Once mid-May arrives, many people start thinking about backyard water fun for the coming summer months. Aldi starts to roll out a selection of pools, sprinklers, splash pads, water slides, and pool accessories during this time of year, and their most recent ad gave a preview of what is to come.
Among the first wave of pools and water-related products to hit Aldi stores this year are name-brand Summer Waves 45-inch-diameter hard-sided plastic pools and larger 12-foot-diameter and 30-inch-deep frame pools.
This open thread deals with the Summer Waves 12′ x 30″ Active Frame Pool.
What We Know:
The Summer Waves 12′ x 30″ Active Frame Pool cost $119.99 in May of 2021. That’s a lot less money than most other frame pools with similar measurements on Amazon.
This is an Aldi Find, which means it’s only in stores for a short time. In previous years, Aldi has not always received a large number of pools like this, so depending on how high demand is, the limited stock may sell out quickly on the morning specials are scheduled to hit store shelves. Aldi does not offer online ordering for its specials, so once this sells out at your local store, it’s gone until next summer.
We don’t yet have specific details on this pool Aldi is selling, but we do know it includes a 2-in-1 filter pump.
As mentioned above, Summer Waves is a name brand that is not exclusive to Aldi, although Aldi has sold several Summer Waves products in the past, including a different frame pool two summers ago, giant dinosaur and unicorn sprinklers, and a 10′ by 30″ quick set pool.
Summer Waves pools can also be found at retailers such as Amazon, although I couldn’t find another retailer selling a Summer Waves pool with the exact same specific dimensions as the one Aldi is offering.
What We Don’t Know:
We haven’t used this pool, so we don’t yet know how easily it sets up, how durable it is, or how well it works overall. We also don’t know if it comes with a warranty. Our goal with open thread posts like this one is to offer a place for people to share about their experiences with a product.
Do you have the Summer Waves 12′ x 30″ Active Frame Pool? Tell us your thoughts in the comments.