we got this for a weeklong trip to the coast. Fishing in the hot sun is hard work. it was so nice to have this pool to cool off in during the hot afternoons. As an added bonus, a standard sized Easy-up shade tent fits perfectly over the thing...Lower your pop up half-way and you have a cool shady paradise no matter where the sun goes. Stays cool all day. I had a 7 and a 9 year old treating it pretty rough and it held up. Brought it home to get us through the summer. I put 3 tablespoons of chlorine bleach in it per day and it was clear for a week
As soon as we filled up the pool, it was leaking at the seam. Returned it immediately...
The Intex pool really was easy to set up. Just blow up the outer ring and then fill up with water. It's small enough where you can just step right in it, but tall enough where you can sit down in it and relax comfortably. The filter is so quiet that I don't even realize it is on.
Buy a skimmer though, because the filter doesn't really do a good job. But it's a small pool and I've been enjoying it almost every day so far. So glad I purchased! I just hope it lasts for next year, too.