Seaview Club Pools Review
Seaview Club offers this 18' x 42" above-ground metal-frame pool that appears similar to the same-size Heritage pool, right down to the description and instruction manual with a different logo on top -- but they're sold by different vendors. Opinion is divided about ease of setup and, as with other cheap pools, owners say this one would benefit from a larger filter and pump.
Seaview Club 18' x 42" reviews are scarce. Those we did find -- on Kmart and Sam's Club -- are relatively enthusiastic. Owners' Seaview Club 18' x 42" reviews say it's the right size for young children, many of whom get a kick out of the see-though porthole window. One parent particularly likes the stability, which comes from the metal framing around the top and bottom and on the sides. A few Seaview Club 18' x 42" reviews say the pump needs an upgrade and consumers stress the importance of vigilant maintenance, lest the water be overrun by algae. Setup goes smoothly, according to Seaview Club 18' x 42" reviews, but you'll need several people -- it helps if one, at least, possesses some mechanical know-how. Pool owners also note that lots of sand is required, and a foam pad atop the ground cover is a good protective measure.
The 18' x 42" Seaview Club comes with an all-weather vinyl liner, steel ladder, and through-wall filter/pump with a built-in wall skimmer. The $659 price at Sam's Club includes shipping -- a deal that one pool shopper couldn't resist. We found what appears to be the same pool -- based on the photo, description, and specs -- at Target, where it sells for $600 under the name Round Prism.
This backyard pool would seem to be a good investment, but the limited number of reviews makes us hesitant to plunge in. It's probably worth wading in with eyes open, though.