Argos is selling a 7ft paddling pool for £18

Maisie Bovingdon
Shopping writer
A paddling pool is one outdoor item most people are lusting after when the heatwave hits. (Getty Images)

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As the UK basks in over 30 degree heat, it is safe to say there has been one thing we have been craving - aside from ice cream - paddling pool.

While some may be postponing their annual summer vacation for a staycation, others may be planning on bringing the pool to them with the popular garden prop.

There is one in particular that is on our radar - Argos’ Chad Valley 7ft rectangular Kids Paddling Pool.

The paddling pool is made from sturdy vinyl material, features a strong I-beam construction, and boasts extra-wide side walls, which combined make for a durable design.

Buy it: Chad Valley 7ft Rectangular Kids Paddling Pool | £18 from Argos

Chad Valley 7ft Rectangular Kids Paddling Pool

It also features two interconnecting nozzles, which will make inflating and deflating the pool with a pump that bit easier.

The Chad Valley pool also comes with a heavy duty repair patch, so you will be able to fix any punctures with ease.

The pool - measures 211 cm in length, 132 cm in width and 46cm in diameter - can hold up to 450 litres of water, although it is advised only to be filled up to 400 litres.

Although the pool is listed as a model for children, and states on the website it is suitable for kids over three years old, it is also a great purchase adults can enjoy in the heatwave too.

The pool retails for just £18 on Argos, and it is no surprise this model has been a huge hit for customers, as it has received over 3,000 glowing reviews.

One happy shopper wrote: “Ordered this for my 4 year old for during this hot weather spell. She absolutely loves it and has given her hours of entertainment. It was easy and quick to pump up with an electric pump (not included) It appears very sturdy. It's been nice as I have been able to get in it too and relax with my little one.”

Another added: “This is just the right size. It’s quick and easy to inflate and stays inflated while in use.”

A third shared: “Brilliant pool it's perfect for two adult to sit in and cool off.”

For those who are looking for other affordable alternatives, are in luck as there are other designs to buy to suit everyone’s outdoor spaces and budgets.

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