Buying A Paddling Pool

By | 03/06/2020

A Splashing Lot of Fun

Buying a paddling pool

The sun’s out so it’s time to think about buying 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. Here’s some safety advice from the Royal Life Saving Society.

Sprinkle and Splash pools are the latest craze in paddling pools

Great fun for the hot weather. These are the close relative of the waterslide below.

Paddling Pool - waterspray paddling pools

This waterslide is from well-known brand TP and measures six metres. If you’ve got a slide it does increase the fun but you don’t necessarily need one.

must have toys 2020 waterslide

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

Choose a good brand such which may also come with a repair kit. This one is from Intex.

Paddling pool Intex blue

Pop-up pools take very little time to assemble

And unlike inflatables, you won’t need a pump.

Pop up paddling pool


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

These are bigger pools for older kids. Check age suitability and supervise children at all times.

Paddling pool frame pool

Use a  chlorine-free water treatment for a fresh padding pool

This will help to ensure the paddling pool water stays fresh.

Paddling pool water treatment

A paddling pool with a sunshade can be very useful

A good way to protect a young child’s skin from sun damage.

Shady paddling pool

Some paddling pools are more than just paddling pools

This is a full-on water activity centre.

Paddling pool or water activity centre

Electric pumps save on time and effort inflating up a paddling pool

A very good investment to ensure you don’t run out of puff.

paddling pool pump

Water-play tables are fun for hot days too

Little Tikes’ Fountain Fun Water Table is loaded with features and ways to play. With interchangeable pipes and fittings it promises to improve your toddler’s fine motor skills, sharing skills and their imagination.

Paddling pool or water fountain

Take a look at our other Must Have Toys for kids in the age-range 3-4 years.

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