Kiddie Pool from Backyard Ocean (Gift #3)

hypothesis The Swan Kiddie Pool from Backyard Ocean will be a fun activity for both of my daughters, put enormous smiles on their faces and help us beat the heat!


One Swan Activity Pool from Backyard Ocean, two daughters, water, towels and sunscreen.  About Backyard Ocean:

backyardoceanswan At Backyard Ocean™ we are passionate about providing you with access to everything you need to bring the beach to your backyard.  From easy to set up above-ground pools to fun inflatable toys and a wide selection of pool filters and accessories, our products will allow give you hours of affordable fun.  Unlike many other retailers, Backyard Ocean™ offers free shipping on all full-size pools, so you don’t have to worry about hidden costs associated with our high quality products.  With Backyard Ocean, on that beautiful and warm summer day, you only need to go to your backyard to enjoy your own summer oasis!

methods The girls were more than excited when I told them that a pool came in the mail!  It has been so incredibly hot here lately, that any break from the heat is most appreciated.  We used a manual pump to inflate the Swan which has 11 separate air chambers.  It took about 10 minutes for us to completely inflate the pool, but it was not difficult at all.  I would not, however, recommend that you inflate it by mouth!


results I wish I would have video taped the looks on the girls’ faces when we inflated the swan!  It was truly priceless as they watched this swan come to life with each pump of air.  The appearance of the pool is very appealing to kids!  The fun design just makes you want to jump in and play!  The pool has a 76 gallon capacity at 80% full, is 6 feet long and 3.3 feet wide.  My 1 and 4 year old were able to play in the pool together with ample amount of room.  The included basketball hoop and ring toss game made the pool more of an “experience” and kept the girls entertained for the afternoon.  The quality of the pool was also great.  We had absolutely no trouble with the valves or leakage issues.

summary In my opinion, the Swan Activity Pool was a great choice for my daughters!  The pool kept them entertained longer than a regular blow-up pool because of the fun activities included with the pool.  The quality of the pool coupled with the excellent customer service received from Backyard Ocean makes this product one of my top picks for summer!  Want something bigger than a kiddie pool?  Backyard Ocean also sells the popular ring pools!  Already have a pool?  You can also get pool accessories and toys at Backyard Ocean!  Above ground pools can make any backyard a paradise!

references The Swan Activity Pool can be purchased directly from Backyard Ocean for $44.99.  Do you need to beat the heat this summer?  Backyard Ocean is generously offering one lucky Not-So-Blog reader their choice of either the Swan Activity Pool or the Racetrack Pool and Play Set.

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1. Visit Backyard Ocean and tell me another product you would love to own!

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Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on July 24th. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.


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  2. Charlotte (Life's a Charm!) says:
  3. dolphin volleyball set for my son

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  5. My daughter would love the Jellybean Aquarium pool!

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  8. Aniela R. says:

    The red-car ride-on toy would be fun to have, my boys would get a kick out of it.

  9. Oooo I really think the Kaleidoscope Window Pool would be really fun for the kids

  10. Racetrack Pool & Play Set

  11. Tropical Palms Kiddie Pool

  12. kathy pease says:

    i like the Go Fish Round Aquarium Pool

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  16. Michelle H. says:

    My older kids would love the surfer slide.

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  18. sarah woods says:

    Love this purple whatever; it is picture perfect/maybe perhaps my second childhood thanks for the regular pool option; thanks/

  19. Kaleidoscope Window Pool :)

  20. Jennifer Jozwiak says:

    I like the Kaleidoscope window pool! I wish not so many ppl said the same thing though, lol. I love the colors.

  21. Lily Kwan says:

    The Go Fish Round Aquarium Pool looks very nice!

  22. Lily Kwan says:

    I subscribed to your blog.

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    I became your Facebook fan.

  24. Brenda Walls says:

    I ordered filters for out pool and thought I ordered our size but got another size. When I called to change the filters, I found out that I had to give them 20% of total to restock + returned postage. I didn’t mind the postage but the restock fee, when paying more for the correct size was crazy. This would be giving them 15.00. DON’T SEND ANYTHING BACK EVEN IF IT IS THEIR FALT.


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