I am not sure if this is the right place for this. I apologize in advance for that.
This is our first summer owning a blowup pool. It is one of the rectangle ones with 3 rings to inflate. We use the air compressor to make easy work of setup. I find that we have to strategically place the pool in the most level area possible which is a challange in our yard. If the pool is the least bit unlevel, the water makes the sides bow. My main complaint is that this pool has no drain plug We have to deflate it to drain it. I did not think this would be a big deal at first. I would prefer to attach a hose to the drain (if there were one) and run the water to the garden. The major problem with this is that I would like to clean the pool while inflated before storing it for the next use AND let it dry out! The only solution I think of is to inflate the pool after it is drained before deflating it again to put it away. What a pain! Any ideas? Another question I have is about keeping the water clean. Any ideas on how to keep the water clean over a couple days? It seems that the water and pool get a little slimy by the next day, I assume this is from sunscreen. I read somewhere about putting a couple drops of grape seed extract in the water. I don't really know what this would do. How do you all accomplish setup, caring for and take down of kiddie pools. I know it shouldn't be hard but there seems to be a science. All I am asking for is a nice safe cool place for the family to play together. Maybe some others would like to discuss the "kiddie pool"