The Intex Swim Center Inflatable Family Lounge Pool (for ages 3+, according to the instructions) is THE family pool for bigger kids or more people. With 229 x 218 x 76 cm (90 x 86 x 31 inches), it’s even larger than the pool with two seats (213 x 207 x 69 cm; or 83.86 x 81.50 x 27.17 inches) we had the year before, and it’s perfect if you want to teach your toddler his first swim moves. It holds two adults and two children easily; moreover, even adults can sit on a big float in it. Lyons Cub loves his inflatable Intex pelican (for ages 3-6), so in addition to various beach balls and other water and sand toys, the pelican was his constant companion in this huge pool.
It took me about 45 minutes to inflate this big pool, but only because I didn’t want our little pump to get too hot, so I switched it off in between. It was worth the work! I loved the big bench most. If you’re not so lucky to be anywhere near a beach, that’s the next best thing. It comes with a patch, in case it gets a hole. We put yoga mats underneath to protect its bottom and make it softer for Lyons Cub when he jumped around in it.
Our pool held the air very well. We rarely had to re-inflate the upper ring. It holds a lot of water, so you better have a big yard when you want to empty it… We watered the hedge you can see in the background; our plants grew well that summer 😉