We have a large pool in our backyeard but when the little ones come over I like to have something just for them so they can feel safe in a little bit of water. It's hard enough to get them into the larger pool, but parents must be with them at all times and there is always so much commotion going on that this is just a really good solution.
I purchased this inflatable pool at the Disney Store and I was drawn to Pooh sitting in the middle with his honey pot which can squirt out water. It is approximately 48 inches across and the sides are about 8-10 inches high. These sides are sturdy and constructed of 3 individual tubes which are each inflated seperately.
I can add as much water as I want, the kids love to just sit and play in it or sit on the outside of it and lean into it to splash the water around.
It inflates quickly with a small air compressor that we have. When the kids are gone I just empty the water by the flowers beds and after it dries it stores easily into a storage bin we have outside for pool items.
We've had this little pool for about 5 years and it has been used many times over the summers. I usually will put down a small blanket underneath the pool to keep any rocks or yard debris from damaging the underside of the pool.
Great summer fun for the kids and I've been known to sit in my deck chair alongside and keep my feet cool!!