This was our 2008 Horvath Family Pool:
It was great! The boys had lot's of good times in that little pool with the slide.
When it started getting hot this year, Seth asked for his yellow pool. Unfortunately, it didn't make it through the winter. It had cracks in it, so it would no longer hold water.
We went to look for a pool, and this same pool at Wal-Mart costs $30. Not bad for a summer of use and helping to keep cool in the hot, humid Texas summers.
But then, I started thinking. What if we got a bit *bigger* pool, one that we could all occasionally get in together? Like this...
(Oh my gosh. Someone get me a bag. I am hyper-ventilating just looking at this picture.)
So I went to Academy, and found this little gem for $48.99.
We did have to buy a tarp to put the pool on ($14), and also some chlorine ($5) and a little frog holder ($7) that floats and holds the chlorine tabs. Still, overall, a great deal!
If you consider this pool, however, I would warn you that you have to position it close to an outlet because it has a pump with a filter that you plug in. And the cord to the pump is black, so it sort of blends in with the ground.
So when you mow, you have to remember to unplug the pump and pull the cord out of the grass. Or you MIGHT just run over the cord and rip it to shreds. I'm not saying this from experience...I am just saying that I could see how it could very easily happen to a totally competent person.
(And if this did happen to you, wouldn't it be amazing if a friend had just recently come over and given you a brand new pump that they never got around to using last summer with the pool that they no longer have?)