Intex 86in x 59in x 23in Baby Splash
Pool Review 2023
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Kids pools are a fantastic option for families with young children. Generally smaller and shallower than pools designed for adults, they’re safer for little kids and a lot more fun too.
You’ll still want some safety equipment for your little ones, but starting them with a kids pool is a great way to ensure they’ll share your love of water as they grow up.
Plus, kids’ pools are a fantastic way to help your family beat the summer heat!
This review of Intex’s 86” x 59” x 23” Rectangular Above Ground Baby Splash Pool is meant to see if Intex has maintained their usual high-quality standards for this smaller baby pool. We’ll also go over the pros and cons of this design and talk about who this pool is designed for.
Let’s get started!
Features of Intex Rectangular Splash Pool
Like most kiddie pools, this design is pretty simple. It doesn’t come with a filter or other pool accessories, but it’s also small enough that there really isn’t space for a ton of extras, we don’t count that as a bad thing.
Since this Intex’s 86” x 59” x 23” Rectangular Above Ground Baby Splash Pool uses basically the same liner as other Intex pools, it’s a pretty good selection in terms of quality. This liner material is designed for much larger pools, so having the same liner for a smaller pool means that it will last a lot longer.
The steel frame is also very similar to Intex’s other pools, which gives you a lot of durability and stability for rambunctious kids.
Set up is incredibly simple on this rectangular framed pool. The design of this kiddie pool is very similar to their larger lock together steel framed pools, but because of its smaller size, it can easily go together in half an hour or less.
This smaller kiddie pool does have one serious downside, it doesn’t have standard pool filtration. That means that you’ll probably need to clean, drain, and refill this pool more often. A convenient drain at the bottom of the pool makes that process easier, but you’ll need regular maintenance to keep this pool clean and safe for your kids.
Maintenance on a pool this size is usually pretty minimal. Since there isn’t a filter or pump system the water is more likely to stagnate, just stirring the water occasionally will help with that.
Other maintenance will be draining and refilling the pool during pool season, and then packing it away and storing it for the winter.
Who Is This Intex 82" x 23" Pool Right For?
This pool is a fantastic option if you’re looking for a kiddie pool for kids ranging from around 5-8 (the pool itself recommends 6 for a starting age), and it’s reasonably sized for adults to get to sit in the pool and share in the fun too.
It’s good for families with small children, but it’s probably not a good option for adults or families with teenagers who are looking for more of a real pool.
Pros & Cons of the Intex 86" x 23" Pool
Features We Love
- Small enough to be safer for kids
- Really fast set up and tear down times
- Drainage opening at the bottom of the pool
- No filter or ground cover included
Overall the Intex 86″ x 23″ Rectangular Frame Above Ground Pool is a great option for families with small kids, who don’t mind purchasing a filter and ground cover separately. This pool is small, easy to set up, and highly stable to make it simple to keep your kids safe while they’re in the pool.
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