People Divided Over Mum's Hack To Heat Pool
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Featured Image Credit: @deedee_005 / TikTok
We’re in the middle of a heatwave, and parents will be doing all they can to keep their kids cool.
That means dressing children in loose clothing, providing lots of ice lollies, and of course, setting up a paddling pool.
However, just because the weather is warm, doesn’t mean you’ll want to be swimming in freezing cold water.
Well, one mum has come up with an interesting hack to heat up her swimming pool, and the internet is divided. Check out the clip here:
The TikTok user, Dee Dee, shared the trick on the social media platform, garnering quite a lot of attention from the online community.
Her idea went viral, with many loving the idea and admitting that they want to try it themselves.
"Brilliant idea,” one person wrote.
"That's a great shout! I have this pool and have tried using the solar mats but they are useless," said another viewer, while a third added: "That's thinking outside the box, I like it."
Meanwhile, the overwhelming response among viewers is concern about what impact this could have on the TikToker’s electricity bill.
As the UK is painfully aware, the biggest increase in domestic energy bills in living memory came into effect in April, leaving many families facing further financial struggle during the cost-of-living crisis.
Many have spoken out against the huge spike in the price of their electricity bills after Ofgem raised the price cap on the average home from £1,277 to £1,971.
With this in mind, many TikTokers shared their own experiences with the Lay-Z-Spa heating system, although the prices they claim to pay varies drastically between users.
One said: "£28 a day to heat… we have the 30ft pool, take me 4 days to heat and £30 a day," while another wrote: "You need to time it properly otherwise it’ll throw an error. Also, it uses 0.68p per day."
A third person added: "It cost me £16 to get my lazy spa up to heat, used to be £8 and that's with the top on it, god knows how much that's costing you. Better sell a kidney."
With estimates from users ranging from 68p to £30 per day, we thought we'd take a look to see how much it really costs to heat a Lay-Z-Spa.
Firstly, it goes without saying that this will very much depend on the size of your pool, as more water equals more electricity. And this rule applies to how often the pool is used, too.
According to the hot tub company's website, the estimated running cost of a Lay-Z-Spa is now around £7 to £10 a week.
But these estimates are based on an average-sized hot tub that's used about three or four times a week for 30-45 minutes.