5 Cheap Swimming Pools for the Family this Summer

There’s nothing more refreshing than a cool water washing over your body when the weather gets perilously hot during a heatwave or the height of summer. So what better way to chill out and have fun with the whole family than purchasing one of the amazing cheap swimming pools that are available on the market.

Whether you’re a large family searching for a family pool to lounge in, a parent on the lookout for a kids’ paddling pool that the little ones will love, or even on the lookout for a pool for your family’s furriest member (and we don’t mean granddad), there is a growing range of pools out there at prices that don’t break the bank.

INTEX RECTANGULAR FRAME POOL

INTEX RECTANGULAR FRAME POOL

Dimensions: (Length) 220cm x (Width) 150cm x (Depth) 60cm

It can be a bit trick to find cheap swimming pools that are both price and safety conscious, so this simple, yet effectively designed rectangular pool is great value for money. Boasting a sturdy galvanised frame construction, three-way reinforced laminated fabric and support poles along the exterior, you can be sure that the structure remains balanced whether you lounge or play in the garden. This is a great basic option that assembles and disassembles quickly for easy storage in most places around the home.

KEY FEATURES

  • Long rectangular shape accommodates large families or groups
  • Rigid construction for security during lounging or play
  • Quick and easy to assemble/disassemble

BESTWAY INFLATABLE FAMILY POOL

BESTWAY INFLATABLE FAMILY POOL

Dimensions: (Length) 261cm x (Width) 175cm x (Depth) 51cm

Bestway are a leading family pool brand specialising in cheap swimming pools that don’t neglect quality. Spanning 8.5ft in length and 5.7ft in width with shallow depth, the Bestway Inflatable Family Pool is much safer for the smallest, youngest family members.

Being an inflatable model, it’s much safer without the risk of hitting protruding parts, whilst the high-quality vinyl ensures that the family pool isn’t overly susceptible to puncture. Should such an event occur, a repair patch is supplied to mend the hole.

Inflate, fill it up with water, have a blast, then drain it out, deflate and pack it away in the garden shed in no time. For under £30, there’s few cheap swimming pools out there that offer more that cheaply.

KEY FEATURES

  • High quality vinyl inflatable pool
  • Big enough to accommodate family or friends
  • Inflate and deflate with ease
  • Includes repair patch

BESTWAY STEEL PRO FRAME SET SWIMMING POOL

BESTWAY STEEL PRO FRAME SET SWIMMING POOL

Dimensions: (Length) 488cm x (Width) 305cm x (Depth) 107cm

This is a bit of a goliath in both size and price being at the costlier end of our cheap swimming pools rundown, but you do get some awesome performance and specifications attached. If you have the room to set up a 16ft family pool, you will not be disappointed by how usable the Steel Pro Frame Swimming Pool is.

The set comes with all the usual – rust-resistant structure, pool ladder, 3-ply side walls and flow control drain valve for efficient draining – but it also has extras – such as an insulating ground cloth that protects the lawn from damage and a cover in case you want to make this large paddling pool a semi-permanent fixture for the summer. The sidewalls are also softened by an inflatable top ring which is perfect if you just want to float and lean to the side.

However, the depth means that this should only be used as a kids’ paddling pool under supervision at all times, but we’re sure that everybody will want in on this bad boy anyway.

KEY FEATURES

  • 16ft length x 10ft width: large family swimming pool
  • Tri-tech steel frame design
  • Safety-aware inflatable top ring

INTEX SWIM CENTRE FAMILY LOUNGE POOL

INTEX SWIM CENTRE FAMILY LOUNGE POOL

Dimensions: (Diameter) 224cm x (Depth) 76cm

It’s like a submerged common area and a spacious kids’ paddling pool all in one. Most cheap swimming pools are accommodating to both lazy bums and busy bodies, but not like this. Intex’s Swim Centre Family Lounge Pool is the perfect choice for parents who want to dip and keep a close eye on the kippers.

As well as providing adequate space for a splash, it also has a built-in inflatable bench that’s big enough to accommodate three adults, and it’s also equipped with two drinks holders on each side for your ice-cold beverages.

Inflating is fast with two combo-valve air chambers and, once pumped, the structure feels soft, safe and robust thanks to the 13-gauge vinyl. Not bad for a little over £40.

KEY FEATURES

  • Lounge bench with two cup holders
  • Two air points for quick inflation/deflation
  • Adequate space for kids to paddle
  • Transparent sidewalls for added safety

BESTWAY SPLASH-IN-SHADE PLAY POOL

BESTWAY SPLASH-IN-SHADE PLAY POOL

Dimensions: (Diameter) 244cm x (Depth) 51cm

Here’s a family pool that’s very conscious about the dangers and uncomfortableness of harmful sun rays. Maybe you just want to have a dip outside without being burnt to a crisp – well the Splash-in-Shade Play Pool should definitely be one of the cheap swimming pools you consider.

The UV-resistant shade keep swimmers protected from the rays whilst a built-in water sprayer on top of the shade sends down cool jets of fresh water for a refreshing lift.

Besides these incredible features, the pool also offers some remarkable standards like a tough steel frame, fool-proof drain valve and PVC cladding reinforced with polyester mesh to prevent irritation and guard against UV exposure. Get one while they’re…cool.

KEY FEATURES

  • UV protection with the UV-resistant shade
  • Cooling water sprayer
  • Reinforced PVC liner
  • Sturdy steel frame

FOR THE YOUNGEST: INTEX OCEAN CENTER INFLATABLE ATTRACTION

INTEX OCEAN CENTER INFLATABLE ATTRACTION

Dimensions: (Length) 254cm x (Width) 196cm x (Depth) 79cm

In the interest of safety and excitement for the littlest paddlers, it’s only right that we point out a kids’ paddling pool that they can really get stuck into and cool their domain. The Ocean Centre is like an outdoor water playground that can be packed away and kept out of the way once the frolics are over. There are lots of entertaining features like an inflatable turtle and palm tree, plus a small water slide and colourful ocean life design beneath the shallow surface. Kiddies can splash about, play with the amusing toys or just relax underneath the jests of water that spritz out from the side walls. Suitable for children as young as 3 years old, this is truly a pool to keep young children smiling and laughing for hours.

KEY FEATURES

  • Inflatable play centre with water slide
  • Entertaining inflatable toys including ring toss game
  • Water spraying side walls
  • Suitable for children aged 3 years old

FOR THE FAMILY PET: PAWHUT PET SWIMMING POOL

PAWHUT PET SWIMMING POOL

Dimensions: (Diameter) 80cm x (Depth) 20cm

Hey, Fido needs love too! Perhaps you have a lovely pet who likes a paddle but you don’t think it’s a good idea that they share the same family pool as you – luckily, there are cheap swimming pools for dogs and cats. Pawhut’s Pet Swimming Pool is the foldable, space-saving paddling pool for pets. Its sectional design unravels into a circular small paddling pool that can be filled and drained without hassle. Think about your pets on hot days whilst everybody else is having a great time in the garden.

  • Foldable: compacts into 15 rectangular sections
  • Easy to carry
  • Drainage hole for fast draining