Woman Shares Genius Balloon Hack For Filling Up Swimming Pool
This week saw many of us run to our sheds to find and dust off our paddling pools.
With temperatures soaring into their 30s, people far and wide have been filling up their inflatable pools for some much-needed heatwave relief.
However, filling up the pool can sometimes be a chore in itself, especially if you want your paddling pool to be a pleasant temperature and not ice cold.
Luckily, one craftsy mum has a trick to prevent multiple kettle trips - and it requires just an old balloon.
Sharing the hack on her Facebook page Crafts 'n' Creations, Carla from South Oxhey explained you simply have to take a balloon and cut the top off.
Using the mouthpiece as an adaptor, you simply connect your outdoor hose to your tap, meaning you can fill up your pool with any temperature you desire.
Carla recommended making sure your tap is facing the same way the hose goes to not put extra strain on the makeshift adaptor.
No one wants a soaked kitchen, after all...
She says that the balloon trick should require no tape, but if you'd feel safer, simply secure some at the join.
Brits were enjoying the hottest day of the year on Thursday, with the Met Office reporting highs of 33.3C at Heathrow Airport, surpassing the 32.6C recorded in London on Wednesday - so no wonder people are filling up their paddling pools.
If you don't have any balloons knocking around there's another hack to warm up your pool water using just a black bin bag.
Lainey Thomson, 36 from north Yorkshire, told Tyla how she came up with the genius idea.
"I did this because I only have a cold outside tap and I was using buckets and the kettle to warm up the pool.
"By putting black bin bags on top it attracts the sun and it warms it up very quickly. Within about 45 minutes the water is warm and stays warm all day in the sun."
How do people come up with these ideas?
Sometimes the most simple hacks really are the most genius.
Featured Image Credit: Credit: Facebook/Craft n' Creations, diy n’ tips