A few weeks ago we had our play group at a friend's house and swam the whole time in her pool. Oh, my. That little taste of coolness put us on the path to convincing Papa that we needed one in our backyard. We searched local stores and found that pools are a seasonal product here in Puerto Rico so the selection was pretty minimal. We looked at Amazon. We went back to stores. Finally we picked one up today and got it set up and have started filling it up!