Last year we bought an Intex Quick Set Sand and Sun inflatable pool from Walmart. It is a little over 3 ft deep and about 16 feet around and the ladder and the pump was included (although we did have to replace the pump this year.) For us it was a good investment. We can use it almost every day from May until October, the children really enjoy it, and we don't have to take them anywhere in order to go swimming. The temperature has been in the 90's all week so the pool water is already quite warm. Anthony is a little intimidated by the "big pool" right now so he is swimming in his "little pool." Christian was very happy splashing water from the outside and did not want to get in.