We have been in the market for a pool. We want to get one of those above ground pools to put in the back yard for Ace and Momma to play in during the day while I am at work.
We got the whole pool idea about two months ago when it started getting warm. We didn’t buy each other Mother’s day or Father’s day gifts from Ace and decided that we would buy ourselves a pool instead.
I’ve doing some research on line, some price comparisons, etc. And even saw another Dad blogger put one of these pools up. There are a few kinds of pools that were in our price range. The ones where you inflate a ring with air and then fill the pool with water, or the ones with metal supports around the outside.
Of course the inflatable ring ones are less expensive, but you get what you pay for, ya know? What happens when that ring gets a hole in it and then your back yard floods with 5000 gallons of water? So the inflatable ring type was out of the question.
On to the metal supported ones…the are a bit more expensive. There is a 13 foot pool that is 42 inches deep which, at Walmart, has been $199. Then there is a 15 foot pool that is 48 inches deep which has been $299.
Of course, me, the cheapo, wanted the smaller of the two, and Momma wanted the bigger more expensive one. I’ve been hoping that the pools go on sale and we can get a good deal.
We have not been able to come to an agreement on which pool to get…until the other day. Momma, Ace, and I walked into Walmart and headed right for the pool section to see what is available. Low and behold they have both pools that we have been considering, but not agreeing upon.
Momma starts looking a bit closer and they have the bigger $299 pool that she wants marked for $199, the price I want to pay!
I immediately pull the pool off the shelf and we bust our guts getting it onto the cart (Todd, I see why you got a hernia now) and to the checkout line where it rings up wrong…of course for $299. But since it was marked right on the box for $199 they had to give it to us for that price. YAY!
So in the end everyone got what they wanted. I got a pool for $199 and Momma got a 4 foot deep pool. So, see? I think it is true… Good things do come to those who wait! 😀