Ahead of the scorching heatwave that's about to hit, where temperatures are expected to reach 37C, we're desperately thinking of ways to cool off. And since Aldi's specialbuy pool is now sold out (although may be available in some stores) and most of us don't have the luxury of living by the sea, it seems a paddling pool will suffice. After all, it's better than being hosed down every half hour, or standing in front of a fan.
When you think of paddling pools you think of young kids and families, but a heatwave said to be hotter than the Caribbean, would suggest otherwise. I'm in my mid-twenties and purchased a paddling pool a month after lockdown was announced. I took a tape measure into the garden, noted down the measurements, went straight to Argos, and it arrived the next day. The best £18 I've ever spent.
We've put together a selection of the best paddling pools to buy right now, for your garden, patio, or even balcony. And, as restrictions are easing, why not invite your friends round too for a bit of fun in the sun.