It took 3 hours to fill with 2 hoses running... and 1300 gallons of water!(gasp)
The kids were beside themselves with anticipation so they had to get in as soon as there was 2 inches of water in it.
Floaties were blown up, sunscreen was applied, neighbors were invited over...
And finally it was time to test it out. It was a huge hit and I don't regret it at all. Especially since we got it on clearance for only $50 at Toys R Us. Well worth it I'd say. The kids swam ALL DAY and I'm guessing they will continue to every day until the end of summer- it's by far their favorite activity in the world.