Mum reveals hack to blow up inflatables less than 30 seconds using a hairdryer and a bottle

20 May 2019, 12:16

Claire Wilcockson shared the genius hack on Facebook
Claire Wilcockson shared the genius hack on Facebook. Picture: Facebook/Claire Wilcockson
Mared Parry

By Mared Parry

The Facebook post attracted over a thousand comments from excited members of the group

An incredible hack to blow up paddling pools and other inflatables has sent the member of a Facebook group into a frenzy.

Clare Wilcockson, from Larbert, Scotland shared the incredible hack on the Facebook group Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK.

The Scottish mum revealed her hack for blowing up pools in seconds, no effort required
The Scottish mum revealed her hack for blowing up pools in seconds, no effort required. Picture: FacebookClaire Wilcockson

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The mum displayed the quick and easy way she blows up the paddling pool for the kids, and showed how people can "save yourself some pennies on an expensive pump".

Claire, who's a Baker in Sainsbury's shared an image of a hairdryer with a cut up plastic bottle over the top.

The clever DIY uses only things you'd have in your house, and will save you a huge chunk of time and effort when blowing up inflatables this summer.

The mum added that you should "make sure its on a cool setting obviously" to stop the plastic of the bottle and your inflatables melting.

If you have a plastic bottle and a hairdryer in the house then you too can blow up your inflatables in seconds
If you have a plastic bottle and a hairdryer in the house then you too can blow up your inflatables in seconds. Picture: Claire Wilcockson/ Facebook

Claire explained that by using this method she managed to blow up the reasonably large pool in less than seconds, and people were impressed.

Over a thousand members of the group commented on the post, praising the hack and tagging their friends and family, and there are just under 4,000 likes on Claire's hack.

We'll be trying out this in the summer, for sure!