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How do you set up an Intex inflatable pool?

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Asked by: Nellie Sutton

What do you put on the bottom of an inflatable pool?

Some of the materials to put under an inflatable pool on concrete include commercial pads, sand, solid foam, carpet padding, and flooring underlayment.

How do you prepare the ground for an Intex inflatable pool?

The Right Way: Mark the perimeter of your pool, and add 1 foot of extra space to all sides. Use a line level to measure at 12-36 points around the pool. Then use flat shovels or a sod cutter machine to remove turf and lower the high spots. Add a one inch layer of sand.

Should I put sand under my Intex pool?

The folks at Intex are fairly clear that you should NOT put sand under your pool. The sand can easily wash away, causing voids under your pool and risking your pool leaning and even collapsing.

How do you prepare the water for an Intex pool?


So many manufacturers recommend dissolving it in a bucket of water before adding it to your pool. Now remember never pour chemicals. Directly into your skimmer. And through your pump and filter.

How do you level the ground for an Intex pool without digging?

You could also use a flat shovel to help you do this. But you keep pulling all around the circle there and eventually you'll have a nice level spot for your above-ground pool.

How do you set up an inflatable pool?

Take the inner seam. And tuck it under the rim. So that it flattens the bottom of the pool. Fill your pool up with water. And smooth out the bottom as it fills.

Do I need sand under my pool?

Sand is the recommended base material upon which an aboveground pool should sit. Sand is used under an aboveground pool to protect the pool’s vinyl liner from rocks and objects that could tear the liner. Also, sand under an aboveground pool acts as cushioning for its floor, making it more comfortable for feet.

What should I put under my above ground pool to level?

Above Ground Pool Installation Items

  • Pool Cove (Foam) Pool Cove is foam that easily peels and sticks to the inside base of the pool wall. …
  • Armor Shield Liner Floor Pad. Armor Shield Floor Pad provides an important protective layer between a vinyl swimming pool liner and it’s sand base. …
  • Pool Wall Foam.


How do I level my Intex pool with water in it?

  1. Drain some water. You are going to be lifting the lower side of the pool, so you need to get rid of some of the weight. …
  2. Remove blocks. When you installed the pool, you put leveling blocks under the slab. …
  3. Raise the wall. …
  4. Replace blocks. …
  5. Repeat. …
  6. Fill the hole. …
  7. Refill the pool.
  8. Do I need chlorine for inflatable pool?

    Although inflatable pools don’t need to use chlorine, it’s one of the most common ways to keep pool water sanitary and safe to swim in. The chlorine is used to efficiently kill bacteria in the water that may be harmful to swimmers. Larger inflatable pools will benefit the most from the use of chlorine.

    How do I keep my inflatable pool water clean naturally?

    Top Ways to Keep Inflatable Pool Water Clean

    1. Clean the Pool After Any Splash. For a pint-size pool, this is obvious. …
    2. Skimmer Nets. If you own any pool, you understand the need for a skimmer net. …
    3. Cover the Pool. …
    4. Personal Hygiene Is Key. …
    5. Aqua Brooms Work. …
    6. Try Scum Bags.


    How long can you leave water in an inflatable pool with chlorine?

    For most inflatable pools or plastic kiddie pools following the guidelines listed above, the water should be changed every two weeks at a minimum. If you are not adding chlorine to kill bacteria, drain the pool every other day.

    Do you need to shock an inflatable pool?

    Shock your pool periodically.



    You can use either a chlorinated product or a non-chlorine shock oxidizer to break down combined chlorine in the water. Shocking the pool can also remove excess bather waste and visible algae. Shocking should be done when combined chlorine levels exceed 0.5 ppm.

    How often should I drain my inflatable pool?

    The water in small inflatable or plastic pools and water slides should be emptied at least daily to help prevent the spread of germs.

    Can you leave an inflatable pool out overnight?

    Clean and disinfect the kiddie pool after each use: Drain or empty the pool after each use. Leaving the pool full overnight is unsafe, both because it is a potential drowning risk and a potential waterborne disease risk.

    How do you filter an inflatable pool?

    And then you just sweep this along the bottom and it vacuums. The bottom of your pool. Turn the water off take it out. And then take this off and let it dry just like you did the pool sock.

    How do you clean an inflatable pool water?

    To clean an inflatable pool, you will need to drain the water, scrub the lining with a cleaning solution, and refill every few days. Typically, larger inflatable pools will not need to be drained. Instead, you will sanitize the water and balance the pH regularly with chemicals such as chlorine and pH balancers.

    Can I put Epsom salt in my kiddie pool?

    Having said that, Tim does not recommend using Epsom salts for cleaning paddling pools: ‘One of the main reasons for not using Epsom salts to clean a paddling pool is that the water needs to be hot in order for the crystals to dissolve – using the salts in cold water could have the potential to be abrasive to the …

    Can I use bleach in my pool?

    Clorox itself recommends using between ounces of regular-strength bleach per 10,000 gallons of pool water — one gallon is 128 ounces, and many bottles of bleach are available in one-gallon or half-gallon sizes. Pool professionals tend to recommend more conservative amounts of bleach.

    How much chlorine do I put in my Intex pool?

    Use 1-3 tablets at a time, depending on your pool size. You’ll need enough to establish and maintain proper chlorine levels. Small Intex pools under 12′ in diameter should use 2-4 of the 1″ tablets in a chlorine floater. In addition to everyday chlorination of your Intex pool, you may have heard of shocking the pool.

    How much chlorine do I add to my pool for the first time?

    If you’re adding chlorine for the first time, add the amount of product required to achieve a free available chlorine level of 2 to 3 ppm. The instructions will let you know how much to use to raise levels by 1 ppm per 10,000 gallons (38,000 L) of water.

    How soon after filling a pool Can you swim?

    Chlorine/non-chlorine chemicals – When adding chlorine or non-chlorine chemicals to “shock” your pool after a fill-up, wait about 24 hours or until levels are approximately 5 ppm. If you’ll only be adding liquid chlorine, it’s generally safe to swim after about 4 hours or until levels are 5 ppm or lower.

    Where do you put chlorine tablets in Intex pool?

    There is an option just to stick a chlorine tablet in the basket.

    What chemicals do I add to my pool first?

    Chemicals Needed for Pool Start Ups

    • Stain & Scale Preventer.
    • Granular Shock Chlorine.
    • Chlorine Tablets.
    • pH Increaser and/or pH Decreaser.
    • Alkalinity and/or Calcium Increaser.
    • Cyanuric Acid (Stabilizer)
    • Algaecide and Clarifiers if needed.
    • Complete Test Kit or Test Strips.


    What does baking soda do to pool water?

    Baking soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate is naturally alkaline, with a pH of 8. When you add baking soda to your pool water, you will raise both the pH and the alkalinity, improving stability and clarity. Many commercial pool products for raising alkalinity utilize baking soda as their main active ingredient.

    How long do I wait between adding pool chemicals?

    Wait times for adding pool chemicals



    The wait times between adding pool chemicals is usually around 10 minutes each, as that is also sufficient time for the chemicals to mix in the water. Users also under normal conditions can swim roughly 10 minutes after adding chemicals.