As mentioned previously the kids also got a pool for Christmas. this has paid for itself a hundred times over. The kids love it, I have even got in a couple of times and it is just fantastic. If I had paid for aquatic centre entry every time the kids used the pool I would be much poorer! Because it came with pump I haven't had to empty it etc as I just test the water and chlorinate as needed. A good purchase and much appreciated by kids and Friends.