Top positive review
Pool Pros & Cons
Reviewed in the United States on July 9, 2019
This is a good pool for a low price. We selected this pool because of the depth and supposed 6'9" length. It's purpose for us is to simply sit in it, splash around a bit, and cool off. No kids will be using the pool. Just us two grownups.
PROS: Inflatable bottom - we have the pool on a tarp on our concrete patio and it's nice and soft to sit on. Definitely do NOT over-inflate the bottom! Love that the pool is so deep. Perfect for two adults to sit in (not lay, not enough room length- or width-wise) and cool off on a hot day. Easy to inflate with a pump. Holds a lot of air so no way would we be able to blow it up with just good lung capacity! Pool material is thick and sturdy. The bottom is slightly textured to help prevent slipping. I'm old, I slip, but not in this pool!
CONS: The top two rings slooowly lost some air over the course of five days. Not enough to be a big problem (yet). The interior of the pool is nowhere near 6'9". I am 5'8" and I would not be able to lay completely flat at the bottom. Not that I would because I would drown, but it just isn't 83" of interior length! We didn't measure the length, but I think the description means 83" TOTAL length measuring from one side to the other of the outside of the inflated top ring.
BIGGEST CON! POOR draining design. The water drain is on the bottom of the pool so with it sitting on a slab of concrete, it will NOT drain. We had a heck of a time getting it drained and had to lift up that corner so the water could come out the bottom. Perhaps if the pool is on grass, there wouldn't be as much restriction for the drain. Also, the draining water forces the drain plug back into the drain hole of the pool which, obviously, stops the pool from draining. It was a big pain to drain the pool. Yes, BIG pain. Good thing we only filled it about half way full or we would be trying to drain it for the next several days. A redesign putting the drain on the SIDE at the bottom would make a lot more sense no matter where the pool is sitting.
Overall: If you like a colorful deep pool, this is for you! If you want to put it on a hard surface, the inflatable bottom is awesome, but the drain being on the bottom makes it a real chore to drain. Would I buy it again? Probably not simply because of the location of the drain and that we have to put it on the slab instead of grass. The rest of the pool is a thumbs up!