Intex 18ft X 10ft X 42in Oval Frame Pool Set with Filter Pump, Ladder, Ground Cloth & Pool Cover
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- Engineered for strength, The Oval Frame Pool is supported by strong, durable steel frames which are powder coated for rust resistance and beauty.
- Connect the powerful Krystal Clear Cartridge Filter Pump to enjoy clean, refreshing water.
- Ready for water in 30 minutes, - follow the instructional DVD for easy set up, and enjoy the fun! Water capacity: (80%) 2,885 gallons.
- Includes: Krystal Clear Cartridge Filter Pump with 1,000 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.
- Check the area under and around the pool for any sharp objects and/or debris that may cause a puncture
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|Item Dimensions||14.5 x 22.5 x 51.75 inches|
|Item Weight||118.4 pounds|
|Manufacturer Part Number||28191EH|
|Shipping Weight||135 pounds|
Intex Oval Frame Pool Set has a combination of the easy assembly of an Easy Set Pool and the strength and support of a Metal Frame Pool. This long, oval-shaped pool fits long, narrow backyards, that cannot accommodate large round pools, and it's a perfect shape for laps and volleyball games. Engineered for strength, The Oval Frame Pool is supported by strong, durable steel frames which are powder coated for rust resistance and beauty. Your backyard will be the place to be all summer as your family can relax and play. Connect the powerful Krystal Clear Cartridge Filter Pump to enjoy clean, refreshing water. Equipped with the Ground Fault Circuit 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, - follow the instructional DVD for easy set up, and enjoy the fun! Water capacity: (80%) 2,885 gallons. Includes: Krystal Clear Cartridge Filter Pump with 1,000 gph (110-120V). Ladder. Ground Cloth. Debris Cover. Set-up and maintenance DVD. 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.
Top customer reviews
My biggest challenge was to find a piece of property that was level enough to hold the pool, you really need minimally 20 X 12 space. I ended up buying landscape timbers and 40 bags of topsoil from Home Depot to level off a space, (thought about using sand but hate how it gets tracked around into house and pool).
Set up is fairly simple, hardest part is getting the pool floor flat with no wrinkles on the bottom. I estimate it took me 1 hour by myself. Garden hose took approximately 12 hours to fill with valve open halfway so the hose did not snake around and pop out. Installing filter again is fairly simple and I could reach inside pool and install without climbing into the still chilly water.
Due to location I needed to run an extension cord to run the filter. I used and 50 foot 12/3 gauge and it ran fine however the circuit on the filter would trip when it rained, this required a simple waterproof housing, made out of an old cooler. I built the ladder checked the water's chemistry and voila the pool was open!
The pool was a big hit with 12 plus neighborhood kids. We emphasized the rules with each one of them and explained they would be banned for the Summer if anyone went in without a parent present and explained that they were never to move the ladder themselves. The ladder is actually a good safety feature in it self since if it is not installed over the wall of the pool it is difficult to get in.
Pool cover worked fine, really needs two people to put on, at keeping debris out but pool still required skimming before use.
Adding chemicals and and changing filter proved to be the most work. Checking chemical balance and adding some was done almost every other day in an attempt to hit the sweet spot. Filter needed to be changed at least once a week for me.
Personally I dislike disposable things and did not like having the chemicals around with all the kids so I did some more research.
Since it had proven to be such a hit I looked into upgrades and picked up the Intex Krystal Clear Sand Filter Pump for Above Ground Pools, 2100 GPH Pump Flow Rate, 110-120V with GFCI, and the Intex 120V Krystal Clear Saltwater System CG-28669 with E.C.O. (Electrocatalytic Oxidation) for Above Ground Pools.
By adding these two upgrades the pool basically became maintenance free for over 3 months. I added one bag of pool sand to the filter and three bags of pool salt to the water. The water remained clean and bright and the chemistry was perfect without adding a single drop of any other chemical. The saltwater system would notify me if the water became too salty from evaporation and simply added a little more water. Well worth the price.
The pool itself had no issues all summer except for kids trying to get in and out on the side walls which dumps water out quickly. The ladder shows signs of spot rust which is understandable being in saltwater, and the cover developed some holes.
Taking it down in the end of September was simple enough, attached a hose to the pool and drained it away from house and to get rid of residual water I used a portable sump pump. I dragged mine into the garage, ran a box fan over it for two days until I was sure it was dry as could be, folded it up and put in basement.
We look forward to the warmer temperatures to return!
Summer 2016 Update```````````````````````````
Pulled the pool out of the basement and set it up in late May. After filling it up I noticed it had developed 2 pin hole leaks somehow-either from dragging it around or hitting something I assume. These holes were easily fixed by gorilla tape on the outside of the pool. Other than that it is keeping our neighborhood clan of kids (ages 6 to 11) happy on our warmer days.
Two new accessories of note are
1) Solar pool cover (15' x 24' Oval 8 Mil Blue Bubble Swimming Pool Solar Heater Blanket Cover)
Original Intex cover developed holes and was harder to put on than this one but more importantly this one is heating the pool very well.
Temp is up to 76 already.
2) Intex Auto Pool Cleaner
Picked this up from Amazon for $58 dollars and love it. My son had is 10th birthday and the kids trashed the pool with dirt and sand
collecting at the bottom. Last year the main problem I had was removing inorganic particulates from the bottom of the pool. This guy
runs off the upgraded sand filter pump and picks that all up automatically. Pool is crystal clear from sand filter and bottom is clean from
my robot vacuum.
The overall design of the pool is ok - the inflatable ring and soft-side design works but I anticipate potential disaster if a kid decides to sit on the edge. I half expect to have to deal with a tsunami at some point. The side supports help a lot, the real vulnerability is at the ends.
Of course after the kids used it there's crud floating and at the bottom of the pool - now I need to figure out a way of cleaning the pool gently so as to not damage the fabric bottom. But I guess there's no avoiding that.
The next time I set up the pool I plan to lay down a bed of sand to create a smooth surface for the pool to sit on - the existing dead lawn is somewhat lumpy and feels a little odd underfoot when in the pool. Hopefully those lumps (no more than 1/2") won't stress the pool bottom fabric too much.
Also the minimal 1" lawn drainage pitch over the 18' length becomes apparent as one side of the pool sits a little lower. A sand bed could compensate for that.
To anyone planning on setting up on a lawn, note that virtually all lawns have a slight incline pitch for storm water drainage - consider placing the pool with the long side oriented cross-pitch if possible - this should minimize the issue. Otherwise you may need to do some leveling or live with the issue.
I ordered my pool direct from Amazon, because this relatively high-ticket / complex item had potential for problems and I didn't want to have issues with a 3rd party seller in the loop. The estimated delivery was crazy, something like 6 months, but I thought I'd try it and sure enough it shipped about a week later.
UPDATE: Had the pool for a few weeks now. Had a leak at the pump, turned out be one of the hose connector o-rings not being seated properly. They are tricky to get the hose to slip over the ring while keeping the ring in the groove. Pump is making a cavitation / grinding noise, that I didn't notice more. we're been running the pump for 8-10 hours/day. Made sure the pump is fully primed and it's still making the sound. Will keep an eye on that. Also, there are no shut-off ball-valves on the pump, so to replace the filter you need to physically lift the pump above the water line to replace the filter or make a big wet mess.
A problem we're having is with the cover. First, the cover has holes intentionally punched at intervals in the fabric, and the drawstring doesn't create enough tension to keep the cover from sinking. Combining these factors means the cover gradually fills with water despite being fastened to the sides. Then leaves get trapped on the cover. Then when removing the cover all of this debris enters the pool, effectively making the cover virtually useless. We're going to cover with a 20x10 tarp for now.
We subsequently purchased the intex strainer / cleaning kit / box of filters. The strainer will not sit level no matter what I do, reducing it's effectiveness. I think the connector hose is pushing the unit up. May take a hair drier to it or maybe weight it down a bit somehow. The cleaning kit is reasonable for the price, not terribly strong due to weak suction of the circulation motor, but it does work. All in all not terrible when considering the sales prices involved.
I wanted to make sure I didn't screw up and cost myself a big pain by not following instructions in the first place so I watched the instructional video 2x....and then got stumped trying to be so literal when assembling the pump nossles...becasue what is in the video did not come with the pool and the written instructions (ps the written instructions aren't great). So don't freak out like I did! The filter pump system seems kinda weak but will do.
Overall great pool for the $ and I really like how high the pool goes.