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Review of Easy Set Pool and Cover

Posted on | June 13, 2007 | 3 Comments

Easy Set Pool and Cover

Bad buy as you really need a totally flat and smooth surface to put pool on.

Its that time of the year again and the paddling pools are being brought out into back gardens. Last year I bought a 10ft easy set pool and cover for round about the €100 mark. I figured it looked sturdy and would take plenty of abuse from our darlings! It was big and looked like good fun. 

Alas it was only when I got it home, unpacked and started to try and assemble and fill it with water that I realised my mistake. This pool REALLY requires a totally flat surface to work. If it is placed on any sort of a slope, however small, the pool will not fill properly with water, one side will slope and water will continually spill out and the sides of the pool will not stand. It also needs a smooth surface. It is quite difficult once it starts filling with water to get all the creases out of the base of it.

I was really disappointed. We tried it on the patio, on several places around the garden but to no avail. None of the locations were level enough. In the end, I donated it to my brother in the hope his garden will suit it better.

Rated 2/5 on Jun 13 2007 by manicmammy
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3 Responses to “Review of Easy Set Pool and Cover”

  1. Aquabot Guy
    July 9th, 2007 @ 7:45 pm

    Our neighbors to rectify this issue ended up digging out a flat area, putting up a retaining wall to keep the dirty higher up on the slope from moving onto the flat area. He now has a flat area to place his pool on, he just makes sure to keep a tarp over top to prevent weeds growing.

  2. manicmammy
    July 9th, 2007 @ 7:53 pm

    Wow Aquabot Guy, that seems like a whole lotta work just for a pool. I hope it was worth it in the end?

    We just opted for the low tech solution of buying a standard big inflatable paddling pool and a couple of inflatable dolphins and seals to play with in it. The kids seem happy enough with this alternative. Long may it continue so!

  3. Aquabot Guy
    July 10th, 2007 @ 5:20 pm

    It appears to have worked out for them, I see them swimming all the time :) And once done all he has to do is take apart the pool and put it back together year on year. That and pull any weeds that grew over the winter / early spring under the tarped area. I’m waiting to see how it does in the wind storms :P

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