Intex Pool Set, 8-ft x 30-in

Last updated date: December 16, 2019

DWYM Score
7.7


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Overall Take

In our analysis of 101 expert reviews, the Intex Intex Pool Set, 8-ft x 30-in placed 14th when we looked at the top 14 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note February 10, 2020:
Checkout The Best Swimming Pool for a detailed review of all the top swimming pools.

Expert Summarized Score
7.9
16 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
7.3
1,306 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Because of its tough laminated PVC material, it holds up to any rough play like jumping, bumping, and any other sorts of abrasions, not to mention that it’s also resilient against sunlight and salt water.
- Leisure Rate
April 6, 2019 | Full review
This is one of the most popular above ground pools in the market because of its quality and durability.
- Pools And Tubs
It’s extremely good value for money and will not collapse, even if the top ring becomes deflated.
- Spa Trade
The Intex Easy Set pool is one the easiest pools to install, easy to maintain and store. It is one of the popular pools in the small pool series because of its affordability which makes them ideal for a family of 3-4.
- Pool Cleaner Blog
October 10, 2019 | Full review
Because this is an inflatable pool, assembly requires only an air pump and a few short minutes of your time. The size makes this pool best for young children, or one to two adults at most.
- Pool Judge
October 4, 2019 | Full review
The filter cartridges are detachable, can be washed with mild soap and water.
- Ultimate Pool Guide
It has a large a stable bottom and the pool sides are smaller in circumference that travels up the rim or top of the pool.
- Pool Cleaner Lab
The best thing about this particular pool is in the assembly of it. Intex claim a 10-minute setup time until you can begin filling it with water.
- Poolonomics
Incredibly easy to set up – just inflate and fill. Made from durable PVC materials. Large enough for all ages. The best pool for those who need a quick and easy option that won’t break the bank.
- BestReviews
The great Hydro Aeration technology easily filters out the sediment at the bottom, increased negative ions for air freshness around the pool and induces iron and manganese oxidation resulting in sparking pool. It is sure to make your pool experience extra refreshing.
- Top 10 Focus
The filter cartridge is easy to clean as well. The signature Hydro Aeration Technology by Intex delivers many benefits such as improved circulation and filtration by making the sediments clump together at the bottom, improved water clarity by mixing air with water to keep it fresh and it ensures increased negative ions at the water surface which again make the water stay fresh.
- Techy Beasts
It is an easy setup pool with a maximum water capacity of 639 gallons.
- Paramatan
September 9, 2019 | Full review
The pool boasts quick assembly. It’s super easy to set up and only takes about 10 minutes to ready.
- Park Meridien
October 13, 2019 | Full review
The biggest advantage to these, regardless of what size you would choose is how easy they are to assemble and disassemble. Further, because they are not a permanent structure, that makes them suitable for any size yard.
- Which Inflatable
Extremely easy to setup, install and disassemble.
- Pools for Dummies
October 10, 2019 | Full review
Another great thing about Intex 8ft X 30in Easy set above ground pool is it’s tough PVC sidewalls which will provide protection against the hot summer sun.
- Easyhome101
What experts didn't like
Unfortunately, it doesn’t include a ladder, ground cloth, or pool cover, but considering it’s only 30 inches high, a ladder probably isn’t necessary.
- Leisure Rate
April 6, 2019 | Full review
It comes with a filter pump but does not include ground cloth, pool cover, and ladder. But then again, the pool being only 30 inches high, you may not need one.
- Pools And Tubs
The inflatable ring may be prone to leakage
- Pool Cleaner Blog
October 10, 2019 | Full review
Bear in mind that the inflatable frame is not made to last forever.
- Pool Judge
October 4, 2019 | Full review
A patch kit may be needed for some small pinholes during use.
- Ultimate Pool Guide
This Intex pool does not come with any ladder so you need to squish down the rim to step in and out of the pool which spills some water, but the water loss is kept at the minimum with the inflatable rim that returns to its original position to stop further water loss.
- Pool Cleaner Lab
Some owners of this model did have trouble piecing together the provided filter.
- Poolonomics
Not as durable as a steel-frame pool. Included pump needs improvement.
- BestReviews
There is no filter pump included.
- Paramatan
September 9, 2019 | Full review
Tends to leak.
- Park Meridien
October 13, 2019 | Full review
More importantly, the Easy Set Pools are not as durable as the metal frame and ultra frame models. One reason is their liner is thinner so they are more prone to leaks.
- Which Inflatable
Only recommended for areas with level ground
- Pools for Dummies
October 10, 2019 | Full review
In case of a sloped backyard unlevel pool might collapse
- Easyhome101

From The Manufacturer

Make a splash all summer long with the Intex Easy Set, one of the most easy to assemble pools on the market. This pool will make your backyard the place to be all summer as your family can relax and play. A 110-120 volt filter pump is included and is very easy to install- just hook up the hoses and enjoy clean refreshing water. Ready for water in 10 minutes, - simply spread out on level ground, inflate the top ring, fill the pool with water, and enjoy the fun! Includes: SUPER-TOUGH laminated PVC sidewalls. 110 - 120 Volt Filter Pump with 330 gallon per hour flow rate. Set-up and maintenance DVD. Convenient drain plug that connects to a garden hose so water can be drained away from pool or house area. Water capacity: (80%) 639 gallons.Customer Support our 800 number at 1-800-234-6839 to work with us to resolve any issues.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Intex Metal Frame Pool Set, 18ft x 48in
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 0
2. Bestway Power Steel Swimming Pool, 18-ft x 4-ft
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 0
3. Summer Waves Quick Set Ring Swimming Pool, 12ft x 3ft
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 0
4. Intex Prism Frame Pool Set, 12-ft x 30-in
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 8
5. Bestway Steel Pro Swimming Pool, 157x83x32-in
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 0
6. Intex Rectangular Pool Set, 24-ft x 12-ft x 52-in
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 9
7. Intex Metal Frame Swimming Pool Set, 15-ft x 48-in
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 3
8. Intex Rectangular Pool Set, 32-ft x 16-ft x 52-in
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 12
9. Intex Metal Frame Pool Set, 10-ft x 30-in
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 5
10. Intex Above Ground Swimming Pool, 12-ft x 30-in
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 3
11. Intex Swimming Pool, 8.5-ft x 5.3-ft x 2.13-ft
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 2
12. Intex Metal Frame Pool Set, 15ft x 4ft
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 18
13. Summer Waves Above Ground Pool Set, 12-ft x 33-in
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 9
14. Intex Pool Set, 8-ft x 30-in
Overall Score: 7.7
Expert Reviews: 16

An Overview On Swimming Pools

Whether you have six months of hot weather or six weeks, a swimming pool is worth the investment. Although a pool may seem like a headache and never-ending maintenance, it doesn’t have to be. There are so many different types of pools available right now, you can get as fancy or as simple as you like. For the most affordable and convenient swimming pool, you’ll want to choose an above-ground pool. These pools offer a variety of setup options, sizes and shapes. Find your perfect fit with help from this guide.

There are a few questions to ask before diving into the pool buying process. First of all, you’ll want to research maintenance requirements. Some pools require more upkeep than others. Most above-ground pools utilize an electric pump that circulates the water and keeps the water relatively clean. Some of the pools come with a pump and others you need to buy the pump separately. The big things that can’t circulate through the filter, you can easily clean with a mesh net. These are usually mounted on a long rod so you can reach across wide pools. In addition to the daily maintenance, at the beginning of each season, pools will require a shocking agent to get rid of all the algae that grows during the offseason. This can often take a few days to rectify but is part of the normal maintenance regimen for all pools.

Another good thing to think about is the installation process and expense. Above-ground pools have come a far way from the professional setup of the old days. You can get pools like the Summer Waves Quick Set Pool that requires very little installation. According to home improvement expert Vicki Liston, “If you are looking for ‘quick and easy,’ your best bet is either an inflatable or an ‘easy set’ pool. These are ready to be filled with water in mere minutes or up to an hour.”

In contrast, you can get a pool that is a little bit more complicated but still straight-forward such as a framed pool like the Bestway Power Steel Pool or the Bestway Steel Pro Pool.

“Conversely, an all-steel pool is the more expensive and strongest on the market, but it has its drawbacks,” says Liston. “Steel can rust and corrode so if you go this route, get one with a galvanized coating to protect it from the elements.”

A great option for this type is the Intex Metal Frame Pool Set.

Although it may seem intimidating, if you think about what kind of time you have to dedicate to a pool and buy accordingly, you will find the best pool for you.

DWYM Fun Fact

Swimming pools date back to 2600 BC to the Great Baths of Mohenjodaro in Pakistan. This pool was thought to be used for religious purposes, not necessarily leisure swimming or cooling off.

Greece and Rome embraced swimming as a valuable skill for boys to have. The Romans built their swimming pools separately from the baths and trained boys to swim. Gaius Maecenas of Rome is thought to have built the original heated pool sometime in the 100s BC.

Many centuries later, swimming pools became popular. By the mid-1800s, London was home to six indoor pools and after the Olympic Games in 1896, they became even more popular. By the 1900s, chlorination and filtration systems were invented to help with the purification of the water so water could be simply cleaned instead of dumped out and wasted.

The Swimming Pool Buying Guide

  • Be sure to get your ground set up with packed dirt that is completely level before setting up your pool.
  • If you plan on moving, choose a pool that is easily broken down and transported to another location.
  • Find the shape that complements your yard. From oval to round to rectangular, there are many options to choose from.
  • Don’t forget to calculate the cost of the water before you purchase a pool.
  • Try to find a pool set that comes with all the necessary accessories so you don’t accrue extra expenses in addition to the pool.