The advertisement on this inflatable swimming pool is awesome! However I was somewhat disappointed. I purchased this for a child's birthday party/gift with visions of them opening the gift and then the children being able to have some water fun. Humm no box, no directions. Couldn't give this as a gift. The seller did send me directions after I contacted them however I didn't need directions I needed a "product box" not a plastic thing in a plastic bag with no picture or explanation of what it was, not acceptable for a small child's gift. I ended up getting a giftcard last minute.