8ft Instant Garden Pool – Review

The girls popped the paddling pool we had last year by trying to run and dive into it. It seems every year we have to buy a new paddling pool so this year I had planned on getting a 10ft steel framed pool from Amazon. It cost around £90 and came with a filter pump.

The day before I was going to order it, I got an email asking if we’d like to review an 8ft pool so of course, I said yes!

Preparation For the New Pool

All three kids spent a couple of days preparing the area for the pool. They had to dig out loads of gravel from where a greenhouse used to be when the previous owner lived here then use the pile of soil that Ant dug out when he made the wildlife pond.
I’m really proud of how they all worked together to get it done without moaning!
When it was all ready, they laid down the underlay we’d saved when we took the carpet up in the living room the other month. It doesn’t look the greatest but when we get round to it, we’ll find a way to hide it somehow 🙂

Hours To Fill

It took hours to fill because we mistakenly used the flat hose instead of the round one. Ant said if we’d have used the round one, it would have taken half the time!

The pool from Thinkgizmos doesn’t come with a filter pump but as it only cost £24.99, buying the inflatable pool filter pump separately for £19.99 is still a great price.

The girls absolutely LOVE the pool and have been going in on days when I wouldn’t ever consider getting into a swimming costume and lowering myself into cold water!
They invite their friends over and Kaycee makes sure everyone follows the safety rules 🙂




It seems quite strong so hopefully, it’ll last the summer and we’ll be able to put it away over winter, to be brought out again next year.

Here’s to a long, hot summer with plenty of pool fun 😀

We were sent the pool in return for an honest review.

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