Builders Cool Down By Turning Their Dumper Truck Into Swimming Pool


There’s nothing like a little improvisation on a hot day – so when you’re faced with a truck full of water in the blazing sun, what do you do?

Obviously, you strip off to your underwear and have a quick swim. Don’t you?

Well that’s what builders Steve Moran and Alex Williams did. They were filling up their truck’s bucket with water to cool down some newly-laid concrete when they decided that, actually, they fancied a quick lunchtime swim.


So instead of letting the water out onto the concrete, they stripped off and jumped in. Who needs a holiday when you have a skip in Devon?!

The pair joked it was like an ‘infinity pool’ and they had a rubber duck mascot named ‘Edward’ in with them.

Steve and Alex had been working on industrial units in Plympton, Devon, for three months, and said it took around ‘two hours’ to fill the bucket, which was eight foot off the ground.


Steve said:

Who needs Ibiza when you have your very own pool! As you can see we had a dumper truck there and we were going to lay concrete so we needed to fill it with water.

We filled it up and thought “hang on, that’s not going straight out” and we got in. It was lovely getting in.

Me and Alex both stripped off to our boxers and jumped straight in without hesitation. It was lovely – a breath of fresh air compared to the heat.


He added:

Working hard on a building site you can imagine what they was like in this heat, getting quite sweaty, so it was a luxury to cool off.

When Alex was looking over the edge at the view he joked it was like one of those infinity pools.

Excellent work fellas, we salute you!