These are the best paddling pools you can buy for the heatwave

Just in time for the school holidays the hot weather is hot hot hot. So get your summer sorted and keep the kids quiet with a paddling pool deal. Dive right in

Intex Swim Centre Family Pool
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The heatwave is here and you know what that means? Bored children who are hot, too. A terrible combination. However, you could turn that all around with these paddling pools. They're all family-sized, and they're all bargains. Get in there (literally). 

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Intex Swim Centre family pool | Was £34.92 now £28 (opens in new tab)
Like the look of the paddling pool up top? It's at an AMAZING price for what you get: there are built-in inflatable seats (for parents, we reckon), two drinks' holders (ditto) and a floor plug for easy draining. It measures W2.29m x D2.29m x H66cm. 

Intex Easy Set Pool | Was £39.99 now £28.79 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
We love this pool type (oh yes, we've tried and tested it): you simply pump up the rim then the water does the filling out of the pool. So, it's so much less effort to get up and running. This pool type folds up pretty small, too. This one's 2.43m in diameter and 76cm high, but other sizes are available. 

Intex Family Lounge Pool |  Was £52.99 now £29.99 (opens in new tab)
Can't you just see yourself lounging about in this fantastic paddling pool over the summer holidays. There's an inflatable bench and a headrest. Just fill it up, pour yourself a drink and relax. That's if it's not full of children, obvs. It measures W2.24m x D2.16m x H76cm

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