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Bestway Hydrium Oval Steel Wall Pool 5m x 3.6m x 1.2m

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This large family sized 5m x 3.6m Bestway Hydrium Pool Set from Bestway’s renowned range of superior strength, steel-walled above ground pools offers the perfect solution to a sturdy and easy garden pool.

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Product overview

This large family sized 5m x 3.6m Bestway Hydrium Pool Set from Bestway’s renowned range of superior strength, steel-walled above ground pools offers the perfect solution to a sturdy and easy garden pool.

So Easy

A solid construction means Bestway Hydrium pools are the perfect semi-permanent above ground alternative in cost, quality, installation and maintenance to an in ground outdoor pool.

So much fun!

What better way to cool off on a hot summer’s day than to splash into your own outdoor pool. This large pool is perfect for all the family, the kids and all their friends. It makes a stylish focal point for parties and gatherings or the perfect place for a refreshing and relaxing dip.


Bestway Hydrium outdoor pools are made of tough, rust-resistant reinforced 0.4mm steel sidewalls for the highest durability possible without the excess weight, and supported by the chunky, extra wide 16cm steel top borders. A unique ridge design along the outside of the pool provides added support.

Inside the pool, the premium 0.4mm PVC liner comes with a UV coating top help prevent the drying out and cracking that can occur with lesser liners if exposed to direct sunlight for too long.

To help maintain the pool water a surface skimmer comes as part of the package, and is neatly integrated into the wall of the pool. Also included is a Sand Filter pump to help eradicate unwanted bacteria and other hidden nasties form the water.

To allow easier access to the water a 1.22m pool ladder is also supplied as part of the package.

To ensure these standards of safety, our Bestway Above Ground Pools have a safety outlet valve system to prevent any entrapment when the pool is in use and we have also completed a tear resistance test of our Tri-Tech™ liner to ensure maximum quality. Large pools also come with a ladder as standard for easy and safe access in and out of the pool.

This is an above ground pool and as a result is not suitable for building into the ground. Adult supervision is recommended at all times when children are using pools.

• Straightforward to assemble
• Tough, rust-resistant steel frame and walls
• Heavy duty 1.22m ladder and sand filter pump included
• Flow control drain valve for easy draining
• Sand Filter Pump
• Unique ridge design along the outside of pool wall provides added support
• Integrated skimmer box
• Tri-Tech™ 3 ply material liner
• 1 Year Warranty

Size: L 5m x W 3.6m (5.33m including legs) x H 1.22m
Water capacity (90%): 16,296 L
Pump: Sand filter
Packaged dimensions: 82cm x 62cm x 163.5cm
Weight Net/Gross: 175.8kg/184.8kg
Contents: One pool, sand filter pump, ladder, ground cloth, pool cover, and ChemConnect dispenser

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Pools are required to meet the fencing requirement of the Building Act 2004

Safety Guidance for Pool Owners

WARNING: To prevent drowning, this pool must have a barrier such as a 1.2m high fence surrounding the pool. The barrier must comply with the Building Code and restrict unsupervised access by children under 5 years of age. For more information visit


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Questions and answers

0 votes
Do you have the covers for these pools?
The Kit comes with a pool cover, but we do not sell one separately for this size.
By Trade Tested on April 28 2024
2 votes
Do you have a 6 metre version of this pool?
Yes we have one with these dimensions 6.1M x 3.6M x 1.2M
By Trade Tested on July 13 2021
3 votes
What is the total width including the legs that jut out ?
It's 5.33m.
By Trade Tested on October 10 2019
0 votes
Hi there, is this pool designed to be able to put it up and pack it down each summer?
Yes you could, it is a bit more involved than one of the soft sided options.
By Trade Tested on September 08 2022
0 votes
Would it be ok to add a heat pump to this pool?
Potentially, but its outside the recommended usage as per the manufacturer, so we wouldn't recommend it.
By Trade Tested on March 23 2022
1 vote
How many litres?
This pools holds 16,296 L at 90% capacity - this and the other specs are available above. Feel free to contact our sales team on 0800 800 880 if you would like to know more.
By Trade Tested on October 14 2019
1 vote
Can this be a salt water pool and do you sell the kits to convert?
No this isn't designed for salt water unfortunately.
By Trade Tested on October 08 2019
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Hi will you guys be getting the next size up in this pool, i think its approx. 6m x 3.6m. Cheers
At this stage this is the only one when stock.
By Trade Tested on September 29 2021
0 votes
Do u have a sample at your showroom?
This we do not, however you can call our friendly sales team on 0800 800 880 and they will be able to answer any of your questions.
By Trade Tested on June 03 2021
-1 votes
Is it possible to make this pool deeper than 1.2M?
No this is a fixed size.
By Trade Tested on August 19 2020

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Great Pool

Great pool, easy to set up and endless hours of swimming for the kids. Definitely recommend put foam tiles underneath the liner to soften the bottom surface.

Gaz Manawatu

Easy to install took 2 people about 3 hours.

Shona Napier
Bestway 5m steel sided pool

Best investment ever. Grandchildren absolutely loving this pool and spend all day in it. Highly recommend.

Nanaof21 Kaukapakaps
Great pool

Easy to assemble, solid and best of all it is huge. Going to be great for summer.

Kayne Kaitaia
Perfect permanent above ground pool

Really happy with this pool We spent 2days getting the ground perfectly level and that has paid off getting the wrinkles out of the floor was hard work but we found the best way is when u put the 100ml water in the pool to stretch the linner to cut the hole for the overflow, then stop filling and have a line of people hop inside, start on the same side and work straight accross the pool picking up wrinkles into a pinch with your hands and pulling smooth working across we removed every single wrinkle using this technique We were going to fill using a water tanker but quotes were $500 I priced it up on my water bill and it worked out to be $80 so we filled it using 2 hoses and it was done overnight Planing to build small partial deck to make it nicer to enter the pool as the ladder is not the nicest way to climb in and u can't push off from the wall of the pool as it flexes The pump is ok but doesn't have a timer we have upgraded to a intex pump and a intex clorinator to switch to salt water setup which is great because I'm lazy and don't want to be putting chemicals in and this works out way cheaper in the long run We use the pool every day and are loving it The water seems to be warmer cause it's salt So I'm holding off on a solar cover I would not recommend this pool if u want to take it down each year as u need to cut a hole in the liner for the overflow and the chances of linning that back up year after year is slim It's put up leave up kinda pool so groundwork prep is the key and watching the install videos on you tube several times We put fake grass carpet around the pool to stop dirt and sand getting tracked in And it tidys up the area nicely

Julie Auckland
Hydrium pool

Pool is easy to set up just take your time two people or more is best to prep ground before you start have a good sub base. Good quality and strong pool only negative is pump is weak and i think it needs to be bigger overall a good size pool to keep you cool

Bruce Canterbury

very happy with the pool and been steel wall its great with the dogs.

Grant Dawe Christchurch
Check and Double Check that the pack has a cover

Be very very careful when you buy this pool. Check that your purchase comes with a cover. Ours didn't and we're finding it impossible to get one to fit. Check BEFORE you buy - the TradeTested website says that it comes with a cover, but many packages (all same price) don't. I was given the option to change the pool (to a larger size that does have a cover) but that would have been too big for us as I'm only using it as a training pool. I would recommend with a very big proviso - check it has a cover before you buy and recheck. The website says yes (and it is stated in the questions and answers) but that is not the case.

Meg Hawkes Bay
No, I do not recommend this product.
Great value

We love how this pool can so straight up to our deck as it has straight metal sides. The video really helped us assemble property. The cover sucks, at the moment we are using a tarp. Can't wait to use it

Ash Glenbrook
Best investment

It has been our best investment ever! Pool is large enough for our family to all swim in. Pump is effective and quiet. Fantastic product!

H Ni Northland