Intex Oval Frame Pool Review

If you are looking for a pool with the combination of the flexibility of Intext Easy Set Pool Set and strength and support of a metal frame pool set Intex Oval Frame Pool is perfect for you. The oval shape may be a perfect fit for your rectangular shaped yard. It will transform your backyard into a place to relax and play for you, your friends and family.

 Pool ModelCapacityDimensionCheck Price
Intex Oval Frame PoolIntex 18ft X 10ft X 42in Oval Frame Pool Set(80%) 2,885 Gallons
18ft X 10ft X 42inCheck Price
Intex Oval Frame Pool  20 feetIntex 20ft X 12ft X 48in Oval Frame Pool Set(80%) 4,393 Gallons20ft X 12ft X 48inCheck Price

 Setting up the Intex Oval Frame Above Ground Pool

Intex Oval Frame Pool ground coverThe pools come with water filter, ladder, ground cloth, debris cover and instructional DVD. Both the pools are equipped with a ground fault circuit which shuts off the pump if electric current is exposed to the water.

With the help of the instructional DVD provided you can easily set up the pool in 30 minutes. Setting up the pool by yourself is going to be a difficult task.

Oval frame pool ladderThe ground needs to be very level and clear of all debris and under growth. There are some species of grass like the Bermuda and the St. Augustine are very hardy grass and will grow through pool lining, so needs to be uprooted.

You don’t need any additional tools to assemble the pool. However, you will need an air pump to inflate the top ring. Be careful not to inflate the ring too much as the summer heat will expand the air inside the ring. This additional pressure may cause leaks in the top ring.

You definitely need the ladder to get into the pool. Depending on your local community/city requirement you may need fenced enclosures.

Water height and capacity of the pool

The reason for all the ring pools water capacity being 80% is because the ring takes up about 6 inches off the total height of the pools. So the water height for the 42 inch high pool is 36 inches and the the 48 inch high pool is 42 inches respectively.

Pool Strength and Shape

intex pool volleyballThe pool is a combination of the comfort of the ring pools and the usability of the rectangular metal frame pool. The pool sidewalls are made of Super-Tough laminated triple layered PVC and the walls are enforced with strong, durable rust resistant steel frame. The outer layer made with UV inhibitor to slow down the degradation. The durability of the materials depends on the chemicals used for cleaning and the pool usage habits.
The water is high enough for you to swim in it. The shape of the pool allows you to play different games like volleyball in it. You can use the Intex Pool Volleyball Game set with the pool to play.

Maintenance and Filtering the water

Oval frame pool filterThe Intex 18ft X 10ft X 42in comes with a 1,000 gallons per hour water filter and the and the Intex 20ft X 12ft X 48in pool comes with a 1,500 gallons per hour water filter. They may not perform as expected from a pool of the respective sizes. You may have to go for a 2,500 gallons per hour water filter with a timer for the smaller pool. For the larger pool, opt for the 3,000 gallons per hour filter pump with auto timer like Intex Krystal Clear Cartridge Filter Pump for Above Ground Pools, 2500 GPH Pump Flow Rate, 110-120V with GFCI. If you want to stay with the filter pumps supplied with the pool you will have to run the pump for a longer period of time to keep the pool clean.

The easiest place for algae to build up is under the top ring. Use a cleaning mitt to clean the algae growth from under the top ring, right at the water level. If you really want to keep the water clean and the algae at bay, get a sand filter and a salt water chlorine generator.

You can leave the pool in your backyard for the winter, if you don’t have lots of snow and ice in the area where you live. However, if the weather is freezing don’t leave the pool outside. Empty the pool, dry it completely and store it in a dry place. Spray a lot of talcum powder so that the surfaces don’t stick to each other.


If you want a pool that is easy to set up, to do some laps and play games the Intex Oval Frame Pool series are ideal for you.

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Intex Oval Frame Pool Editor's Review

Intex Oval Frame Pool Editor's Review

Easy to Install


Easy to Maintain




User Experience







  • Easy to set up
  • Can play games
  • Swim Laps


  • The water filter pump not adequate
  • Weak top ring

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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Nas ajbel - August 29, 2017

A popular choice is the Intex Oval Frame Pool Set, which is essentially combined with the strength of a metal frame pool and the flexibility of an Easy Set pool along with being designed to suit yards with limited space.


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