You get a lot for the money. Overall, the pool is good quality, and the sand pump and saltwater filtration system do a great job. My only complaint is the very unsteady ladder.
The pool assembly DVD that was included in the package was not the right one for this model pool, which caused a lot of confusion for assembling the hoses. I went to the Intex website and found the right video. The instructions state to have two people assemble the pool, but this 54-year old, out-of-shape woman managed to do the whole job by myself. I don't recommend this because it would have been much easier and faster with another person.
Setting up the pump and filter was very easy and quick, about 15 minutes. I watched the video, then replayed and paused step by step. The ladder was pretty easy to put together, too, but I have to reiterate how shaky and not sturdy it is. I have not yet tried to put together the volleyball net. I have used the maintenance kit, including the vacuum, which works pretty well.
Overall, I am happy with my purchase.