This is a sponsored post. I am a #KmartSummerFun blogger, though all opinions are my own.
Is there anything that says summer fun more than a backyard pool? (I mean besides mosquito bites, sunburn, and sweaty children.)
My kids have been begging us for an above ground swimming pool somewhere around forever and one day, and we finally found a great deal on this one at this Kmart Hot Deals page.
The pools are on sale right now, with lots of other outdoor fun things, from water guns to yard games to trampolines to bounce houses, and the shipping is FREE for orders of $59 or more!
I probably don't need to tell you that I am not exaggerating when I say the kids have been in this thing almost non-stop since we first started setting it up. Even during setup! They are so thrilled to have it, that from the time they first wake up in the morning until somewhere around sunset, I can hear someone, usually 3 or 4 someones at a time, splashing around in the pool!
Of course, I had to learn the hard way exactly how important it is for the surface the pool is to sit on to be level because of that pesky little gravity thing and "water seeks its own level" and all that other science-y stuff.
As it turns out gravity plus H2O equals a lot of pressure on the low side of the pool and that ends up meaning a large "pool" of water, so to speak, all over the yard, and not necessarily contained in the brand new pool you just set up on uneven ground.
Take it from me, if you're getting an above ground pool, watch the video below, and take the time to level the ground first. (Where was this guy when I was setting up the pool???)
And if you're wondering how to get the kids to spend more time outdoors in the fresh air and sunshine this summer, don't walk, run right now over to the Kmart Hot Deals page and pick up one of these while they are still on sale!
What says "summer fun" to you?