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Kids Swimming Pools FAQ

What is best to put under paddling pool?

Concrete is probably the best option since it is usually 100% level and smooth. Also, grass can't grow through concrete and animals and bugs can't damage or burrow through it either. Grass or dirt is also another great option, as long as it has been properly leveled and you've killed off the grass first.

Can you use carpet underlay under pool?
Traditional felt carpet padding is usually frowned upon as a pool padding material, according to the Pool Homeschool blog, but modern closed-cell foam carpet pads can work well. Those marketed as "memory foam" pads work for an above-ground pool sitting on concrete.

Can you put paddling pool on slabs?
Yes, you can put an inflatable pool on a concrete slab, and is in fact one of the recommended inflatable pool terrains to use. If setting an inflatable pool on a concrete slab, it's recommended to use a ground cloth to protect the pool liner from wear and damage.

Can you put inflatable pool on grass?
Chlorine chemicals will kill most strains of grass, but when diluted in pool water, it's safe to splash on the grass. Most inflatable pool water will be safe to splash on the yard, and even many plants or flowers will be fine with it.

How do you keep an inflatable pool clean?
To clean an inflatable pool, you will need to drain the water, scrub the lining with a cleaning solution, and refill every few days. Typically, larger inflatable pools will not need to be drained. Instead, you will sanitize the water and balance the pH regularly with chemicals such as chlorine and pH balancers.

Can I put a pool on uneven ground?
Installing a pool on uneven ground creates a safety hazard. ... The uneven water level can also create problems for your skimmer and other cleaning equipment if they get stuck in the wrongly created “shallow end” you've managed to construct in your swimming pool.

Will grass grow back after paddling pool?
The trick is when you put your pool away at the end of the season, you'll be able to replace the section of sod you removed and within a week or two, it'll reattach itself to your lawn.

Will a pool ruin my grass?
Unfortunately, above ground pools will kill natural grass. There really aren't many effective ways to fight it. ... One option is to deconstruct and take in your pool every winter when the weather warms up. By watering the grass with fresh chemical-free water and re-seeding you can help nurse the grass back.

Top 10 Tips For Getting the Most Out of Your Kid's Paddling Pool This Summer

With holidays abroad still uncertain, being able to enjoy a pool in your own back garden is a summer must have. Although your paddling pool is probably primarily used by the younger members of the family, there are plenty of ways that grown-ups can enjoy the benefits of having access to a paddling pool too. Here are the top 10 tips for getting the most out of your kid's paddling pool this summer.

1. Take Bath Time Outside

Unlike a swimming pool, which will be filled with all the necessary chemicals for cleanliness, a paddling pool can be filled up with water, just like the bathtub. This means you can use all your favourite bath products and toys in the paddling pool too! Why not try adding some super foamy bubble bath to create a frothy wonderland? Kids and toys love to play in bubbles and best of all, you can also give even the most stubborn kids a cheeky bath too!

2. Try NOT Adding Water

That's right, a paddling pool doesn't just have to be filled with water. If your child is missing the seaside, why not fill up your paddling pool with sand instead? Add in some buckets, spades and shape cutouts and it's almost like being beside the sea. You can also try using your paddling pool as a playdoh play area, or use it for crafting when your kids want to get really messy! You can also use your paddling pool as somewhere to keep younger children safe whilst older children want to play outside. Simply add comfortable cushions and their favourite toys for an instant outdoor playpen. Remember to always supervise your child at all times as even without water, a paddling pool can tip over!

3. Stay Protected

When out in the sunshine, always remember to slather kids (and grown-ups!) in the right factor sunscreen. Kids love playing in the paddling pool all day long, so it is essential that their skin stays protected. Water can magnify the sun's rays, so even if it looks like they are staying cool, their skin will still be exposed to harmful UVA and UVB rays. Don't forget a sunhat too!

4. Paddling Pool Care

Whether your paddling pool is made of plastic or is inflatable, you need to take good care of it in order to make the most of it. Try covering your paddling pool with a fitted tarpaulin or sheet when not in use. This will protect it from getting dirty and mean less mess when you come to use it. Always be sure to store your paddling pool carefully too, as larger plastic pools can sometimes tip over if left propped up against fences. It's a good idea to check inflatable models for holes or damage prior to the fun started too.

5. Get Colourful

A paddling pool offers the perfect way to experiment with different colours of water too. Why not try adding a bath bomb or two and watch as the water colour instantly transforms! You can also try bath foams as well, which come in a range of colours and make playing in a paddling pool extra magical, especially for younger family members.

6. Ball Pit

Just as a paddling pool can also be used for messy play, it actually makes a great ball pit as well! Make sure to fill it to the top with plenty of soft, squashy balls and let your kids dive in and go crazy.

7. Watch Water Waste

Although it's important to have fun in your paddling pool, try and be careful when it comes to wasting water. Kids love to splash, so if the paddling pool is filled too full, you may end up losing a lot of water within the first few minutes of play. Instead, try to fill the paddling pool three quarters of the way up instead. This will prevent losing too much water but still allow you not to refill it constantly.

8. Temperature Control

Paddling pool water can be really cold at first, especially when filled with the garden hose! If your kids are hesitant to get in, try filling your paddling pool up early and allowing the sun's rays to warm the water first.

9. Positioning

Before you begin play, always remember your paddling pool needs to be on a flat, even surface. This will make it easier to fill up, as well as stopping it from potentially tipping over and causing injuries.

10. And Relax!

Paddling pools can be great for adults too! At the end of the day, why not relax outside with your feet in the water? You can even try adding some essential oils for that perfect home spa experience.