Posted on Jun 07, 2012 with Comments 0
15′ x 42″ Easy Set Pool Set (with Filter Pump, Ladder, Ground Cloth, Cover, Maintenance Kit, Surface Skimmer, and DVD) – The easy set pool has brought the enjoyment of backyard swimming to millions of people around the world. Easy sets are easy to assemble, reliable pools that are the best value on the market today. All you need to decide is what size fits your yard the best.
- Item Weight: 100 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 97 pounds
- ASIN: B00175X62Q
- Item model number: 56408EB
Perfect backyard pool!
We did just a little prep work to the ground to ensure it was level. It wasn’t perfect level, but the best we could do. The spot was “eye ball level”, but we scalped a little off one side and added some sand to the other to help make it even better. Make sure the ground doesn’t have any sticks, rocks, acorns, etc.
Set up went well. The ground cover is VERY thin, so we weren’t sure what good it was going to do. The DVD was helfpul, but pretty basic.
As it started to fill, we made sure to spread out the floor to keep wrinkles from being there. It took our pool about 12 hours to fill up. Before you start adding the water, take note of where the drain hole is in case you want the water to go in a certain area when you drain it, or you can hook a hose up to that. Also, note where the pump goes so you can place that in the right area.
The top air ring inflated easily. We did notice that the outside temperature really had a bearing on how firm it was. If you inflate it when it’s cool, don’t air up really firm as the heat will expand it. You will need an air pump of some kind to blow it up.
The ladder assembled easily and seems stable. The pump has received some bad opinions, but I don’t think we have had ours long enough to really know how it will perform. So far so good though.
We have been enjoying this pool every day. We’ve had several kids playing in it at a time, and as kids do, they can get to splashing and playing pretty rough at times.
The sides are soft and do give a little, but would be very hard to push down. It seems very sturdy. We filled the water to just under the ring, so the depth of the pool isn’t water level, it’s pool side height. So subtract about 8-10″ off the depth to know water level.
The skimmer and vacuum that came with it, work well. They are necessary items to help keep the pool clean.
The cover seems heavy duty. It ties on and seems secure.
Overall, I think this is a great pool for the money.
Edited to add: We have now used the pool for 2 summers. We drain, dry, and store in our basement through the winter months. Set up and take down has been quite easy for a pool this size. The pump, ladder, and pool itself have all held up well and we have not had one issue or problem. No complaints.
Good basic value
great summer fun
not as easy
I began setting it up but its definitely not a one man job. Very important to make sure ground is level.