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Intex Family Size Pool with Water Pump and Ground Cover

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      25.09.2000 17:34
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      Wet Set (Intex ) Family Frame Pool, Filter included. The pool is large in diameter (12ft) and deep enough to swim in (30 inches), easy for 2 people to erect quickly, supplied with a 230v filter which is capable of pumping 600litres an hour. The pool is now available with a cover, however we bought our cover separately Sold in Argos for £299. After many years of being fed up of flimsy small pools that did not seem to last one summer, let alone try to store it for next year, we tried to find one that was large enough for our family of 4 children and comfortable for a couple of supervising adults We were fortunate to be visiting a local discount store and saw the pool for sale for £129. Thinking that it must be a mistake we confirmed the price with a salesman and ordered one to be picked up the next day. Although we have a small garden, we have a large piece of land and felt that the pool was not only suitable for the children to play in along with their friends on the land, it would serve as an ideal water storage tank for our gardening venture. The pool was very easy to erect, it took two adults less than half an hour to put up. The liner is made of substantial heavy gauge plastic and is nothing like any pool material that I had ever seen before. The instructions were very easy to read and follow, and even included instructions for the use and maintenance of the filter unit. All seams are double plastic welded and there is one hole in the side that is filled with a bung and screw lock plastic cap for the filter to sit in or to release the water from. Around the whole outside of the pool runs a fabric band and a rope for correct positioning of the legs which prevents the l.egs from splaying under the sheer weight of water. There are 10 plastic hollow tube upright legs, that rest in plastic cups for even weight distribution, which suspends the pool liner from post to post using top frames poles, which are also
      made of the same plastic, but slightly larger bore to avoid any confusion in assembling, and T pieces which are then fixed into place with small plastic pegs that lock the frame firmly together. Inside the pool are restraining bands for the filter tubes to go through Filling the pool however is a different story!!. I have no idea how long it takes to fill from a hosepipe, but I would recommend that you might consider filling the day before. We use a petrol water pump to pump the water from our lake to the pool, and that takes about two hours. I would also take into consideration when thinking about buying this pool is whether your house in one of the properties with a water meter!! When full, the pool looks spacey, grand and inviting, it has been in use for the second summer now, and has never failed to provide hours and hours of enjoyment for mine and many others children (Always under strict supervision of course). There is sufficient space and depth to teach smaller children to swim, but the pool is also small enough to encourage confidence in non-swimmers. The filter is a great idea, however slightly impractical in the middle of a field and has remained dormant in my shed since new. The filter is not to be used with anyone in the pool, it simply is turned off when the pool is occupied, and switched back on when empty of all occupants. I am aware that there is a 10 ft version of this pool although I have no idea of the cost. For a large garden, where you do not want a permanent pool, then this is an ideal choice. Even in properties with a water meter, the filtration system will keep the water clean for most of the summer and will only require top ups during this time. Chemical water cleaners can be used in this pool, and when properly used, without any ill effects to the liner. I feel that there are very few disadvantages with this pool, mainly the fact that it is not possible to buy steps for t
      he pool, and the price. It is an expensive investment, but in my opinion worthwhile for hours of fun during the summer. The company who distributes the pool also has a GB help line number and are happy to supply replacement parts from T pieces to entire pool liners for a charge. Store the pieces carefully to prevent any lost pieces. In all a great pool, and a lot of fun. ******This was my original opinion******** Update We have now had the pool for another year. It is now in use in the back garden, assembly was hindered by three broken T pieces, a problem easily rectified with the help of the free phone number. It takes about 4 hours to fill from a standard hosepipe. And.... we have managed to track down some steps too. They were £20 and worth every penny.

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        29.07.2000 00:55
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        I went to costco yesterday, in there I have seen the big paddleing pools and I really wanted to get one. After I talked my partner round, a lot!, he said yes, and I got one. The make of it is Intex, I have never heard of them before, but they had one already blown up, and I could see it was made from good strong plastic. The pool size is 90 inches in diameter, by 22 inch depth. It is made up of 3 seperate inflatable rings, each ring takes about 20-30 minutes to pump up using a foot pump (brought seperatly) depending on your speed! (me being slow-average!) the base inflates as well so is kind to feet!! it has a drain plug, and also comes with a repair cover that you cut to size as nessesary. This pool holds 311 gallons of water, and when full, goes up aprox 80% of the wall height. the walls of the pool are study enough for an adult to sit on (when pumped up properly) and has nice 'Tropical Lagoon' style pictures!! of fish and underwater sceens. they are also see through.(hard to explain, but fun for kids to look at.) I had it up today (despite the fact that when ready, it chucked it down, thunder and all!!) I had 8 people in the pool at the same time, with room still to move, (bare in mind that 4 of those were young children! other 3 a bit older and me!) they all loved it, got totally drenched, but loved it all the same. It is recommended for use for children 6 years +, I had my daughter (aged 1) in there and she was fine, although it was not full to its full capacity. and I'd just like to add, NO CHILD should be left unsupervised in water, at any young age, for obvious reasons. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a bigger pool, its great, strong, and sturdy. Similar pools are about £50-£60 for the same size. I only paid £24.00 for this, but it was form costco wholesaler, and not every one can use them. I'll update when I can find somewhere elce that sells the same pool.

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      Pool with family sized frame, an electric filter, and a ground covering. Aims to be easily set up in your garden.