Family Turn Trampoline Into Massive Garden Swimming Pool Amid Heatwave
A family's canny conversion of a trampoline into a massive garden swimming pool has gone viral. You can watch the video below:
In the video - which has been viewed 1.6 million times on TikTok - the family can be seen removing the trampoline's springy jump pad (or whatever that part's called) leaving just the metal frame.
They then cover the frame with a huge tarpaulin, which is held in place with tape or cling film or something like that. After that, it's just a waiting game, as a hosepipe is used to steadily fill the pool, with the water presumably a little on the nippy side - even given the baking temperatures we've been enjoying in the UK over the past few days.
All in, the makeshift pool apparently cost only £36 ($44.46), with the majority of that presumably going towards the tarp - though it's not clear whether or not they included the water costs in that figure.
Either way, it's certainly a nifty little idea for the hottest days of the year, especially seeing as it would cost you in excess of a 100 quid to buy a pool of that size... Too bad rain is forecast for large swathes of the country over the weekend.
Still, if you've got a trampoline it could be a good option when the hot weather returns, particularly given that beaches may well be closed to the public if social distancing measures continue to be flouted.
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Health Secretary Matt Hancock said officials were 'perfectly prepared' to 'take action' after thousands flocked to beaches amid the hot weather.
In an interview with TalkRadio, Hancock said: "We do have that power [to close beaches]. I am reluctant to use it because people have had a pretty tough lockdown and I want everybody to enjoy the sunshine.
"But the key is to do it with respect for the rules - stay with your household, stay a good distance from other households."
He also said that if there is a second spike in the number of Covid-19 cases 'then we will take action', adding that the coronavirus 'does not respect that it's a hot summer's day'.
The comments came after after thousands of people descended on Bournemouth beaches, defying the advice to stay away. This resulted in the council declaring a 'major incident', with a multi-agency emergency response being activated to co-ordinate resources across the area.
Services were left overstretched, resulting in widespread problems of illegal parking, excessive waste, anti-social behaviour, gridlock on roads and prohibited overnight camping.
BCP Council issued 558 parking enforcement fines - the highest on record.
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