Amazon Reviewers Rave About This Inflatable Pool That Can Fit Up to Six People
This summer, as the temperatures rise while many public pools remain closed, it's not hard to understand why so many of us are looking for a quick and easy way to cool off in our own backyards — and inflatable pools are a great way to chill out while the air conditioning bill in check.
Unlike in-ground pools, kiddie pools and inflatable pools for adults can be set up in minutes, are easy to store and are way cheaper. But before you invest in a new blow-up swimming pool, take note of these pointers to ensure you have the best possible experience:
- Set up on level ground. Your inflatable pool should sit on a flat surface to ensure that the entire floor is supported evenly.
- Invest in an air pump. You'll like need to purchase an electric air pump separately, as most pool sets won't include one. Look for air pumps with different nozzle attachments so you can use yours to inflate a variety of items in your house.
- Make sure there is adult supervision. Whether your child is swimming in a pool seven feet deep or wading in a small, shallow version suitable for toddlers, know that it's possible to drown in just a few inches of water. Rachel Rothman, Chief Technologist and Engineering Director at the Good Housekeeping Institute, emphasizes that an adult should be watching at all times "without distraction."
- Always drain when done. Newer pools will usually have a drain plug, which ensures easier cleanup when it's time to take the pool down. Draining your pool completely is important, because stagnant water can attract mosquitoes and ticks. "I advise dumping the water and letting it dry in the sun before you deflate and store it," Textiles Lab director Lexie Sachs says.
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