We purchased this Intex 12' x 30' Metal Frame Pool for our then 2 1/2 year old for summertime last year. The depth was perfect for him. He could be in there and splash around and play. There was enough room in there for my wife, son and myself plus another adult or two could fit in there. The maintanence was low as well. We never used a cover on it, and it took minimal effort to clean it. It also was pretty easy to set up. The instructions were simple enough. We took it down for the winter time and it was just as easy as putting it up. The quality and durability really suprised me. The walls were strong enough to withstand my son hanging on them. Overall, this pool is a good value and agreat for smaller children.