I just recently purchased this item and it seems to be a great pool. There is a couple of issues you do need to be aware of. When they say the ground needs to be level they mean it! not even a couple inches off one way or the other. This soft pool will bow in on the sides if you do not get the ground level. When filling up the pool both side bow in until it is almost completely filled up, this is normal and they straighten out as long as the ground is level.