Intex Ultra Frame Pool 2018 Review

A lot of people may live in an area with lots of yard space and in these places the popular step is installing an above ground pool. There are many choices for large above ground pools that are made to fit many people at the same time, and when choosing, sturdiness and durability often come into play.

Fun for the whole family or a large group of friends, the Intex Ultra Frame Pool Set is equipped with all the bells and whistles you need to start the summer off right.

Be sure to also check out our reviews of other pool models by Intex: Best Above Ground Intex Pools in 2018: Reviews, Prices, Pros&Cons

Intex Ultra Frame Pool Set (24ft X 12ft X 52in)

Intex 24Ft X 12Ft X 52In Ultra Frame Pool Set with Sand Filter Pump & Saltwater System, Ladder, Ground Cloth, Pool Cover, Deluxe Maintenance Kit & Volleyball Set

Intex 24Ft X 12Ft X 52In Ultra Frame Pool Set with Sand Filter Pump & Saltwater System, Ladder, Ground Cloth, Pool Cover, Deluxe Maintenance Kit & Volleyball Set

This is one of the most popular large pools by Intex with many benefits that make leisurely swimming and playing even more enjoyable. The Intex Ultra Frame pool is engineered for strength, supported by solid and durable steel frames that are powder-coated to prevent rusting.

The sidewalls are made of Super-ToughTM laminated PVC material so you can worry less about tears, rips, and leaks while doing laps or playing games. Assembling the frame is pretty straightforward thanks to the Easy Lock SystemTM that snaps the frame together without the need of any additional tools, but it’s better if you have several people helping you and perhaps a lubricant of some kind to ensure the frames attach smoothly.

The manufacturer claims that you can be done with installation in 60 minutes (although some claim it takes longer) and a setup and maintenance DVD is included for additional reference. When you need to put away the pool, the drain plug connects to your hose so you can lead the water away from the pool and your house.

The dual suction outlet fittings improve water circulation and filtration so you can swim safely in cleaner water. Because this is a large pool set, there’s many additional accessories included such as a ladder, a ground cloth, a debris cover, a Deluxe pool maintenance kit, and a volleyball set.


  • Laminated PVC sidewalls with powder-coated steel frames to prevent rust
  • Water capacity of 8,403 gallons at 90%
  • Ladder, ground cloth, debris cover, Deluxe maintenance kit, volleyball set
  • Convenient drain plug connects to hose
  • Dual suction outlets for better water circulation


The pool is available in the following sizes: (Rectangular) 24ft x 12ft x 52in (this review), 32ft x 16ft x 52in; (Circular) 14ft x 42in, 16ft x 48in, 18ft x 52in, 20ft x 48in, 22ft x 52in.


Price starts from $400 up to $1,500 depending on size and shape.


What Buyers Have Said
The pool has received mostly positive feedback with 79% of users giving it a 4 or 5. Although the assembly takes a while and requires more than one person, the poles for the frame attach easily and the pool can be ready for water in 90 minutes or so if you have others helping you. It’s also reported to be very spacious, although the filter that comes with it isn’t strong enough to filter so much water, which may result in users buying a separate one. The frame can also become brittle under stress if the ground isn’t leveled out properly, causing them to eventually break. Click here to see the customer reviews for yourself
  • Installation isn’t difficult, but easiest with 3 people
  • Ideal for big yard spaces
  • Durable laminated PVC sidewalls and powder-coated steel frame for stability

  • Provided ladder seems wobbly and narrow
  • Need to level ground completely before assembly
  • Sides lean inward while filling up with water, but will straighten up when full

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A spacious but empty backyard can be filled with a large above ground pool like the Intex Ultra Frame pool. It’s designed to last you years and can hold its own when it comes to exercise or playing, although you’ll need a couple of friends to help you set it up first.

It comes with everything you need to immediately run your pool, not to mention its attractive design makes it a trendy addition to your yard.

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