It's a little work to maintain but so definitely worth it! We live in the city and Our backyard is concrete and small and not level but it ended up not being a problem
I, my neighbors and my grandsons love the pool! It is just the right depth
I had the 8' and 10' in years past, and they tended to last 2-3 summers
Recommended accessories:Solar cover (basically a giant circle of bubble wrap, helps keep the pool warmer)Extra filters (they get funky)A chlorine solution (we use a float that you can add tablets to)A water test kitHave fun!
The straight sides make the pool seem so much larger
We put a tarp underneath and it's been fine! We will get our money's worth this summer alone