8 Things To Look For When Buying A Paddling Pool

By | 22/05/2017

Buying A Paddling Pool

The sun’s out and it’s looking good for the week. So, time to think about getting a paddling pool.

Here’s a list of things to look for when buying one. Always check the age suitability for each product carefully. Children should be under constant supervision when using any kind of pool or water-play.

1. The quality of the plastic in inflatable paddling pools can vary widely

Choose a good brand such as Intex or Bestway with a repair kit included.

Bestway Paddling Pool


2. Pop-up pools take very little time to assemble

And unlike inflatables, don’t need a pump.

Beach Days Snap Set Paddling Pool


3. Frame pools are more sturdy, last longer and can be deeper

Check age suitability and supervise children at all times.

Intex mini frame pool with galvanised steel frame


4. Use a  chlorine-free water treatment to ensure the paddling pool water stays fresh

Kiddy-safe paddling pool water treatment


5. A pool with a sunshade can be a useful way to protect a young child’s skin from sun damage

Intex Lazy Fish Baby Paddling Pool

6. Some paddling pools come with fun bits – like water sprays – added on

Whale Water Spray Paddling Pool


7. Some paddling pools are more than just paddling pools

Intex Dinosaur water play centre


8. Electric pumps save on time and effort if you have an inflatable pool

Sidewinder Rapid Electric Pump For Inflatable Paddling Pools

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