We bought the 10' x 30" Intex metal frame pool and live in northern Arizona with a gravel backyard. I had read most all of the reviews before purchasing and want to add some additional info to help those who come after me. Problem solved: Some reviews said the plastic washers caused the pins to pop out of the frame. I solved that problem by putting the washers on the ends of the pins on the underside of the pool frame using them more as nuts and they've stayed in place. They never once fell off and I had no pins pop out the whole swim season. Additional supplies: chlorine floater, 1" chlorine tablets, a pole with net and brush attachments, steps or ladder (we used a small Costco 2-step ladder), no need to buy multiple filters (just spray off weekly the one that comes with the pump). Routine daily maintenance: brush the sides of pool and brush the bottom in the direction toward the pump outlet valve while the pump is running (let run for a few hours), keep an equivalent of 3 whole 1" chlorine tablets in the floater at all times. Routine weekly maintenance: Unplug the pump from the electrical socket, set pump on a stool or table next to the pool but above the level of the input valve so water doesn't pour out of the pool through the pump, loosen top screw and unscrew lid, remove filter and spray it off with the hose, place filter back in pump, screw on lid, tighten screw, set pump back on ground next to pool, plug in pump and press reset, hold pump hose as straight as possible between the outlet valve and the pump to help get the water flowing steadily again. Other helpful info: We kept a dishpan full of water in front of the pool ladder so kids' feet were rinsed off before getting into the pool. That helped the pool water to stay clean for longer.
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