With the Texas summers, investing in something for water family fun is a must. We have been extremely happy with our purchase last year of our Intex above ground pool, It was easy to manage when it came to treating the water. We refilled it about every 4-6 weeks. The whole family can fit in the pool and the kids have room for swimming fun. It was also just the right depth for our 4 year old who was just beginning to swim and big enough for our 8 year old to swim around as well.