Intex 12ft Pool with Filter £87.93 @ Amazon
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Intex 12ft Pool with Filter £87.93 @ Amazon

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Found 6th May
Been looking at pools since last year but nothing took my fancy. Today I just decided to go for it as if I wait another month, the sun will probably have left us. Bagged with 12ft pool with a metal frame. Not included, but a also bought a tarpaulin, thermometer, solar cover and a chlorine dispenser. I’m now looking at the intex 2.2kw pool heater. Reviews look Pretty good as long as you leave it on for a couple of days.

Camel camel camel seems to suggest a lowest ever price, having dropped from around £125.

Looked at a 10ft as I thought the heater would work better on a smaller pool, but they are more expensive on amazon.

Sold by amazon.
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I've been running something similar for 6 years. The pool is the cheapest bit. I started off with the 10ft version. Then the 12ft-30 inch deep version. Finally switching to the Rattan effect 12ft - 40 inch deep Bestway one. (Garden won't fit anything bigger)
We buy multi tablets from ebay. These keep the water clean/safe. We also bought a solar cover to help heat the water. These only work on hot and sunny days. Even then, they only slightly raise the temperature.
So we bought a Intex 3kw electric pool heater. This finally made the pool usable. The water needs to be at least 26-28C before everybody stops moaning. The wife won't go in unless it's at least 32-33C.
The trouble is the electric usage. We found we were paying around an extra £150 - £200 a month!
So i bought a 8kw Air source heat pump. With all the plumbing pipe and fittings, this cost £1000. I also had to buy a better Sand filter and pump...£300. Then you need a pool vac/cleaning kit £50. PH meter and chemical testing gear.

So you would imagine i'd say forget it? Not at all.Yes it has cost us around £2000. But now it is all in place, we just have to buy tablets and the electric usage is around £40 a month. We open the pool at the start of April and close it In October.
The pool is used nearly every day. It gets the kids out of their bedrooms/computers/PS4's. We spend a lot of family time together and talk/play. All their friends come round when the weather is good. The pool has on wall Intex LED lighting and is it just nice to sit around the garden at night.

When we move, we are planning a much larger version!
Edited by: "fulabeer" 7th May
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Just what we need for the 2 days of nice weather
Don’t forget to call your water company and tell them you are filling a pool as they discount your sewage surcharge
cjkendo1 h, 15 m ago

Don’t forget to call your water company and tell them you are filling a p …Don’t forget to call your water company and tell them you are filling a pool as they discount your sewage surcharge



I looked for info on that a few months ago and found nothing. Any links?
Quality product, but don't forget the ph testing and chlorine tables !! Or it will soon be green.
Heat added for the price
cjkendo4 h, 14 m ago

Don’t forget to call your water company and tell them you are filling a p …Don’t forget to call your water company and tell them you are filling a pool as they discount your sewage surcharge


If you phone water company you should get 1 fill free.( my other half works for Anglian water) otherwise it will cost about about £3 per cubic meter to fill. Water Should last a full season providing you keep chemicals well balanced.
Thanks OP My daughter has one of these and they are very good except for the plastic bolts, I replaced them with metal ones which makes it a lot easier.
It’s the heater that is the big expense.

And also go with cheap supermarket bleach instead of crappy chlorine tablets and use an expensive tester kit, the strips are useless.
If you're placing this on grass then be ready with a box of garden lime when you take it down. The grass will die and rot and the lime wil neutralise the smell.
I've been running something similar for 6 years. The pool is the cheapest bit. I started off with the 10ft version. Then the 12ft-30 inch deep version. Finally switching to the Rattan effect 12ft - 40 inch deep Bestway one. (Garden won't fit anything bigger)
We buy multi tablets from ebay. These keep the water clean/safe. We also bought a solar cover to help heat the water. These only work on hot and sunny days. Even then, they only slightly raise the temperature.
So we bought a Intex 3kw electric pool heater. This finally made the pool usable. The water needs to be at least 26-28C before everybody stops moaning. The wife won't go in unless it's at least 32-33C.
The trouble is the electric usage. We found we were paying around an extra £150 - £200 a month!
So i bought a 8kw Air source heat pump. With all the plumbing pipe and fittings, this cost £1000. I also had to buy a better Sand filter and pump...£300. Then you need a pool vac/cleaning kit £50. PH meter and chemical testing gear.

So you would imagine i'd say forget it? Not at all.Yes it has cost us around £2000. But now it is all in place, we just have to buy tablets and the electric usage is around £40 a month. We open the pool at the start of April and close it In October.
The pool is used nearly every day. It gets the kids out of their bedrooms/computers/PS4's. We spend a lot of family time together and talk/play. All their friends come round when the weather is good. The pool has on wall Intex LED lighting and is it just nice to sit around the garden at night.

When we move, we are planning a much larger version!
Edited by: "fulabeer" 7th May
fulabeer17 m ago

I've running something similar for 6 years. The pool is the cheapest bit. …I've running something similar for 6 years. The pool is the cheapest bit. I started off with the 10ft version. Then the 12ft-30 inch deep version. Finally switching to the Rattan effect 12ft - 40 inch deep Bestway one. (Garden won't fit anything bigger)We buy multi tablets from ebay. These keep the water clean/safe. We also bought a solar cover to help heat the water. These only work on hot and sunny days. Even then, they only slightly raise the temperature.So we bought a Intex 3kw electric pool heater. This finally made the pool usable. The water needs to be at least 26-28C before every stops moaning. The wife won't go in unless it's at least 32-33C.The trouble is the electric usage. We found we were paying around an extra £150 - £200 a month!So i bought a 8kw Air source heat pump. With all the plumbing pipe and fitting, this cost £1000. I also had to buy a better Sand filter and pump...£300. Then you need a pool vac/cleaning kit £50. PH meter and chemical testing gear.So you would imagine i'd say forget it? Not at all.Yes i has cost us around £2000.But now it is all in place, we just have to buy tablets and the electric usage is around £40 a month. We open the pool at the start of April and close it In October.The pool is used nearly every day. It gets the kids out of their bedrooms/computers/PS4's. We spend a lot of family time together and talk/play. All their friends come round when the weather is good. The pool has on wall Intex LED lighting and is it just nice to sit around the garden at night.When we move, we are planning a much larger version!


Out of interest (I'm sure you've done research), what would a proper pool dug out of the ground cost with similar features? Never investigated.
Starting from about £15,000
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