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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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      • +1

        It's gotta go somewhere mate. If not on a flat grassed area, then where?

        • I guess a driveway is another spot, especially if it goes around the back, would depend a lot on the property. But I'd be a little worried about the small chance I'd fall off when getting out, concrete/gravel hurts.

    • What's the process with keeping the water clean other than the filter?
      Do you have to keep an eye on the pH level?
      Do you just use chlorine etc?

      I thought it was a bit complicated and that's why a lot of people just pay for pool specialists to come and "service" their pools.

      Excuse my ignorance.

      • forget about the water testing drop kits. you can buy test strips which test the water all at once.

        ph and chlorine levels are main ones, but other readings just as important as well.
        google is great source of info for basic pool care.. .too much to cover here.

        depending on local water quality, you will typically need to add regular bycarb to the water (lots of different chemical reactions going on in the water).

        • total alkalinity is huge.

          you have Ph which pretty much everyone understands, but if your total alkalinity is off this keeps hitting your Ph levels with a baseball bat and its hard to keep on top of.

          some chlorine has stabiliser in it already (think of that as a sunscreen for the chlorine, which would otherwise burn off very quickly in the sun).
          but then too much stabiliser in the water reduces the effectiveness of the chlorine, so water starts to go green.
          people then chuck more of that chlorine in… and its just makes it worse.

          there's sooooo much to cover, but hard to do here. sorry.

    • Have you put it on your lawn? Is the lawn just dirt then by the end of summer?

    • Are the overall dimensions specified including the support struts that angle out?

      • 3.81 x 1.81 x 1.10m - inside dimensions (within metal frame)
        4.12 x 2.01 x.1.10m - outside dimension (filled pool liner)
        4.62 x 2.52 x.1.22m - extended supports and outside top of frame (all supports MUST be full extended)

    • Hi! Can you tell me if the above measurements provided would include the supports and not just the pool area? I'm hoping they do!

      • +1

        3.81 x 1.81 x 1.10m - inside dimensions (within metal frame)
        4.12 x 2.01 x.1.10m - outside dimension (filled pool liner)
        4.62 x 2.52 x.1.22m - extended supports and outside top of frame (all supports MUST be full extended)

        • Thank you so much. Very helpful!

    • Is it in the open sun?

  • +2

    Is this a real deal or just a post for summer times

    • This unit (or similar) ranges from $799+ average.

  • +6

    Thanks OP, bought 10 to make a lake.

  • +17

    Can we have a pool Dad?

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    • +6

      No, Finish your homework first!

    • +7

      'Tis a fine barn, but sure 'tis no pool, English.

      • +1

        d'oh-eth!

    • +8

      Let us celebrate our new arrangement with the adding of chocolate to milk.

    • +1

      Come back when you’re a doctor!

    • Crypto-Dad buys some mining rigs

  • +1

    Would love it but not sure if I want to build a fence around this.

    • 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.

  • +3

    Not just a pool fence you need a building permit to put one of these in, in some councils just to erect it and then a pool compliance certificate to go with the fence and register with council for another fee so if you can't hide this in your yard it's not really a cheap pool.

    We received a free spa nice one so we took it. registering with council for the building permit was nearly $900, pool fencing 2.5K (glass) pool compliance certificate $79.
    And that was just the basics doesnt include the slab of concrete we had to lay and the gazebo we put over the top and the electrician to hardwire it in.

    • +1

      Still cheaper than the up to $5000 fine .
      I live near a river and one playground has pool fencing around the playground next to the river but the other half a dozen or so don't .

      • +10

        Had no problem putting the pool fencing up and paying to have it checked and pay for a pool compliance certificate.

        I have a problem that the council need a building permit for it, the spa area 2.6 by 2.6 spa 1.8x2.1 I'm happy to pay for the pool compliance certificate but the $900 for a building permit is ridiculous and anyone putting up even a inflatable pool is meant to pay that and then if you need to move it you pay it again.

        You can see why people put these in the yards and don't get compliant fencing because the council make it so difficult

        • +20

          Councils are bottom feeding ideological lunatics, all about control revenue raising and egos. I could not have less respect for them. The worst form of government in this country.

          • +1

            @Xizor: Also the level of government that provides all the services you actually require aka roads, waste removal, water supply and park lands.

            • @maxwellish: Well state governerments do hospitals and schools.

            • +4

              @maxwellish: Weird, every time someone complains about congestion and traffic in my area the council blame VicRoads and say they have no influence.

              Of course the same council, when they decided they'd like some traffic lights installed on a VicRorts road so they could expand the MAC zone (and thereby get more rates in) were able to arrange that with no difficulty.

              And they don't do water supply, at least in Vic, and whilst there are some parks, most around me are Parks Victoria.

              Waste removal they do do, so there's that I guess - but you can't opt out for what you don't use. I have a bin I haven't used in literally years and they refuse to take it back and credit me. Which would be annoying but understandable except if I ask for another bin of one of the other types then it's a user pays system and there will be a fee - which seems, being polite, "somewhat inconsistent" .

              I won't even start about the selective application of the rules, the lies, the deceit, the deliberately obfuscated budget, etc.

    • So, $979.

      Everything else is building materials. Not related to the spa. Well ok, the fence. But if you don't see value in that you're a fool.

      Sure $979 is a crock but you're making it to be worse than it is.

      • +7

        That wasn't really my point the point is you can buy a $400 pool but it's a minimum $979 for just permits + the fence.

        Other point was even for a free pool or free spa it's not a cheap project, "if done legally"

        • Fair enough.

          (Your comments re 2.5k for the fence and the slab being extra made your original post unclear)

          • +2

            @justtoreply: Just adding some context to such a small area and how expensive it can be, plenty of cheaper options for the added extras.

            And definitely not a fool about water safety, im a teacher of swimming and water safety, teach children every day how to stay safe in a pool, have no problem keeping a pool safe but it is scary how many of these go up illegally, it's very dangerous, especially at the moment in Victoria considering how long we been in lockdown kids haven't been going to swimming lessons.

            • +2

              @Tunafish1: Yeah. I know a little girl who has brain damage from a bucket of water left on the floor of a house. She was obviously very young at the time of the accident. I share the story often hoping people will rethink simple things theyve left inside (ie. What's actually accessible) or outside (including things that might collect water when it rains that they've never realised is a hazard before).

              The other one is to avoid having chairs etc near pool fences. When you catch your kid on the other side of the fence and they can't swim… As happened to a friend whose kid pulled up a chair and got over.

              It's so scary. But so easily avoided.

              • @justtoreply: My best friend and her brother helped each other over fences, aged 3 & 2.

                • @Geekomatic: Really? That's so scary. At 2 my kids couldn't do stuff like that. 3 not much. It sorta kicks in at 4 for us

              • +1

                @justtoreply: Thanks for sharing that story. Got no young kids around but avoid leaving buckets on the floor, like keeping the laundry ones in the sink when full but shows how easy it is.

                I've left the mop bucket unattended more than once while mopping the floor, might be fine now but it'd be important to be aware of it when children are around.

                Also heaps of buckets of water around the backyard, useful for a bit of extra rainwarer. Keep them tipped out otherwise due to mozzies, just another good reason to be careful with it.

    • I get that to put pergolas and stuff you need a permit to ensure you're not going over the neighbours fence and stuff but why cant i just chuck this in the middle of my backyard…

      • Doesn't matter if you don't put a pergola up. I'm in the city of Knox Melbourne and any pool or spa needs a building permit that's even if you just putting it on the ground nothing covering it

        • That's so stupid

    • +1

      No permits required for temporary pools in most states. This thing requires no tools to install (different to the spa you got).
      It's treated in the exact same way an inflatable pool is. Depth of water determines whether you need fencing and signs, but you definitely don't need approvals/permits for a temporary pool such as this.

      The second you need tools to install a pool, it becomes permanent/semi-permanent and different rules apply.

    • "Relocatables" and permenant installations are different. I'm quite certain this relocatable doesn't require a building permit, where as a permenant spa might require a building permit.

  • +3

    Just set it up in your living room as a thermal sink.

  • Already have an inground pool but this looks like amazing value for those that don’t.

  • yet to find any in NSW, might get on the phone tomorrow

  • +2

    Bestway photos always get me

    Surely one decent photoshoot would be worth while rather than photoshopping?

  • +6

    Any regulations stopping you from setting this up in a garage? I would much rather an indoor pool.

    • +1

      8000L = 8 TONNE, and over a very small footprint.

      No way a garage waffle slab in a modern home will be suitable.

      • so what do people put it on? planned to place it on exposed aggregate concrete patio, not sure now

        • +1

          Ground. Hard stable ground…. preferably on compacted sand so you don't get sharp rocks underneath causing you dramas to the liner.

          I don't have sand, but I finely grated/raked the dirt so there was absolutely no stones/rocks underneath.

  • Can I put this on my apartment balcony? It's the right size, just thinking 8000kgs might be a bit too much stress on it.

    • Definitely too much

    • Yes, you can definitely put it there if it fits. The real question is should you put it there?….. No, no you shouldn't.

    • +3

      God I hope is is trolling.

    • Yeh but don't fill it with water

    • +2

      Where do you live? Opal Tower? Mascot Towers?

    • waaaaaaaaayyyyy too much, please dont do it.

  • +3

    Before you fill the pool, remove the meter barrel on the water meter and put a straight pipe right through. Fill the pool and re-install the meter barrel.

    Takes about 10 min tops. Morally wrong lol

    • +5

      Or just pay the $30 to fill the pool pegally and save yourself A LOT of work. $4 per 1000L mate ;).

  • Can you easily add something to heat the water for this?

    • +1

      I use a bread toaster for this purpose. Just make sure it's plugged in when you take it into the pool.

      (jk)

    • +1

      Maybe heat up some briquettes and throw it in..

    • +3

      I have solar hot water for the house supply.
      On a sunny day I'll put in a couple hundred litres of hot water (free), and this'll increase the water temp just enough to allow swimming even on a milder day in Canberra.

  • You can buy solar mat, https://www.clarkrubber.com.au/products/40705-intex-pool-sol...

    A cover is a good idea, https://www.clarkrubber.com.au/products/42109-daisy-solar-po... to keep the heat in the water.

    Buy a cheap heat pump from ebay and try to make it work with the piping system.

    • I bought a pool solar blanket on Ebay and cut it down to size. Definitely makes a difference not only to heat, but to chemical use (chlorine doesn't burn off), and keeping pool clean.

  • Sorry I am new to this. Can I set up this pool in a lockable big shed? And how do you warm up that much water after it cools off overnight?

    • Can I set up this pool in a lockable big shed?

      If you’re thinking this gets you out of having to fence it, it doesn’t. Contact your council for advice, not strangers on be internet. At the end of the day, you’ll be the one ethically and legally liable if a kid drowns in your illegal pool.

      And how do you warm up that much water after it cools off overnight?

      It’s a cool. Not a spa.

    • Your profile doesn't state a location. If your minimum temps at night over summer don't go too low, you'll be fine to keep heat in pool if out in the sun during the day.
      If you lock it up in a shed, it'll of course get cooler overnight due to no sun warming it up during the day.

  • +1

    An above ground dam? Fascinating.

  • Probably the first time I've seen realistic - actually probably even overscaled - people in the pool photos. Normally with pool photos the people are smaller than normal to make them look bigger.

  • Does it needs to be located near a power outlet for the filter/pump or are these solar powered?

    • What exactly makes you think it’s solar powered?

      • I'm assuming it's nuclear powered based on nothing at all.

    • Yes, it needs power to run the filter.

  • all nice and well until someone pees in a pool that size …

  • Thanks for the deal and the info from those who own this or similar.

    Just ordered one and wondering if one of these heating mats would work to help heat the water?

    https://www.ebay.com.au/p/13027519007

    EDIT. I see some comments earlier about similar products, is there an easy formula for the amount of heating square meterage you need per volume?

    • There are two version of this heat mat, that I see. One by Bestway (larger less 'pipes') and this version that appears to have more pipes and surface area. The type of filter you use will impact, as I don't think the default filter one will have the capacity to run one of those and an upgraded Sand Filter or larger one might push through too fast to heat. You can join two of the Bestway ones to create more surface area, but then run into pressure issues throughout the system.

      Look for 2-6C increase, but the biggest issue will be the setup. As you'll need to dedicated the 8-10sq of space for the pool and then a ful 1-2sq of space for the heater pad(s) and filter. It can be a challenge.

      • Thanks for the considered response.
        I was thinking about the nearby roof for the heat mat but your point on the included pumps power to push the water around seems to be very limited.

        • Thus is my thoughts too, roof of a nearby shed. But water pressure to drive the water up to the roof will be the challenge and there are maximum pressure for the solar mats.

  • Thanks OP. Now I can invite the newly married couple next door to come skinny-dipping with me.

    • +3

      If only you were younger…

  • My neighbour has on of these and installed a building site fence around up. Doesn't realise the fence can't be climbable!

    • An above ground pool of 1.2m+ height can have it's 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.

  • Do we need fence if we cover it up after each use? Any lockable cover or hard to open by a child?

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