Kiddie Pool from Backyard Ocean (Gift #3)

hypothesis The Swan Kiddie Pool from Backyard Ocean will be a fun activity for both of my daughters, put enormous smiles on their faces and help us beat the heat!


One Swan Activity Pool from Backyard Ocean, two daughters, water, towels and sunscreen.  About Backyard Ocean:

backyardoceanswanAt Backyard Ocean™ we are passionate about providing you with access to everything you need to bring the beach to your backyard.  From easy to set up above-ground pools to fun inflatable toys and a wide selection of pool filters and accessories, our products will allow give you hours of affordable fun.  Unlike many other retailers, Backyard Ocean™ offers free shipping on all full-size pools, so you don’t have to worry about hidden costs associated with our high quality products.  With Backyard Ocean, on that beautiful and warm summer day, you only need to go to your backyard to enjoy your own summer oasis!

methods The girls were more than excited when I told them that a pool came in the mail!  It has been so incredibly hot here lately, that any break from the heat is most appreciated.  We used a manual pump to inflate the Swan which has 11 separate air chambers.  It took about 10 minutes for us to completely inflate the pool, but it was not difficult at all.  I would not, however, recommend that you inflate it by mouth!


results I wish I would have video taped the looks on the girls’ faces when we inflated the swan!  It was truly priceless as they watched this swan come to life with each pump of air.  The appearance of the pool is very appealing to kids!  The fun design just makes you want to jump in and play!  The pool has a 76 gallon capacity at 80% full, is 6 feet long and 3.3 feet wide.  My 1 and 4 year old were able to play in the pool together with ample amount of room.  The included basketball hoop and ring toss game made the pool more of an “experience” and kept the girls entertained for the afternoon.  The quality of the pool was also great.  We had absolutely no trouble with the valves or leakage issues.

summary In my opinion, the Swan Activity Pool was a great choice for my daughters!  The pool kept them entertained longer than a regular blow-up pool because of the fun activities included with the pool.  The quality of the pool coupled with the excellent customer service received from Backyard Ocean makes this product one of my top picks for summer!  Want something bigger than a kiddie pool?  Backyard Ocean also sells the popular ring pools!  Already have a pool?  You can also get pool accessories and toys at Backyard Ocean!  Above ground pools can make any backyard a paradise!

references The Swan Activity Pool can be purchased directly from Backyard Ocean for $44.99.  Do you need to beat the heat this summer?  Backyard Ocean is generously offering one lucky Not-So-Blog reader their choice of either the Swan Activity Pool or the Racetrack Pool and Play Set.

How to enter:

1. Visit Backyard Ocean and tell me another product you would love to own!

Additional entries:

1. Blog about this giveaway and link to The Not-So-Blog.

2. Follow me on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway. Every time you tweet you get an additional entry! Unlimited! (You must have at least 50 Twitter followers to qualify for unlimited entries.)

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Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on July 24th. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.

528 thoughts on “Kiddie Pool from Backyard Ocean (Gift #3)”

  1. The Red Car Ride On looks pretty cool so I’d love to own it.
    Thanks for having this type of entry sign up for your giveaways, where only thenotsoblog.com owner can see our email addresses. This prevents email address theft by hackers who are coming to blogs to look for them now, and who use them to send us spam email or to try and figure out our passwords so that they can get into our private accounts. Thanks for looking out for the safety of those who visit and subscribe to your site.

  2. that swan pool is the cutest thing I have ever seen
    I am going to be lving on their site

  3. This pool is so cute! I would have to choose the Kaleidoscope Window Pool, but its not as cute as the Swan Activity pool.

  4. I like the Kaleidoscope Window Pool!

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  5. I think the Racetrack Pool & Play Set is adorable – I’d love to get that for my grandson.

    Thanks for the chance to win this giveaway, my friends’ daughters would just LOVE this for when going in the big pool is just not an option.

  6. I also like the Blue Three Ring Pool- my daughter just asked me yesterday about a little pool for her! Thanks!

  7. I think the Swan pool is absolutely adorable! I really like the products offered by Backyard Ocean. I think I would have to get a solar cover, to keep bugs out and heat in (: I also like the Kaleidoscope Window Inflatable pool. It is a little roomier, and has a classical, simple appeal.

  8. I’ve never heard of this website, it’s REALLY cool! My boys would love the racetrack pool and I like that it would keep them entertained while in the pool.

  9. My son would go crazy over that race track pool/play set. If I had to pick something else, it would be the red ride-on car. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  10. The animal safari pool looks awesome too! My kids have been dying for a new swim pool and I just can’t afford one this summer. This would be great to win!! Thanks!

  11. I like the red car ride on! I’d choose the race track pool and playset if I won. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  14. A frame pool big enough for the whole family would be great, too!

    Thanks for the opportunity,

  15. my boys would love the Racetrack Pool & Play Set

    thanks for sponsoring this.


  16. I also really like the Sea Breeze Rectangle Pool…the colors are rad!

    (but honestly, the swan pool really is my fave…how can you beat a huge purple swan!??!)

  17. Another Backyard Ocean product I’d love to own is the 10′ x 2.5′ Float to Fill Ring Pool Set (currently sold out for the season). Set with pump, filter, ladder and more – it even comes with two free beach balls, lol:) I’ve got to tell you though, the purple Swan activity pool is the BOMB! My granddaughters would just flip out over it!


  18. I found this adorable Mini Sweetheart Inflatable Bouncer. A princess in her castle that floats on water what little girl wouldn’t just love this!?! Thanks for sharing this review and giveaway 🙂

  19. I liked the Tropical Palms Kiddie Pool. This pool is nice because it’s long and there is more room for my toddler to swim across.

  20. I would love to have the 20′ x 4′ Round Frame Pool Set. Would be great for the whole family.

  21. i am in love with the Swan, my granddaughter would totally love it
    i also like the 14′ x 8′ x 3′ Frame Pool

  22. I would love to have the 8′ x 14′ x 3′ Frame Pool Set, this would be great for our kids and something even more fun for the summer months, instead of going to the community pool, we could have pool parties in our back yard 🙂

    Thanks for the GREAT giveaway!


  23. The Bahama Breeze lounge Chair looks really really relaxing.
    Thank you so much for the chance to win.

  24. Love this purple whatever; it is picture perfect/maybe perhaps my second childhood thanks for the regular pool option; thanks/raymondw345@AOl.com

  25. I like the Kaleidoscope window pool! I wish not so many ppl said the same thing though, lol. I love the colors.

  26. I ordered filters for out pool and thought I ordered our size but got another size. When I called to change the filters, I found out that I had to give them 20% of total to restock + returned postage. I didn’t mind the postage but the restock fee, when paying more for the correct size was crazy. This would be giving them 15.00. DON’T SEND ANYTHING BACK EVEN IF IT IS THEIR FALT.

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