Intex Easy Inflatable Pool Set & Filter Pump, 8-Feet x 30-Inch

Last updated date: August 10, 2020

DWYM Score
7.5

Intex Easy Inflatable Pool Set & Filter Pump, 8-Feet x 30-Inch

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 122 expert reviews, the Intex Intex Easy Inflatable Pool Set & Filter Pump, 8-Feet x 30-Inch placed 11th when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
7.6
18 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
7.3
1,207 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Measures 8' by 30" deep. Water capacity 639 gallons. Highly resistant to damage from abrasion impact and sunlight. Pool won't collapse even if the top ring is deflated. Drain plug connects to a garden hose. Pool comes with instruction video.
- BestReviews
Assembling this inflatable swimming pool is very quick and easy. It is made of materials that are strong and they are highly resistant to sunlight and damage.
- HQ Review
Dual suction outlet fittings and pump creates hygienic, clear water.
- Pool Homeschool
It’s extremely good value for money and will not collapse, even if the top ring becomes deflated.
- Spa Trade
The price of Intex Easy Set Pool Set (8ft X 30in) is reasonable because it doesn’t only have a good design but also good quality.
- Pool Cleaner Lab
The great Hydro Aeration technology easily filters out the sediment at the bottom, increased negative ions for air freshness around the pool and induces iron and manganese oxidation resulting in sparking pool. It is sure to make your pool experience extra refreshing.
- Top 10 Focus
You will have an easy time setting it up as you are required to spread it on a level ground inflate the ring thereafter fill it with water. It comes with a filter pump that is also easy to install.
- Top Ten Product Review
August 27, 2019 | Full review
The pool is easy to clean, which will enable you to have fresh water all the time. Its drain plug can be connected to the garden hose to let water out before you refill the pool.
- 5 Product Reviews
August 24, 2019 | Full review
It is not just pretty easy to clean but also super strong.
- The Z8
April 8, 2019 | Full review
You will love how easy it is to install this product because all you are required to do is hook the hoses.
- Top Product Idea
​It is relatively affordable and can last for years with proper seasonal storage; it is sturdy and durable.
- Ultimate Pool Guide
The biggest advantage to these is how easy they are to assemble and disassemble.
- Which Inflatable
The Intex Easy Set pool is one the easiest pools to install, easy to maintain and store.
- Pool Cleaner Blog
July 2, 2019 | Full review
The pool is easy to clean, which will enable you to have fresh water all the time. Its drain plug can be connected to a garden hose to let water out before you refill the pool.
- The Z9
August 23, 2019 | Full review
Liner and sidewalls are sturdy for long-lasting durability.
- Leisure Rate
June 4, 2019 | Full review
This unit sticks to the bare necessities: a compact, simple inflatable base, and a pump that keeps the pool’s modest dimensions nice and clean
- Pool Judge
June 29, 2019 | Full review
The best thing about this particular pool is in the assembly of it. Intex claim a 10-minute setup time until you can begin filling it with water.
- Poolonomics
The drained plug easily connects to a garden hose and after use, the water can easily be drained out from the pool.
- Techy Beasts
What experts didn't like
No filter pump included.
- BestReviews
Not suitable for setup on mud, sand, or soft soil.
- Pool Homeschool
Does not come with a filter system.
- Spa Trade
No ladder.
- Pool Cleaner Lab
You would need to purchase a filter pump as it is not included in the set.
- 5 Product Reviews
August 24, 2019 | Full review
A patch kit may be needed for some small pinholes during use.
- Ultimate Pool Guide
Are not as durable as the metal frame and ultra frame models. One reason is their liner is thinner so they are more prone to leaks.
- Which Inflatable
The inflatable ring may be prone to leakage.
- Pool Cleaner Blog
July 2, 2019 | Full review
You would need to purchase a filter pump as it is not included in the set.
- The Z9
August 23, 2019 | Full review
Needs regular maintenance to prevent algae buildup.
- Leisure Rate
June 4, 2019 | Full review
Will only last a couple of summers at most.
- Pool Judge
June 29, 2019 | Full review
If you do intend to use this regularly as a family, I’d probably recommend getting something a little bigger as it won’t allow for much breathing room when fully occupied.
- Poolonomics

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 330 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%) 639 gallons.Customer Support our 800 number at 1-800-234-6839 to work with us to resolve any issues.

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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.