It seems like every summer a major supermarket is selling incredibly cheap goods. Top of the list is swimming pools.
A trip to one of Britain’s lovely beaches seems more ideal, but each to their own! I for one think it’s a better option, as opposed to buying an inflatable pool which you’ll only use for a maximum of three months.
But that’s just me – if buying an inflatable paddling pool is your schtick, you’ll be pleased to know Aldi is selling one for the cheap-as-chips price of £12.99.
Aldi is selling a number of products just in time for next week’s heatwave – with temperatures said to be going up to 28 degrees celsius – including a bat and ball set, water guns and pop-up tents.
But it’s the paddling pool which has most people excited, and now is the perfect time to get one for your backyard.
According to the Liverpool Echo, the Summer Waves Rectangular Pool is perfect for the entire family, it even comes equipped with built-in cup holders and a headrest. So if you’re hosting a World Cup pool party, this is the ultimate setup.
It also comes in various colours and shapes, such as a blue rectangle or a green hexagon. You can buy it instore at your local Aldi or you can purchase it online.
Thanks to the affordable price of £12.99 it means it’s cheaper than what their competitors have put out, like the Smyths Intex Family Swimming Pool and Tesco’s Rectangular Family Paddling Pool (both £24.99).
Aldi is also selling an eight-foot trampoline (£67.99) and a bouncy castle (£69.99) – both perfect for your hyperactive kids to do back and front flips on – until they land awkwardly and you have to take them to A&E, which is where you begin to think ‘we should’ve just sent them to summer camp’.
If you do plan to get an inflatable swimming pool next week make sure you enforce the ‘no peeing in the pool’ policy. It seems like a no-brainer but you’ll be surprised just how many people think it’s okay to go number one in shared pools!
In February 2017, scientists from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, came up with a way to determine just how many units of urine are being deposited into public swimming pools.
Researchers tracked the levels of sweetener in two public swimming pools in Canada over a three week period and discovered swimmers were depositing 75 litres of urine into a large pool. To put that into perspective, it’s enough to fill up a medium sized dustbin!
Speaking to The Guardian, University Graduate, and lead author of the study, Lindsay Blackstock pointed out:
Our study provides additional evidence that people are indeed urinating in public pools and hot tubs.
We did not monitor the number of pool users over the three week time period … so there is no way we could estimate the number of individual urination events per day
While this may make for uncomfortable reading, you’ll be pleased to find out that there’s more urine found in hot tubs and Jacuzzis, than pools!
One hotel even found their hot tub had three times the concentration of urine than in the worst swimming pool! Gross, tough break for Jacuzzi lovers.
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