YOU HAVE spent years inflating the paddling pool, filling it with water and getting the kids into their bathing suits.
But in 10 minutes the water is full of grass and insects.
If this frustrating situation sounds annoying and familiar, you might want to try this nifty mom hack to prevent it from happening.
The mum used her Goldilocks Bears account on TikTok to share the “secret to keeping your pool clean”.
“Keep a bucket or small pool nearby to wash your feet before entering,” she explained.
In the video, she showed her two sons washing their feet in a mini paddling pool, before entering the whistle-clean main pool.
“Ta-da, no damage!” she added.
People in the comments section were quick to praise her for sharing the hack, writing, “omg I love this idea…my boys hate it when all the weed gets in…I’ll have to try that.”
“Our pool was finishing disgusting within minutes because they were always in and out so that was a complete game changer,” the mum replied.
“Defo has to do it after my boys managed to fill ours with mud last week,” added another.
“Why did I never think of that,” someone else commented.
Others weren’t quite so convinced, writing, “Yeah, it’ll be five minutes.”
But the mum shot back: “Worked for us.
“Normally the pool is disgusting in a few minutes but lasted all day doing this.”