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Intex Easy Set Pool without Filter - Blue, 8' x 30"
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
on 7 June 2015
This pool is fantastic and well worth the price. However, here are some tips that you really should take note of if you want this to last every year and want the most fun for the family.

1) Unless you live in a warm climate, here in the UK you really need to buy the Intex pool heater. Just don't even think about plugging that into an extension lead so make sure you have a professionally installed outdoor double socket (for pump and heater) that is RCD protected. If you don't heat the water (which is well over 1000 gallons) then it will be very chilly! Also don't expect the pool to get to a good temperature within a couple of hours, it's not designed to be like that. I turn mine on Thursday morning and by the weekend it's 34c, lovely and warm. It takes a good few days but it's not that bad on cost when you consider how much water capacity it's heating.

2) Buy aquatic underlay. The lining of this pool is very high quality, but with the huge weight of water inside you don't want any tears or punctures.

3) Make sure it's on an absolutely flat surface! When I first set mine up I filled it with a few inches of water and I could see that it very close to level (only a slight incline). Anything else will result in the pool being lob-sided and you'll be wasting a lot of time. I have mine setup on the patio, on aquatic underlay.

4) Make sure the pipes to the pump or heater don't get filled with air. It actually took me a while to figure out that my pump was taking in air from where the pipe is attached to the pool as it wasn't tight enough. I tightened the jubilee clips (I needed to buy extra) and the problem stopped. You can expel the air from the top of the pump if needed. After a few days the air was gone.

5) Buy a chemical pool floater. There are plenty on here and they are cheap enough. Pop a couple of chlorine chemical tablets inside and leave it in the pool when you are not using it. My neighbour didn't bother with this and it resulted in green algae forming within days. I've also bought a pool testing kit which consists of some paper strips to check the pH level.

6) Buy a solar pool cover. It's essentially bubble wrap but it maintains the pool temperature really well. I also purchased the Intex pool cover which goes over the inflated sides just to keep any debris or insects falling in at night.

If you follow these steps you'll have years of fun from June to September every year. I just wish I bought this sooner!
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71 of 75 people found the following review helpful
on 26 July 2009
This pool is a great size for 4 people for a small back garden. It takes a lot of water, but is nice and sturdy when up and is perfect for a quick dip or to lounge around on a sunny day. The sides are relatively high, so young children won't be able to sit and lean against them.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
This pool is ideal for kids. I wanted a pool that was deep and wide enough for adults to get in to cool off, but also shallow enough that the kids could stand easily above the surface. The instructions were very simple and I was able to do it myself in less that fifteen minutes and ready to fill it with water. This one does not come with a filtration system, but I honestly don't think one is needed. We bought a matching Intex solar cover which keeps leaves and grass out and also warms the pool quickly to a comfortable temperature. We are very happy with this purchase. The cat punched a hole on the top loop while trying to take a peek inside the pool one day and since the kit included patches, I patched it up quickly and haven't had any issues with the air leak since then. Completely happy with this purchase and I think this was a great deal!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 22 July 2013
When I ordered product company confirmed a two day max delivery - did not happen and when chased by me I was told they were let down by their supplier no good to me when I have 10 children turning up for a birthday party with no pool .
You would have thought they would have contacted you to advise - but no !!!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on 18 July 2013
So, weather's a bit hot! I got a pool. It's plenty big enough that i don't feel like a toddler in a kiddie pool, can't swim in it, obviously, but it's perfect for this heatwave. Seems to be a pretty sturdy construction, inflates in minutes, took about 5 hours to fill from hosepipe. At under £30, it's a bit of a bargain too compared to shallow, cheaper pools. Absolutely love it.

EDIT: Bejeesus! They've bumped the price up somewhat! £95??? I paid less than £30 ten days ago. Still, I guess I wouldn't have regretted it had I paid the higher amount.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 28 May 2011
excellent pool used several times no problems just hope the good weather comes back so we can get more use out of th pool
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on 19 July 2013
The is a great pool, very easy to set up, the kids are able to swim around like goldfish and have had so much use out of it during this lovely weather. I think this is really good value for money. We will purchase the pump and heather for next year.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 27 July 2014
Excellent service. Was advised delivery was 5 working days but it arrived after only 2. This pool is great and so easy to use. Takes a while to fill but excellent value for money.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 25 July 2014
Excellent purchase! Easy to put up and fill. Kids LOVE it so happy.
The only thing is, I will regulary change the water I imagine but can live with that.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on 13 July 2010
Was amazed by the size as larger than thought, but absolutely delightful and a lovely shade of blue - the children really love it and allow the occaisional dip to a grown-up!
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