The Intex 16 x 48 Pool is one of Intex Pool’s most popular above ground pools with ultra frame. This frame is much stronger than the easy set and metal frame pools.
Intex 16 x 48 Ultra Frame Pool Features
The Intex 16 x 48 Ultra Frame Pool is a strong, sturdy and reliable pool that you definitely want in your backyard. Compared to Intex Metal Frame pools, the ultra frame structure does not need locking pins which makes it stronger and easier to assemble.
The frame is also powder coated which makes it rust-proof.
If you want the cream of the crop with above ground pools, these ultra frames fit the bill.
Intex 16×48 Pool Package
There are different packages when you buy the Intex 16×48 Pool. Ideally, you would like the following to be included in the set:
- Filter Pump
- Ground Cloth
- Maintenance Kit
- Surface Skimmer
- Instructional DVD
- Krystal Clear saltwater system
Intex 16×48 Ultra Frame Pool Set Reviews
This is good value for money and one that you’ll be very happy to have in your place.
Here are some actual customer reviews
“filter system is awesome if properly setup and kept clean, had best water quality of any season.”
“Great pool, fun, easy to setup.”
“This pool is well built…I’m so glad I decided to buy this pool.¨
And here are the general views and comments on the specific parts of the pool
Intex 16 x 48 Saltwater System – This is by far the best feature that many customers are happy about. This makes a big difference in pool maintenance. The saltwater system makes this pool well worth the price.. Gone are the days of having to worry about the cleaning you need to do to make the pool swimmable again.
Pool Setup – Setup is reasonably easy. Make sure you follow the instructional DVD that usually comes with the package. If you don’t have the DVD, the instructional manual is also very easy to follow. Give yourself 2-3 hours to set it up although some people have done so in 1 hour.
Remember that it takes anywhere from 6 to 12 hours. You will also need about 120 pounds of salt to get the saltwater system working.
It is HIGHLY recommended to set the Intex 16 x 48 Ultra Frame Pool on a base of concrete. However, some people have reported that they set this up on carefully leveled sand or soil which worked just fine.
Ladder – The ladder is a little bit flimsy but it does the job.
Cleaning The Pool – The saltwater system does a pretty job with cleaning the pool. You’ll need to run the filter 2-4 hours per day.
Intex 16 x 48 Price
The best price to buy Intex 16 x 48 Ultra Frame Pool set is about $699. This includes all the parts I have mentioned above.
Now if you’ve seen this at a much cheaper price somewhere, ask if that pool has a saltwater system. Chances are it doesn’t. And frankly, I think it’s the saltwater system that’s the best feature for this particular pool.
At any rate, this pool without the saltwater system will cost about $400. Also, if you’re buying this online, factor in the shipping cost as this can greatly add in to the bill.
Is It Worth Buying the Intex 16 x 48 Ultra Frame Pool?
If you’re looking for a good above ground pool, the Intex ultra pools are really worth buying. This one, the Intex 16 x 48 pool, with its saltwater system is a good value for the money and just the right size for children and adults to play in.