Mum’s brilliant paddling pool trick inflates one in just two minutes

Mum’s brilliant paddling pool trick inflates one in just two minutes

Temperatures in the UK are hot and set to rise further as experts predict another few days of extreme heat before thunderstorms settle in.

With the rise in temperatures comes the different and often innovative ways Brits are turning to to keep cool including an ingenious way to keep homes with loft hatches cooler.

Elsewhere, a TikTok user found a way to make homemade air conditioning using just an ice pack and a fan that left people branding it “life saving”.

While those are tips to cool off inside the house, many have been turning to their paddling pools to keep little ones comfortable while outdoors.

The paddling pool is a great way to cool off in a heatwave

However, it’s easy to forget just how hard it is to inflate a paddling pool considering they are only used for a few months in a year.

One savvy mum took to TikTok to share her extremely clever way to inflate her paddling pool in just minutes.

The user who goes by @Capricesmum explained how using a hairdryer on the cool setting inflated her pool in just 90 seconds.

One TikTok mum shared her clever way to keep hers filled

“I’ve been doing this for years and it’s a complete game changer. On hot days my son is so impatient to get into the pool and this allows me to do it so quickly.”

However, she did warn against doing this hack on pools which have any water inside as there can be danger involved.

The clever mum showed how quickly the large pool inflated and other parents were amazed by the hack.

The method involves a hairdryer on cool setting

One said: “This is so smart!” while a second wrote: “Omg, this woman has been unlocked from the matrix, got to try this next!”

Others were annoyed that they hadn’t thought of the trick before, “I could’ve done mine so much quicker.”

Once you’re out of the pool, experts revealed the best way to shower during the warm weather.

While a cold shower may seem like a good choice as a tactic to “cool off”, the cold water actually causes decreased blood flow to the skin.

The user, called Caprice’s mum, said it took her 90 seconds to inflate her pool

This is because the cold causes the vessels that supply blood to the skin to constrict and as a result, our core gets warmer due to the reduced heat loss through the skin.

Therefore, just minutes after a cold shower, you will likely feel hot again.

However, warm water on the skin leads to an increased blood flow to the skin, and therefore greater heat loss from the body.


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