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Intex Ultra Frame Pool (XTR Frame) 2023 Review

1. 5. 2020 last updated

Fun for the whole family or a large group of friends, the Intex Ultra Frame Pool (or the Ultra XTR Frame Pool as the new generation is called) is equipped with all the bells and whistles you need to start the summer off right. In fact, the manufacturer claims that the XTR line is 53% stronger than regular metal frame pools. Please read our take on the Intex Ultra Frame Pool review below.

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

Intex Ultra XTR Rectangular Pool (32ft X 16ft X 52in)

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.

This is the largest pool by Intex with many benefits that make leisurely swimming and playing even more enjoyable. The Intex Ultra XTR Frame pool is engineered for strength, supported by solid and durable steel frames that are powder-coated on both the outside and the inside to prevent rusting.

The sidewalls are made of 3-ply puncture-resistant 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 90 minutes (although some claim it takes longer). 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 removable ladder, a pump and saltwater system combination, a ground cloth, a debris cover, a pool maintenance kit, and a volleyball set.

Below you can watch the manufacturer’s video on this newest line of above ground pools: Ultra XTR Frame Pools.

Features of Intex Ultra Frame Pools

  • Laminated PVC sidewalls with powder-coated steel frames to prevent rust
  • Water capacity of 14,364 gallons at 90%
  • Includes ladder, ground cloth, debris cover, maintenance kit, volleyball set
  • Convenient drain plug connects to hose
  • Dual suction outlets for better water circulation


The new XTR frame pool line is available in the following sizes: Rectangular – 18ft X 9ft X 52in, 24ft X 12ft X 52in, 32ft X 16ft X 52in (featured in this interview) & Round – 16ft X 48in, 18ft X 52in, 20ft X 48in, 22ft X 52in.


Price starts from about $550 up to $1,300 depending on size and shape.


Buyer rating

There aren’t many reviews of this actual model as it is very new. However, based on the feedback for the previous generation the customers really enjoy how incredibly spacious these large pools feels. They also warn that the ground needs to be made absolutely level before installation of the pool. Failing to do so may result in unnecessary stress to the frame causing it to fail prematurely. As for complaints, some users have since upgraded some of the accessories such as the ladder (claiming it’s wobbly) and the pump (claiming it’s underpowered). 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


A spacious but empty backyard can be filled with a large above ground pool like the Intex Ultra XTR 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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Overall rating: 3.0 (4 votes)

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Peter Lloyd
Peter Lloyd

Author and editor with LeisureRate.com since 2017.

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