Intex Easy Set Pool Review

The Intex Easy Set Pool series are a collection of pools which are one of the most easy to assemble and disassemble. A very affordable pool for you and your kids to beat the summer heat in. There are different sizes to fix you back yard; large or small.

 Pool ModelCapacityDimensionPrice
Intex 8ft X 30in Easy SetIntex 8ft X 30in Easy Set Pool(80%) 639 Gallons8ft X 30inCheck Price
Intex 10ft x 30in Easy SetIntex 10ft x 30in Easy Set Pool(80%) 1,018 Gallons
10ft x 30inCheck Price
Intex 12ft X 30in Easy SetIntex 12ft X 30in Easy Set Pool(80%) 1,485 Gallons12ft X 30inCheck Price
Intex 15ft X 42in Easy SetIntex 15ft X 42in Easy Set Pool(80%) 3,284 Gallons15ft X 42inCheck Price
Intex 15ft X 48in Easy SetIntex 15ft X 48in Easy Set Pool(80%) 3,736 Gallons15ft X 48inCheck Price
Intex Easy 18ft X 48in Set PoolIntex 18ft X 48in Easy Set Pool(80%) 5,455 Gallons18ft X 48inCheck Price

Intex Easy Set Pool Description

All the pools come with water filter fitting the respective size of pools.

The smallest in the series Intex 8ft X 30in Easy Set Pool Set is a great pool for the family of 3-4 members or 3 grown ups to splash around. The actual height of the water is about 23-24 inches.  This is one of the most popular above ground pools in the market. Slightly wider, Intex 10ft x 30in Easy Set Pool Set, is a bit roomier than the earlier one. Next is the Intex 12ft X 30in Easy Set Pool Set; just room enough for 4 adult to cool off. Then comes the widest pool of the series, Intex 15ft X 42in Easy Set Pool Set. This pool is equipped with ground fault interrupter which shuts off the pump if electric current is exposed to water. The pool comes with ladder, ground cloth and debris cover. The last in the series is the Intex 15ft X 48in Easy Set Pool & Intex 18ft X 48in Easy Set Pool. The pool is equipped with ground fault interrupter which shuts off the pump if electric current is exposed to water. The pool comes with ladder, ground cloth and debris cover.

Pool Materials

intex linerThe wall of the pool is of Super-Tough laminated PVC. The laminated sidewalls are 3 separate layers of Super-Tough laminated PVC. The thickness for the smallest two pools is 20.8 gauge and the larger three pool’s liner thickness is 23.2 gauge. The pool wall tear resistant, but is prone to punctures, so extra precautions should be taken to prevent any sort of puncture.

Setting up the Pool

It takes just 5-10 minutes to set up the pools. And with pump that’s included with the pools, depending on the size of the pool, it takes about 10-30 minutes to fill up the pool. And within a few hours (to fill the pool with water) you have a working pool to cool you and your friends and family in the hot summer days.

Intex pool easy setup

  • Make sure the ground is completely leveled before setting up the pool.
  • Clean the area thoroughly before spreading the pool on the ground.
  • Use some kind of ground cloth for additional protection.
  • After adding 1-2 inches of water, smooth out the wrinkles at the bottom of the pool.
  • Inflate the top ring with an air pump, connect the filter pump, then fill up the pool and enjoy.
  • Spray clean the filter when it gets dirty. Replace the water filter every 3-4 weeks.
  • Use a solar cover to keep the pool clean.
  • Use pool ladder for children who are too short to step over the sides of the pool.

When preparing the ground make a crater like shape in the middle of the pool. That way you will get more depth in the middle.

Top Ring Caution – One word of caution when blowing the top ring. Don’t pump it up too much, because the sun will heat up the air inside and it will expand. This pressure may produce leaks in the top ring.

Pool Dimension – how the dimensions should be read

The dimensions of all the above pools are based on the maximum radius and maximum height. The radius specified is the radius of the bulged part of the pool when it is filled with water. And the height is measured from the bottom of the pool to the top inflated part of the pool. The pools are to be filled to 80% capacity so, the height of the water in the pool will about 80% the height of the pool. In summary, the 30 inches high pools will hold 23 inches of water, the 42 inches high pools will hold 36 inches of water and the 48 inches pools will hold 41 inches of water.

The higher the water the more and the wider the diameter more people can play in the pool at the same time. This also means you will need a higher capacity water filter.

Why 80% water capacity?

The height of the ring is about 6-7 inches. The water should only be filled to just below the top ring. You can fill the pool to 100% capacity, but not recommended.  When the pool is filled to 100% capacity and you go in, it will displace water equal to your body volume on the floor. When you move around in the pool you will be creating waves in the water and more water will spill out making the ground wet around the pool.

More importantly, the top ring holds the pool together, keeps the water in. If filled to the top and a swimmer leans on it, the pool will collapse.

Filtering the water

Intex water filterDifferent capacity pools come with different filter pumps of different capacity. Most often the filter supplied are not adequate for the respective size of the pools that they are supplied with. Many customers have upgraded the water filter soon after the purchase. For the larger pool, you have to opt for a bigger filter pump than the one that comes with it.

The duration for running the filter depends on the capacity of the pools, the usage and the pump capacity. Recommended duration is specified in the FAQ section.


Set it up in your backyard the whole summer for your family and friends to play and relax. Intex Easy Set Pool series pools are easy to set up, easy to maintain, durable, easy to store and are affordable, which make them ideal small family or small group of friends. It’s portable: you can disassemble and pack it up and move to a new location and assemble it there.  The Intex 10ft x 30in Easy Set pool weighs about 25 pounds and the package dimension is 16.75 in X 15.75 in X 11.37 in, can be relatively easily moved around (when empty and dried).

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Alternative Pool

Bestway Fast Set Swimming PoolVery similar pools to the Intex Easy Set Pool series are the Bestway Fast Set Round Pool series. The Intex pools have more dimensions to choose from.

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Intex Easy Set Pool Editor's Review

Intex Easy Set Pool Editor's Review

Easy to Install


    Easy to Maintain




        User Experience







              • Affordable
              • Very easy to set up
              • Great for small family and small back yard


              • Water filtering system is too small
              • Air pump is not included

              I did my bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Mississippi State University. Now, I am a proud father of a beautiful and sweet daughter. And she loves water and pools. I did a lot of research before buying my first pool about 2 summers ago. Planning for a replacement pool soon. My experience with my first pool made me research further and I gained some knowledge in the process. I thought I should create a web site to share my knowledge. So here it is.

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