I'm planning to get the fishy pool and am just trying to figure out what else I need. I've tried to look up old threads but all the links they have that look really helpful don't work anymore. So, are the only things I really NEED are a drinking safe water hose (something like this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BGHTK2/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_3?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B0058PMSSE&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1K8YXPCQKKN1BBC24MP5) and an adaptor that will allow me to attach it to the sink or shower (like this:http://www.petco.com/product/108291/Aqueon-Faucet-Adaptor.aspx?Ntt=faucet%20adaptor&OneResultRedirect=1)? I am trying to save as much as possible, but also not have anything be a hassle. I know some people have mentioned a siphoning kind of thing where you can fill and remove water easily (rather than using a bucket) but I've also read some people somehow use the hose just to get water out of the pool (something about making sure the one end is lower than the other end and then water somehow comes out). So, if I figure out how to use the hose to do that, would I only need a hose and an adaptor?
What about something under the pool? It will be in our bedroom on carpet, so it will be nice and soft on the bottom so I don't need any padding. Do I need towels under it and/or around it? Or should I instead use some kind of plastic thing (like a shower curtain or something you'd put down for painting)?