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Bestway 4.12x 2.01x 1.22m Rectangular Pool Set $490 + Delivery ($0 in-Store) @ Bunnings

950

this pool sold out in days last year after being on the news for how cheap it is so thought i would put it on here for people looking for it

Rectangular shape provides more area for swimming and playing
Built-in flow control drain valve makes it easy to drain by attaching the valve to a garden hose (with included adaptor) to drain away water
Corrosion resistant metal frames
Heavy-duty PVC and polyester 3-ply side walls
Realistic Rattan Print offers mottled honey warm tones to your backyard Both sturdy and durable avoids fraying and decay
NOTE: Pools and spas containing water more than 30cm deep require fencing. Please contact your local council for permit and approval information relevant to your area.

The Bestway 4.12 x 2.01 x 1.22m Rectangle Pool is constructed with TriTech™, a 3-ply reinforced material with a polyester mesh-core encased in two layers of laminated PVC, that offers superior strength and durability.

This premium grade, above ground pool material, can withstand extreme conditions including exposure to ultraviolet rays and chlorine, plus it’s stress-tested against the weight and strain of large volume of water.

Includes : 240v Filter pump, Ladder, Chemconnect dispenser.

Warranty period is 1 year from the date of purchase.

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  • +2

    Water capacity (90%): 8,124 L, (2,146 gal)

    • +5

      About $40 of water in the top tier .

      • +1

        I'm in VIC south east
        Saying $3.5 for KL 1000 litres.

        So for me that's $28

        Not as bad I'd thought

      • +14

        I only bathe in Perrier

  • Doesn't look like there is any stock in Sydney or delivery.

    • Hope Sydney had any stock but seems no luck

  • +2

    You still need fence?

    • +3

      Technically yes. However, you probably have a lesser chance of being pinged for it, but do think of the children. https://www.vba.vic.gov.au/consumers/swimming-pools/pool-saf... (probably similar in other states)

      • +4

        They’ll ping you even for the inflatable ones.

      • +10

        Hope a neighbour reports idiots with these without a fence before a child drowns in them.

        • +3

          Agreed, this isn't a kiddy splash pool you empty in the afternoon.

        • +1

          If you don’t have kids, or friends and family that visit with kids, it’s not my responsibility

          • +12

            @itsHughesy: It is actually. If a neighbours kid comes into your yard to retrieve a ball or something, and happens to fall in and drown… it's a bad day for you too.

            • +15

              @UFO: I totally get that, but that's not my responsibility.. the kid shouldn't be in my yard - my yard IS the pool fence

              • @itsHughesy:

                but that's not my responsibility

                Legally it is your responsibility. Why can’t you grasp that fact.

                • +8

                  @PainToad: I can, it's the law - doesn't mean it's not stupid though. If a kid can get over my fence, they can get over a pool fence half the size.

                  • -1

                    @itsHughesy:

                    If a kid can get over my fence, they can get over a pool fence half the size.

                    Pool fences have special requirements with foot wholes, nearby climbing objects and auto closing gates. Property fences don’t have these.

                    But keep whining because you value saving a few bucks over the life of a child.

                    • +4

                      @PainToad:

                      But keep whining because you value saving a few bucks over the life of a child.

                      Be reasonable, this is OzBargain after all.

                      • +1

                        @Meconium: The legal fees don't have a cashback but you can cut costs by representing yourself in court.

              • @itsHughesy: well it is your responsibility at law

        • Not everyone has children for starters and even if kids are around I'm sure people still supervise them in backyards…

          • -8

            @Damannation: Read the laws 🤦

            Hope you get caught before you’re responsible for the death of a child.

            • +2

              @PainToad: I dont even have one, calm down

            • +2

              @PainToad: I don't even own a pool ya gigantic tool lmao

              • -2

                @itsHughesy:

                I don't even own a pool ya gigantic tool lmao

                Yeah. Valuing the life of children makes me a gigantic tool.

          • +4

            @Damannation: Says every pool owner who has someone drown in their pool needlessly. There's a big reason those laws were enacted mate.

            • +1

              @UFO: …..poor parenting…..

              The concept of needing a fence inside a fence is ridiculous

              Allowing toddlers to not be water safe….is ridiculous

          • @Damannation: It's a tricky one.

            Far too many backyard pool drownings to suggest that people will supervise them - it can happen so quickly.

            Having said that, if you don't have kids, i'm not sure if there's been an incident where someone has broken in/jumped the fence and had a swim and drowned. I know the law is clear on this, but i'm not sure I fully agree that it's fair. (Assuming the backyard itself is fenced off and not open access etc)

      • -1

        What if I have no children and bought it for my dog?

        • +2

          No change. Fence required.

        • -2

          Fence protects your dog from drowning? 🤷‍♂️

        • +1

          What if a neighbour's kid drowns in it? Yes your fault and yes you will be in serious trouble.

    • Can the side walls be claimed a barrier?
      If the ladder is removed away every time.

      • +31

        This isn’t The Sims.

      • +2

        no.

        • +2

          The side walls can be claimed as a barrier. I'm not sure about removing the ladder though. We have an above ground spa which is 1.3m tall and only needed to fence around the steps into the spa as they are permanent. The rest of the spa is unfenced as it is over 1.2m

          • +1

            @chiprillis: Pool fence gates need to be auto closing so the safety doesn’t rely on a human remembering to close it.

            The same applies for ladders. If someone is manually removing it, it can be forgotten.

          • @chiprillis: (NSW) Spa Pools (https://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/housing-and-property/buil...)

            "If your spa pool does not have a securely fastened, child-resistant structure (such as a door, lid, grille or mesh) preventing access to the spa when not in use, you must install a fence to prevent access to the spa area."

            No mention of heights re your 1.2/1.3 comment, I hope you're covered - guess I'll be looking for a spa with lockable lid.

            • @Cheapkiwi: Unsure if it'd count as a spa, but thanks for passing that link on.

              If it was tossed into the corner of your yard, you might get away with only needing fences on two sides.

              Also looks like the fence may only need to comply with standards not be certified, so with access to the standard, might be able to whip something compliant up that isn't overly costly. Still doubles the cost of the pool regardless.

            • @Cheapkiwi: An above ground pool of 1.2m+ height can have its sides form part of the fencing. You just need to ensure nothing is within 900mm of the edge that can be climable, like the filter.

              STEP 6 of the following document: https://www.vba.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/99218...

              Of course always seek own legal advice, and this is VIC.

              • @Rumbaar: Thanks for that - I'd say the side wall supports would be considered "climbable". Problem for another summer, I think.

    • An above ground pool of 1.2m+ height can have its sides form part of the fencing. You just need to ensure nothing is within 900mm of the edge that can be climable, like the filter.

      STEP 6 of the following document: https://www.vba.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/99218...

      Of course always seek own legal advice.

    • I bought one of these before i knew about the fence laws…

      Never set it up, just sold it on for a loss :(

  • +13

    Can this be stolen on a truck.

    • +5

      Full or empty?

      • +5

        With or without kids?

        • -12

          With kids? In Carnarvon maybe.

    • +1

      What’s the reference?

      • +3

        A truck stole a pool last week.
        Seems like it was not only in my news feed lol.

        • Lol thanks! Googled.

          Very High chance an insider job!

    • Only if installed in Geelong

  • Rectangular shape provides more area for swimming and playing

    • Compared with other pools of this size?
    • Of course. The maximum area for a given size (L x W) will be a rectangle. Anything else will have less area (kidney, oval etc).

      • +7

        The shape which maximises area for a given perimeter is a circle.

        • +1

          Have you finished your homework? if yes, its time to go to bed ;)

        • +3

          Give us a call when you've found a circle that has a diameter of 2m and also a diameter of 4m

        • +1

          Only if your land is circular.

        • +1

          I didn't say anything about perimeter. I said for a given length and width…

          • +1

            @pennypacker: So your comment basically was "the maximum area for a rectangle shape, is a rectangle"? Such profound wisdom…

            • +1

              @iseeyou1312: I'm having trouble understanding what you're being so argumentative about. I'll spell it out for you to give you the benefit of the doubt, but I don't know how much simpler I can make it without coming to the conclusion that you're either being deliberately obtuse, or perhaps more unfortunately that characteristic is intrinsic.

              So, nothing profound about it, which is generally true of most marketing statements. You will find though that working on your reading skills to improve comprehension may help you to avoid a repeat next time you're tempted to be a git on the internet.

  • +38

    I've got this exact pool. Hit me up with any questions.

    Pool is fantastic for the price. Filter is absolute garbage however. Get an after market one.
    The ladder is study enough to hold me getting in and out (I'm 120kg), so no dramas there either.

    Ours comes down at end of summer, and this will be our 4th summer with it. No holes, no durability issues.

    Under $500 is a steal… go get it! I got this for mid $600's on Ebay, then delivery was like $100 on top (it's bloody heavy!).

    • +1

      Where do you get after market filters?

      • +9

        I've had pools my whole life (above ground and inground). I got a proper cartridge filtration system from Zodiac. Worth more than the pool, but I figure I'll use it for the eventual inground pool we get when money permits. I plumbed it in using proper pressure pipes etc. that I made detachable to allow easy dismantling end of season.

      • I'd go with a Sand Filter and the Polystrene 'sand' replacement. Around $260 but better flow, and no need for regular filter replacement and will allow the usage of things like solar mats and suction skimmers that the default filter will not be able to power.

    • Which filter do you recommend?

      • +17

        I went overboard and got a filtration system that would suit a pool almost twice the size, but I strongly recommend for this type of pool you go for a cartridge filter and not a sand filter. Cartridges will filter the water to smaller micron level, and are easy to wash out with the hose. Sand filters on backwash use a tonne more water, and by nature don't filter the water to the same level unless you get a bigger system. But then you have to buy sand, backwash etc. So much harder to use in a temporary setup.

        For reference I went for a Zodiac ZTS100 pool pump, and a Zodiac Titan CF100 cartridge filter.

        This isn't a straight fit, and requires re-cutting the inlet and outlet holes in the pool itself. But like I said, prior experience and all.

        If this sounds too much for some, for the size of this pool and the price of water these days… flushing it and starting again mid season won't cost very much at all and is a an easier option.

        $4 per 1000L, 4 x 8,000L = $32.

        So if you know this is just going to be a kick around until something better goes in, just chlorinate and use a gravity fed hose to suck the floor clean.

        • Yeah, Sand Filter + Polysphere replacement to the usage of "Sand" is a better way to go. You don't need to backwash or a tonne for extra water, and do a lot better than the filters for long term use.

      • -1

        Clark Rubber sells Intex pumps and filters. The hose fits and generally, it is a painless replacement. https://www.clarkrubber.com.au/products/30031-intex-filter-c... or https://www.clarkrubber.com.au/products/48779-intex-sand-fil... or if you can be bothered, adapt to a 40mm pressure pipe, then you can put real pool pump and filter.

        • I DID put on a real pool pump and filter with 40mm pressure pipe :).

    • What have you done for fencing?

      • +15

        I have a designated pool area. Signs, fencing etc. because it's going to be an in-ground pool in the near future and I know I can reuse the components.
        First bought it when my kids were still learning to swim, so wanted to make sure a) it wasn't too deep for them to stand in, and b) they had no access to it unless "authorised".

        • Dumb question but if I don't have any kids, can I just keep the pool on my property which is fully fenced? Does that count or do I actually need another fence inside the property fence?

          • +12

            @montorola: You need a fence.

            To everybody else with what they think is a reason for why they might not need a fence, you need a fence.

          • +1

            @montorola: It’s possible with side gates, self closing and self latching gates/doors on the house, latch mechanisms at a particular height, etc. Windows may need to be made inoperable (not simply locked). You might find yourself stuck in a catch-22 between building code and pool code, latch height and opening windows for example. May vary by council.

          • +1

            @montorola: Even if you don't have any kids, if they can enter your property from an external boundary and then something bad happens (like they are trying to get a ball or pet out of the pool or something), you'll be in a world of hurt.

            It's not just your family safety, its others too.

            I would never recommend you have a pool without a fence. But I do understand that to some it appears to be overkill for an above ground temporary pool like this.

            At bare minimum, you can remove the ladder (or put the whole thing In the pool) and make sure there's nothing little ones can use to get into the pool (like nearby chairs etc).

            This doesn't satisfy the law, but some basic precautions like making it difficult to enter the back yard by locking access to it, and then entering the pool itself by removing the ability to get in, at least does 'something'.

            If you're planning on having a pool medium/long term however, just get a fence. Also don't forget about windows and doors accessing the pool area. There are restrictions to those openings as well.

            • @UFO: yes indeed.. I can't agree more. Thank you for making people aware of the risks involved.

            • @UFO: Its overkill as you have to account for the lowest common denominator.

              Almost all jurisdictions have really tough rules as to what you can and cant do. Without fencing where I am all I can have is a 30cm wading pool (which I have for the dogs on a hot day). That said, a toddler can drown even in 30cm.

    • How easy is it to pack away? And how much space does it take when packed up?

      • +9

        Tool-less install and pack away. It has to be to be classed as a temporary pool. The first time you do it does take longer, but everything is labelled.

        It's very straight forward. Two short pipe sections (2 piece) for the short sides that click together, two longer pipe sections (3 pieces) that go along the long walls.
        The pool itself has sleaves at the top that these pipes slide in to. And the corners just slot in.
        Draining it there's a drain plug.

        • +9

          I store mine in the garage on some shelving, and the ladder and pipe frame sections go up in the roof cavity out of the way. The pool bladder on its own folds up to about 1m x 70cm x 20cm. Sits on a garage shelf off the ground.

      • Make sure it is dry, otherwise can go mouldy.

        • +1

          Yep. I plan ahead knowing there's a few dry days coming. Drain the pool then use deck chairs/outdoor setting to lift the pool and ensure it gets nice and dry in the sun.

    • +27

      I have no intention of getting the pool, but your comments have been super helpful to everyone. Thank you.

      • +1

        Thanks mate.

    • +5

      The real MVP! Love good reviews like this

    • My yard is not flat and slopes (slightly). Would this be ok you think?

      • +3

        Prepare a flat base, otherwise it will be 1.2m deep on one end and 0.8m deep the other end

      • It may flood.

      • +4

        MUST be dead level. Even a small slope will play havoc with the pool water level. Otherwise you'll have a much shallower pool at one end (plus it'll look crap).
        Take the time to prepare the site properly prior to install, otherwise you'll regret it.

    • How do you clean, vacuum it etc

        • +1

          I bought something similar to this on Ebay (obviously much more inferior/cheaper). These handheld vacs seem like a great idea, but you need to ensure they quote specs on filtration level. Otherwise what will happen (it happened to me) is that it'll pick up the dirt and larger junk, but the fine particles will just get picked up and spat out the outlet, clouding the water.

          It's a very small floor area. If you don't want to go to the expense of a proper cartridge filter, what you can do is gently and slowly use a soft bristled brush to slowly push the dirt and leaves down to one end of the pool floor, then use a gravity fed hose to suck/drain the dirty water out as you vacuum.

          A $30 leave scoop from bunnings will handle the bigger stuff no problem.

          • @UFO: The main thing with the handheld is unless it has a paper/woven filter for really fine particles (in which case it needs mains power to be able to suck the water through it), these handhelds are basically useless.

            Most of these handhelds have a mesh filter bag. It's fine for larger bits like bugs, leaves, twigs etc. But is absolutely horrible at vacuuming up that fine dust you get at the bottom when the chlorine breaks down all the junk in the water itself and it settles to the bottom. Just goes straight through the mesh and makes a mess of the pool water. Demoralising when trying to clean the pool!

    • Where do you place it? I would be reluctant to have it on grass which would kill it.

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