What Is A Portable Swimming Pool

When you buy your first pool, you might want to try a portable swimming pool first.  These come in all sizes such as the inflatable wading pools for children all the way up to larger adult size pools with steel walls. No nuts, bolts, or tools are need for installation for the smaller pools. These can be set up on any surface. Usually you can find these pools in any department store. They are also very affordable.

You can either get the inflatable type of pool, or you can get the tent style pool which uses stakes to anchor the pool to the ground. Determine which size suits your needs. The circular pools range in size from 10ft to 18ft in diameter. Oval shapes are also available. What pool size that you decide to buy depends on how large the area is where the pool will be, the number of people who will be using the pool, and your own personal preferences.

The ground should be level and cleaned before setting up the pool. Be sure to remove any sharp objects which could puncture the bottom of the pool. As an extra barrier, you could use a ground cloth. Next, unroll the vinyl liner. What model of pool that you have chosen will decide how it goes together.  You will need an air pump or air compressor to inflate the pool. Some models will have snap together parts and are shaped like a hot tub or a large bath tub. Then you attach the filter which came with the pool. If  a pump came with the pool, you will need to plug this in to an electrical source.

Now comes the fun part, filling the pool. You can use an ordinary garden hose for this. Let it fill almost to the top, then enjoy your new pool. However, you will need to test the chemical balance of the water before swimming. A simple Ph test kit can be bought at your local department store or pool dealer. Be sure to watch out for leaks.

What Shapes Do These Pools Come In

These pools only come in two shapes, round and oval. That is the down side of these types of pools. But, if you plan to keep this pool up year round, you can always add landscaping around it to enhance it’s beauty. They do come in many different heights from 48” to 52”. The smaller pools for kids, of course, are only about 1-2ft tall.

Always make sure that you keep the chlorine balance monitored. You don’t want algae to build up on the liner of the pool. If a leak does happen, there are vinyl pool patch kits available. Covers for these pools can also be bought at pool supply stores. As long as you take care of your portable swimming pool, it will last for many years of family fun.