With summer in full swing, there is no escaping the heat. And if you don’t have AC or a swimming pool sometimes you need to get a little bit more creative in your attempts to stay cool. Many of us enjoying setting up little kiddie pools in our backyards – they might not be as big as the real thing, but they do the trick.
But filling them up can be an ordeal as well. Some of us can be a bit like Goldilocks when it comes to our wading pool temperatures. We don’t want them too hot or too cold, but just right. Luckily for us, one mom figured out a solution to getting the perfect temperature without a whole lot of effort. And all it takes is one single balloon!
The Facebook page Crafts ‘n’ Creations shared the hack, explaining the only step required is for you to take an old balloon and cut off the top part. From there, you use the bottom piece as a sort of connector to attach your outdoor hose to your indoor tap – allowing you to control the temperature!
Carla from South Oxhey advised that your should make sure the tap is facing the same direction as the hose in order not to strain the rubber in the balloon piece – no one wants to have an accident in the kitchen.
While Carla’s idea is revolutionary, there is another hack that involves a black trash bag in case you don’t have any balloons. Simply lay a black trash bag on the surface of the water. After around an hour, the water should be a much warmer temperature, thanks to the black bags drawing in the sun’s heat. Genius!
How do you make your wading pool a more comfortable temperature? Let us know!SKM: below-content placeholder