to clarify my situation. ( why bother )
i have a 4 yr old and a 2 yr old. i live two miles from the mississippi, and i am a service tech, (on call alot)
the pool cost a hundred bucks from a customer, i thought i would try it. i would like to get a boat, but i really like the idea of being able to get home from work and jump in the pool with the girls for an hr or so. if it works i will check into an in ground pool. (one step at a time) and i live in iowa so nothing but nice soft black dirt!!