You know the drill. It is summer, it is hot. Wouldn’t it be nice if we had a pool in the back yard.
Yes, yes it would.
The easiest path to having a pool in the back yard is to buy one of the large inflatables that come with a pump for circulating the water. We did that last summer when the temperature hit 90 degrees and we happened to see one on sale at one of those bargain stores. We got a 18 foot pool that is 4 foot deep for about one fifth of the cost it normally goes for in stores. We set it up and had a few swims, then we drained it and packed it away.
This spring came along, and it was time to set it back up. No worries. We had all the parts, we had dried it and coated it with talcum powder so the pool wouldn’t stick to itself. It was ready to be put up. Since I now have this channel, I thought it would be a good time to share some of the things I did to overcome the few problems we encountered.
With these inflatable pools, there is a very large air bladder at the top that needs to be filled. That takes a little ingenuity, but that is what we are good at here at Puttin’ Up with Doc T. In this first video, we go over the filling of the air bladder.
In the second video, we show what happens when you are just a little bit short of having enough hose to have it reach the pool.