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SUMMER has well and truly arrived and the hot weather has Brits desperate for a dip to cool off.
A new pool can be a great way to beat the heat without having to leave the house, and bring the fun of the beach or the local lido to your own back yard.
You can pick up a pool as cheap as £13 from Aldi
Below we’ve rounded up the cheapest ones available for you to buy, whatever your budget.
You’ll be able to splash about with the whole family from as little as £13.
There are lots of different types of pools available for you to buy and the cheapest that you’ll find will usually be inflatable.
That doesn’t mean you have to compromise on size though, as we’ve found some cheap bargains that measure up to 10ft.
How to compare prices to get the best deal
JUST because something is on offer, or is part of a sale, it doesn’t mean it’s always a good deal.
There are plenty of comparison websites out there that’ll check prices for you – so don’t be left paying more than you have to.
Most of them work by comparing the prices across hundreds of retailers.
Here are some that we recommend:
- Google Shopping is a tool that lets users search for and compare prices for products across the web. Simply type in keywords, or a product number, to bring up search results.
- Price Spy logs the history of how much something costs from over 3,000 different retailers, including Argos, Amazon, eBay and the supermarkets. Once you select an individual product you can quickly compare which stores have the best price and which have it in stock.
- Idealo is another website that lets you compare prices between retailers. All shoppers need to do is search for the item they need and the website will rank them from the cheapest to the most expensive one.
- CamelCamelCamel only works on goods being sold on Amazon. To use it, type in the URL of the product you want to check the price of.
As always, we’d recommend comparing prices to make sure you’re getting the best value for money as even if something looks like a deal it might not be the best bargain out there.
You should also keep in mind that a lot of inflatable pools don’t already come with a pump, so you might need to buy one separately which could take you over budget, or try blowing it up yourself.
And if you’re ordering online instead of heading in-store, make sure you are aware of the site’s delivery fees so you don’t find yourself going over budget.
Aldi – Crane jumbo pool
Aldi’s pool is part of the store’s specialbuy range
If you’re looking for a splash about on a budget then this is the pool you’ll want to buy, it’s only £12.99 from Aldi and measures around two metres in length.
The only problem is it’s not available just yet, you’ll have to wait until July 4 which is when the specialbuy is expected to arrive online – and it’ll be in-stores on July 11.
The pool was originally meant to be released last week but has been held up along with other delayed specialbuys from Aldi.
Argos is selling one very similar to this pool for £18 so you could save yourself £5, plus Aldi has another colour and hexagonal shape option in contrast arriving as well.
Argos – Intex family pool
The Argos pool is the store’s lowest price ever
Argos has this Intex pool reduced to clear online which means it’s at its lowest price ever.
The cheap pool is 8ft in length too so you’ll be able to fit the whole family for a cool-off.
Plus it’s easy to set up with no tools required as the walls of the pool are supported by an inflatable top ring and the pool goes up by itself as the water level rises when you fill it up.
At Wowcher you can pick up an Intex family pool for the exact same price but that is only for the 6ft version as on it’s site the 8ft copy is already sold out.
Wilko – Bestway pool
Wilko’s pool is 8ft wide
Wilko is also selling an 8ft pool that’s only £3 more than Argos’ at £25.
The pool is designed to be easy to set up, and features heavy-duty PVC and polyester 3-ply side walls.
It’s also got a flow control drain valve which makes it easy for water to be drained away from the pool area.
Amazon is selling a Bestway pool of the same size for almost double Wilko’s price, as it’s £41, so you could save £16 at the retailer instead of the online giant.
Very – Bestway rectangular pool
Very’s pool is only £35 and it’s 9ft wide
The large size of this £35 pool makes it ideal for young families and it has durable, extra wide side walls and sturdy I-beam construction making it extra stable when your youngsters are hopping in and out.
It’s nearly 9ft long too so there’s plenty of room to splash about in.
This Very pool is currently awaiting stock so if you can wait for the cheap pool to return on July 10, it’ll be worth the bargain price.
At Manomano you can buy a similar pool that measures roughly 7ft for only £23, but the £12 saving means you’ll get a slightly smaller pool than Very’s.
B&M – Fast Set garden pool
You can fit the whole family in for a splash about in B&M’s 10ft pool
B&M is selling a 10ft Fast Way pool for only £35, so this pool definitely has plenty of room for swimming at the cheap price it’s on offer for.
The only downside is that you can’t order online at B&M so you’ll have to head in-store to nab the deal – use B&M’s store locator to find your closest.
You could pick up an 8ft version of the fast set pool at Smyths for only £30 which means for 2ft less you’d shave £5 off the price, but unfortunately it’s sold out from the toy retailer currently.
B&Q – Bestway pool with pump
B&Q’s pool comes with a pump included
This pool comes with filter pump included too so you won’t have to splash out on that as extra.
It’s three metres long and easy to set up, plus the extra strength side walls are made with three separate layers of material so you shouldn’t find that it will puncture easily.
At Robert Dyas you can pick up a Bestway pool including a pump for only £60, which could save you an extra £5 on your purchase.
The pool is meant to be £75 at full price which would have been £10 more than B&Q but Robert Dyas has slashed the price of the blow up pool by 25%.
B&M has brought back its £5 cooling mats for pooches and pets just in time for summer too, and they look just like fun fruit slices.
We’ve also got a list of the cheapest inflatable paddling pools for you to check out, with prices starting from just £4.
But always make sure you read the fine print on what you’re buying, as one dad was left red faced when the £1 pool he bought turned out to be no bigger than a foot spa.