The Best Paddling Pools 2019 To Dip Into This Weekend

From cheap and cheerful to the best you can buy, here's a selection of paddling pools available in the UK – from Lidl, Argos, B&Q, Aldi and more.

Grab your speedos, snorkels and sun cream – the warmer weather is here. And there’s only one way to celebrate: with BBQs, ice cold beers and paddling pools.

Whether you’ve got kids to entertain or you want to invite your mates over for a splash, here are five pools we’ve got our eyes on.

Lidl

Steel Pro™ Swimming Pool, Lidl, £89.99

If space is of no concern, Lidl is selling a 12-foot swimming pool for £89.99 - reduced by 40% from its recommended retail price of £149.95. The 7,480 litre capacity pool comes with a filter pump, pool cover, surface skimmer, floating thermometer, chemical floater and repair patch to make set-up and maintenance a breeze. It lands in stores this Sunday (2 June) and is available while stocks last. Admittedly not a paddling pool, but great fun for kids and adults.

ALDI

Intex 10-Foot Quick Set Up Pool, Aldi, £29.99

Happy to downsize by a couple of feet (and a lot of money)? This Intex easy set-up pool is worth a punt. It takes about 10 minutes to build – simply inflate the top ring, fill with water and watch the pool take shape as the water level rises. It’s also easy to drain and store. Winning.

Chad Valley / Argos

Chad Valley Rectangular Paddling Pool, Argos, £18

More reminiscent of a dinghy than a pool, this inflatable number is perfect for compact spaces as it measures 211cm in length, 132cm in width and it’s only 46cm deep. It can hold up to 450 litres of water.

B&Q

Bestway Family Fun Pool, B&Q, £25

If you’re after a little bit of luxury (emphasis on the little), this family pool – measuring 213cm in length – from B&Q comes with built in cushions, headrests and cup holders. You’ll basically feel like you’re on holiday.

JoJo Maman Bebe

Baby Paddling Pool, JoJo Maman Bebe, £35

Perfect for keeping tiny tots safe from the sun’s harmful rays, this shaded pool from JoJo Maman Bebe has a useful pop-up design making it a breeze to unpack and put away. Made from a tough, durable fabric with UPF 50+ protection, it will keep your little ones occupied as they splash away.

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