Woman trolled after installing DIY swimming pool in garden before heatwave arrives
| Last updated
A woman who was trolled for building herself a budget swimming pool in her back garden had the last laugh when a heatwave arrived.
The recent spell of good weather has got us rushing out to get our hands on fans or cheap pools in an attempt to beat the heat, but one woman doesn't need to battle it out in the aisles to try and nab herself a pool, because she had the foresight to build herself one last summer. Despite some negative comments.
Zoe London says she was told it was a ‘bad idea’ to go to the effort of building a pool in her garden, but now that UK temperatures are soaring, she’s happy she didn’t listen to them.
DJ Zoe says she has ‘zero regrets’ about building her own heated mini-pool in her garden, which she managed to create for just £300.
The below-ground pool is surrounded by decking and is set up near a swish seating area, complete with corner sofa, chair and parasol. Sounds perfect.
However, Zoe has admitted that some people thought it was ‘bad idea’ to splash out on a pool outside while living in the UK.
In a post on TikTok from last summer’s heatwave, Zoe explained: “When I’m told it’s a ‘bad idea’ to install a pool in my garden in the UK [and] then there’s a heatwave.
“Fully zero regret. Also this is a recycled cow trough, it has a cover, it’s cleaned with pool cleaner like any pool, it cost £300 and it’s heated.”
OK and I’m jealous.
Asked how she managed to make it, she explained: “It’s a recycled cow trough, we dug a hole in the ground and had the decking guy build around it!”
She also said that she cleans it with your usual pool cleaner, but makes sure to drain it when not in use.
The post was quickly flooded with impressed Brits who fancy one for themselves.
“Obsessed! How do you empty it though?! I want to do the same,” one person wrote.
Another said: “This is incredible.”
Someone else commented: “We need a how-to guide asap.”
While a fourth joked: “Can I borrow it for the day? Thanks.”
In response to one commenter who suggested it was the size of a ‘dog bath at best’, Zoe explained that it actually fits six people in it. So that’s him told.