Intex Easy Set 15ft x 48in Round Above Ground Pool Set Review 2023

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Intex 15ft x 48in Easy Set Pool Set

15 round above ground pool

"Good option for families with elementary and middle-grade kids and can even be a good way for adults to cool off and relax in the evening."

Most people think ‘small’ when they think of inflatable pools. Not Intex! Our review of this much larger Intex 15 x 48 pool covers everything you need to know before purchasing this pool, including its main strengths and weaknesses. We’ll also talk about pool maintenance, so you know whether you have the time to keep a pool in safe and sanitary condition.

Sound like a plan? Great, let’s get started.

Features of Intex 15 x 48 pool

Most inflatable pools don’t have much in the way of features, but this 15ft swimming pool is an exception. It does come with a few important extras, including a ground cover, debris cover, removable ladder, and even a filter. That means that you’re getting the complete package with this pool, even though it is an inflatable pool.

Intex 15ft Easy Set Pool Quality

Overall, this 15×48 pool offers exceptional quality for an inflatable pool. It’s designed to be leak and stretching resistant, which means it will hold its shape when it’s in use and when it’s in storage. The added accessories also make this pool a lot easier to use and maintain.

That means you’re more likely to use it, and you’ll be able to use it longer.

The ground cloth makes a huge difference in the life of this above ground pool since it protects the bottom from debris that could otherwise puncture the pool. The debris cover makes a huge difference in the cleanliness of the pool and cuts down on maintenance.

Overall, this is a seriously high-quality package.

15ft Inflatable Pool Set Up

Despite its size, with a decent air compressor or even a pump, this pool will be ready to fill within as little as 15 minutes. Filling the pool takes a good bit longer but can usually be done in an afternoon.

Intex 15ft Round Pool Filtration

Unlike many inflatable pools, this above ground pool is big enough that it comes with its own filter! That cuts down on a lot of your maintenance and makes this pool easier to use, though you will need a nearby power outlet to run the filter.

We appreciated that this pool also has a built-in safety mechanism that cuts power to the filter if there’s any chance of the power source getting wet. That mechanism alone makes this pool much safer.

This pool also has a filter of appropriate size, which can’t be said for most.

Pool Maintenance

Maintenance for this 15ft inflatable pool is very low. You’ll need to trade out filter cartridges, top off the water, and decide if you want to chemically treat the water. It’s also a good idea to keep the debris cover on the pool anytime it isn’t in use since that will reduce the need to skim and vacuum the pool.

Who Is This 15x48 Pool Right For?

Intex 15ft Easy Set Pool is a great option for families that are looking for a relatively large pool, but who either don’t want the permanence or the cost of a framed above ground pool. 

It’s a good option for families with elementary and middle-grade kids and can even be a good way for adults to cool off and relax in the evening.

It’s not a great exercise pool despite its size. It’s just too shallow and the walls aren’t stable enough for that much movement.

But for a casual relaxing pool, Intex 15ft inflatable pool is an affordable and effective option.

Pros & Cons
Intex 15ft Above Ground Pool Set

Features We Love

  • Comes with a filter
  • Great accessories add durability and utility to the pool
  • Durable vinyl liner
  • Big enough for the whole family
  • Big enough for adults to use too


  • Not stable enough or deep enough for exercise
  • More prone to leaks and tears than most framed pools

Final Verdict

Intex is really pushing the limits of what an inflatable pool can be with this 15ft round x 48in deep model, but they do a good job of it. This pool is a good option for large families, especially families with middle grade and elementary age kids.

Plus, it’s durable enough to use year after year, with only minimal maintenance to keep the pool in great condition.

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