POOL QUESTION

POOL QUESTION

MY Bf and I are going to buy a pool this summer from Walmart. They have 2 pools which would fit our needs, a metal sided one and a soft sided one. They are about the same price (2 dollar difference) each is 4 foot deep metal one is 15 feet wide and the soft sides one is 18 feet wide (at

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  1. #1
    Cindy
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    MY Bf and I are going to buy a pool this summer from Walmart. They have

    2 pools which would fit our needs, a metal sided one and a soft sided

    one. They are about the same price (2 dollar difference) each is 4 foot

    deep metal one is 15 feet wide and the soft sides one is 18 feet wide

    (at the base, top ring is smaller). They come with comparable extras,

    just not sure which one to choose. I am not sure which would be more

    durable. I am interested in hearing experiences with either pools and

    which one would be the most durable?





    Thank you



    Cindy Sue

    in oregon =)








  2. #2
    kygirl28us
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    we bought an easy set pool soft side and the pump wasnt big enough to

    keep the water clear







    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "Cindy" <cindysioux@...> wrote:

    >

    > MY Bf and I are going to buy a pool this summer from Walmart. They

    have

    ?

    >

    >

    > Thank you

    >

    > Cindy Sue

    > in oregon =)

    >










  3. #3
    Lori Morgan
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    Something my parents did when we were kids (if you have extra storage

    room for the winter) is, they went to the grain and feed store and

    bought a HUGE cow trough for us to swim in. It was the best thing ever

    and they never had to replace it, because it never rusted or got a

    hole in it. Plus it had a drain plug at the bottom, so it was easy to

    get the water out. If I had room for storage, I'd buy one for my kids

    in a heart beat. It was sooo much better than anything you can buy at

    Walmart.



    For the ones that you are looking at now, is the soft sided one the

    kind with the blow up ring at the top? If so, they are very difficult

    to get perfectly circular and you can damage them pretty easily if you

    don't store it correctly in the winter. That being said, my parents

    bought a huge one that lasted two summers (2005-2006) and we had a

    blast in it with the kids.



    Lori

    Dallas

    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "Cindy" <cindysioux@...> wrote:

    >

    > MY Bf and I are going to buy a pool this summer from Walmart. They

    have

    > 2 pools which would fit our needs, a metal sided one and a soft

    sided

    > one.








  4. #4
    docnsure
    Guest

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    We bought a metal sided pool 5 years ago from wal-mart and TRIED to put it up.

    After

    wasting a full weekend trying to get the liner in correctly (yes we watched the

    video more

    than once). We returned that pool and got the soft side pool(it does have metal

    base). We

    have put it up every year and taken it down in the fall. It is still in good

    shape. The only

    problem that I have is the kids have gotten bigger and want a larger pool but it

    is great in

    the summer even for us parents and the midnight swims. My advice is the soft

    sided pool.

    I have seen people leave them up all year long.





    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "Cindy" <cindysioux@...> wrote:

    >

    > MY Bf and I are going to buy a pool this summer from Walmart. They have

    > 2 pools which would fit our needs, a metal sided one and a soft sided

    > one. They are about the same price (2 dollar difference) each is 4 foot

    > deep metal one is 15 feet wide and the soft sides one is 18 feet wide

    > (at the base, top ring is smaller). They come with comparable extras,

    > just not sure which one to choose. I am not sure which would be more

    > durable. I am interested in hearing experiences with either pools and

    > which one would be the most durable?

    >

    >

    > Thank you

    >

    > Cindy Sue

    > in oregon =)

    >










  5. #5
    Cindy Sue Cindysioux@yahoo.com
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    Thank you for the info Lori, I am pretty sure we have decided on the soft sided

    one, I suggested the cow trough idea but even the biggest ones are not that deep

    and as we do not have kids this is just for us ..........and we have very little

    in the way of storage.



    Lori Morgan <lmorgan74@excite.com> wrote: Something my parents did when we were

    kids (if you have extra storage

    room for the winter) is, they went to the grain and feed store and

    bought a HUGE cow trough for us to swim in. It was the best thing ever

    and they never had to replace it, because it never rusted or got a

    hole in it. Plus it had a drain plug at the bottom, so it was easy to

    get the water out. If I had room for storage, I'd buy one for my kids

    in a heart beat. It was sooo much better than anything you can buy at

    Walmart.



    For the ones that you are looking at now, is the soft sided one the

    kind with the blow up ring at the top? If so, they are very difficult

    to get perfectly circular and you can damage them pretty easily if you

    don't store it correctly in the winter. That being said, my parents

    bought a huge one that lasted two summers (2005-2006) and we had a

    blast in it with the kids.



    Lori

    Dallas

    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "Cindy" wrote:

    >

    > MY Bf and I are going to buy a pool this summer from Walmart. They

    have

    > 2 pools which would fit our needs, a metal sided one and a soft

    sided

    > one.








  6. #6
    Jennifer Crumpton
    Guest

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    We have had pools as long as I can remember, so hopefully I can offer some useful input. My first question is the "metal" sided pool. Is is a true steel-sided pool, or the blue kid with the PVC-like tubing around the outside? I am questioning that a true metal pool is only $2 difference than the blue "cauldron" (as we call them) pools. I have had both the steel and cauldron pools, and feel that the steel are definitely superior. The blue ones are really (!!) hard to get level, and I know people who have had up to a foot difference in depth from one side to the other. You are also supposed to drain them and take them down every year. The one year we had one, the filter didn't do a very good job, and it was impossible to vacuum any debris from the bottom. When we stored it over the winter, mice got at it, and ate holes everywhere. The true steel ones (like Doughboy), you can leave up all winter, saving you a ton a money in
    water refilling every year, plus maintenance is much easier as the filters are far better.


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  7. #7
    Cindy Sue Cindysioux@yahoo.com
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    it is the one with PVC like tubing

    Jennifer Crumpton <sahm22girls@yahoo.com> wrote: We have had pools as long as I can remember, so hopefully I can offer some useful input. My first question is the "metal" sided pool. Is is a true steel-sided pool, or the blue kid with the PVC-like tubing around the outside? I am questioning that a true metal pool is only $2 difference than the blue "cauldron" (as we call them) pools. I have had both the steel and cauldron pools, and feel that the steel are definitely superior. The blue ones are really (!!) hard to get level, and I know people who have had up to a foot difference in depth from one side to the other. You are also supposed to drain them and take them down every year. The one year we had one, the filter didn't do a very good job, and it was impossible to
    vacuum any debris from the bottom. When we stored it over the winter, mice got at it, and ate holes everywhere. The true steel ones (like Doughboy), you can leave up all winter, saving you a ton a money in water refilling every year, plus maintenance is much easier as the filters are far better.
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