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    Rough housing question?

    Hi all, clueless me again....I was wondering. Tomorrow is my 8 year old sons birthday and he is having friends over. How sturdy are these pools made? Its an Intex above ground 17 round by 52 inches deep. Should I be nervous for about 5 boys to be in there at once, rough housing and jumping around? I always get a bit nervous, just when my son is in there he will jump in and the pool walls you can see really sway around. I have checked after each swim and none of the legs have moved. Just makes me nervous seeing the pool sway like that....should I keep it to a minimal or do you think it is ok?

    thanks in advance.

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    Re: Rough housing question?

    also I know you cant really guess how strona pool is vs another, but just looking for some reassurance from people that may have dealt with them.

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    Re: Rough housing question?

    As long as they aren't jumping off of the sides or kicking the walls or poles, it should be fine. Get them some squirt guns and let them blast each other!
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    Re: Rough housing question?

    ok thanks, just made me nervous how much they sway and I know boys will be boys.

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    Re: Rough housing question?

    I have had a half dozen teenagers rough housing in mine with no trouble.
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    Re: Rough housing question?

    thank you both for making me feel a bit better. do you actually see the walls swaying at all? I mean I guess it has to right? Its just a liner being held up by a metal circle.

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    Re: Rough housing question?

    They are more sturdy then you think. The weight of the water actually is the main strong point.

    As noted above as long as they are not abusing the walls they should be fine.

    A large foam super soaker for each boy and two for you and you will be fine. Diving rings are great also.
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    Re: Rough housing question?

    ok thank you all, makes me feel a bit better.

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