WITH the scorching weather set to continue, chances are your little ones will be trying to cool down by making a splash in a paddling pool.

But while it's all fun and games for the kids, it can be frustrating for the parents who spend ages trying to figure out the quickest way to fill it up with warm water.

If this sounds like a familiar problem, then you could just be in luck.

That's because a savvy dad named Darren has shared his genius water bottle trick which means his kids never complain about freezing cold water.

In a clip shared to TikTok (@darrenhannah336), he demonstrates how you simply need to cut a hole in the side of an empty plastic bottle and turn it upside down.

The kitchen tap then needs to be placed into the newly cut hole, while the outdoor hose pokes through the nozzle of the bottle.


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To ensure the water doesn't leak, you just seal it with some tape.

Then all that's left to do is to place the other end of the hose in your paddling pool and turn on the water to the desired temperature.


The video has since gone viral, racking up over 173k views and several comments from very impressed social media users.

"Great idea for getting the right temperature with hot and cold," praised one.

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A second noted: "I put a bucket in the sink fill it and siphon it out the paddling pool with a hose, keep the taps running to fill the bucket with the temp you need."

And it's not the first time people have shared their paddling pool tips and tricks.

Fabulously previously told how a woman named Caprice had found an easy way to inflate the paddling pool in just 90 seconds.

According to Caprice, who goes by the acronym @capricesmum, the trick is to use a hairdryer on a cool setting.

In the clip, she can be seen holding using her hairdryer to inflate her son's paddling pool with cool air, and explains how she's used the clever technique "for years" because it's a "complete game changer."

She explains: "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."

However, she does warn: "Please make sure there's no water inside, as that can be dangerous."

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