The best above ground pools
If a summer of family togetherness sounds like the summer your dreaming of, then elevate your outdoor space with this three metre long above-ground pool. This puncture resistant three ply material features a ladder for ease of access and pool pump, allowing for instant enjoyment this summer.
This top-of-the-line portable pool is large enough for kids and adults alike. Featuring high-quality galvanized steel with a precision-engineered locking system, this pool will last the test of time - and most importantly the hot summer ahead.
This 4.57m x 1.22m pool has a water capacity of 16,015L making it big enough for all your summer pool party needs. The convenient flow control drain valve, coupled with the included garden hose adapter, allows water to be drained away from the pool area easily. Including a ladder, pool cover and pump filter, cleaning and storing will be a breeze.
Although it may be the priciest pool on the list, it's definitely worth the investment. This pool is large enough to keep the whole family swimmingly occupied. Made of a tough reinforced three-ply liner with high puncture and tear resistance, it comes with a Krystal Clear 4542L sand filter pump, removable ladder, debris cover, and ground cloth. Whilst it may not be as portable as the others, it makes up for it in every other way.
At the bottom end of the price range, this pool really provides bang for your buck and hours of entertainment for the littlies. The bottom plug makes it super-easy to drain and it's light enough to easily move around. Perhaps too small for the average adult but it's perfect for kids who are still learning to swim.
The best inflatable pools
This inflatable pool is 2.01m x 1.5m x 0.51m making it the perfect option for kids to play and adults to lounge. It can be set up in minutes and taken down almost as quickly, meaning you can put away easily after a splash so it doesn't overrun your backyard.
Another inflatable option, this lounge pool is perfect for little kids wanting to play or for adults wanting to simply relax in the cool water. With a roomy length and width of 2.29m, there's enough space to enjoy the four built-in seats without feeling crowded. There's also two integrated cup holders so you can sit back and enjoy an icy drink as you laze the day away.
The best inflatable spa
While this one isn't technically a pool, it was too fun to leave off the list... The Bestway Lay-Z-Spa seats up to six adults, has 120 massaging jets, a digital control panel and a spa pump with integrated filtration system. With ultra-strong walls, and an energy-efficient heating system that's time controlled, you're all set for your summer evening soirée.
The best inflatable pools for kids
Not only will this inflatable pool serve as the splashing, playing and cooling centre for your young ones this summer, but its star shaped design and monochromatic style makes it all the more wonderful. Spanning 1.85 meters in width, and fitted with a drainage plug, move the pool around the yard as you like. This pool is suitable for children aged three years and older.
Suitable for children aged one to three years, this inflatable three ring baby pool is the perfect solution to a hot summer's day. Small enough for apartment living, and with a maximum water depth of 14cm, this baby pool allows for just enough room for the little occupier to splash around (supervised of course).
If you are looking for a pool that can provide a little bit more aqua fun, then this magical unicorn play pool is guaranteed to provide. Fitted with an extra wide slide, basketball hoop and sprinkler feature, the fun will last all summer long. This pool is suitable for children aged two years and over - with supervision.
How long can you leave water in inflatable pool?
If left totally untreated, it is recommended that the water be replaced once every two to seven days depending on how dirty it becomes. In the scenario your pool has been treated with chlorine or a pool cleaner, then the water may not need to be changed for multiple weeks.
How often do you need to clean an inflatable pool?
Though frequently replacing the pool water is a great way to keep the pool clean, there are other methods that can further prevent grime from forming on the lining. The traditional drain and dry method is an effective method, however, if time is something that you are lacking you might want to consider an electric pool cleaner.
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