Intex Metal Frame Set Review


Intex Metal Frame Pool Set

With four sizes, this metal frame pool set from Intex is perfect for small to large families. The rust-proof frame makes it ideal for families who want to upgrade from a small inflatable pool. Like the Intex Easy Set Pool Set, this can be assembled and transferred easily as well. What’s better about this pool, though, is the installation. Because the joints are snap-on, there is no need for any tool.

Follow the installation and you’re good to go.

1. Level the ground.
2. Place the ground cloth or tarp flat on the ground to protect the liner from punctures.
3. Snap-on the joints of the frame.
4. Configure your pump.
5. Fill the pool with water.

To better appreciate the splashing fun offered by this Intex product, read the specifications, features, pros, cons, and the customers’ feedback below.

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Specifications for each size:

Product Dimensions12 ft. x 30 in.
Capacity1,718 gallons
Item Weight55.22 pounds
Shipping Weight58.50 pounds
ManufacturerIntex Recreation Corp L&G - Imports
Item Model Number28211EH
Filter Pump Flow Rate530 gph
Customer Reviews (Amazon)4.1 out of 5 stars
Product Dimensions15 ft. x 48 in.
Capacity4,440 gallons
Item Weight152.9 pounds
Shipping Weight155.1 pounds
ManufacturerIntex Recreation Corp L&G - Imports
Item Model Number28235EH
Filter Pump Flow Rate1,000 gph
Customer Reviews (Amazon)4.1 out of 5 stars
Product Dimensions18 ft. x 48 in.
Capacity6,423 gallons
Item Weight195.4 pounds
Shipping Weight198 pounds
ManufacturerIntex Recreation Corp L&G - Imports
Item Model Number28251EH
Filter Pump Flow Rate1,500 gph
Customer Reviews (Amazon)4.1 out of 5 stars
Product Dimensions24 ft. x 52 in.
Capacity12,481 gallons
Item Weight302 pounds
Shipping Weight302 pounds
ManufacturerIntex Recreation Corp L&G - Imports
Item Model Number28261EH
Filter Pump Flow Rate2,500 gph
Customer Reviews (Amazon)4.1 out of 5 stars


The Intex Metal Frame Pool Set features Super-Tough laminated PVC sidewalls, Krystal Clear Cartridge Filter pump, Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter, and new dual suction outlet fittings. The laminated PVC sidewalls coupled with the metal frame make the pool sturdier than other inflatable pools and pools in its price range. What’s more, the Krystal Clear Cartridge Filter pump is so easy to install—just hook up the hoses and that’s it. It also conforms to UL and CSA standards so you don’t have to worry. The Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter is another great feature. It helps prevent electrical shocks by shutting off the pump whenever water is exposed to electrical current. This assures that the poolis safe to use; thus, making it great.Add all these features to the puncture-resistant 3-ply durable material of the pool and you get a pool that’s long-lasting.

Why Should You Buy the Intex Metal Frame Pool?

Waiting hours to swim after receiving your pool set prolongs the agony under the scorching heat of the sun. However, you don’t have to worry about counting the hours until swim time because the Intex Metal Frame Pool is ready for water after 30 minutes of assembly. That’s half the time you need to install other pools in this price range.Plus, you can say goodbye to spilling water thanks to its sturdy material. With the help of the instructional DVD, setting this up will be trouble-free.Aside from all these reasons, this pool is from Intex—one of the best brands in the industry.

• Assembly process is easy and quick
• Durable and sturdy
• Can be easily disassembled for storage
• When covered, it can survive harsh winter.
• Can withstand dog claws
• The cord connected to the pump filter is long and of good quality
• Has a built-in Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter for safety purposes

• Requires an even surface
• Filter pump lacks the power to keep the pool clean unless it is always on (which isn’t recommended)

What Are Customers Saying About It?

The Good:
• Customers said setting up was a piece of cake.
• A satisfied customer mentioned, “All parts were included and I didn’t have to add anything or go buy anything else.”
• Because of its size, you can take it down and store it for the winter and not have to worry about winterizing.
• They were happy about how strong the frame was.
• They also said the price was great, the pool is sturdy, and the lining is tough.
• Another happy customer reviewed, “The pool is a good size for kids to swim and adults to relax and float in the water.”

The Bad:
• Customers found the vacuum and the ladder awful.
• They wished the ladder at least had a platform on the top steps to stand on but it doesn’t.
• The filter is small.
• A customer said, “You can’t just turn the pump off to clean or change the filter, you have to disconnect the hoses too.”
• The seam on the pool cracked within a month.


Because this is an above-ground pool, you should really expect installation to be quick and simple but this isn’t any other pool, too. It’s sturdier because of its metal frame and the most important feature is it’s safe to use. With four available sizes, you can choose what size is perfect for your family and you’d still get the best out of every size. You just have to remember that an even ground is the first step in installing.