Intex Pool Liner Replacement
Posted 28 December 2008 - 04:17 PM
Plan A: I could get some seaming tape and some 3M 5200 and seam all of the bottom seams.
Plan B: Buy a new liner and drop it in. ( has anyone done this with a liner not from Intex in an Intex pool? I've found some "overlap" liners on the net that have better looking patterns/colors than the checkboard Intex liners and cheaper too. )
Posted 28 December 2008 - 04:39 PM
If you want to find the leak, get a carton of whipping cream, yeah milk, and an eye dropper. If you think the leak is in the bottom, put a few inches of water in the pool and drop a few drops of chipping cream along the seam. Wherever the leak is, you'll see the milk swirling towards the hole.
I don't know how expensive it would be but you could always put a regular pond liner in it.
Posted 28 December 2008 - 04:42 PM
Please consider your time and what will be living in the replacement pool, if the fish are disposable or "if" there is a blow out will it be a huge pain in the backside/chinese firedrill to take care of the problem. Murphy's Law will dictate if there is a problem it will happen at the worst possible time. Better looking that the checkerboard liners? I don't give a hoot what my liner looks like as long as it's fish safe and in good condition.
That being said, I use an Intex pool for my large quarantine tank, it works very well for temporary housing. My idea of a good deal is new in the box at the end of the summer season vs. used and a $50 waste of money. The new in the box, off season ones were $47. at wmart I bought several.
Good luck........I really do hope you find a safe way to house the fish.
Posted 28 December 2008 - 04:52 PM
C - You found some 16'x 48" pools for $47 ? Don't hold back, tell me where. I checked Big Lots at the end of the season and all I found was the inflatable type, of which I bought 2.
Posted 28 December 2008 - 07:03 PM
Posted 28 December 2008 - 07:35 PM
Posted 29 December 2008 - 04:28 AM
[The new in the box, off season ones were $47. at wmart I bought several.] Actually the one I have are the 12'x48 with pole support (not the inflatable ones).
Locate an upscale neighborhood, one that the local HOA will not allow the above grownd pools. Then find the closest wmart or target, after July fourth start watching closely. Those stores will carry a few of the above ground pools, but if no one is going to be buying them the deals can be really sweet.
Our beach house happens to be in one of "those" neighborhoods, I'd never find a super deal like that in the country where every mobile/manufactured home and most every house has an above ground pool in the back yard.
This info may not help you if your in a pinch for time to set up your pond for incoming fish, this time.
Here is a link to a Agricultural site they carry Quick Tanks and the replacement liners:
They carry the 10' (2050 gal.), 15' (4600 gal), 20' (8200 gal) and 30' diam liners all are 48" high; colors are white or black; liner is made of permalon ply x-210 reinforced. It took them a while to respond to my inquiry; they did get every one of my questions answered; provided me with samples of the liner and have been very good on follow up. I have not purchased anything from them yet but was looking into short term, less expensive; seasonal holding tanks that could be set up quickly and broken down single handed with no help.
Edited by C Langston, 29 December 2008 - 04:36 AM.
Posted 29 December 2008 - 11:59 AM
Edited by tranquility, 29 December 2008 - 12:00 PM.
Posted 29 December 2008 - 08:04 PM
Lawanna - that's just what concerns me about some liners. I sent an email to a liner dealer asking about what chemicals are used on their pools.
Posted 29 December 2008 - 08:31 PM
Let me know if you need the card for Sams.
Posted 30 December 2008 - 06:24 AM
I was told the whole package for the quick tanks (fence, underliner, clips and liner) ran around 800. ++. I'm not real comforatable with the stability of the fence type support even on a temp basis (that's just my personal comfort zone).
With the prouct being fish safe and formed to fit, I was considering ordering a few liners to drop into the intex pool for support as they begin to blow out. LOL sortof like a garbage can liner. Even if the liners alone are a couple hundred bucks it's still something I'd consider *(anything to keep from scrubbing out and sterilizing tanks, huh ). I had seriously considered the rolloff dumpster liners that can be found at Aquatic Eco Systems, and for very large fish that is the way I'd go. But for small fish a 15' diam. is just easier for me to manage plus my spare filters are designed for that approx capacity.
I'm always on the prowl for resources, options that are cost effective and emergency supplies (not high end and not on the cheap) that are suitable for my site. Let me know if you contact them, I'd be interested in what they say or if the pricing has changed.
Edited by C Langston, 30 December 2008 - 06:25 AM.
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