Information On Intex Swimming Pools

How Good Are Intex Swimming Pools

When you think of aboveground swimming pools, does a certain brand come to mind? Intex swimming pools are known worldwide as pools of exceptional quality and durability. Intex has brought families many years of fun and precious memories for over forty years.

Their high quality products are innovative as they are the world leader in both design and production of indoor and outdoor water activities. Their line of above ground pools, accessories, toys for the pool, boats, and airbeds have global recognition.

This family of companies are very deeply committed to the design and production of goods which meet the very strictest safety standards. They are very dedicated to quality and safety. This concern does end with the finished product either. They have a number of testing facilities which ensure that a finished product is safe for public and family use through very intensive testing. Intex swimming pools insist on this final check to make sure that their products will last for many years. They don’t believe in cutting corners for quicker production.

How Are These Pools Made

Backyards are not all the same size and shape so neither are these pools. They have a wider variety of sizes and shapes than most aboveground pools. For the smaller backyards, there is the modest size round pool, but if you have a larger backyard, there are larger rectangular pools available. They have numerous pool accessories as well to enhance your aquatic fun.

These pools come in different construction styles as well for your convenience. One good example would be the Easy Set Pool. This lovely pool only takes as long to set up as it does to inflate the top ring and fill it with water. It has a 3-ply vinyl liner which makes it very durable as it is more puncture resistant than most vinyl liners. For those who desire a larger, but equally durable, pool there is the Metal Frame Pool. This is constructed with triple layer metal walls which provide the maximum in pool strength and stability. This particular pool is very easy work when it comes time to drain the pool and put it away for the winter months. Just connect the drain to the garden hose and it’s done.

However, if you plan on leaving your pool standing year round, then you might consider the Ultra Frame Pool. These have a unique frame design which uses much stronger metal walls than a traditional aboveground swimming pool. They are still very simple to assemble and there is no need for separate frame locking pins. For these pools, a pool cover is advised to keep out trash such as leaves.

Intex Swimming Pools is not limited to just pools, though. They also produce a full line of pool accessories so that your pool lasts many years. Accessories include pool filter pumps which keep your water clean and sparkling, Intex salt systems which purify your pool water without harsh chlorine chemicals, replacement filters for the filter pumps, and much more.


Information on Portable Swimming Pools

What Is A Portable Swimming Pool

When you buy your first pool, you might want to try a portable swimming pool first.  These come in all sizes such as the inflatable wading pools for children all the way up to larger adult size pools with steel walls. No nuts, bolts, or tools are need for installation for the smaller pools. These can be set up on any surface. Usually you can find these pools in any department store. They are also very affordable.

You can either get the inflatable type of pool, or you can get the tent style pool which uses stakes to anchor the pool to the ground. Determine which size suits your needs. The circular pools range in size from 10ft to 18ft in diameter. Oval shapes are also available. What pool size that you decide to buy depends on how large the area is where the pool will be, the number of people who will be using the pool, and your own personal preferences.

The ground should be level and cleaned before setting up the pool. Be sure to remove any sharp objects which could puncture the bottom of the pool. As an extra barrier, you could use a ground cloth. Next, unroll the vinyl liner. What model of pool that you have chosen will decide how it goes together.  You will need an air pump or air compressor to inflate the pool. Some models will have snap together parts and are shaped like a hot tub or a large bath tub. Then you attach the filter which came with the pool. If  a pump came with the pool, you will need to plug this in to an electrical source.

Now comes the fun part, filling the pool. You can use an ordinary garden hose for this. Let it fill almost to the top, then enjoy your new pool. However, you will need to test the chemical balance of the water before swimming. A simple Ph test kit can be bought at your local department store or pool dealer. Be sure to watch out for leaks.

What Shapes Do These Pools Come In

These pools only come in two shapes, round and oval. That is the down side of these types of pools. But, if you plan to keep this pool up year round, you can always add landscaping around it to enhance it’s beauty. They do come in many different heights from 48” to 52”. The smaller pools for kids, of course, are only about 1-2ft tall.

Always make sure that you keep the chlorine balance monitored. You don’t want algae to build up on the liner of the pool. If a leak does happen, there are vinyl pool patch kits available. Covers for these pools can also be bought at pool supply stores. As long as you take care of your portable swimming pool, it will last for many years of family fun.