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Old 05-19-2013, 07:57 PM   #1
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Anyone have any good kiddie pool recommendations for my 14 month old?

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Old 05-20-2013, 06:17 AM   #2
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We've had the big hard plastic one from Wal-Mart since my oldest was thirteen months. It's the one with the tiny built in slide, I think it cost about $33 or so now. He is now seven and we've added two more children and its held up fantastically!! That first year we only filled it very shallow, but it has been a big hit every summer. My kids have used it tons, as well as nieces, nephew's, friends, etc, and we've never had any kinds of issues with it. It is a bit of a pain to store, but worth it in my opinion.
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Re: Kiddie pool

I have a 15 month old little man and we have the pop up pool. I think my mil found it at bjs for less than $20. It's small but we have a small yard so its all that would fit.
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The plastic pools like the pp said are awesome. We've done different sizes over the years. They hold up great. In the winter we often store it in our storage room downstairs so we can make it into a ball pit occationally. We've never gone as big as the one with a slide (no room in our yard) but we've had both the super little one and the medium size one and both were awesome.
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I found a really little blow up pool at Target for my niece's 1st birthday. It's only about 2 feet in diameter, but really, it's perfect for that young. And, storage is really easy, as it's so small. It was less than $5. As she gets older, you'd probably want to go with a sturdier plastic one, but for a first pool, I think the blowup ones are good.
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We've done the inflatable ones before, and they get so slimy. Are the hard plastic ones (I'm picturing the blue or green ones from my childhood, right?) better as far as cleanliness? Someone told me today she puts a cap if chlorox in it and that helps - any opinions?
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We've had the big hard plastic one from Wal-Mart since my oldest was thirteen months. It's the one with the tiny built in slide, I think it cost about $33 or so now. He is now seven and we've added two more children and its held up fantastically!! That first year we only filled it very shallow, but it has been a big hit every summer. My kids have used it tons, as well as nieces, nephew's, friends, etc, and we've never had any kinds of issues with it. It is a bit of a pain to store, but worth it in my opinion.
My fix to the pain to store: I drilled a hole in the top of the rim and it hangs on a nail flat against he garage wall. We have the largest one WalMart had last year without a slide.
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We've done the inflatable ones before, and they get so slimy. Are the hard plastic ones (I'm picturing the blue or green ones from my childhood, right?) better as far as cleanliness? Someone told me today she puts a cap if chlorox in it and that helps - any opinions?
What the pool is made out of has nothing to do with how slimy it gets. If you leave water in the pool its going to start growing stuff. Just dump it and let it air dry when your done with it for the day.
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We just got the 5 ft plastic slide one , too. It was a HUGE hit at a party this weekend. Held up after a ton of rough play from tons of kids, some nearly 70-lbs! Fabulous pool!

We got our at BRU with a 20%-off coupon and a $5-off coupon!
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My vote would have to be for the hard plastic type. More durable, and the inflatable ones are made of toxic pvc.
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