These summer days are hotting up, and while I've been taking leisurely long cool baths most afternoons, my kids aren't as excited by that as they would be by a pool in the back garden! Toys R Us are selling Intex 3.0 m - 10 ft - Easy Set Up Pool Sets for $74.99 instead of $149.99. Annoyingly I can't find a direct price comparison, but they are selling second hand on Gumtree for around $50 - $100, making this a pretty good price for an entirely new and guaranteed pool.
Apparently these pools are pretty quick and easy to set up - you just spread out the pool liner on level ground, inflate the top ring, and fill it with water. The sidewalls have three separate layers of materials for extra strength and durability. These layers are made up of 2 outer layers of heavy-gauge PVC laminated to an inner layer of polyester mesh for extra reinforcement.
The pool comes with a filter pump, filter and for those of us who would probably still need instructions, an instructional DVD.