Intex 18′ x 48″ Easy Set Swimming Pool Review

Intex Easy Set 18 ft x 48 in above ground poolLet’s take a close look at an 18′ round above ground pool that is rapidly becoming a best seller. We want to know why and maybe you do too, so here’s our review on the Intex 18′ x 48″ Easy Set above ground swimming pool.

The pool is 18′ across (diameter) and 48″ deep which is a decent size pool capable of handling several swimmers at on time. It comes with a 1500 gallon cartridge filter pump and extra cartridges.

Intex Easy Set pools have become one of the best above ground pools for anyone that doesn’t want to spend a fortune but still want the benefits from having a pool in their own backyard. If you have a level spot in your yard, this pool can be set up and ready for water in as little as 30 minutes.

You wouldn’t know it but this pool is very affordable and depending on the time of the year e.g. late summer, you can a great bargain while it’s still in stock.

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Features/Specs Intex 18′ x 48″ Easy Set Swimming Pool

  • Pool Gallons Capacity – 5455 gal.
  • 1500 gallon pump with cartridge filter system
  • Pump has a built in timer with GFCI for safety
  • 48″ A-frame ladder
  • Fitted Pool Cover
  • Shipping Weight: 155.7 lbs.


  • Large pool to accommodate several people
  • Pump has built in timer
  • Detailed instructions with DVD
  • Provides lots of family fun


  • Manufacture defects with leaking seams and inflatable top ring
  • 18′ diameter pool area that needs to be level – Can be work for some customers

Here is a response quote taken from the product review comments section

From Intex Consumer Support, 06/21/2014

“Thank you for posting your review. We apologize for the experience you’ve had with your pool. Please give us the opportunity to resolve this issue. Please call our toll-free customer service 1-800-234-6839. We thank you for your feedback, and once again, our apologies for this disappointing experience.”

I think that’s awesome that Intex, the manufacturing and distributing company, monitors other websites to handle their customer’s issues.

Intex 18′ x 48″ Easy Set pool has a 4.2 star rating with over 800 customer reviews

*Here’s a few review snippets*

“Fabulous inexpensive pool!”
“I still can’t get over the price”
“Great pool for the money!!”
“No Complaints! Highly Recommend”
“Easy-Set is right!”
“It’s exceeded all of my expectations!”
“Worth every penny!”
“Best money ever spent !!!! Everyone should buy one”

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What’s In The Box 

  1. Comes with DVD for easy set up and for maintaining the pool
  2. Ground cloth for protecting the pool floor
  3. 18 ft. by 48 in. Easy Set pool
  4. 1500 gph. Krystal Clear cartridge filter pump – 110/120 volt system
  5. Fitted cover for keeping out debris
  6. 48″ A-frame ladder, high impact plastic steps, coated steel frame for rust-resistant

*Key Points Before You Buy *

The top ring is very important for keeping the water inside any Easy Set pool. The key is to not over inflate. Repair any leaks when found. If it leaks, you can use liquid dish soap in a squirt bottle and go around spraying the ring. It will bubble wherever it’s leaking air.
You might want to invest a few dollars in an electric air pump for blowing up the ring. Then you will have it just in case the ring gets a hole in it you can air it up quickly. You can also use it to blow the new floaties you’re going to buy so you can relax in your new pool.

Intex 18 ft round customer recommendations

Review Of Our Final Thoughts On The Intex 18′ x 48″ Easy Set Swimming Pool

This pool has a lot of potential for delivering on the fun factor. It’s a generous 18′ round pool that will accommodate several people comfortably.

This Intex pool is has one of the highest ratings for an Easy Set pool and there is a reason for that. It’s because it is a great pool for an even better price. We agree with the customer recommendations for referring this pool to their friends.

Remember, it’s really important for the swimming pool to be level. This is for your safety and the integrity of the pool walls. I’m sure you want the least amount of work, so find an area in your yard that is the most level. Measure out 18′ and mark a spot on the ground with white spray paint at 9′. This is the center of the pool. Have someone hold the end of tape on that spot and you measure out 9′. Now, take the spray paint and start spraying the ground as you go around in a circle. This is where your pool will sit.

Intex 18 foot by 48 inch Easy Set aboveground pool

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