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Metal-Frame 24' x 52'' Pool

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Questions & Answers for Intex Metal-Frame 24' x 52'' Pool

Question

how difficult is this pool to set up and maintain?

asked 5 years, 9 months ago
By
191456
on Metal-Frame 24' x 52'' Pool
3 answers
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answer 1
I agree that the hardest part is the leveling. A guy showed me a method using a straight 2x4 equal the radius of the pool- 12-14ft in this case. You would want to go a little wider than the actual pool. You want to focus on leveling the outer part with the center at first then fill in the middle areas afterward. As mentioned elswhere it is better to take from the high side as opposed to filling in the low side as more settling will result from building up. Construction sand is recommended as a leveling materal. The good news is that it sets up a lot easier than a steel sided above-ground pool and is more forgiving of minor leveling mistakes. There is a little more give in the T-joints of a metal frame pool than there is in the top and bottom rails of a steel sided one. I have never bothered with placing bricks under the posts since the post feet have a fairly broad base. There is some settling but it is mostly uniform and has never affected my overall level significantly. Setting up on the previous year's site requires only minor raking and releveling.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
By
JimFSR
 - Upstate NY
answer 2
To each, his own. I've been told by pool installers not to use sand underneath vinyl lined pools because it shifts. I played it safe and had my yard leveled with compacted top soil. Had no problems But yes, I agree, the hardest part is getting the ground level. In reality, I guesstimate 1 to 2 hours for actual pool assembley for someone that's never done one of these pools. Very easy, just a little time consuming.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
By
Porkahontis
 - Greenville, SC
answer 3
The hardest part is getting the ground level...put down a bed of sand and you must get it very level. Also, each of the vertical supports (legs) of the pool really need to be sitting on a small brick that is seated into the sand, if not, the legs will sink down into the ground and your pool will end up off level when rain or water gets around it. Actually putting the pool together was easy for two people. This pool is very large and several people can be in it.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
By
Lee11
 - monticello, ky
Question

can this pool stay up year round or do you have to set it up every year?

asked 5 years, 9 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Metal-Frame 24' x 52'' Pool
3 answers
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answer 1
I've seen this question several times and seen it answered both ways. The first thing I noticed about my pool is that the welded joints started to rust right away. I would hate to see what a NY winter would do to these joints. Three years of taking it down, drying it completely and storing it I believe have extended the life of it. Even so, the vinal liner has stretched somewhat at the bottom but a good, tight bottom rope seems to contain it from streteching too much.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
By
JimFSR
 - Upstate NY
answer 2
I had the 15 ft version of this pool. It's virgin vinyl...you really need to set a date in September and take it down and put it in a warmer location such as the garage or attic. I touched mine and it ripped straight through..we tried to keep it up year round.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
By
bobbie77
 - hustonville, ky
answer 3
You can leave this up all year. My sister has one that she has had for five years and she leaves hers up. All you have to do it unhook the pump and store it for the winter if you live in a cold climate.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
By
Lee11
 - monticello, ky
Question

Is the filter pump that comes with this pool sufficient or will it need another one?

asked 5 years, 9 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Metal-Frame 24' x 52'' Pool
3 answers
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answer 1
Hmmmmmmmmmmm, Seems
's by the I run my filter 24/7, nobody really knows about filters. Heres the scoop. All Yes all intex pools have insufficient filters. Now if you buy a 18 foot pool and use its filter for a 10ft you are okey :-).
What a pool actually needs is to be turned over 3 to 4 times in a filtering cycle. A cycle consisting of about 5-8 hours during the evening when the sun goes down and the chemicals wont be ate up quickly. The sun and people swimming break down the chlorine. So if you have a 2000 gal filter, and a 8 thousand gal pool you see that it is going to take 4 hours just to turn it over once. You do the math. When you can afford it go to a real pool store and invest in a real pump. It is nice to have the affordability of the intex, but a good filter is the real key to sucsess.
Even the Salt water set up is poor. If you want salt water (which is great ) then get a different bigger pump and buy just the salt water system seperate with out the filter.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
By
Shhhucantcme
 - Michigan
answer 2
I bought this pool last year, all of the comments on the pool said that the filter was not large enough to keep this pool going but with sufficient chlorine and shock our pool did just fine last season.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
By
Cesmith
 - Conway, AR
answer 3
Probably ! I had a 16'x 4' pool last year. It came with a small filter. I upgraded to a 2,500 gph filter and it worker great. I purchased a 24'x4' pool last year at the end of the season, and it came with a 2,500 gph filter. I have not installed it yet, but based on my experience from last year I think it will work. I also let my 2,500 gph filter run 24/7 last year. No problems at all. Hope this helps.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
By
Porkahontis
 - Greenville, SC
Question

Does anyone who owns this pool, have trouble getting their water clear after the first year of owning one of these?

asked 5 years, 6 months ago
By
divinevintage
 - louisiana
on Metal-Frame 24' x 52'' Pool
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answer 1
The filter pumps literally are not powerful enough to circulate the water adaquately in my experience with these pools. My filter hardly traps any dirt until I run it with kids playing in it to circulate the water around. The filter is not fine enough to trap all the particles which is the greatest contribution to the cloudiness. Periodically throughout the summer I find it helpful to run the vaccuum along the bottom with the inlet hose disconnected and pumping that muck out onto the ground. You must prop the hose up above the level of the filter with bricks or something to keep the water from draining out of the filter housing while you do this. A sand filtration system would be much easier of you dont mind springing 250 to 500 dollars.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
By
JimFSR
 - Upstate NY
answer 2
I love this pool!!! But we had a ton of trouble trying to get the water "right" the first year. Finally convinced the hubby we needed a bigger sand filter.
Got one, and haven't had a problem since. The filter that comes with it isn't big/strong enough. But once you get that right, you shouldn't have any problems. And don't forget to go to your local pool place to have the water tested. They can tell you what you need. Good luck!
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
By
inmyhonestopinion
 - Sherman, TX
answer 3
We let our pool go without chemicals for a couple of months during the winter and it took us about 2 weeks of constant vacuuming, changing the filter ( washing it with waterhose) and chemicals and once we got it under control- no problems, just regular mainenance
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
By
smilesofjoy
 - Mauriceville, Texas
Question

where do you purchace parts for motor both of the pull up plungers have broke that go to the pool and skimmer?

i looked in one store but they didn't have any . also the plastice pipe broke and the universal pipes suspose to fit the pool, didn't and i had to go to a pool place and get a longer pipe.
asked 5 years, 6 months ago
By
tubo
 - watson
on Metal-Frame 24' x 52'' Pool
3 answers
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answer 1
Intex on line will have all parts needed and will ship - if not discontinued. Hoses that need replacing can be purchased at Home Depot or Lowes make sure to measure the I.D. & O.D. along with the length.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
By
shelbysmomma
answer 2
I replaced the plunger valves on my 3yo Intex 18X48 this year for about $18 each including the shipping. One I found on Amazon, the other on E-Bay. You can pay as little as 12 and as much as 32 dollars for these- it depends on the supply and demand. You just have to keep your eyes open for a deal.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
By
JimFSR
 - Upstate NY
answer 3
We have ordered all of the parts we need from the website or by calling the intex 1-800 number on the side of the pool. The representatives are very nice and helpful in helping you with your oder.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
By
sisso
 - Metropolis, Illinois
Question

what is the part number for the filter?

i have 24by52 metal frame pool. i need to know the part number for the filter.
asked 5 years, 5 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - rayne,la
on Metal-Frame 24' x 52'' Pool
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answer 1
If you are still using the same pump the filter is a B filter they run about $10.00 at Wal-Mart
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
lacy701
answer 2
18905SX
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
By
pw2009
 - Holland Texas
Question

I am looking for something young kids can work on their swimming in but also have fun playing pool games (want to add deck), will this pool work?

My husband is 5'11 and I am 5'4, can we actually swim in this pool or is it more just for relaxing, floating? I am looking for something that our whole family can enjoy @ a price I can afford right now. I want something the kids can work on swimming but have lots of fun doing cannon balls off the side (we would build a deck), swimming to the bottom for disk, flips in the water, all that fun stuff. Is this do-able w/ this pool. My kids are 10,5,3, and 1 1/2
asked 5 years, 5 months ago
By
mrstrw
 - alabama
on Metal-Frame 24' x 52'' Pool
2 answers
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answer 1
I have six grandchildren and they love this pool we put a deck around one end ,but it is not a good idea for them to do cannon balls as the sides are poles and can shift,and even fold in,the pool is not deep enough to dive in or to jump from the deck or ladder ,if you use the ladder that comes with the pool it is not stable enough to jump from,the pool is 24' x 52' with a pole frame,it was the best deal on a pool that I have found,the kids do the back flips and swim to the bottom for the sticks and the other pool items.Good luck I hope this helps.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
lacy701
answer 2
Yes, our kids are learning to swim in this pool, and are doing very well. We are building a deck next to ours, but be aware that the frame moves with use. so there will need to be a couple of inch gap below or above the frame to prevent wear and possible pinch points. Intex reccommends no jumping/diving in pool. Check your city/county office on the permits needed to install this type of pool, our county has gotten very strict on pool installs due to a local boy drowning.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
By
rvathree
 - Virginia
Question

Does this type pool need to be on level ground? Or is it self levelling?

asked 5 years, 9 months ago
By
mijewel
on Metal-Frame 24' x 52'' Pool
2 answers
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answer 1
I agreed. The top rail of the pool must be level.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
By
jstratten
 - New Jersey
answer 2
Level ground is a must for this Pool.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
By
Nccook
 - Nebraska
Question

Is this pool sturdy enough to build a good size deck around it?

asked 5 years, 5 months ago
By
genmb
on Metal-Frame 24' x 52'' Pool
2 answers
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answer 1
yes,as long as you give the pool room to move as the pool its self moves back and forth a little with the movement of the water from the kids or people in the pool splash and have a good time .We fixed ours about four or five inches away from the pool and used a bolted down ladder and love it.Hope this helps.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
lacy701
answer 2
Yes, definitely. Just make sure it is level. This is critical and very difficult to accomplish. It must be level, I cannot stress this enough. The only weak point of this pool is the ladder. The rest of the pool is first rate.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
By
Pappaw
 - Mayfield, Ky
Question

can this pool be left up all winter?

asked 5 years, 8 months ago
By
brat7
 - michigan
on Metal-Frame 24' x 52'' Pool
2 answers
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answer 1
I owned the 15' version of this pool and found that I had to patch several holes in the wall after taking the pool down and putting it back up. I decided to treat the pool just like any other above ground pool and winterized it every winter. I finally through the pool out after 6 years only because it got to be too small for my daughter. I will be purchasing this pool this year and it will stay up. I am even going to be building a deck for it. I have had pools all my life and this has to be one of the best!
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
By
jstratten
 - New Jersey
answer 2
We live in Kentucky and like Michigan it gets to freezing in the winter, because Intex suggested to take it down for the winter, we did. It's been a great pool and we want to enjoy it for years to come!
I say no to leaving it up.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
By
lv2swim
 - Louisville, Kentucky
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