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Intex Prism Frame Pool 2023 Review

1. 5. 2020 last updated

While there are lots of soft-sided pools to choose from, some may want something a bit sturdier and more durable to last them more than one summer. With this, the Intex Prism Frame Pool is built to last to keep summertime going and to also give your yard a stylish contemporary look.

Please read our Intex Prism Frame pool review below!

Intex Rectangular Prism Frame Pool Set (16ft X 8ft X 42in)

This pool model is inspired by Intex’s most top of the line Ultra Frame rectangular pools and it offers many of the same benefits but with smaller sizes and better affordability. Because of their more practical sizes (16ft x 8ft x 42in being the smallest), you don’t have to worry about not having a big backyard for an Intex Prism Frame pool, and you can also choose a round shape rather than a rectangular one.

The strong powder-coated steel tubing and mosaic tile-printed inside liner increases the durability of the pool while the unique gray-blue color with a white trim gives a fresh modern look to compliment any backyard and patio furniture.

Our tip

Be sure to also check out our reviews of other pool models by Intex: Best Above Ground Intex Pools: Reviews, Prices, Pros&Cons

The pool comes with a 1,000 gallon cartridge filter pump that’s incorporated with Hydro Aeration Technology which improves circulation and filtration for better water quality and increased negative ions at the water surface. Draining the water is as easy as removing the drain plug that’s conveniently located at the bottom of the pool. Along with the mentioned pump, the set also includes a ladder, ground cloth, and pool cover.

Manufacturers say that it can be ready for the water in just 60 minutes after flattening out an area and assembling the frame, where the included setup and maintenance DVD can aid you with installation details. Although, it’s a good idea to call a friend or two over to help because the amount of parts can get overwhelming.

Features of Intex Prism Frame Pools

  • 1,000 gallon cartridge filter pump with Hydro Aeration Technology
  • Mosaic tile-printed liner and light but durable powder-coated steel tubing
  • Modern cool gray-blue color with white trim
  • Sidewall material made of 3-ply PVC vinyl
  • Drain plug near bottom of the pool
  • Water capacity of around 3,300 gallons
  • Comes with ladder, ground cloth, and pool cover


The pool is available in the following sizes: (Rectangular) 16ft x 8ft x 42in (this review), 14ft x 42in, 16ft x 48in. (Circular) 10ft x 30in, 12ft x 30in, 14ft x 42in, 15ft x 33in, 15ft x 48in, 18ft x 48in, 24ft x 52in


Prices range from roughly $100 to about $800 depending on shape and size.


Buyer rating

Reviews are currently fairly positive on the Intex Rectangular Prism Frame pool with 82% giving it a 4 or a 5. Many favored the pool’s size, which is great for size-challenged backyards, and the easy setup, although it’s even easier with a helping hand or two. On the other hand, the filter that comes with the pool isn’t sufficient enough to clean the entirety of the pool. Additionally, it takes a long time when it comes to filling it up with water. Click here to see the customer reviews for yourself

  • Sturdy enough to lean on sidewalls
  • Stylish and durable exterior and interior
  • Installation is easy
  • Sides tend to bow inward when filling with water
  • Filter could be more heavy duty
  • Takes a while to fill up


You don’t have to worry about desperately making room for an Intex Prism Frame pool since its varied sizes are suitable for small to average backyards. They’re sturdier than Intex Easy Set pools and they have a lot of the same perks you would get from an Intex Ultra Frame pool. With its powder-coated steel tubing and resilient 3-ply PVC material, you and your family can enjoy several summers in this family-sized pool while adding a touch of style to your yard.

Our tip

Have you considered taking a step up? See our review of the Intex Ultra Frame Pool.

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Peter Lloyd
Peter Lloyd

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