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Thrifty family turn their old trampoline into a massive back garden swimming pool in viral TikTok hack

WITH open air swimming pools currently off limits and beaches already heaving with revellers, some people had to think of creative ways to cool off during this week's heatwave.

Some families rushed at the chance to snap up back garden swimming pools, paddling pools and sprinklers.

 The family made a splash in their thrifty DIY pool
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The family made a splash in their thrifty DIY poolCredit: samantharitchie6/TikTok
 In a viral clip shared on TikTok, the clever woman shows how her family built the pool
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In a viral clip shared on TikTok, the clever woman shows how her family built the poolCredit: samantharitchie6/TikTok

But one savvy family opted not to splash out on a brand new pool, building their own version out of a trampoline frame and a large tarpaulin instead.

In a viral clip shared on TikTok, the clever woman shows how her family built the pool.

First she removed the trampoline's springy base to leave the metal frame.

She then filled the frame with a huge tarpaulin purchased from Sam Trade Centre.

To hold everything in place, she secured the structure with what looks to be black shrink wrap and industrial cling film.

 By using the trampoline frame as a base, this clever trick saved the family over £100
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By using the trampoline frame as a base, this clever trick saved the family over £100Credit: samantharitchie6/TikTok
 A huge, durable tarpaulin holds the water together, while black shrink wrap keeps it warm
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A huge, durable tarpaulin holds the water together, while black shrink wrap keeps it warmCredit: samantharitchie6/TikTok

According to the woman, everything used to create the pool cost a total of £36.

With swimming pools of a similar size selling for £150 on Argos, the thrifty family have saved themselves over £100.

Unlike inflatable pools, this clever idea requires no pump and won't deflate if punctured.

 The pool even has a little ladder to make it easy to get in and out of
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The pool even has a little ladder to make it easy to get in and out ofCredit: samantharitchie6/TikTok

Plus, once the family is finished using it as a pool, they can easily remove the tarpaulin and return the trampoline to its former state.

The original clip has gone down a storm on TikTok, gaining 302,000 views and over 4,600 comments.

One person commented: "Some people are just smarter than everyone else."

Another added: "I'm turning my trampoline into a pool now."

A third commented: "What an awesome idea!"

However, others were quick to point out the possible pitfalls of building a DIY pool in the garden.

One TikTok user asked: "How do you filter it though?  Make sure to get a chlorine diffuser or it’ll go gross."

Another joked: "Knowing British weather by the time you’ve built that it will be raining again and 15 degrees Celsius."

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