Rated 3.9 out of 5★ by 149reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5★ by PSBR Very Disappointed! We read the reviews but decided to take our chances. Big mistake. We have owned two intex blue pools with the ring and have loved them but this one has been one big problem and we have only owned it 5 days! After we very carefully rolled it out and put it up we were so excited with the pools size and neat look. After it was filled which took only 24 hours it started leaking between two sections. We tried several things to find the leak and since it was so big decided to patch a good portion of the seam on the bottom. It worked and we were so thrilled because we did not want to empty it. I had tried to call Intex and they had me on hold for twenty minutes so I emailed them. They still have not returned my email. Then today a top section fell when the white spring broke. Now we are partially draining to try to repair. We should probably just take it down and get our money back but we are going to put screws and bolts on every section to prevent this again. DO NOT BUY this pool. If I could do this over, I would stick to the blue ring ones. 07/02/2012
Rated 5 out of 5★ by CMJCMJ Good for its value. I bought it with a little apprehension about the strength of the material used. I am satisfied with that. It did not take much time to put it together. I filled it overnight and saw a small hole around the middle of the wall. I used the supplied adhesive strip inside and outside and the hole was patched up.The only constructional weakness I noticed is in the locking buttons, that locks the metal tubes together on the top rim. When water was filled the buttons stated tilting and some of them were nearly going to slip off. Thinking of the danger involved if one button slips off, I bought thick nylon ropes that can withstand 500lbs and reinforced the pillars around the top.Now my whole family uses it regularly.Make sure your ground is level. I laid it on aggregate concrete floor, so I dumped 15 bags of pool sand to not harm the fabric. 06/23/2012
Rated 4 out of 5★ by Polarprincess Great Pool After years of looking i finally saw this 18 x 48 in a store and nabbed it up. I paid 499 although of course just days later it was on walmart.com for 449 and early in the year i also saw the 20 foot one for the same price as this one that also included a volleyball net, but it was out of stock and i didnt want to wait any longer. Set up was quite easy with two of us. A friend came over who has the non ultra frame metal pool and said ours was way more sturdy apppearing than hers. We do not have a level yard but we took a chance anyway as everyone we talked to said theirs wasnt even and they never had a problem. i would say ours is off 3 1/2 to 4 inches and it is fine. We have had some super high winds and when i look outside to see if it is affecting the pool, it doesnt one bit. We have super hard water so upon fill ours was a a greenish tinted awful looking mess. it took us 3 weeks of using a homemade filter of tube socks and towels to remove the iron and rinsing out the intex filter every hour and now our pool looks like the caribbean sea! I was going to get the saltwater system but decided against it as i figured i already had spent enough with everything else, but maybe next year. the pump does an ok job, but definitely we think we might upgrade next year for 100 bucks to the 2500 gal one. The pool store told us the pool would have been cleared out overnight with a good pump rather than taking three weeks. I have been very diligent about learning how to balance my pool and have been amazed to find out that most people dont. most people it seems just throw some 3" chlorine pucks in a floater and dont worry about it. Before doing my research i didnt know that for one thing, a 3 inch puck is too big for this size pool, and using those causes cynauric acid to build up in the pool and the more of that you have the more chlorine you have to use to make it effective. The only way to remove cyanuric acid is to dilute it or remove water from the pool. If you use the chlorine granules, those add calcium to the pool so if your calcium is already high you dont want that although it doesnt seem to be that big of a deal in vinyl pools. Also if you dont have your ph balanced, then your chlorine is not as effective either...lots to know.. i learned a great deal online and from the pool store and if you use hth products from walmart and go their website there is a free chat so u can ask questions which has been great! Overall, i think we will enjoy this pool once we get some warm weather and can use it more. it is definitely of good quality and feels very sturdy. we have had no problems with leaking like others have said but i did purchase the 2 year plan for only 35 dollars just in case. I feel the ladder is kind of on the flimsy side and very narrow to try and get through. If we like we may upgrade to the "real thing" but this is defintely a good starter pool. 06/21/2012
Rated 5 out of 5★ by graypool I have had one for 7 years and I had to replace it this year. The lineing was looking bad and I didn't want to but water in it. I was afraid that it might start letting water to run out. I use salt in my pool and I love it. I hope this one will last as long or longer than one before. I don't take the pool down at the end of swimming just let half of the water out. Around the first of May I clean it out and put water in it so it can warm up. 06/13/2012