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OWNER’S MANUAL
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IMPORTANT
SAFETY RULES
Read, understand, and follow all
instructions carefully before
installing and using this product.
Round Metal
Frame Pool
10' - 24' (305 cm - 732 cm) models
For illustrative purposes only. Accessories may not be provided with pool.
Don’t forget to try these other fine Intex products: Pools, Pool Accessories,
Inflatable Pools and In-Home Toys, Airbeds and Boats available at fine
retailers or visit our website listed below.
IMPORTANT!
DO NOT RETURN PRODUCT TO STORE
To purchase parts and accessories or to obtain non-technical assistance,
Visit www.intexcorp.com
For technical assistance and missing parts call us toll-free (for U.S. and Canadian Residents):
1-800-234-6839
Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm Pacific Time
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Warnings......................................................................... 3
Parts List & References................................................. 4-7
Setup Instructions......................................................... 8-10
Pool Maintenance and Chemicals................................ 11-12
Common Pool Problems............................................... 11
Pool Draining.................................................................. 12
Storage............................................................................ 12-13
General Aquatic Safety.................................................. 14
Pool Safety Sign............................................................. 15
Intex Service Center Locations.................................... 16
Special Introductory note:
Thanks for buying an Intex pool. Please read this manual before setting up
your pool. This information will help extend the pool life and make the pool
safer for your family's enjoyment. View the video included before installation. A
team of 2-3 people is recommended for pool set up. Additional people will
speed up the installation.
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SAFETY RULES
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IMPORTANT SAFETY RULES
Read, Understand and Follow All Instructions Carefully Before Installing and Using this Product.
WARNING
• Continuous and competent adult supervision of children and the disabled is required
at all times.
• Secure all doors, windows and safety barriers to prevent unauthorized, unintentional or
unsupervised pool entry.
• Install a safety barrier that will eliminate access to the pool for young children and pets.
• Pool and pool accessories are to be assembled and disassembled by adults only.
• Never dive, jump or slide into an above-ground pool or any shallow body of water.
• Failure to set up pool on flat, level, compact ground or over filling could result in the pool’s
collapse and the possibility that a person lounging in the pool could be swept out/ejected.
• Do not lean, straddle, or exert pressure on the inflatable ring or top rim as injury or flooding
could occur. Do not allow anyone to sit on, climb, or straddle the sides of the pool.
• Remove all toys and flotation devices from, in and around the pool when it is not in use.
Objects in the pool attract young children.
• Keep toys, chairs, tables, or any objects that a child could climb on at least four feet (1.22
meters) away from the pool.
• Keep rescue equipment by the pool and clearly post emergency numbers at the phone
closest to the pool. Examples of rescue equipment: coast guard approved ring buoy with
attached rope, strong rigid pole not less than twelve feet (12') [3.66m] long.
• Never swim alone or allow others to swim alone.
• Keep your pool clean and clear. The pool floor must be visible at all times from the outside
barrier of the pool.
• If swimming at night use properly installed artificial lighting to illuminate all safety signs,
ladders, pool floor and walkways.
• Stay away from the pool when using alcohol or drugs/medication.
• Keep children away from pool covers to avoid entanglement, drowning, or other serious
injury.
• Pool covers must be completely removed before pool use. Children and adults cannot be
seen under a pool cover.
• Do not cover the pool while you or anyone else is in the pool.
• Keep the pool and pool area clean and clear to avoid slips and falls and objects that may
cause injury.
• Protect all pool occupants from recreational water illnesses by keeping the pool water
sanitized. Don’t swallow the pool water. Practice good hygiene.
• All pools are subject to wear and deterioration. Certain types of excessive or accelerated
deterioration can lead to an operation failure, and can ultimately cause the loss of large
quantities of water from your pool. Therefore, it is very important that you properly
maintain your pool on a regular basis.
• This pool is for outdoor use only.
• Empty and store the pool when not in use for a longer period. See storage instructions.
• All electrical components shall be installed in accordance with Article 680 of the National
Electrical Code 1999 (NEC®) “Swimming Pools, Fountains and Similar Installations” or its
latest approved edition.
• The installer of the vinyl liner shall affix on the original or replacement liner, or on the pool
structure, all safety signs in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. The safety
signs shall be placed above the water line.
POOL BARRIERS AND COVERS ARE NOT SUBSTITUTES FOR CONTINUOUS AND
COMPETENT ADULT SUPERVISION. POOL DOES NOT COME WITH A LIFEGUARD.
ADULTS ARE THEREFORE REQUIRED TO ACT AS LIFEGUARDS OR WATER WATCHERS
AND PROTECT THE LIVES OF ALL POOL USERS, ESPECIALLY CHILDREN, IN AND
AROUND THE POOL.
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE WARNINGS MAY RESULT IN
PROPERTY DAMAGE, SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
Advisory:
Pool owners may need to comply with local or state laws relating to childproof fencing, safety
barriers, lighting, and other safety requirements. Customers should contact their local building
code enforcement office for further details.
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SAFETY RULES
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IMPORTANT SAFETY RULES
Read and follow all safety information and instructions.
Keep for future reference.
Failure to follow these warnings and instructions can result in
serious injury or death to users, especially children.
WARNING
Prevent Drowning
• Children, especially children younger than five years, are at high risk of drowning.
• Drowning occurs silently and quickly and can occur in as little as 2 in. (5 cm) of water.
• Keep children in your direct sight, stay close, and actively supervise them when they are
in or near this pool and when you are filling and emptying this pool.
• When searching for a missing child, check the pool first, even if child is thought to be in
the house.
• Empty pool completely after each use and store the empty pool in such a way that it does
not collect water from rain or any other source.
Drowning Risk:
• Keep unsupervised children from accessing the pool by installing fencing or other approved
barrier around all sides of pools. State or local laws or codes may require fencing or other
approved barriers. Check state or local laws and codes before setting up pool. Refer to the
list of barrier recommendations and guidelines as described in CPSC Publication No. 362.
• Remove pool ladders before leaving the pool. Children as young as 2 years have climbed up
ladders and into pools and drowned.
• Do not leave toys inside pool when finished using, since toys and similar items might attract
a child to the pool.
• Position furniture (for example, tables, chairs) away from pool and so that children cannot
climb on it to gain access to the pool.
• If a filter pump is included with the pool, locate pumps and filters in such a way that children
cannot climb on them and gain access to the pool.
Diving Risk:
• Do not dive into this pool. Diving into shallow water can result in broken neck, paralysis,
or death.
Electrocution Risk:
• Keep all electrical lines, radios, speakers and other electrical appliances away from the pool.
• Do not place pool near or under overhead electrical lines.
Suction Risk:
• If a drain or suction outlet cover is missing or broken, do not use the pool. Suction can
cause body part entrapment, hair and jewelry entanglement, evisceration, or drowning.
Repair or replace the drain or suction outlet cover before allowing the pool to be used.
First Aid:
• Keep a working phone and a list of emergency numbers near the pool.
• Become certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). In the event of an emergency,
immediate use of CPR can make a life-saving difference.
Select an outdoor location for the pool with the following in mind:
1. The area where the pool is to be set up must be absolutely flat and level. Do not set up
the pool on a slope or inclined surface.
2. The ground surface must be compacted and firm enough to withstand the pressure and
weight of a fully set up pool. Do Not set up the pool on mud, sand, soft or loose soil
condition, deck, platform, concrete, asphalt or any other hard surfaces.
3. The pool requires at least 4 feet of space all around pool from objects that a child could
climb on to gain access to the pool.
4. Pool will kill the grass. Splash out could damage vegetation. Certain types of grass such as
St. Augustine and Bermuda, may grow through the liner.
5. The area shall also facilitate drainage of the pool water after each use and/or for long term
pool storage.
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Barriers for Residential Swimming Pool Guidelines:
An outdoor swimming pool, including an inground, aboveground, or onground pool, hot tub, or
spa, should be provided with a barrier which complies with the following:
1. The top of the barrier should be at least 48 inches above grade measured on the side of the
barrier which faces away from the swimming pool. The maximum vertical clearance between
grade and the bottom of the barrier should be 4 inches measured on the side of the barrier
which faces away from the swimming pool. Where the top of the pool structure is above
grade, such as an aboveground pool, the barrier may be at ground level, such as the pool
structure, or mounted on top of the pool structure. Where the barrier is mounted on top of the
pool structure, the maximum vertical clearance between the top of the pool structure and the
bottom of the barrier should be 4 inches.
2. Openings in the barrier should not allow passage of a 4-inch diameter sphere.
3. Solid barriers, which do not have openings, such as a masonry or stone wall, should not
contain indentations or protrusions except for normal construction tolerances and tooled
masonry joints.
4. Where the barrier is composed of horizontal and vertical members and the distance between
the tops of the horizontal members is less than 45 inches, the horizontal members should be
located on the swimming pool side of the fence. Spacing between vertical members should
not exceed 1-3/4 inches in width. Where there are decorative cutouts, spacing within the
cutouts should not exceed 1-3/4 inches in width.
5. Where the barrier is composed of horizontal and vertical members and the distance between
the tops of the horizontal members is 45 inches or more, spacing between vertical members
should not exceed 4 inches. Where there are decorative cutouts, spacing within the cutouts
should not exceed 1-3/4 inches in width.
6. Maximum mesh size for chain link fences should not exceed 1-1/4 inch square unless the
fence is provided with slats fastened at the top or the bottom which reduce the openings to
no more than 1-3/4 inches.
7. Where the barrier is composed of diagonal members, such as a lattice fence, the maximum
opening formed by the diagonal members should be no more than 1-3/4 inches.
8. Access gates to the pool should comply with Section I, Paragraphs 1 through 7, and should
be equipped to accommodate a locking device. Pedestrian access gates should open
outward, away from the pool, and should be self-closing and have a self latching device.
Gates other than pedestrian access gates should have a self-latching device. Where the
release mechanism of the self-latching device is located less than 54 inches from the bottom
of the gate, (a) the release mechanism should be located on the pool side of the gate at
least 3 inches below the top of the gate and (b) the gate and barrier should have no opening
greater than 1/2 inch within 18 inches of the release mechanism.
9. Where a wall of a dwelling serves as part of the barrier, one of the following should apply:
(a) All doors with direct access to the pool through that wall should be equipped with an
alarm which produces an audible warning when the door and its screen, if present, are
opened. The alarm should sound continuously for a minimum of 30 seconds within 7
seconds after the door is opened. Alarms should meet the requirements of UL 2017
General- Purpose Signaling Devices and Systems, Section 77. The alarm should have a
minimum sound pressure rating of 85 dBA at 10 feet and the sound of the alarm should
be distinctive from other household sounds, such as smoke alarms, telephones, and door
bells. The alarm should automatically reset under all conditions. The alarm should be
equipped with manual means, such as touchpads or switches, to temporarily deactivate
the alarm for a single opening of the door from either direction. Such deactivation should
last for no more than 15 seconds. The deactivation touchpads or switches should be
located at least 54 inches above the threshold of the door.
(b) The pool should be equipped with a power safety cover which complies with ASTM
F1346-91 listed below.
(c) Other means of protection, such as self-closing doors with self-latching devices, are
acceptable so long as the degree of protection afforded is not less than the protection
afforded by (a) or (b) described above.
10.Where an aboveground pool structure is used as a barrier or where the barrier is mounted
on top of the pool structure, and the means of access is a ladder or steps, then (a) the
ladder to the pool or steps should be capable of being secured, locked or removed to
prevent access, or (b) the ladder or steps should be surrounded by a barrier. When the
ladder or steps are secured, locked, or removed, any opening created should not allow the
passage of a 4-inch diameter sphere. Barriers should be located so as to prohibit permanent
structures, equipment or similar objects from being used to climb the barriers.
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SAFETY RULES
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PARTS LI ST
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PARTS LIST
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
* Optional
10
11
12
* Optional
13
14
* Optional
NOTE: Drawings for illustration purpose only. Actual product may vary. Not to scale.
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PARTS REFERENCE
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PARTS REFERENCE
Before assembling your product, please take a few minutes to check the contents
and become familiar with all the parts.
1
2
3
4
5
11
6
10
9
8
7
NOTE: Drawings for illustration purpose only. Actual product may vary. Not to scale.
10' (305 cm), 12' (366 cm),13' (396 cm), 14' (427 cm), 15' (457 cm) & 16' (488 cm) models
(The number of pieces will vary depending on the pool size)
6
1
2
3
4
5
7
8
9
10
NOTE: Drawings for illustration purpose only. Actual product may vary. Not to scale.
18' (549 cm) & 24' (732 cm) models
(The number of sides may vary depending on the pool size)
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PIN (WITH 2 EXTRA)
SEAL (WITH 2 EXTRA)
T - JOINT
SPRING PIN
LEG CAP
HORIZONTAL BEAM
POOL LINER (DRAIN VALVE CAP INCLUDED)
VERTICAL LEG (SPRING PIN INCLUDED)
RESTRAINING ROPE (OPTIONAL)
GROUND CLOTH (OPTIONAL)
STRAINER HOLE PLUG (WITH 1 EXTRA)
DRAIN CONNECTOR
DRAIN VALVE CAP
POOL COVER (OPTIONAL)
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
DESCRIPTION
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12
1
10
1
1
1
1
1
1
3
1
1
3
14
1
14
14
14
14
30
30
13
1
13
13
13
13
28
28
34
34
16
16
16
16
1
16
1
1
3
1
1
1
32
32
15
15
15
15
1
15
1
1
3
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
18
1
18
18
18
18
38
38
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2
1
1
1
24
1
24
24
24
24
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12
10
1
12
10
1
12
10
1
12
10
3
26
22
3
26
22
10'
12'
13'
18'
16'
24'
15'
14'
(305cm) (366cm) (396cm) (427cm) (457cm) (488cm) (549cm) (732cm)
POOL SIZE & QUANTITIES
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PIN (WITH 2 EXTRA)
SEAL (WITH 2 EXTRA)
T - JOINT
SPRING PIN
LEG CAP
HORIZONTAL BEAM
POOL LINER (DRAIN VALVE CAP INCLUDED) <BLUE> OR
POOL LINER (DRAIN VALVE CAP INCLUDED) <GREY>
VERTICAL LEG (SPRING PIN INCLUDED)
RESTRAINING ROPE (OPTIONAL)
GROUND CLOTH (OPTIONAL)
STRAINER HOLE PLUG (WITH 1 EXTRA)
DRAIN CONNECTOR
DRAIN VALVE CAP
POOL COVER (OPTIONAL)
DESCRIPTION
PIN (WITH 2 EXTRA)
SEAL (WITH 2 EXTRA)
T - JOINT
SPRING PIN
LEG CAP
HORIZONTAL BEAM
POOL LINER (DRAIN VALVE CAP INCLUDED) <BLUE> OR
POOL LINER (DRAIN VALVE CAP INCLUDED) <GREY>
VERTICAL LEG (SPRING PIN INCLUDED)
RESTRAINING ROPE (OPTIONAL)
GROUND CLOTH (OPTIONAL)
STRAINER HOLE PLUG (WITH 1 EXTRA)
DRAIN CONNECTOR
DRAIN VALVE CAP
POOL COVER (OPTIONAL)
DESCRIPTION
10312
10648
10310
10313
10309
10414
10585
10589
10587
18932
10127
10184
11044
18901
10590
10587
18932
10127
10184
10649
18901
10589
10587
10127
10184
10649
10880
10127
10184
10649
11214
10127
10184
10649
11142
10589
10587
10312
10648
11126
10313
10309
10414
11141
13’ x 42”
(396cm x 107cm)
10127
10184
10649
11142
11309
10587
10312
10648
11126
10313
10309
10414
11327
13’ X 39”
(396cm X 99cm)
10864
10587
18932
10127
10184
11044
18901
10864
10317
18927
10127
10184
11044
10754
SPARE PART NO.
10312
10648
10648
10861
10861
10313
10313
10309
10309
10414
10414
10586
10764
10312
10184
11044
18937
10864
10317
18933
10312
10648
10861
10313
10309
10414
10314
10184
11044
18937
10865
10317
18933
10312
10648
10862
10313
10309
10414
10766
10184
11044
18929
10312
10648
10863
10313
10309
10414
10767
11043
10865
10420
18935
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10127
10184
10649
11054
12’ X 39”
(366cm X 99cm)
SPARE PART NO.
10426
10426
10648
10648
10424
10424
10313
10313
10576
10576
10618
10618
10879
11213
12’ X 36”
(366cm X 91cm)
16’ X 48”
15’ X 48”
15’ X 42”
18’ X 52”
18’ X 48”
24’ X 52”
(457cm X 107cm) (457cm X 122cm) (488cm X 122cm) (549cm X 122cm) (549cm X 132cm) (732cm X 132cm)
10127
10184
10649
10312
10648
10310
10313
10309
10414
10584
10127
10184
10649
10127
10184
10649
11296
10312
10648
10310
10313
10309
10414
10987
10619
10619
10426
10648
10424
10313
10576
10618
11295
15’ X 36”
(457cm X 91cm)
10426
10648
10424
10313
10576
10618
10616
10426
10648
10463
10313
10576
10618
10615
12’ X 33”
(366cm X 84cm)
14 X 42”
(427cm X 107cm)
12’ X 30”
(366cm X 76cm)
10’ X 30”
(305cm X 76cm)
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SETUP INSTRUCTIONS
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POOL SETUP
IMPORTANT SITE SELECTION AND GROUND
PREPARATION INFORMATION
WARNING
• The pool location must allow you to secure all doors, windows, and safety
barriers to prevent unauthorized, unintentional or unsupervised pool entry.
• Install a safety barrier that will eliminate access to the pool for young children
and pets.
• Failure to set up the pool on flat, level, compact ground and to assemble, and fill
with water in accordance with the following instructions could result in the
pool’s collapse or the possibility that a person lounging in the pool could be
swept out/ejected, resulting in serious injury or property damage.
• Risk of electric shock: connect the filter pump only to a grounding type
receptacle protected by a ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI). To reduce risk
of electric shock, do not use extension cords, timers, plug adapters or converter
plugs to connect the pump to an electric supply. Always provide a properly
located outlet. Locate cord where it cannot be damaged by lawn mowers, hedge
trimmers, and other equipment. See the filter Pump manual for additional
warnings and instructions.
Select an outdoor location for the pool with the following requirements in
mind:
1. The area where the pool is to be set up must be absolutely flat and level.
Do not set up the pool on a slope or inclined surface.
2. The ground surface must be compacted and firm enough to withstand the pressure and
weight of a fully set up pool. Do not set up the pool on mud, sand, soft or loose soil
conditions.
3. Do not set up the pool on a deck, balcony or platform.
4. The pool requires at least 4 feet of space all around pool from objects that a child could
climb on to gain access to the pool.
5. The chlorinated poolwater could damage the surrounding vegetation. Certain types of
grass such as St. Augustine and Bermuda, may grow through the liner. Grass growing
through the liner it is not a manufacture defect and is not covered under warranty.
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SETUP INSTRUCTIONS
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POOL SETUP (continued)
You may have purchased this pool with the Intex Krystal Clear™ filter pump. The pump has
its own separate set of installation instructions. First assemble your pool unit and then set up
the filter pump.
Estimated assembly time 30-60 minutes. (Note the assembly time is only approximate and
individual assembly experience may vary.)
1. Liner preparation
• Find a flat, level location that is free and clear of stones, branches or other sharp objects
that may puncture the pool liner or cause injury.
• Open the carton containing the liner, joints, legs, etc., very carefully as this carton can be
used to store the pool during the winter
1
months or when not in use.
• Take out the ground cloth (10) (optional) and
spread it over the cleared area. Then take out
the liner (7) and spread it out over the ground
cloth, with the drain valve directed towards
7
the draining area. Place the drain valve
away from the house. Allow the sun to warm
up the liner before inserting the beams (6) into the sleeve openings.
IMPORTANT: Always set up the pool unit with at least 2 persons. Do not drag the
liner across the ground as this can cause liner damage and pool leakage (see
drawing 1).
• During the setup of this pool liner, point the hose connections or openings in the
direction of the electric power source. The outer edge of the pool should be within reach
of the pump’s electrical connection.
2. Frame assembly
• The frame pool’s legs (8) and beams (6) fall into two groups. The larger diameters are
the horizontal beams that are slid (pushed) into the sleeve openings at the top of the
liner. The smaller diameters are the vertical legs. Both these legs and beams fit into the
T-joints (3).
2.1
1
• Starting at any location, but always working in the
same direction, push the horizontal beam into the
sleeve. Once the beam is centered take one of the
T- joints and using the connection pin (1), attach the
joint to one end of the beam by inserting the pin
through the seal (2) and in the pre-drilled holes.
Repeat this procedure in a circular fashion until all
the beams and joints have been connected
(see drawing 2.1).
The last joint connection may be difficult to
complete. You can do it though, if you first
simultaneously raisethe last joint and beam
more than 2 inches (5 cm). Now insert the beam
into the joint while lowering the pieces into
position. The beam will easily slide into the joint
(see drawing 2.2). Ensure that the last joint is
fully connected before proceeding to connecting
the legs.
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POOL SETUP (continued)
• Next slide the vertical legs into the belt loop
located in the middle of the pool liner.
The bottom of the leg should be inside the white
restraining rope (9) (optional) located near the liner’s
bottom edge. Exceptions are the 10' (305cm)
and 12' (366cm) size pools. Carefully slide the leg into
the belt loop and place the leg’s bottom inside the rope
and then insert the top of the leg into the bottom of the
joint. Snap this leg into joint’s holes by aligning the
3.1
holes and the spring-loaded pin. Attach the leg’s end
cap (5) to the bottom of the leg (see drawings 3.1 & 3.2).
3
8
4
9
5
3.2
4.1
• Upon connecting the last leg, grab hold of the frame pool’s top
beams in 2 – 3 locations. Shake the pool to be sure that all the
joints, legs and beams fit into each other. Ensure that all pins are
in position by pushing them downwards through the holes (see
drawing 4.1).
• Pull gently, in an outward direction, the bottom of each leg; making sure the leg is inside
the restraining rope. The leg is to end up in an upright vertical position.
3. Filling of the pool
• The following applies to pool liners with hose connectors (16' (488 cm) & below pools). If
the pool was purchased without a filter pump, insert two of the three plugs (11) into the
black filter pump outlets. Do this from the inside of the pool so that water will not run out
when filling it.
If the pool was purchased with a filter pump, read the Krystal Clear™ Filter Pump
Manual first and then proceed to next installation step.
• Before filling the pool with water, ensure that the drain plug inside the pool is closed and
that the drain cap on the outside is screwed on tightly. Fill the pool with no more than 1
inch (2.5 cm) of water. Check to see whether the water is level.
IMPORTANT: If the water in the pool flows to one side, the pool is not completely
level. Setting up the pool on unlevel ground will cause the pool to tilt resulting in
the sidewall material bulging and a potential collapse of the pool. If the pool is not
completely level, you must drain the pool, level the area or move the pool to a
different area that is level, and re-fill the pool, following the above directions.
• Smooth out the bottom liner wrinkles (from inside the pool) by pushing out where the pool
floor and pool sides meet. Or, (from outside pool) reach under the side of the pool,
grasp the pool floor and pull in an outward direction. If the ground cloth is causing the
wrinkles, have 2 adults pull from opposite sides to remove all wrinkles. Use the properly
assembled pool ladder when entering or exiting the pool during this process.
• Fill the pool with water up to just below the
sleeve line. (see drawing 4.2).
FILL LINE
4.2
4. Posting aquatic safety signs
Select a highly visible area near the pool to
post the Danger No Diving or Jumping sign
included later in this manual.
IMPORTANT
Before allowing anyone to use the pool, hold a family meeting. Establish a set of
rules that include, at a minimum, the important safety rules and general aquatic
safety information in this manual. Review these rules on a regular basis and with
all users of the pool, including guests.
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POOL MAINTENANCE & CHEMICALS
WARNING
REMEMBER TO
• Protect all pool occupants from possible water-related illnesses by keeping the
pool water clean and sanitized. Do not swallow the pool water. Always practice
good hygiene.
• Keep your pool clean and clear. The pool floor must be visible at all times from
the outside barrier of the pool.
• Keep children away from pool covers to avoid entanglement, drowning, or other
serious injury.
Water maintenance
The maintenance of a proper water balance through appropriate use of sanitizers is the
single most important factor in maximizing the life and appearance of the liner as well
as ensuring clean, healthy and safe water. Proper technique is important for water
testing and treating the pool water. See your pool professional for chemical, test kits
and testing procedures. Be sure to read and follow the written instructions from the
chemical manufacturer.
1. Never let chlorine come in contact with the liner if it is not completely dissolved. Dissolve
granular or tablet chlorine first in a bucket of water, then add it to the pool water. Likewise
with liquid chlorine; mix it immediately and thoroughly with the pool water.
2. Never mix chemicals together. Add the chemicals to the pool water separately. Thoroughly
dissolve each chemical before adding another one to the water.
3. An Intex pool skimmer and an Intex pool vacuum are available to assist in maintaining
clean pool water. See your pool dealer for these pool accessories.
4. Do not use a pressure washer to clean the pool.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
DESCRIPTION
CAUSE
REMEDY
ALGAE
• Greenish water.
• Green or black spots
on pool liner.
• Pool liner is slippery
and/or has a bad odor.
• Chlorine and pH levels
need adjustment.
• Super chlorinate with shock
treatment. Correct pH to your
pool store's recommended level.
• Vacuum pool bottom.
• Maintain proper chlorine level.
COLORED
WATER
• Water turns blue,
brown, or black when
first treated with
chlorine.
• Copper, iron or
manganese in water
being oxidized by the
added chlorine.
• Adjust pH to recommended
level.
• Run filter until water is clear.
• Replace cartridge frequently.
SUSPENDED
MATTER IN
WATER
• Water is cloudy or
milky.
• "Hard water" caused by
pH level being too high.
• Chlorine content is low.
• Foreign matter in water.
• Correct the pH level. Check with
your pool dealer for advice.
• Check for proper chlorine level.
• Clean or replace your filter cartridge.
CHRONIC LOW
WATER LEVEL
• Level is lower than
on previous day.
• Rip or hole in pool liner
or hoses. Tighten caps.
• Repair with patch kit.
• Finger tighten all caps.
• Replace the hoses.
SEDIMENT ON
POOL BOTTOM
• Dirt or sand on pool
floor.
• Heavy use, getting in
and out of pool.
• Use Intex pool vacuum to
clean bottom of pool.
SURFACE DEBRIS
• Leaves, insects etc.
• Pool too close to trees.
• Use Intex pool skimmer.
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POOL MAINTENANCE & DRAINAGE
CAUTION
ALWAYS FOLLOW THE CHEMICAL MANUFACTURER'S
DIRECTIONS, AND THE HEALTH AND HAZARD WARNINGS.
Do not add chemicals if the pool is occupied. This can cause skin or eye irritation.
Concentrated chlorine solutions can damage the pool liner. In no event is Intex Recreation
Corp., Intex Development Co. Ltd., their related companies, authorized agents and service
centers, retailers or employees liable to the buyer or any other party for costs associated
with the loss of pool water, chemicals or water damage. Keep spare filter cartridges on
hand. Replace cartridges every two weeks. We recommend that a Krystal Clear™
Intex Filter Pump be used with all of our above-ground-pools. To purchase an Intex
Filter Pump or other accessories see your local retailer, visit our website or call the
Intex Consumer Services Department at the number below and have your Visa or
Mastercard ready.
www.intexcorp.com
1-800-234-6839
Consumer Service 8:30 am to 5:00 pm PT (Mon.-Fri.)
EXCESSIVE RAIN: To avoid damage to the pool and over filling, immediately drain rain water that
causes the water level to be higher than the maximum.
How to Drain Your Pool and Long Term Storage
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Check local regulations for specific directions regarding disposal of swimming pool water.
Check to make sure that the drain plug inside the pool is plugged in place.
Remove the cap from the drain valve on the outside pool wall.
Attach the female end of the garden hose to the drain connector (12).
Place the other end of the hose in an area where the water can be safely drained away from the
house and other nearby structures.
6. Attach the drain connector to the drain valve. NOTE: The drain connector will push the drain
plug open inside the pool and water will start to drain immediately.
7. When the water stops draining, start lifting the pool from the side opposite the drain,
leading any remaining water to the drain and emptying the pool completely.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
Disconnect hose and adapter when finished.
Re-insert drain plug in drain valve on inside of pool for storage.
Replace drain cap on outside of pool.
Reverse set up instructions to disassemble the pool, and remove all connecting parts.
Be sure that the pool and all parts are completely dry before storage. Air dry the liner in the
sun for an hour before folding (see drawing 5). Sprinkle some talcum powder to prevent the vinyl
from sticking together and to absorb any residual moisture.
Create a square shape. Starting at one side, fold one-sixth of liner in on itself twice. Do the same on
the opposite side (see drawing 6.1 & 6.2).
Once you have created two opposing folded sides, simply fold one over the other like closing a book
(see drawing 7.1 & 7.2).
Fold the two long ends to the middle (see drawing 8).
Fold one over the other like closing a book and finally compact the liner (see drawing 9).
Store the liner and accessories in a dry, temperature controlled, between 32 degrees Fahrenheit
(0 degrees Celsius) and 104 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius), storage location.
The original packing can be used for storage.
5
6.1
6.2
7.1
7.2
8
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WINTER PREPARATIONS
Winterizing your Above Ground Pool
After usage, you can easily empty and store away your pool in a safe
place. Some pool owners, however, choose to leave their pool up all
year round. In cold areas, where freezing temperatures occur, there
can be a risk of ice damage to your pool. We therefore recommend you
drain, disassemble and properly store the pool, when the temperature
drops below 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 degrees Celsius). Also see the
section ''How To Drain Your Pool''.
Should you choose to leave your pool out, prepare it as follows:
1. Clean the pool water thoroughly. If the type is an Easy Set Pool or an
Oval Frame Pool, make sure that the top ring is properly inflated.
2. Remove the skimmer (if applicable) or any accessories attached to the
threaded strainer connector. Replace strainer grid if necessary. Be sure
all accessories parts are clean and completely dry before storage.
3. Plug the Inlet and Outlet fitting from the inside of the pool with the plug
provided (sizes 16' and below). Close the Inlet and Outlet Plunger Valve
(sizes 17' and above).
4. Remove the ladder (if applicable) and store in a safe place. Be sure the
ladder is completely dry before storage.
5. Remove the hoses that connect the pump and filter to the pool.
6. Add the appropriate chemicals for the winter period. Consult your local
pool dealer as to which chemicals you should use and how to use them.
This can vary greatly by region.
7. Cover pool with Intex Pool Cover. IMPORTANT NOTE: INTEX POOL
COVER IS NOT A SAFETY COVER.
8. Clean and drain the pump, filter housing and hoses. Remove and discard
the old filter cartridge. Keep a spare cartridge for the next season.
9. Bring pump and filter parts indoors and store in a safe and dry area,
preferably between 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 degrees Celsius) and 104
degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius).
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GENERAL AQUATIC SAFETY
Water recreation is both fun and therapeutic. However, it involves
inherent risks of injury and death. To reduce your risk of injury, read
and follow all product, package and package insert warnings and
instructions. Remember, however, that product warnings, instructions
and safety guidelines cover some common risks of water recreation,
but do not cover all risks and dangers.
For additional safeguards, also familiarize yourself with the following
general guidelines as well as guidelines provided by nationally
recognized Safety Organizations:
• Demand constant supervision. A competent adult should be appointed as
a “lifeguard” or water watcher, especially when children are in and around
the pool.
• Learn to swim.
• Take the time to learn CPR and first aid.
• Instruct anyone who is supervising pool users about potential pool
hazards and about the use of protective devices such as locked doors,
barriers, etc.
• Instruct all pool users, including children what to do in case of an
emergency.
• Always use common sense and good judgement when enjoying any
water activity.
• Supervise, supervise, supervise.
For additional information on safety, please visit
• The Association of Pool and Spa Professionals: The Sensible Way to
Enjoy Your Aboveground/Onground Swimming Pool www.nspi.org
• American Academy of Pediatrics: Pool Safety for Children www.aap.org
• Red Cross www.redcross.org
• Safe Kids www.safekids.org
• Home Safety Council: Safety Guide www.homesafetycouncil.org
• Toy Industry Association: Toy Safety www.toy-tia.org
SAFETY IN YOUR POOL
Safe swimming depends on constant attention to the rules. The "NO DIVING"
sign within this manual can be posted near your pool to help keep everyone
alert to the danger. You may also wish to copy and laminate the sign for
protection from the elements.
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TO AVOID SERIOUS INJURY ALL POOL USERS MUST KNOW AND FOLLOW THESE SAFETY RULES.
• No glass in pool area.
• No running, jumping, or horseplay in or around pool.
• Be familiar with the pool before swimming.
• Don’t swim when using alcohol or drugs.
• Children must be accompanied by an adult.
• Be Safe. Swim with a friend.
DIVING MAY RESULT IN PERMANENT INJURY OR DEATH
NO DIVING OR JUMPING
SHALLOW WATER
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COUNTRIES/REGIONS
SERVICE CENTER LOCATIONS
• UNITED STATES
• CANADA
INTEX RECREATION CORP.
1665 Hughes Way
Long Beach, CA 90801
Tel: 1-800-234-6839
Fax: 310-549-2900
Website: www.intexcorp.com (U.S./Canada only)
Consumer Service Hours: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Pacific Time, Mon. thru FRI. only.
• MEXICO
KAY INTERNACIONAL, S.A. DE C.V.
SAN JERONIMO # 550- INT.501 Y 502. COL.
JARDINES DEL PEDREGAL. C.P. 01900
MÉXICO D.F.
Tel: 01-800-347-4020 (Collect Call)
Tel: 55-9172-8035
Fax: 55-9172-8047
E-mail: servicenter@kayinternacional.com
Website: www.intexmexico.com.mx
•
•
•
•
•
•
SUPRO MUNDIAL S.A./
PRODUCTOS SUPERIORES S.A.
Boulevard Andrews, Albrook,
Panama, Rep. of Panama
Tel: 507-300-3800
Fax: 507-300-3813
E-mail: suproadmin@supropanama.com
PANAMA
PARAGUAY
ECUADOR
HONDURAS
EL SALVADOR
NICARAGUA
• COSTA RICA
• DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
• GUATEMALA
• COLOMBIA
• VENEZUELA
CENTURY USA, LLC
4731 W. Atlantic Ave., Suite B-3
Delray Beach, FL 33445, USA
Tel: 561-495-0648
Fax: 561-495-4782
E-mail: sales@centuryusa.com
• MIDDLE EAST REGION
REGION
FIRST GROUP INTERNATIONAL
AL MOOSA GROUP BUILDING, 1ST FLOOR,
OFFICE 102 & 103, UMM HURAIR ROAD,
KARAMA, DUBAI, UAE
TEL: 00971-4-800INTEX(46839) / +971-4-3373322
FAX: 00971-4-3375115
E-mail: intex@firstgroupinternational.com.
Website: www.firstgroupinternational.com
• ASIA
INTEX DEVELOPMENT CO. LTD.
9th Floor,
Dah Sing Financial Centre
108 Gloucester Road,
Wanchai, Hong Kong
Tel: 852-28270000
Fax: 852-23118200
E-mail: xmservicesupport@intexcorp.com.cn
Website: www.intexdevelopment.com
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Non U.S. Residents, please visit www.intexdevelopment.com.
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®
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For Residents of the U.S. & Canada:
INTEX RECREATION CORP.
Attn: Consumer Service
1665 Hughes Way
Long Beach, CA 90801
Phone: 1-800-234-6839
Fax: (310) 549-2900
Consumer Service Hours:
8:30 am to 5:00 pm Pacific time
Monday thru Friday only
Website: www.intexcorp.com
For Residents outside of the U.S. and Canada:
Please refer to the Service Center Locations
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