Intex 12ft X 30in Easy Set Pool Set with Filter Pump

Last updated date: January 23, 2020

DWYM Score
7.9

Intex 12ft X 30in Easy Set Pool Set with Filter Pump

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Overall Take

If you need room to swim, consider the Intex 12ft X 30in Easy Set Pool Set with Filter Pump, which comes in a variety of sizes — the largest of which will easily accommodate your whole family. Setup and takedown are easy on this model. Just inflate the top ring and fill, then pull the drain plug when you're ready to get rid of the water. In our analysis of 116 expert reviews, the Intex Intex 12ft X 30in Easy Set Pool Set with Filter Pump placed 9th when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
9.0
12 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
7.0
1,862 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Simply spread on level ground, inflate top ring, fill pool with water and enjoy. Laminated PVC sidewalls. 110A 110-120V filter pump. Convenient drain plug connects to garden hose. Water capacity is 1,485 gallons (filled to 80%). Dual-suction outlet fittings.
- BestReviews
What we love best is that this can be set up in 10 minutes so it doesn't take the whole day to fill. We also love the affordable price that is great for someone who isn't sure how much use they'll get out of this.
- The Spruce
June 27, 2019 | Full review
Dual suction outlet fittings and pump creates hygienic, clear water.
- Pool Homeschool
When it comes to the design, the pool looks great.
- Pool Cleaner Lab
Laminated PVC sidewalls for extended durability.
- Pool Cleaner Blog
February 12, 2019 | Full review
It even comes with a small pump and filter to keep the water nice and fresh. Ten minute setup.
- Pool Cleaner Hub
June 15, 2019 | Full review
A filter pump featuring Hydro Aeration technology is sure to filter out the sediment bits at the bottom, promotes negative ions around the pool while inducing iron and manganese oxidation for better hygiene and sparkling pool.
- Top 10 Focus
The best thing about this inflatable pool is that it is very easy to install. All you need to do is hook the hoses and enjoy the refreshment of clean water.
- Top Product Idea
It is easy to set up, and you will enjoy filtered water that is clean to use.
- Julie Pro
The new dual suction outlets will improve water circulation to better the overall hygiene in the pool.
- Top Ten Product Review
August 27, 2019 | Full review
The PVC sidewalls are laminated, and they’re very tough. You can be safe with them; you don’t have to worry about breaking them, assuming normal wear and tear.
- Sumo Guide
The pool is manufactured with super-tough laminated PVC sidewalls for durability. The included filter pump allows over five hundred gallons of water to cycle per hour.
- Best For Your Home
March 18, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Consider laying a tarp or protective barrier underneath the pool to help protect it from rocks, sticks, and other sharp objects that could tear it.
- BestReviews
Not suitable for setup on mud, sand, or soft soil.
- Pool Homeschool
Need to purchase filters.
- Pool Cleaner Lab
Additional accessories to clean and maintain the pool are required to be bought separately.
- Pool Cleaner Blog
February 12, 2019 | Full review
This pool isn’t going to last forever—probably just a couple of summers at most.
- Pool Cleaner Hub
June 15, 2019 | Full review
You should not use the pool in mud, sand or soft soil conditions.
- Top Ten Product Review
August 27, 2019 | Full review
Pool must be installed on level ground.
- Best For Your Home
March 18, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Make a splash all summer long with the Intex Easy Set, one of the most easy to assemble pools on the market. This pool will make your backyard the place to be all summer as your family can relax and play. A 110-120 volt filter pump is included and is very easy to install- just hook up the hoses and enjoy clean refreshing water. Ready for water in 10 minutes - simply spread out on level ground, inflate the top ring, fill the pool with water and enjoy the fun! Includes: SUPER-TOUGH laminated PVC sidewalls. 110 - 120 Volt Filter Pump with 530 gallon per hour flow rate. Set-up and maintenance DVD. Convenient drain plug that connects to a garden hose so water can be drained away from pool or house area. Water capacity: (80%) 1,485 gallons. Age grade 6+

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An Overview On Inflatable Pools

There’s nothing like the refreshing feeling of jumping into a swimming pool. But in-ground pools are extremely expensive, between the initial purchase of the pool itself and ongoing maintenance. One affordable alternative is an above-ground pool, especially the type you can easily deflate and store when you’re finished using it.

Before you shop for an inflatable pool, though, there are a few things to consider. One of the first things you’ll need to think about is just how big you want your pool to be. Larger inflatables with high walls can be great for both adults and kids, but they also require a bit more work to set up and takedown. If your children will be doing all the swimming, there are plenty of smaller options that will be both more affordable and easier to handle. Then there are pools built specifically for babies, with an adult watching nearby, of course.

The setup process is especially important for an inflatable. Since you likely won’t be inflating it and leaving it for months, you’ll need a pool that you can be put in place in a matter of minutes. Once you’re finished with it, the process of draining the water and breaking it down is essential as well. A drain plug comes in handy for easily getting the water elimination process started. Once the pool is empty, also consider where you’ll store it, and factor that into the size of pool you choose.

Safety is another big consideration when shopping for an inflatable pool. Some inflatables have walls that are on the flimsier side, which means swimmers will need to avoid leaning against or sitting on it. If little ones are using the pool, keep in mind that it’s important to still have an adult supervisor around at all times, even if the pool is on the shallow side.

DWYM Fun Fact

Some people set up an inflatable pool and leave it in place for many months. But to remain safe, pool water needs to be regularly treated. For inflatables, it’s much easier to drain them and clean the surface before refilling it, which is why most people prefer to break them down and store them. Since you won’t be protected by the chlorine in regular pools, you should also make sure your little ones aren’t urinating in the pool, regularly checking diapers and setting firm rules for older children. If you have a larger inflatable that you plan to leave in place, you’ll need to give it the same type of chemical treatment as you would with an in-ground or non-inflatable above-ground pool.

The Inflatable Pool Buying Guide

  • Your biggest concern when shopping for any type of pool is safety, particularly if your little ones will be using it.
  • Durability is also important. Look for pools that come with a repair patch so that you can fix any tears that can appear with horseplay, even in the most durable pools.
  • Setting up your pool can become serious work. Valves that make draining and filling the pool quickly means you can set it up or take it down in a matter of minutes. Note that you might need a pump for inflation, so be sure to check manufacturer specifications before choosing a pool. Drain plugs come in handy when you’re finished using your pool, as well.
  • Before you start shopping, consider just how your pool will be used. If your pool is for your baby, a small pool with a soft floor might be best. However, as your kids get older, a larger size will be more your speed. If you have teens or want room for the entire family to play in the water, make sure you choose a pool that is both deep and wide enough for everyone.
  • You probably already know the conditions in your own backyard. No matter which pool you choose, it can help to put a tarp down first to avoid damage from sharp objects like rocks and sticks. Either way, you’ll need a flat area to set it on to keep swimmers safe and ensure water distributes evenly.
  • Extra features and accessories can be helpful. For instance, the Step2 Play & Shade Pool comes with an umbrella that acts as a sunshade. You should still use sunscreen, but it offers that extra layer of protection.