Mum inflates paddling pool in just 90 seconds thanks to 'game changer' hack

A mum has been hailed a “genius” after sharing her top tip for getting a paddling pool inflated and ready in just 90 second flat. Perfect for those with impatient kids

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Mum shares ‘game changer’ tip for inflating paddling pool

Summer is finally here, and for countless families up and down the UK, this will naturally mean whipping the paddling pool out as soon as the sun begins to peek through the clouds.

Of course, many little ones will be far too excited to wait until their pool is fully pumped up and ready for some serious splashing about, a process which may well take a while if you’re relying on tired parent breath alone.

Nowadays, plenty of people will have invested in an inflatable pump which cuts the blow-up time down considerably, while giving out-of-puff parents a bit more of a rest.

However, if you don’t have a pump lying around and don’t fancy shelling out for one, you’ll most likely have a handy inflating tool already tucked away inside your bedroom drawer.

One mum claims she can inflate her three-year-old child’s pool in just 90 seconds flat, simply by using an ordinary hairdresser on a cool setting.

A number of parents regret not knowing this tip years ago


No need to splash on a new inflater pump


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In a video shared via TikTok, the resourceful mum – who goes by the username @capricesmum – can be seen using her hairdryer to inflate her son’s paddling pool with cool air, and claims she’s been using this method “for years.”

She said: “On hot days, my son is so impatient to get into the pool, and this allows me to do it so quickly. This paddling pool took 90 seconds to inflate.”

Advising caution, she added: “Please make sure there’s no water inside, as that can be dangerous.”

She puts the hairdryer on the cool setting first


She’s cautioned her followers to make sure there’s no water inside the pool first


The video has been viewed more than 3.9 million times and counting, and many of her fellow parents have been taking notes.

One remorseful person commented: “I wish I’d seen this before I blew up the pool with my mouth.”

Another said: “As an asthmatic who nearly dies annually blowing up the pool, I could have done with this tip 10 years ago. But thank you!”

A third person praised the tip as “genius” declaring it to be “one of the best hacks I’ve ever heard.”

This comes shortly after another clever mum advised parents how to warm up paddling pool water in the time it takes to apply sunscreen, simply by placing black big bags over the top.

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