Rated 4 out of 5 by 4reviewers.
Rated 2 out of 5 by HotSouthTexan How Much Money Do You Want to Put Into It? Set-up on this pool is fairly easy. We have enjoyed swimming in it. The problem comes in the maintenance. I bought this pool last summer in mid-July (2011) and we hardly got to swim in it by the time we took it down in October. I don't know if it's because I live in a climate with many days of 100+ degree temperatures, or what, but it was a MAJOR hassle to get the chemicals balanced. When I finally would get them balanced, any little thing would mess it up. I followed all the directions, including purchasing a stabilizer for warmer climates. After doing a little research I decided that a salt system would be the way to go. So this year I purchased the Krystal Clear Saltwater Filtration System (see my review for that, as well).I have been disappointed with other components of this pool kit. After only one year, I've had to replace BOTH filter hoses. The pool was not left up or out in the weather through winter. I've patched two leaks in the inflatable ring and I must say the adhesive patches do work very well. However, there is still a leak (or leakS) somewhere that I have not been able to locate. So I'm having to pump up the ring at least once a day. The filter pump has also developed a leak internally. I know this because I can hear air coming through when I turn the pump off and water also leaks from the base. This leak conveniently developed just after the one year warranty period expired. The filter cartridges also fill up very quickly, especially if you have any algae in the pool after shocking it or if you have any minerals in your water. I am able to rinse the filters out and reuse them, but sometimes I have to rinse them daily.The vacuum system that comes with this pool is a joke. Unless you only have a few leaves and/or a little dirt on the bottom of the pool, you'll spend a LOT of time vacuuming. The filter bag on the vacuum is so small that it's necessary to empty it multiple times during one vacuum session. My biggest problem is when my pool has turned green. After I shock it, all the dead algae settles out of the water & on the bottom of the pool. I don't think I'll ever get it all vacuumed out. I have to stop literally every few minutes to empty the bag in order for the vacuum to be able to continue to suction. It only sucks really well within the first few seconds that I turn the pump on because the bag gets full of algae so quickly. I promise, this is not an exaggeration.My advice is this: Save up to have an in-ground pool with a professional filtration and salt system. Barring that, seriously consider how much money you want to invest in an above-ground pool. If I had this to do over again (and wanted to really put money into it), I would buy a pool with a frame rather than the Easy-Set. I would buy the salt system from the start, and I would buy a sand filter system. All that being said, I will not buy another above-ground pool. 08/06/2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by sidekick23 pump the pump lasted 2 months 05/30/2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by DecisionsAreStressful My family has had this pool through two summers. It has proven to be very durable. It does have to be on even ground. Even the slightest of slopes can cause a foot loss in water depth, as learned the hard way. However, when it was taken down, leveled, and refilled it did meet depth expectations. The pump it comes with is not able to keep this pool clean but the purchase of a sand filter has proven to be a good investment. This pool fits all six of my family members comfortably and we are very happy with this purchase. 07/31/2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by PartytimeMom Great fun for the price Bought this towards the end of last season and had it up for close to 2 months. Most other reviews were correct regarding filter pump. We had to upgrade to a more powerful pump. The water also got milky because of our water quality and sunscreen residue; shock chlorine worked well. However, the pool comes with all you really need: net, scrubber, skimmer that can attach to pump, ladder, cover, floor tarp.Set-up did require two people, three would have been nice as the material is heavy and hard to move around. Took about 20 hours to fill with a garden hose.We had 4 adults, a 4 and 7 year old in the pool with floaties. It was great to cool off and play catch. We all had a blast in the pool. Even if we cannot get use out of it this year (which I am confident we will), it was worth the money when you consider going to the movies cost $10-$15 per person if not more with goodies. For one summer of play in the water, it was worth every penny. This is clearly not a permanent solution to hot summers but if you can get 2 or 3 summers out of it, you should be happy. 04/14/2012