Amazon Price: $656.99 (as of May 22, 2013 9:16 pm –
18′ x 48″ Easy Set Above Ground Swimming Pool Specifications & Features: Brand new and 1st quality! We never sell refurbs, seconds or customer returns. Each 18′ x 48″ Easy Set Above Ground Pool “Package” includes: 1. (1) 18′ x 48″ Easy Set above ground pool. 2. (1) Improved 1,500 gallon per hour water filtration pump (120 volt) that removes floating debris and facilitates water circulation. 3. (1) Filtration pump water filter cartridge. 4. (1) 19 ft Ground Cloth (not shown in main 18′ x 48″ Easy Set pool image). 5. (1) 18 ft Fitted Pool Cover (not shown in main 18′ x 48″ Easy Set pool image). 6. (1) 48 inch Above Ground Pool Ladder with high impact plastic steps and a coated steel frame. 7. (1) Deluxe maintenance Kit that includes a lightweight aluminum pool sweep and vacuum (not shown in main 18′ x 48″ Easy Set pool image). 8. (1) Automatic surface debris skimmer that works with the pool filtration pump to save you maintenance time (not shown in main 18′ x 48″ Easy Set pool image). 9. (1) Set-up and maintenance DVD. 10. (1) Limited warranty from the manufacturer, Intex. The pool liner has a 90 day warranty against manufacturer’s defects and the pool filtration pump has a 1-year warranty. Any warranty claim must be submitted to the manufacturer. For warranty inquiries please call the Intex Consumer Hot line at 1-800-234-6839, Monday thru friday, 9am to 5pm Pacific time. 11. (Infinite) Hours of refreshingly fun family activity and enjoyment. 18 ft diameter x 48″ (4.0 ft) height. Easy Set pools are super easy to set-up! Ready for water in 30 minutes! Water capacity: 5,455 gallons (20,647 L) at 80% full. No tools needed to set up this above ground pool. Stronger construction – SUPER-TOUGH 30 gauge sidewalls are made with 3 separate layers of material for extra strength & durability – 2 outer layers of heavy-gauge PVC laminated to an inner layer of polyester mesh for extra reinforcement! More durability – Made with SUPER-T
Item Weight: 165 pounds
Shipping Weight: 269 pounds
Item model number: 56904EB
Bigger is definitely better on this pool!
We have had three of these INTEX Easy Set Up pools in the past five years. For safety reasons we decided to start with the small one and just last year our son was tall enough to move on to this great big wonder of a pool. We love it!!! It is true that it is not easy to set up but a nice BBQ and some pina coladas will surely bring in the help needed. All you really need is a little air pump to start the set up. It is heavy and it will not fill in a couple of hours so forget that; but after it is laid out you are all set…the pool appears the next morning, like magic! there are no complicated floor plans, no weird poles and there is just no way you can get it wrong. BUT, remember that you want to put the hoses away from the normal walking traffic path…it can be a serious safety issue with kids tripping or you might just mow the cord down while doing the grass. Keep this in mind if you decide to skip the set up video; most men don’t “need to watch the video”, HaHaHa! This pool is a really great investment. If you have a small yard, it is a keeper. You take the water out in the fall, leave it in place covered by a tarp and set up the trampoline right over it for fall fun. It is worth the heavy lifting and every penny…. your
kids will love it! Invest in a REAL filter if you decide to buy
a small one…the large ones come with a good filter but the small ones come with a joke of a filter, spare yourself hours of
cleaning by buying a good filter. Your time in the pool is better spent playing than cleaning, YUK! We loved this pool so much we have had three … Each one a little bigger than the last; wonder if they’ll come out with a six foot one>>> YIKES!
GREAT POOL ~ EXCELLENT VALUE
Calling it an “inflatable” pool undermines the actual product.
Very strong construction and the pump is impressive as well. Intex stresses placing the pool on a LEVEL surface and that can’t be stressed enough. That’s where you’ll spend most of your set up time. Things went quickly after that. A compressor is best to inflate unless you want to pump for a while. Spread the bottom out while putting top ring and sides walls into the center. There was very little adjusting of the floor while filling by doing this. Screw on a couple of connectors manually and fill! It took about 12 hours with good water pressure to fill to 5600 gallons.
The vacuum included doesn’t work well for fine “silt” dirt,(seeped out of the cheesecloth collection bag).
Pump maintanence is super easy. 5-10 minutes depending on how dirty!
This pool is well worth the money. Invest in a better vacuum if you are in a windy/dusty region.
The 18ft x 48in Pool Is A Nice Sized Pool. Keep It Level!!
I just read through the other reviews on this pool. It seems as if some ran into troubles setting this thing up?? I am a 30yr male and set this pool up by my self in less than 30 minutes. Now that does not include filling with water, which took around 14 hours. The top ring inflated in about 5 minutes using my large air compressor and a blow gun attachment. I have a few wrinkles in the bottom, but my pool is still a near perfect circle. The only thing I did not do was make sure the ground was perfectly level. It looked close enough so I went ahead with the set up.. The pool has been setup for about 3 weeks now, I have topped of the air in the ring just once, but I would recommend that you check this about once a week or so. I lost about 25% of the water in the pool this morning as my chosen site is not perfectly level. The air pressure in the ring had fallen a bit and the water pushed the ring down on the low side, causing a rush of water to flow over the side. The ring lost air pressure the same way a childs large … bouncy ball does when left in the direct sunlight everyday, not due to any holes in the ring. Now this was my fault for not trying to level the surface before setup.
This product is well built, easy to setup and will provide fun for the whole family for many more years to come. I will get the tiller out and level the site next spring before setup. You could really see how unlevel my site was after the pool was filled with water! The unlevel site actually worked out better for my 3yr old son as I was unable to fill the pool properly. He was able to stand and keep his head above water as I was only able to fill with 37in of water due to unlevel surface. This provided an adequate water level to run the filter as well.
Note from another review that they had rinsed out soiled filters and reused them a second time. I will try that as well with the next filter change. The filters are [money] a pop changed every 2 weeks or less, that adds up over a swimming season.
I am very happy overall with this pool purchase.
WHAT A SPLASH!!!
This is our fourth year to have an Intex pool! We started with the smaller 12×36 or 42 and have graduated to the 18×48 as of two years ago. We actually could have used the smaller one for longer, but decided that bigger was better in our case! Ourselves, friends, and family enjoy this pool all season long. Not only is it fun for our child and our niece and nephews, but, we have adult time too alone and with friends! It’s like a BIG hot-tub party for us, accept that we are not hot, but refreshed! Can’t wait to get it up and running again this spring and summer! One more thing, we had someone get in the pool and puncture it (very small hole, and they don’t puncture easily at all) and were able to use a tiny bit of the repair kit and sealed it completely. Haven’t had one problem since! You can’t even tell! THIS IS A PERFECT SUMMER PLEASURE FOR ALL!!!!
AWESOME SUMMER FAMILY FUN!
This year we purchased the Intex 18 X 48 pool to replace a 12 X 32 inch pool that we had for the past 3 years. We had to buy a bigger pool because of the zoning regulations in our community. Because the pool is 48 inches deep, you do not need a fence. That is the first plus! My kids have LOVED this pool. It is great for my husband and myself as well. I have 3 kids ages 8,6,and 4 and they all have a great time! I have found the pool to be very durable (our other pool lasted 3 years and would have lasted longer I am sure), low maintnance, and the perfect size for the kids. I have nothing but good things to say about this pool! I did not even put it on level land and it works great. It is at a bit of a slant so that it has a deeper end and a shallow end which is perfect for my 4 and 6 year old that are only 41 inches. I highly, highly, highly reccomend this pool!
Pool Guy Says Two Thumbs Up!!
My husband has built swimming pools for almost 20yrs. Most of the pools he builds are well over the $100,000.00 range. We have no immediate plans to build onwe of his companys masterpieces any time soon – mostly because we couldn’t afford to!
We origianally purchased a 15′ version from a pool supply company. The next day i walked into a local store and saw the 18′ version. We bought it and cancelled our order for the other.
My husband had origanally planned to set this up on his own – with my help a bit. However, two of his friends and fellow workers conveniently stopped by and helped him. We had a great designated spot already prepared. Being pool guys they all knew how important the level ground was. They eyed it and did a pretty darn good job. The pool was up and being filled within about 45 minutes of being out of the box. Again, much of the time was spent making sur the ground was well prepared and level.
The pool filled from about 8pm that evening until abut 10:30 or 11:00 am the next morning. The 18′ version of this pool is spectacular to say the least. It looks great and performs better than we could ever have imagined. I red reviews of those who complained of the time it takes to fill. I can not beleive that they swam well it was filling because of them being anxious over the filling time. Those who complained of the vaccuum that came with it might not know what they are doing and their poor results could be blamned on a full bag or dirty filter. My husband takes the filter out and hoses it down about 2x each week. He usually empties the bag on the vaccuum at least once during the cleaning process. As far as one pool turing green- they can blame that on themselves and the lackl of education they have on how to keep a pool clean. We have a crystal clear pool day in and day out, morning, noon, and night.
I have to add -= and this is very important- leveling the ground for this pool is a must!! Our pool was un-level by just about 1-3 inches. Every time he looked out my husband was dissatisied with himself. We had a beautiful addition to the yard, complete with fountain, included with pool, but the water level tilted to one side. After staring at it, and the kids enjoying the pool every minute of every day, we decided that with a family party arriving we would drain, level agian and refill the pool. Not a hard task even at about 9pm at night. We drained it with a pump we had along with the drain spout in about 40 minutes. Re-leveled and had it refilling agian in no time. Up and running again by mid-morning the next day.
Fantastic, durable, fun, etc. We have just found out though that our town requires a permit for it along with a 4ft hight fence of sorts along with a gate around the pool or our yard. A neighbor called and complained. I am not sure they realize that the pool is not even 3ft deep. Not much deeper than most hot tubs found in so many yards. This pool looks and performs so much better than one would expect from it. No question in our mind that adding the fence is well worth the enjoyment we have had with this pool and will continue to have.
Great product for the price!
I had an 18′ one three summers ago and LOVED it! Set up was a little hard, however I was 16 years old at the time (and I’m a girl) and did it all by myself. You do need a big air pump and not a manual one or you will be pumping for days! Once I got the top ring filled up I put an inch of water in it and smoothed out the wrinkles the best I could, but seeing as how I was only 16 and doing it by myself I didn’t get them all out, however what few wrinkles were still there didn’t really matter. It took all night to fill, but by the next morning it’s ready to go! DO get the maintanence starter kit and put the sun conditioner in it while its filling, then put chlorine in it that morning when its full, and shock it for the first time that week. Put chlorine in it every other day to keep it clean and run the filter for at least 4 hours a day. The vacume that comes with it is a total waste and doesn’t work. I really had no problems keeping this pool clean, I just used the skimmer everytime I got in it to swim and went underwater with some goggles and got all the debris out with it (I’m a total neat freak)! DO use the cover as much as you possibly can, I recommend putting it on everynight and DEFINATELY when it rains, rainwater will make your water gross and you will have to work harder to clean it. It does take two people to put the cover on…it’s REALLY hard to do by yourself, and it will rip if you pull it too hard. I did have trouble with the pump hose popping off once and it drained half my pool, but it was my fault. I didn’t tighten the hoses to the pool enough… I used a penny to do it like on the video, but I highly recommend using a screw driver. After that I had no more problems. And the top ring will lose some air from the hot sun, but I easily kept it filled by physically putting air into it by blowing into it everyother day. My pool did end up growing algea b/c I went away on vaction and nobody would help me by putting the chlorine in it and they always forgot to run the filter pump, so I drained it and just left it there and we ended up draging it to the side of the road to be haulded off on garbage day…but if you keep chlorine in it and run the pump you shouldn’t have any problems. As far as the ground being level, I recommend leveling it. I didn’t level it the summer I had mine and one end was about 2” deeper than the other side. It was still swimmable, but every now and then, when we would pull the cover off, one side would buckle and water would spill over the top and it took some effort to pull the ring back up (and a drinched outfit).
All-in-All this was a GREAT pool for the price(seeing as how we can’t afford an inground). It is deep enough for aduts (at least three to four adults can tan at a time on rafts), and still shallow enough for the younger children. The maintanence can get annoying to keep up, but it is worth it not to have to drain your pool to rid it of algea. My brother had another baby and I’m taking care of my new nephew all summer, so we are going to invest in another one this year. We live in Lousiana and with the humidity and heat index it gets to 115 degrees in the summer, so we have to have a pool not to die of heat stoke (you know how babies love being outside)! However this year we are either going to concrete the pool area or get some dirt hauled to have it leveled.
I highly recommend this product if you take the time to keep it clean!!!!!!
We purchased this pool 2 yrs ago & when the pool is up & running – everyone has a great time! Before you buy – here is what can happen. You have to set the pool up perfectly level or you could loose some people over the side along with hundreds of gallons of water. Also understand that the hoses & filter are not of the greatest quality. Once the hose to the filter split & left us a nice little mess! You can purchase additional parts like hoses through the company but that takes time and more money. If you maintain your pool on a daily basis it will be sparkling but our pool turned green after going away on vacation. We tried everything -new filter, vacuuming, chemicals & consulted with a real pool professional who said we were doing everything correctly but said the filter was of poor quality & it would take some time before the water cleared up. So, we drained 3/4 of the water again & invested more money in a bigger filter. We haven’t had any problems since! Otherwise, aside from all of my complaints, once this pool is up & running, it’s so much fun! We are in it everyday & all the kids in the neighborhood love it too! One fun thing to do is to have everyone make a whirlpool before getting out & all the dirt goes in the middle of the pool, scoop up the dirt with the skimmer & you hardly even need to vacuume!
AN AWESOME POOL!!! READ HERE FOR THE FEATURES:
THIS POOL IS VERY LARGE!! ESPECIALLY FOR VERY ROUGH CHILDREN TO PLAY IN. I AM OVER 5 FEET AND THE WATER COMES TO MY MIDDLE STOMACHE. THE POOL IS VERY DURABLE! SOME KIDS WERE OVER AND PLAYING AROUND ON THE EDGES AND IT STILL DIDN’T BREAK!! ONLY A LITTLE WATER SLOSHED OUT OF THE TOP. ALTHOUGH I WOULDN’T RECCOMEND THAT CHILDREN CLIMB OVER THE EDGES I’M JUST SAYING IF THEY DO… ITS OKAY! ALSO THE LADDER IS GOOD! YOU CAN EASILY CLIMB IN AND OUT OF THE POOL WITHOUT THE WORRY OF TIPPING! ALSO, KIDS MAY WANT TO JUMP FROM THE LADDER INTO THE POOL, IT DOSN’T BUST! ( BUT I’M SURE AFTER A FEW TIMES OF HARD JUMPS, IT WOULD ) MY ONLY COMPLAINT IS THAT ONE MORNING WE WERE GOING OUT TO PLAY IN THE POOL TO FIND THAT KNIFE MARKS WERE IN IT. YOU COULD CLEARLY TELL THAT THE POOL DID NOT BUST!! SOMEBODY CAME AND SLICED IT OPEN IN THREE OR FOUR DIFFEREN’T SPOTS.
SETTING THE POOL UP:
1. SPREAD THE POOL OUT WHERE YOU WANT IT TO BE WHILE IT IS SET UP. ( GET ALL THE WRINKLES SPREAD OUT. ) A FEW ARE OKAY. JUST NOT BIG BULKY WRINKLES SHOULD BE IN THE BOTTOM.
2. BLOW UP THE NAVY BLUE RIM. ( THE TOP EDGES )
3. PLACE A WATER HOSE IN THE POOL AND JUST LET IT SET. ( OVERNIGHT IS PROBABALLY AN OPTION. ( ONLY IF YOU SET IT UP AROUND 3-6 P.M. ) ( CHECK ON IT OCCASIONALLY )
*** YOU WILL KNOW WHEN IT IS FULL BECAUSE THE RIMS JUST FLOAT UP WITH THE WATER AND THEN THE WATER FILLS THE POOL. ( ONLY LET IT FILL UP TO THE BOTTOM OF THE RIMS ( NAVY BLUE EDGES ) ! )
4. WHEN THE POOL IS FULL TAKE OUT THE WATER HOSE AND SWIM!!!
***WOW ISN’T THIS SIMPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THIS IS AN AWESOME POOL!!! ESPECIALLY IF YOU DON’T WANT TO FOOL WITH AN INGROUND POOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I RECCOMEND THIS POOL FOR ANYONE WHO CONSIDERS BUYING THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kids love it!!!!
We were back and forth on whether to purchase this pool or not. I had read all the online reviews and if you have read them you know that there are varying opinions. We knew from the start that this pool was a temporary until we install an inground next year so we decided to try it. We purchased the 18 x 48 about three weeks ago and we have not regretted it for one day. Let me say this is pool is a lot of work as most pools are, but it is the sacrifice we pay to make our kids happy, right? The pool is very easy to set up, but you MUST make sure your ground is level, we used sand and leveled the area where we put the pool. I can not stress this point enough. It took us one complete day just to get the area ready but it is worth it, so take the time to get it level if you do not the pool will easily spill over. After we got the ground level the set up was pretty simple. It will take at least two people to get it spread out and all the wrinkles out of the bottom. It took about 18-20 hours for the pool to fill but we have low water pressure. The pump is a little small for this pool but if you keep it maintained daily it will be fine. EVERY day we have to clean out the screen in the pump because it gets covered and it will not pull the water through. After the first few days that we had the pool, I called Intex because I thought that we had gotten a bad pump and the rep. told me to check the screen and I discovered that that was indeed the problem. If we wash the screen it day, we have no problem with the pump working great. We also wash our filter out everyday and you will want to make sure to change these about every two weeks as suggested. The skimmer that comes with the pump works really well at keeping surface grass and stuff out. The video and instructions recommend that you run the pump 4.5 hours a day. That is really not long enough to keep the water circulated enough to keep the pool clean. We run ours 10-12 hours a day. To keep the water clear we purchased one of the floating things that you put the chlorine tablets in and we keep it filled up all the time and we put about 2 ounces of algecide in about every 2 week. Our pool stays crystal clear, we have had no problem with the water. We never cover the pool and it has gotten rained in several times. We plan to take in a water sample every two weeks to our local pool store just to make sure everything is in balance (First one was great).
If this is the pool that fits into your budget or if it is a temporay fix like it is for us it is wonderful. Our kids are 5 and 10 and they are in it everyday for hours. It was a great investment for us. We get in it too, it is perfect for laying out. It can easily fit 2-4 adults plus several kids. Ours had 9 kids in it yesterday. We love this pool. If you do not want or have time to do a daily upkeep that takes about 10-15 minutes then you probably don’t need to waste your money. This pool can be what you make it.