to make sure this fits.
Equipped with the ground fault interrupter, which is an added safety feature that shuts off the pump if electrical Current is exposed to water
Ready for water in 30 minutes, – simply spread out on level ground, inflate the top ring and fill the pool with water
Water capacity: (80%) 5, 455 gallons. Includes: Krystal clear cartridge filter pump, 1, 500 GPH (110-120V). ladder. Ground cloth. Debris cover
Super-tough laminated PVC sidewalls. Convenient drain plug that connects to a garden hose so water can be drained away from pool or house area
New dual suction outlet fittings improve water circulation resulting in better water hygiene and clarity
Do not set up the pool on sand, mud, or any soft or loose soil conditions.
Size:18′ x 48″
Make a splash all summer long with the Intex easy set, one of the most easy to assemble pools on the market. This pool will make your backyard the place to be all summer as your family can relax & play. Connect the Krystal clear cartridge filter pump to enjoy clean, refreshing water. Equipped with the ground fault interrupter, which is an added safety feature that shuts off the pump if electrical current is exposed to water. Ready for water in 30 Min, – simply spread out on level ground, inflate the top ring & fill the pool with water. Water capacity: (80%) 5, 455 gallon. Includes: Krystal clear cartridge filter pump, 1, 500 GPH (110-120V). ladder. Ground cloth. Debris cover.
Size:18′ x 48″
|Product Dimensions||216 x 216 x 48 inches|
|Item Weight||132 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||134.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)|
|Domestic Shipping||Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.|
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|Item model number||26175EH|
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We bought the 12 foot version in May of 2016. It’s worked great so far. It took about an hour to setup. I used a tarp underneath which Intex does not recommend, but we did it anyway to protect the bottom. It took about 3-4 hours to fill up the pool. This one comes with the pump and filter setup which is a must to keep the water clean. We also bought some basic pool chemicals, and both available covers by Intex. The cover we use the most is the solar cover. Where we live its around 90-100 degrees F daily. You should also have a strainer for this pool to get the leaves and larger organic matter out of the pool. The included pump/filter setup is really just the get the stuff the strainer can’t get.
As far as having flat ground, Intex makes a big deal about having this pool level. See the picture of our setup. It’s basically like a big bag, so think of what happens when you fill a bag with water on an uneven surface. It’s going to roll to one side a bit. In my case the ground is about 4 inches lower on one side than the other. The pool still works fine in my opinion, just the water is not as deep as it could be, but I have a 2 year old and a 4 year old. The 2 year old can touch the bottom with ease yet the pool is still deep enough to for my 4 year old to swim laps and for my 6.5 foot frame to swim under water.
I’ve never maintained my own pool before so I got some water test strips, PH booster, and Chorine Sanitizer. I have to put about 1/3 cup chlorine in per week. Go easy on the PH booster because using that will increase the Total Alkalinity, I recommend the Clorox pool products. Intex recommends you change the filter every 2 weeks. The first time I changed the filter at two weeks I saw surprised at how much gunk was in it. It seems like you could clean it yourself to extend the life of the filter but will try that next time. For a season Intex sells a six pack of filters so I bought that as well. For the cost the pump is clearly cheap, but seems to be well made considering the limit budget for materials. The pump on the 12 foot pool will filter 500 gallons per hour so you should plan to leave it on for at least 3 hours on most days. Also bought Intex’s foot bath to wash the feet before getting in the pool (shown in picture). That helps to keep the junk out.
Final price including a few pool Toys was about $350, including the $79 for the pool. So expect to pay more than just the cost of the pool, but after searching all over for an above ground temporary pool (one with no frame and expensive pump/filter setups) I can’t be happier so far with this one. Just the thing we needed to keep cool in the summer and provide some fun for the kids.
Aug 2016 update:
Everything is going great. At one point, I had a problem with Green Algae, but apparently so did the pools in Rio for the Olympics. I n my case the problem ended up being too much Stabilizer, which prevented the Chlorine from doing it’s job. I ended up replacing my chemicals and tester strips. Make sure your test kit includes a test for Stabilizer. I purchased the AquaChek 551236 7-Way 100 Count Pool Water Test Strips and I’m very happy with those.
July 10, 2017
This won’t prevent me from buying another one if I need to but is frustrating that our brand new, straight out of the box, pool had to be patched.
Other than the hole in the pool, my kids love these pools. I have been able to tailor the pool size to the age and size of my kids. Smaller pools for when they were smaller and gradually buying a bigger one each year as they get taller. Great way to beat the summer heat and have some family time.
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