Quick Set Pools

@Shar19 (8236)
United States
June 18, 2010 11:33am CST
These days it seems just about everyone has one of those quick set pools that are around 3 or 4 feet deep. Now my kids want one and I'll admit, I do too. So hubby and I are looking around for one and checking out the prices. Do you have one of these pools and if so what is a good price for them?
4 responses
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
21 Jun 10
We've actually had one of these in my mother's back yard for the last eight summers. The first one lasted through six summer seasons and would have lasted longer than that if it weren't for the fact that during the winter the dogs put a hole in it that ended up being a massive tear. So, we bought another because the pool gets a lot of use at her house. We have an 18 foot round by 42 inch deep pool and when we bought the replacement last year it cost about $350 for this size. When you consider that it will last for many summers if properly taken care of, it is well worth the money.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
22 Jun 10
That's a great place for a pool! I'm sure the kids love going over there. I'm glad that yours lasted a long time. The one that you described is the one that we are looking into. We're also thinking about getting the salt water filter. Do you know anything about those?
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
22 Jun 10
We don't have a salt water filter, but I would love to have one. I saw them last year when we were buying the pool, but I didn't have money with me at the time to purchase it so I didn't bother. Then I intended to get one at the end of the season but it slipped my mind. I'm hoping to find one on sale soon though.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
22 Jun 10
Do you know what is involved with the saltwater filter? Do you still need to shock the pool and buy chlorine? My husband is now concerned with all the work that involves maintaining the pool.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
20 Jun 10
I've seen them at Walmart for around $200. That's a pretty good sized one too. Don't forget to add in the cost of chemicals when your budgeting though. They can add up pretty quick. I have one of the metal pools that Mentalward was talking about and chemicals alone can cost a small fortune depending on your water and the weather. I really enjoy it though. I know your family will love it. Take care and don't forget the sunscreen..lol.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
22 Jun 10
I think we'll probably go with one from Walmart since they have the best prices. I know the chemicals can really add up. That is why we are considering getting a salt water filter for the pool that we get.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
22 Jun 10
I saw those and wondered about them. I'll have to research them and see what I can find out about them. Might be a better alternative.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
22 Jun 10
We were going to get one, but the city has an ordinance that says you have to have a fence around it. You have to have a 6 foot privacy fence around anything over 18 inches. We have a chain link fence but that is all. We would spend more on a fence, than the pool itself.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
22 Jun 10
I know we have an ordinance here too that says if the pool is 48" or more you need a fence. We were thinking about getting a fence anyway since we have a dog now.
@mentalward (14697)
• United States
18 Jun 10
I haven't looked everywhere but have noticed that WalMart has some pretty good prices for theirs. When I think back about what our old pool cost, the prices at WalMart are TERRIFIC! We had one with metal walls and a liner. It was 4' tall and 16' x 24' in length and width. It cost over $2,000.00! Plus, having to level out the ground, put down sand, blah blah blah, that thing was expensive! I want to get one of those quick set pools myself but I'm waiting until the bushes I've planted around our property grow a bit more so we have privacy. I might just get too impatient and have a privacy fence put up but we have a LARGE yard and that would cost quite a lot of money. If you do get one, take lots of pictures! I'm sure we'd all love to see you and your kids having fun in the water.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
22 Jun 10
What I like is that you can take them down at the end of the season. The prices really are the best compared to all of the other places I have checked with. I used to have a pool when I was little that sounds like the one you described. It stayed up all year round. I think it lasted about 17 years. I loved that pool. I'm sure it would cost us triple the price these days. We're going to have to get a fence soon too since we have a dog. Plus I would like the privacy.