First I like to say that reading all these information about pool makes my head spin. All I want is just a little pool for my little girl.
Back to topic, I am planing to get a intex 10x30 easy set pool for my little girl this summer. She loves water.
As I was doing all the research about how to maintain the pool, suddenly it hits me with a "stupid" idea.
From what I read so far, I am supposed to test the water once a while, add chemical regularly and have pump running a few hour everyday in order for the pool to go thru summer. However, since I am only use the pool only on the weekend, why don't I just setup the pool on the Saturday morning with fresh water, drain it by Sunday afternoon, somehow store it, then repeat it next week?
The pros of this idea are, (I think)
-the pool's so small, it cost me $1.5 water to fill it up each time. If I use it for 2 month, it's Only $12 total. Got be cheaper than the chemical I have to buy and the electricity for the pump used?
-Since I will somehow store the pool during weekday, it should not kill the grass on the lawn where I set the pool?
-I don't have to worry about all these testing and adding chemical since each time is only two days or less for the pool?
The cons are
-time needed to setup and takedown the pool every weekend. No idea how long and tedious that would be. Hopefully not too long. And compare to maintain it regularly, it could be justified.
So, what do you guys think of this idea? Does the pros and cons make sense? Is this practical?
Maybe the idea has been shoot down before?