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luxangelic
Aug 10 , 2010
what they don't tell you is how to level the ground

my biggest challenge was leveling the ground, the directions say not to use sand, we came up with styrophome, the kind that goes under siding.  worked really well. They also do not tell you that if you are not placing the pool on concreate or asphalte that you need someething hard to put under the supports.  But you live you learn.  Overall, we are very happy with this purchase, the pool is bigger than it seems in the picture. 

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FourBoysADogAndMe
Jun 23 , 2011
Too Big Too Small

this pool is too big for small children,(under 8-9) the depth makes it unsafe and is considered a liability for insurance purposes. My community requires a permanent fence which will cost as much as the pool. Add the insurance premium and it is not worth it for this temporary pool. The pool's demensions(footprint) make it too small for swimming (as opposed to standing and splashing around) if you are over 6. The demensions are exactly 9 X18 as described but my family of 5 is crowded in it splashing around--Contrary to the photo depiction of a dozen or so people. Bottomline, if you are young enough to enjoy the footprint size you are too young for the depth; if you are old enough for the depth the footprint is too small to share; if you are paying for this, the collateral costs should be considered.

 

hdsunshine

Decatur, TN

Nov 20 , 2013
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Awesome pool!

This pool is easy to set up and our family has enjoyed it. Was very easy to keep clean. Very sturdy also.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Mr.Rob

Philadelphia, PA

Jun 27 , 2013
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I live in a row house in Philadelphia and been searching for a pool my kids

I seen the advertisement at Sears for this pool and it was a 9' by 18' and I thought this would be perfect because my yard is 13' by 60'. After unpacking the very large very heavy box I put in the DVD and it didn't work,so I had to read the instructions and it said you need 6' around the pool. I was extremely mad I called my wife and told her the bad news. After thinking about it you only need it because of the side bars. So what I did was fold it in toward the center with my two teen sons then pulled back out EASY. This is a easy pool to set up and looks Great. If you have a small yard or large yard this is the best pool.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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ArroyoToad

Guatay, CA

Jun 8 , 2013
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volley ball set instead of sand filter?

Sears did not have this pool kit in stock with the sand filter. Instead it came with the cartridge filter and a volley ball set. My water was slightly brownish from iron (well water) and has been PH balanced and shocked. The cartridges filter has been pumping for over 12 hours and no noticeable change in the color of the water. From what I hear the sand filter actually works. This volley ball set is a poor half baked design. The guy who designed it must have been on crack. A volley ball net should be able to be mounted at the middle of the pool, but this one has to mounted off center to a leg support which is not centered on the pool. It could have been designed easily to mount in the middle but they were too cheap to spend an extra buck for a support that would straddle to two center legs. I believe their idea was not so much to include a volley ball set but to eliminate the sand filter so you can buy one later and buy filter cartridges in the mean time. The pool itself is nice.


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Pink13

Haverhill, MA

Jun 3 , 2013
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Broken Parts

I had bought this item a few weeks ago and went to set it up today. I had leveled my yard, layed out the ground cover and put the pool on top. I started to take out the pieces when we found out that two of the pieces were broken. I was very disappointed because I wanted to set it up for my daughter. I am very disappointed with my purchase. I think the pool has great quality but that it was not delivered with care.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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jlebeau13

Pittsfield, MA

Feb 21 , 2013
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jump in

Does take a little longer to put up than they say but great buy.Ground must be very stable and very level.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Rockwelltek

Saint George, UT

Nov 13 , 2012
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Our Family Does Enjoy It

Pretty straight forward. Pump a little cheap so upgrade pump and plumbing as a good pump will collapse ribbed hosing for the smaller volume pump that comes with it.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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SDanner

Anahola, HI

Aug 15 , 2012
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Good Product, Great Price, Free Ship to Store Essential

Kids are having a blast.  So far the pool appears to be sturdy and well made.  While it only took two of us about an hour to assemble the pool, several hours of hard work was needed to level the ground ahead of time.  It is absolutely critical to have a level surface.  We had a 1" high mound in the middle of one side of the pool and after filled it appears that the top side is slightly bowed in.  Not enough to empy the pool but we do intend to remedy when we do have a reason to empty the pool.  The ladder is flimsy.  We ended up building a stand alone deck on one end of the pool with a traditional stainless steel ladder attached.

The real deciding factor for us was the price and free shipping.  Living in Hawaii, shipping is usually a deal breaker for larger items.  Shipping to our local Sears for free closed the deall.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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mioSognoBella

Billings, MT

Jul 19 , 2012
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Great price, big pool.

Way to deep for young children, this is NOT a kiddie pool. Does take more than 2 people to put it up but its easy. The ground needs to be LEVEL or the sides start to buckle in. The ladder is not as sturdy as I had hoped for, but thats the only negative with this package. Make sure you order replacement filters since you need to change them out every week or two. Im very happy with the purchase.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Candy8aloha

Copperas Cove, TX

Jul 9 , 2012
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Best purchase I've ever made!

I got this pool 2 years ago. And used the pump that came with it, then bought a 4000gph pump the next year and maintence has never been easier! This pool is sturdy and stable. I was nervous on buying one cuz its my first large pool but I am so very glad I did! It's made my get togethers a blast and I take it down every winter and put it up in early June, late May. it's super easy! I totally recommend it! Easy set up and take down,maintenance is easy,such fun fits a lot of ppl. And amazing for summertime!,,

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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JamesGraham

Marksville, LA

Jun 19 , 2012
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Intex 18 ft. by 9ft. by 52 in. pool

I have owned this pool for years. The inside lining still looks like the day we bought it, the pump is still keeping the water clean. The metal components are not rusted at all the are still perfectly painted gray like the day we got it. It is extremely durable too, we push off of the walls and we own several cats and they haven't managed to bust it yet. The ladder is extremely sturdy, it can hold at least 300 pounds. Overall, this pool will last for probably a lifetime. Well worth the investment.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Kimberlym4

Medina, OH

Jun 11 , 2012
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Great buy

Our family loves this pool. Our kids are preteens and teens. Lots of volleyball (two people to a side) is played. This is not a huge pool but it is perfect for our 3 kids and occasional friends. Set up was easy after the ground was leveled. Took about 1/2hour with four people. Has been up for about a month now...it is very sturdy and the filter seems to be keeping it clean. Very happy with the purchase...love the rectangular shape...


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scobad

Benson, AZ

Jul 5 , 2011
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Above ground pools, the affordable family/ adult retreat.

After owning many homes with inground pools and then spending the last 71/2 years without one, what was I thinking? Sure it would be nice to dive into pool and resurface at the other end, but is waiting to save up the money to do so really worth the wait? NO! Our Sears 18 x 9 pool was not only several hundred dollars less then other advertised retailers, it is one of the best upgrades we could have done. Our INTEX swimming pool has become our favorite attraction and we actually look forward to relaxing/ playing in it every afternoon. Easy set up and step by step directions/ DVD made our pool a great decision. Just wished we had thought about it a few years earlier.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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FourBoysADogAndMe

Milford, MI

Jun 23 , 2011
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Too Big Too Small

this pool is too big for small children,(under 8-9) the depth makes it unsafe and is considered a liability for insurance purposes. My community requires a permanent fence which will cost as much as the pool. Add the insurance premium and it is not worth it for this temporary pool. The pool's demensions(footprint) make it too small for swimming (as opposed to standing and splashing around) if you are over 6. The demensions are exactly 9 X18 as described but my family of 5 is crowded in it splashing around--Contrary to the photo depiction of a dozen or so people. Bottomline, if you are young enough to enjoy the footprint size you are too young for the depth; if you are old enough for the depth the footprint is too small to share; if you are paying for this, the collateral costs should be considered.


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luxangelic

Elk Grove Village, IL

Aug 10 , 2010
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what they don't tell you is how to level the ground

my biggest challenge was leveling the ground, the directions say not to use sand, we came up with styrophome, the kind that goes under siding.  worked really well. They also do not tell you that if you are not placing the pool on concreate or asphalte that you need someething hard to put under the supports.  But you live you learn.  Overall, we are very happy with this purchase, the pool is bigger than it seems in the picture. 

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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funandsun

Holgate, OH

Apr 28 , 2010
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Awesome!!!

Best pool for the money. Easy set up and very durable. Love it!!!


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