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Paddling pool for 6 & 9 year old?

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HairyLegsNIghtmare Fri 20-Apr-18 12:07:11

Does anyone have a pool that is still fun to splash in for their not toddler anymore dc?

Any recommendations? cake

ghostyslovesheets Fri 20-Apr-18 12:12:44


HairyLegsNIghtmare Fri 20-Apr-18 12:15:28


ghostyslovesheets Fri 20-Apr-18 12:18:17

grin maybe one of those slidey ones with a small pool?

cestlavielife Fri 20-Apr-18 12:21:42

Used this one for few years up to age 12. Big enough to lie in$ja=tsid:59156|acid:444-797-0832|cid:189934165|agid:18091993285|tid:aud-264064232575:pla-101860333765|crid:77627768365|nw:g|rnd:6426246789736821210|dvc:m|adp:1o12|mt:|loc:9045957&gclid=EAIaIQobChMItrjD8t3I2gIVC40bCh3FNQyhEAQYDCABEgLT7PD_BwE}

cestlavielife Fri 20-Apr-18 12:22:57

Chad Valley Family Swim Centre Pool - 9ft - 982 Litres

byChad Valley


Motoko Fri 20-Apr-18 12:23:57

What about something like this?

Or this that they might be able to float around in.

cestlavielife Fri 20-Apr-18 12:24:18

Bestway Splash And Play Deluxe Family Pool - 10ft - 1,161L



Motoko Fri 20-Apr-18 12:25:04

Ah, cestlavielife beat me to it with the first one!

Motoko Fri 20-Apr-18 12:25:48

And that's the other one I linked to!

Trillis Fri 20-Apr-18 12:27:17

cestlavielife we have the same one. It's great and still gets used every year. My daughter is 11 and plays in it whenever the weather is good enough. We had a cheap plastic slide that she (and sometimes her older brothers) used to slide down into it.

But what they really wanted at that age was something like this...

a bargain at £350!

flowerslemonade Fri 20-Apr-18 13:18:48

This one?

SecretIsland Fri 20-Apr-18 13:32:34

A smallish paddling pool will still be fun - my 8 and 10 year olds still happily play in small paddling pools.

BUT - the best thing you could buy would be two super soaker water pistols. Mine will have hours of fun in the garden with those whereas a paddling pool is half an hour and done.

HairyLegsNIghtmare Fri 20-Apr-18 13:53:10

The pistols look great but youngest is super sensitive with his eyes and getting a stream of water in his eyes freaks him out.

I think I will go with the Chad Valley Family Swim Centre Pool. Thank you all.

LiquoriceTea Fri 20-Apr-18 13:55:43

My kids, similar are, have asked me for a pool

But with a bigger one doesn't it take forever to fill with water...

And do you leave it in or refil each time??

And isn't it cold...

CoperCabana Fri 20-Apr-18 14:15:05

We got one of the 10ft round ones. You fill it once and ours came with a pump and filter, and then you need chlorine and stuff. Ours had hours of fun in it last year with assorted inflatables and it had just gone back up this year. We had one with a slide a couple of times but they both punctured so we went for a plain one.

CoperCabana Fri 20-Apr-18 14:16:04

It does warm up a little in the sun but yes it is cold! You need towels and dressing gowns at the ready!

UserInfinityplus1 Fri 20-Apr-18 14:24:08

Can I just ask a q about the 10ft round ones? Do they have to stand on a perfectly level lawn/patio? Our lawn is really uneven and we don’t have enough patio for it. Otherwise I really like the idea of them.

CoperCabana Fri 20-Apr-18 14:27:19

Ours is on a slight slope and it is fine. It has to be quite flat as, the one we have at least, maintains its structure best when it is full up so if you have one side with not enough water, it will be a bit wobbly. Probably depends how uneven? It kills your grass anyway, so could you try and level it out with top soil for the area you want to put it?

Motoko Fri 20-Apr-18 16:10:17

Perhaps put a thick layer of sand underneath it to level it out, like you do for laying a patio. Although that will only work if the unevenness is not too extreme.

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