This is a great way for the kids to cool off this summer (and burn some energy) without emptying your wallet. Walmart.ca currently has the Intex Metal Frame Pool on Clearance Sale for $128 down from $188.
With 13 reviews on this product, I have no worries that this product won't be perfect for our needs. It appears to be easy to set up, long lasting, and easy to take down/put away over the winter. There is even a maintenance DVD included!
The pool comes with a pump to keep it clean, and it will end up about 2 feet deep for the kiddos. Some people have even had this pool set up for 5 years without issue.
Shipping is free (even though the box will be huge) since your order is over $50.