Intex Rainbow Ring Inflatable Play Center Review – Above Ground Pool

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  • The pools dimensions are 16 x 16 x 5.5 inches
  • It weighs 14.6 pounds
  • It is appropriate for children age 2+
  • The water capacity is seventy-seven gallons
  • It includes a water slide, wading pool, water sprayer and ring toss game
  • It also comes with a ball roller game and toss ball game

Things We Liked

  • Perfect for kids
  • Very affordable
  • Water slide and "pool" area
  • Sturdy and durable
  • Easy to deflate and remove water

Things We Didn't Like

  • Doesn't include a pump
  • Lots of compartments to fill with air



This colorful wonder can double as a mini-park for your kids, and if you set it up right in your backyard, they will love you for it.

The rainbow ring play center is rightly named with its beautiful, bright, summer colors and it will make you feel like you are on vacation right in your house. As a top Intex pool, you know that it will be reliable as Intex is one of the most popular above ground pool companies in the world.

Between the water slide, the wading pool, water sprayer and ring toss game, your kids are sure to keep occupied all season and may not even let you put it away at the end of the summer. The best part of this cute, fun inflatable pool is that it is very affordable and can fit right into most budgets. It is an excellent choice if you are looking for a way to keep your little kids busy and out in the sun, and easily the best above ground pool for toddlers.

Ease of use

The Intex Rainbow Ring Play Center is a blow-up pool and very easy to inflate, although inflating it might take some time due to its size and the many compartments included. For a video on setup we recommend viewing this video:

The pool is safe to use and has features put in place to ensure protection, like the inflatable walls around the center of the circle that can keep your kids from falling out of the center while sliding. It also takes time for the pool to deflate but you can use a vacuum to suck out air and quicken the process.

Apart from this, all you need to do after inflating is fill it up halfway with water, set up the games and it's good to go. The Pool is incredibly easy to use assembly, disassembly and draining won't cost you a thing.

How well it works

The Intex Rainbow Ring Play Center is a sturdy little pool that is made from vinyl with Phthalate, and it can last a very long time and through several uses. Inflatable pools are a cheaper alternative to other above ground pools, they are low maintenance, and do not require a lot of energy to put together. This is one reason why it's one of our favorite intex pools for kids.

One of the few drawbacks to inflatable pools is the amount of time you are likely to spend inflating and deflating them, especially one with many parts and compartments like the Rainbow Ring. But you can fix this problem by inflating your pool with an electric pump and deflating it with a vacuum.

man with daughter with Intex play center

You can make the assembly a fun family activity by allowing your kids join you to inflate it, although you should keep an eye on the little ones to prevent a choking hazard.

The pool Center includes a water slide, wading pool, water sprayer and ring toss game with four inflatable rings.

You only need to fill it up halfway so little kids can play water games comfortably in the pool. The center of the pool is also surrounded by inflatable walls that keep the kids from falling out when they use the water slide.

You can attach the water spray to a garden hose and keep the spray on for the kids, especially when it's very hot out. The pool will keep your kids very entertained all summer with the endless variety of features included like the ball roller game and the toss ball game. The blow-up pool has a water capacity of 77 gallons, and it is great for fun in the sun or for a birthday party.

How long it lasts

The Intex Rainbow Ring Play Center is very sturdy and durable and will last a very long time with good maintenance. You can inflate it every season and put it away at the end of the season if your kids let you.

One of the most interesting things about the Intex Rainbow Ring Play Center is that it doesn't have a weight limit. You can fit as much water into the pool. The main problem with setting it up is ensuring it sits on a flat surface that can support it once it’s filled with water.


  • The play center is a fun blow-up pool that will keep your kids entertained all season
  • It is great for birthday parties
  • It has beautiful and attractive colors and a nice design
  • The pool is very sturdy and durable and will last a long time
  • It is safe for kids to use
  • It has lots of fun features and games included in the package
  • The pool material is lightweight and storage won't take up much space
  • Inflating the pool, deflating or draining it is quick and easy.


  • It takes time to inflate and deflate the pool, and there are many different compartments that you have to inflate.
  • The package does not include a pump.


The Intex Rainbow Ring play center is an incredible product with very few drawbacks. It is high quality, affordable and easy to use, apart from that, it has lots of fun features that will keep your kids entertained and distracted all summer.

The colorful, attractive design and the games are sure to keep them coming back, and they probably won't let you put it away after the season. You can quicken the inflation of the pool with a good pump, and when you want to deflate it, you can use a vacuum to suck out air from the pool.

The Play Center has great reviews from buyers who praise its lovely and playful summer colors, the design and the many games included in the set. If you want to host a fun birthday party for your kids or simply give them an amazing and exciting summer, the Rainbow Ring Play Center is a great place to start.

If you want to see another review check out this vlog review:​

Laurie S.

As a multi home owner for 15 years I've tried out a ton of pool products and methods and have found out the best ones that work for me. I love helping out other people with real, honest advice and spending time with my family. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me in the about or through a comment.

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