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So can I put my small paddling pool in the washing machine then...?

(9 Posts)
bumbling Fri 28-Aug-09 09:33:05

On a cold wash maybe? It's only a cheap inflatable one from tesco. Seems a terrible waste to chuck it because It's dirty, but can't really face scrubbing it for hours ...

nickschick Fri 28-Aug-09 09:38:13

Fill it with water and some biological powder slosh it around and leave to soak- should clean easily.

bumbling Fri 28-Aug-09 10:12:07

You wouldn't risk it then, even on a cold wash? It's just the thought that if I fill it with water again, it'll never be emptied again ... oht the life of a lazy mum!

fatjac Fri 28-Aug-09 10:54:06

Actually I think that is a really good idea and would definately risk it.

bumbling Fri 28-Aug-09 11:10:22

ok one vote for, starting to feel better and braver! I've searched and found a post from someone who washes ball pit balls, and loads of people wash and put toys etc in dishwasher and/or washing machine...

So Fatjac - Do you think I ought to put it inside a duvet cover or something similar.

MrsBadger Fri 28-Aug-09 11:11:35


but close valves carefully first - you don't want to get water in the air chambers

bumbling Fri 28-Aug-09 11:16:30

Ah. Very good point.

paisleyleaf Fri 28-Aug-09 11:50:18

Good thinking. I'd never thought to do that, and I wash a waterproof mattress cover in the machine with no problem.....can't be too different.

fatjac Fri 28-Aug-09 12:12:15

I wouldn't bother putting it inside a duvet but if you put an old towel in at the same time it will rub against the pool and help to get it clean.

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