Intex 12-Foot by 30-Inch Family Size Round Metal Frame Pool
An eye-pleasing powder-coated galvanized steel frame will help make this Intex Metal Frame Pool - 12 ft. the immediate star of your backyard this summer. All rust-resistant materials used in the construction of the pool were built for strength and longevity, and it comes with a filter pump with a 530-gallons per our flow rate as well as a drain plug that can be connected directly to a garden for easy draining. About Intex Intex has been the world leader in the design and production of high-quality, innovative products for indoor and outdoor recreation for more than 40 years. The company's above-ground pools, pool accessories, and pool toys are recognized around the world for their tremendous value. Intex is committed to designing and manufacturing products that meet stringent safety standards. The company conducts intensive testing on finished products to ensure the highest standards of quality and safety. The testing serves as a final check to make sure the products will provide years of satisfying and safe use. The products are sold to customers in more than 100 countries. Intex continues to create fun, safe products that will keep your kids - and you - happy all summer long. Powder-coated galvanized steel frame is rust-resistant. 3 separate layers of material for ultimate strength. Drain plug connects to your garden hose for simple draining. Includes filter pump with 530 gal. per hour flow rate. Dimensions: 144L x 30W inches.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #1535 in Lawn & Patio
- Size: 12-Foot by 30-Inch
- Brand: Intex
- Model: 56995EG
- Released on: 2007-12-15
- Platform: Windows
- Format: CD-ROM
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 30.00" h x 144.00" w x 144.00" l, 62.00 pounds
- Nobody builds a metal frame pool like Intex
- With our SUPER-TOUGH liners and our high quality, incredibly strong metal frames
- Filter Pump and instructional DVD included.
- Ready for water in 30 minutes
- Room for the whole family
- You will enjoy a pool that is easy to assemble, beautiful to look at, and certain to provide years of fun
From the Manufacturer
12' x 30" Family Size Metal Frame Pool Set (with Filter Pump and DVD) - No one builds a metal frame pool like Intex. With the Super-tough liners and our high quality, incredibly strong metal frames, you will enjoy a pool that is easy to assemble, beautiful to look at, and certain to provide years of fun!
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245 of 249 people found the following review helpful.
Better than easy and simple set!
We have the 12'X 36", which is almost the same size, and are extremely pleased with it. It is a lot of pool for the money!
The exterior white pipes are a sturdy metal that interlock with each other and slip through a very strong vinyl casing around the top of the heavy vinyl blue pool itself. Since we already had a level spot from previous pools, it took only an hour or so, for my children to assemble it themselves, with their 14 yr. old brother. As many people have stressed on other pool reviews, YOU MUST MUST have a level site and this can take lots of work, so don't expect to just open it and start assembling. Once the pool was filled with water, I was surprised by how much more solid it seemed than our previous Easy set and simple set pools had been. It's like there's some kind of dynamic balance between the metal frame and the heavy vinyl pool wall and all the water. My son insists it is superior to our old pools.
An important note is that this pool is truly 12 feet across the top, unlike the easy and simple set ones that measure 12 feet on the bottom diameter but far less, closer to 9+ feet across the top, and this pool can be filled up to 90% of its sidewall height. Our old easy set pool was supposed to be filled only to 80%, so when you compare this pool with those kind, remember that this one has more usable swimming area and depth.
This kind of pool can not be winterized and left up in climates where the winter temperatures drop below freezing, so keep that in mind. We live in the northeast of the US, so pools are useful at most from approximately Memorial Day to shortly after Labor Day, and we think that inexpensive above ground pools are economical. Also, we have found that the more expensive chemical testing kits, like the ones at Walmart for $12.97, that test for for at least five things, are a good investment, even for small pools. If you don't add stabilizer (cyanuric acid) and keep your ph steady, you will spend too much on chemicals overall. I wasted lots of chlorine over the years before I realized that. Small pools are economical but the chemical maintenance is more challenging than it might seem. I looked into Bacquacil (a non-chlorine sanitizing system, that is not as tricky to test and manage as a chlorine system) and was told by one pool dealer that it might clog up cartridge filters in small pools, but the website for Bacquacil says you can use it with this kind. We are going to try that.
Also, our pool came with a well made ladder, noticeably better quality than our previous pool sets, and had a lightweight pool cover and a small pool skimmer and vacuum. These small vacuums work on whats called a "venturi" effect. Not as efficient as the kind in big pools. Just make sure that you put a big fresh container of water in front of the ladder and make the kids rinse off their feet before going in. UPDATE 05/23/2013. It's a number of years since I wrote this review. Three years ago, we upgraded to a 15ft by 4ft pool-same style and brand, and decided to experiment with leaving it up all winter, covered of course. We removed the filter for winter, cleaned and stored it, along with all pipes, etc. We bought an inexpensive, $20 winterizing chemical kit at Namco. By spring, the water was only faintly cloudy, and after shocking it with chlorine granules and running the pump, the water looked great. We also bought the Intex salt water system in place of relying on manually added chlorine. Since then, I hardly have to do any work whatsoever to keep the pool water beautiful! The salt water system makes all the difference in the world because you don't have to think about it compared to fiddling with adding chlorine. Although I still test the water, I now do it only a few times a week and it just about never changes, either chlorine or ph level! There are lots of reviews separately about the salt water systems, but I think that the combination of the Intex metal frame pool and the salt system is the most trouble free pool set up you could possibly have for the price. We just opened the pool two weeks ago (we live in CT) and once again, the water was clear within a day and ready to swim in.