I made my own swimming pool for £20 to get through the heatwave but trolls say I wasted my time | The SunJuly 13, 2022
A WOMAN has revealed how she made her own swimming pool in the garden for just £20 during the recent heatwave.
Although many people praised her budget DIY job, TikTok user @gracelangman was forced to hit back at negative comments on the video.
She uploaded a clip showing her legs paddling in her makeshift garden pool.
Grace explained: “I dug out my own pool to get through this mini heatwave, it cost me £20.”
The creative homeowner lined the hole with two layers of blue tarpaulin and then filled it up so she can cool off during the hot weather.
Grace explained how she had also added chlorine to the water.
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Her video has racked up over 300,000 likes and many people praised her efforts.
One person wrote: “this is actually genius” and another added: “this is absolutely lush!!”
However, some cruel trolls were quick to weigh in and give their views.
One said: “All that digging for literally one day of heat.”
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Another said: “how how u empty it thooo.”
Grace replied in the comments saying: “Let me address the repetitive negative comments.
“1. I had a whole week 27-32c sorry you only had one day.
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“2. The amount of effort I put in shouldn’t bother you.
“3. I empty it using a bucket (you can get a pump) I used the water for the flowers after. So no chemicals. It takes 5mins to empty.
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“4. Why would I get a paddling pool it’s not even nearly as cool, I’m not lazy I don’t mind the task.
“5. It looks like a pond because I dug it like one.
“6. Summer has just begun, I have a cool pool surrounded by wildflowers to enjoy while it’s here sorry if that upsets you.”
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