Sunday, July 24, 2005

I need feedback please

Yes, I know I'm doing far too many entries each day.  It's hot, so I sit in front of the computer most of the time with a fan blowing on me.  Anyhow....

I see these pools in yards everywhere.  My son has one (see it here) (give me feedback, Jim).

They're relatively cheap, and I know my granddaughters would enjoy swimming, on these hot days.  I wouldn't be above getting in with them.

Marvin, next door, had one set up for his kids, but it's gone now.  I ask Anna why, and she said, "The water turned green, so we deflated it."

My question #1:  How hard are these things to maintain?  Does it take a lot of time, effort and money to keep the water clear?

question #2:  The one that's 48 inches deep costs $297; the one that's 42 inches deep costs $218.  I'd be getting it mainly for a seven-year-old and a nine-year-old.  Which one should I get?

 

10 comments:

firestormkids04 said...

they will get older - get the 48" - later, invest in a cover if it doesn't come with one.  I don't think upkeep is all that bad - I think I'd get one if my yard was bigger.  Blessings, Penny

jspiker said...

Well....you asked for advise :

Pools are like boats...the two happiest days of your life are when 1) You buy it and 2) the day you sell it.

If you 'gota have one . I'd buy the $218 one and spend the savings on the water bill.  

How far is the nearest creek?

woodmotorsports said...

Ours is the $219 one, and I think it is plenty big for what we use if for....Lyndsay all day, and us to cool off once and a while. The upkeep isn't bad as long as you keep an eye on it. If algae takes it over, it is quite a pain to get rid of. If you just add preventive algaecide, and shock it once a week, I'd say upkeep shouldn't be more than around $20 per month. Filters are $10 for a two pack, changed once every two weeks. "Pool Shock" packets are $10 per six pack, one pack per week.

skisseberth said...

PS - I like all your entries. :)

skisseberth said...

Looks like you got some really good feed back, Donna. Think you should "go for it" !  The grands [and you] will have a blast using it !

gloufriesz said...

Mo
The reason the water turns green is because there is not enough chemicals and circulation in the pool.  If it has a filter system or a pump with the proper chemicals it should be fine.  If properly maintained a pool isn't that expensive to maintain.  I would go for the bigger one because they will enjoy it and it will be nice for you as well.  My son has an above ground pool and they love it.  I hope you decide to go for it and that all of you enjoy it.  Glennie

plieck30 said...

I can't say about the newer ones but they sure look cool. We had one when my daughters were young (along time ago) and I kid you not we had trouble with grass growing through the bottom even though we took all the grass we could up, spread plastic and sand. I would certainly get everything to keep it clean. We spent a lot of time draining it and scrubbing it. We should have invested al little more. Paula

marainey1 said...

I know the algea grows quickly, you have to get special stuff to put in the water...I've never had one , but it sure looks inviting.  Last year we could hardly use one - but this year we need one.

Keep cool - 'On Ya'  - ma

amy122389 said...

We have one exactly like that.  Get the bigger one.  :)  (We got ours at Sams..)  They're easy to maintain.  Dump some pool shock in it when it gets a little cloudy and it's good to go.  The kids love it...
If you're on city water, make sure to call your water co and tell them you're filling a pool so they don't charge you assuming that you're letting the water go down the drain.

~Amy

ryanagi said...

My son's summer day camp has a small one of these and he loves it. I plan to get one next year...a bigger one.