response. I should clarify and say that I have a larger easy set pool, but I assume that your answer would apply to that as well? Thanks again.
Should be fine. It's just a simple matter of taking water from the pool, filtering it, and putting it back in the pool.

Just be careful with the easy set - much higher incidents of pools dumping water from kids leaning on the side and other problems. I would suggest keeping an eye open for the metal framed units on clearance and save it for next year.
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Lots of negative reviews about leaking. Here are some for the 16' ultra. http://www.amazon.com/Intex-Ultra...im_sbs_t_6 Don't know who to believe. Way too much hassle to chance.

What? There were only 9 reviews total on that one. Half of them were negative. LOL


I have this pool - I have no issues with it.
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My cousin got this and I helped set it up. I thought it was a great deal at $350. Be sure to prep the ground with plenty of sand, especially on a gravel area, your feet will thank you.
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What? There were only 9 reviews total on that one. Half of them were negative. LOL


I have this pool - I have no issues with it.

plenty on walmart too
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My cousin got this and I helped set it up. I thought it was a great deal at $350. Be sure to prep the ground with plenty of sand, especially on a gravel area, your feet will thank you.

Yeah. I put down 42 of the 50lb bags of sand. LOL! I've only had it up a few days but we love it =D
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Lots of negative reviews about leaking.
I returned my Easy Set Intex before I set it up when I saw this video. The ultra frame should be stronger but the thin vinyl liner is the weak link in all these pools. Remember that all these pools must be set up on perfectly level ground and all rocks and sharp objects must be removed from the soil or you will puncture the liner. An underlayment such as Happy Bottom or sand is also a good idea.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEGXDnMhd5A

Instead, I got my daughter a 1000 gallon Behlen Poly stock tank and I am building a deck around it and it will be permanent.

Got my inspiration from J Kelly at this website:

http://www.wcc.net/~jkmccoy/hottub/hottub.htm
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We have a really big game room upstairs that we don't know what to do with. If I put down a big blue tarp to protect the floor could I use the pool inside? My biggest concern would be the kids jumping off of the bookshelves into the pool and hurting themselves on the ceiling fan but I guess I could remove the bookshelves.
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We have a really big game room upstairs that we don't know what to do with. If I put down a big blue tarp to protect the floor could I use the pool inside? My biggest concern would be the kids jumping off of the bookshelves into the pool and hurting themselves on the ceiling fan but I guess I could remove the bookshelves.
You don't have to worry about the kids jumping off the bookshelf into the pool. This pool holds 3,861 gallons of water at 90-percent capacity. Water weighs 8.35 pounds/gallon.

3861 x 8.35= 32,239 pounds (about 16 tons). To put that in perspective, a Hummer H3 truck weighs about 6000 pounds. Placing this pool in your upstairs room would be the equivalent of parking about 5 Hummers upstairs.

Your upstairs is now your downstairs.....or basement.
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