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4 reviews | 4.5 out of 5
We're on our 7th summer with this pool, best $350 we've spent. Keeps the whole family and friend cool in he summer. I'm a big guy and swim round in there like a beluga, love it. Plenty of space and water to swim around. Sure it wasn't our 1st choice but after seeing how much a 24ft above ground pool was going to cost us just for 2 months of use per season this second choice was a great deal. Sure we take very good care of it and keep it clean during the season but we also put it away clean and dry every season in a deck storage box which we store in the garage for the winter. Last year I upgraded the filter it came with and purchased a small sand filter which does a very good job. We purchased that sand filter for $200 at Walmart also....after 6 years, it wasn't a bad investment. Overall the whole thing as been a great experience and would recommend this w/o any reservation. A few neighbors have had this pool but if you intent on playing rough in it (remember the whole thing holds up whith that air ring) or leaving it outside for the winter it won't last you more the a year or two....take care of it and it'll take care of you on a hot day :-)
The air ring became stiffer annually, until it became rigid after the fourth summer, and actually broke(!) It cracked and then did not hold air at all. The pump went out in the first summer, and was never sufficient for regular use by the kids. I bought a larger pump, which worked fine. The floor suction attachment never worked at all, and could not pick up gravel or sand. We had to deflate, empty and scrub the bottom with towels every spring. I dug a parabolic pit and elevated ring, and got over 5 feet of depth in the center. We had to elevate the ladder on the inside with two flat paving stones 18 inches square. Overall for $300 it was well worth it. The second pump was about $140, but it was a good value. We will buy another before summer starts again. The replacement pump has a timed operation for one to 8 hours. Use the floating chlorine tablets and filters available at Lowe's. If you drop powdered chlorine into the pool it bleaches the bottom white. I like the blue checked pattern. The sides held up fine. They are thick material, and even the dogs claws didn't damage it. The sides never leaked.
For some reason the top of the tube became brown and discolored, but we did not know if it was a substance sprayed by the neighbor. (He was spraying stain on his wooden tree house, and some of the solution came over the fence.) Yet the solution did not appear in the water.
We keep buying these, because they are cheap, and at #300, costs less than 4 months of power for a built in pool.
Two years back had planned an inground pool; economy nose dived and plans scrapped; kids really wanted something to do. Last summer so hot and couldn't find a pool anywhere. Ordered this pool early so we could get a head start on set up. Easy set up! Big and beautiful pool. Really surpassed expectations on the construction and how sturdy it is. Comes with exceptional cleaning equipment and pump. Our family is excited!!
I had a smaller one I used for 2 years. Yes the pump went out within the first 4 months. So INTEX sent me a replacement. That one lasted about 5 months So I got online and found a 1500 gph pump for only $32.95 I couldnt believe it so I bought. Then my neighbors tree kindly paid me a visit and hit the pool and put a hole in it. Well this year I came across the 18 x 48 pool from a family for only $10.00 for the liner. I had the pump, hoses, chemicals. So all I had to do was to order the two valves for $35.00 tomarrow it goes up. 6,000 gals of water. But I would have only paid about $50.00 for it totally inwhich I dont think this is bad. This will surely help me with my medical condition 5 ruptured hernaited disk. Cross out fingers ( I also purchased 2 repair kits from intex ). Happy swimming or soaking.