Beef has been wanting our on backyard pool. I, myself, prefer the public pool where others are in charge of the upkeep and cleaning of the water. But, Beef found an 8-foot round 2 1/2 feet deep pool with it's own filter on clearance at Target. I was opposed to the idea at first but became excited once we had it home. It comes with it's own cover and is just big enough for me to sit in as well as for Scamp to play and splash all she wants. We "swam" last night and this morning, too. And the temperature of the water is perfect to cool off in the 100 degree weather. Actually, it's only supposed to be in the 90s this week, which is such a relief. We've gotten two rain showers in the past few days, which has helped some. Hopefully, it won't get back over 100 this year. Now, I'm dreaming of a hot tub. Too bad those aren't as cheap as the pool!