Add a fun and relaxing above ground pool and hot tub to your backyard in just a few hours with our Intex review and tips for an easy inflatable hot tub and swimming pool setup.
The backyard was a big selling point in our current homes (yes, both of them!) and we especially like to enjoy it during the summer. Last year we purchased a great above ground swimming pool and inflatable hot tub combo. Watch how easy this inflatable pool setup is and subscribe to our channel to see more of our projects.
Easy Backyard Inflatable Pool Setup
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Why we chose an above ground pool vs in ground swimming pool
Living in Utah, we have about 3 months of really great pool weather most years. An in-ground pool is a big investment, especially while we’re still remodeling the interior of our homes, so an above ground pool gives us a chance to test it out on a budget. I’d love to build my own in ground pool someday, though!
Why we chose an inflatable hot tub and pool combo
We looked at some structured above ground pools as well, but we liked the easy setup and storage of the inflatable pools.
When we were looking at above ground pools for our family, there were a few things we liked about this Intex pool and spa model. And no, this isn’t sponsored, just a review of something we purchased and have really liked. The specific combo model we purchased last year isn’t currently available, but here’s a similar pool and hot tub.
Fast and easy setup and maintenance
As you can see in the video, it only takes a few hours to prepare the flat ground under the pool, inflate the pool, and fill the pool and hot tub with water from the hose. The included pump makes it so slick and really fast vs. structured backyard pools.
The setup is simple and easy, so we can get right to swimming and lounging. By covering the pool after use and following the instructions for treating the pool water and cleaning the filters, we can enjoy the pool and hot tub all summer long without having to drain and refill the pool multiple times.
Inflatable Pool and hot tub together
As a family with two adults and two kids (and counting!), we love having an inflatable pool and hot tub combo so we can all enjoy it at the same time without crowding each other.
Having a divided pool with two temperature zones also means that everyone can be comfortable, whether in the heated spa or in the regular pool.
Good sized for our backyard
This inflatable hot tub and swimming pool combo is a great size for our family of 4 to play and lounge comfortably, but not so big that it takes over our entire Eden-esque backyard. We still have plenty of room to run around and throw pies 😉
Other pool features we’ve enjoyed
Now that we’ve enjoyed the swimming pool for an entire summer season, we’ve also really liked that this pool has
- durable material — a must for a backyard above ground pool for kids!
- yet still soft and cushy — a must for parents to enjoy the pool, too!
- adjustable temperature — lets us decide how hot we want the hot tub
This is one of our favorite parts of summer, and it’s so easy to set up our hot tub and swimming pool!
More ways to make your backyard summer-ready:
- Easy DIY Modern Pergola
- Painted Concrete Patio
- Covered Patio Dining Area (with our favorite IKEA furniture)
- Custom Painted Cornhole Boards + Building Plan
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