This is definitely a good starter kit for a pool, but unless you have a small pool (less than 6,000 gallons) you are going to want something a little higher end. The pole on ours broke after one season, and not being able to adjust the length of the hose is a pain. You also might want a larger skimmer. You can also find this for cheaper than the price listed at Target. Having the straight scrubbing brush is really a must though, so no matter what you do, definitely get one of those!