Woman shows how to heat up your freezing cold paddling pool in 45 mins using nothing but black bin bags

A WOMAN has come up with the ultimate hack to heating up the water in her chilly paddling pool – and it just requires a bin bag. 

Lainey Thomson, 36 from north Yorkshire, revealed her easy method takes just 45 minutes to work, and lasts all day. 

She told Tyla how she was fed up of going back and forth with kettles to keep the water warm outside. 

Lainey decided to instead place a bin bag on the top to attract the heat from the sun. 

She revealed: "I did this because I only have a cold outside tap and I was using buckets and the kettle to warm up the pool.

"By putting black bin bags on top it attracts the sun and it warms it up very quickly. Within about 45 minutes the water is warm and stays warm all day in the sun."

The idea was first floated on the Mrs Hinch Made Me Do It Facebook group, when one woman asked for advice to heat her 8ft freezing cold paddling pool.

One person advised: "Fill with cold from outside tap then cover with black bin bags. Leave for an hour!"

“The sun is drawn to the black bags and heats it up. Works a treat every time," one person commented.


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Another added: "If it's in direct sunlight, put some black bin liners on the top of the water. 

“The sun heats the bags up which heats the water. We did it the other day and it worked."

The bags can be dried on the washing line after use, and reused as normal, or kept as a permanent DIY pool heater. 

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