No Swimming Pool ? This Will Do

my nieces and grandson of my sister at the lawn
@SIMPLYD (78094)
Philippines
May 4, 2016 11:53pm CST
It’s summer here in the Philippines , so most people specially the kids would like to take a dip in a pool or at the sea . But if you don’t have a pool at home , you can still have your kids take a dip . Through an inflatable pool ! My father when he still have his left lower leg and younger , used to have a dip on it , after my nephews and my daughter have finished taking their almost 3 hours dip on it . He would just simply have it filled with new water and he would be there for an hour or two until the sun has set already . And just last Saturday , when I went to my parents house I saw my two nieces and the grandson of my sister having fun , swimming in the inflatable pool , at one side of the lawn as you can see in the picture . It reminds me of our daughter and her cousins when they were still kids . It’s a cheap way for the children to have fun without having to go far from home .
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@ridingbet (46567)
• Philippines
5 May 16
my brother brought home an inflatable pool for my son (he was still an infant that time), and i, my mother (+) and sister would dip ourselves at night, and it was a cool refreshing night for us. it is still here, but with the hot water from the faucet, i don't think we have tio take a dip frrom this 2 feet shallow inflatable pool for now
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
5 May 16
Really , even the faucet has hot water . Us here the water is tipid though not hot . That is indeed a nice way to refresh yourselves at night . Then , you should do it at night only .
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@ridingbet (46567)
• Philippines
5 May 16
@SIMPLYD the pool is now hidden and kept hidden now, because we cannot afford to take a dip anymore. our water supply is scarce now, owing to this dry season and drought as well.
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• Philippines
5 May 16
home version of night swimming hahaha!
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@Lucky15 (33441)
• Philippines
5 May 16
Safer too ;)
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@Missmwngi (9584)
• Nairobi, Kenya
5 May 16
Oooh yeah
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
5 May 16
Yes, because it's not deep and they can be seen from our sala or receiving room .
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
5 May 16
@Missmwngi Do you use inflatable pools too ?
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@Yar_Joey (3303)
• Philippines
14 May 16
I had the time to swim last Tuesday with my sister and her family. I felt relieved of the pain I had with the recent days of campaigning.
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
16 May 16
That's good , because family bonding specially when it's swimming on a resort can really be so relaxing . My president didn't win . What about yours ?
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@Yar_Joey (3303)
• Philippines
16 May 16
@SIMPLYD No my friend. My presidential bet did not win too. I hope the incoming head of our country will do good in his administration
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
17 May 16
@Yar_Joey Yes, let's just all pray that under our new President the Philippines will emerge united and strong and improved in all aspects .
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@Dextoi (2255)
• Philippines
5 May 16
If I have a big lot to dig a deep pool, I would make myself a cheap pool using a waterproof pond liner
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
5 May 16
Really you know how to make that ? Wow, that would be nice indeed - an improvised swimming pool .
@Dextoi (2255)
• Philippines
5 May 16
@SIMPLYD I could save hundreds by doing that... it's just that, I don't have that big vacant lot...lol. It's easy for me because I've been making fish ponds by myself...
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
5 May 16
@Dextoi I am happy to know that you are into fish ponds . Tilapia ? They're delicious .
• United States
17 May 16
I used to have an inflatable pool to cool off in the summer tool! Looks like the kids had a lot of fun!!
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
17 May 16
And i suppose you were still a kid then ? Yes, kids will always have fun when water is involved .
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• United States
17 May 16
@SIMPLYD Now I go to the beach lol!
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
17 May 16
@infatuatedbby But what's the inflatable for that you mentioned ?
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@jobelbojel (6741)
• Philippines
6 May 16
I miss the swimming days when I was a kid.
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
6 May 16
Did you use inflatable pool too ?
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• Philippines
6 May 16
@SIMPLYD When I was a kid, I just go to the river and swim. We don't need swimming pool.
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
6 May 16
@jobelbojel Wow, really ! Oh that is so nice . we also get to bathe in a lake , when my father would take us together with his friends to a forest like place. The water is so clear and cool . We love it . They would grill fish for our lunch .
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@zaga_cleuth (1412)
• Philippines
5 May 16
I always love to go swimming. After reading this discussion, it gives me idea to buy an inflatable swimming pool too. I hope are water bills will not be affected with frequent fun.
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
5 May 16
Well, the water costs less than going to a place where you will pay every time you go to a resort where there is pool. And you can just stay in the water at your heart's content .
• Philippines
5 May 16
@SIMPLYD ha ha.. a thumbs up for that. Thinkin of the entrance, the food , the transpo or gas. Inflatable pool is way better. ha ha
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
6 May 16
@zaga_cleuth Correct , And you can use it over and over again , though the water should always be new each time you return for a dip.
• United States
5 May 16
Believe it or not @SIMPLYD when we had no inflatable pool that was bought from a store WE kids decided to make one, well attempt to make one with lots of garbage bags and bicycle tubing and some bending poles for camping along with huge sheets of nylon that was an old tent and as long as the water stayed inside and did not drain out, it served a temporary purpose to being able to sit in some cool water !
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
6 May 16
How old were you when you experimented with that . You were all geniuses to have though of that .
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• United States
6 May 16
@SIMPLYD I think maybe thirteen or fourteen and bored so all of us girls at my grandparents bungalow colony/camp about 7 of us, acted upon one of the girls thought to somehow contain water long enough in something sturdy (I thought of garbage bags to line and secure the tarps) to lay in . . .
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
6 May 16
@enlightenedpsych2 Times like that brings out the ingenuity of groups .
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@MGjhaud (20749)
• Philippines
5 May 16
we have one here too. it was fun for a while since summer started but the kids are now back to their gadgets. i would love to but i cant. ive been trying to figure it out in my head how to dip myself without getting my right leg wet.
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
5 May 16
I guess they are not children anymore because the already prefer their gadgets . Yeah , your right leg will surely get wet .
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@okodoko (200)
5 May 16
Its either gadgets or the water it seems.
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
6 May 16
@okodoko But i know smaller children would prefer dipping in that pool.
@skysnap (17810)
5 May 16
I checked that mini pool price in mall. it was good for those who have the front lawn.
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
5 May 16
This one was placed at the back side lawn , where we can watch them from the receiving room and from the dining room window.
@skysnap (17810)
5 May 16
@SIMPLYD for three kids it looks perfect in size.
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
6 May 16
@skysnap Yes . But there are wide ones too .
• China
5 May 16
I haven't seen such an inflatable pool here. Kids surely enjoy themselves very much in this pool .
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
5 May 16
Maybe because there are lots of free swimming pool there , that's why inflatable pool aren't sold there , my friend .
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• China
6 May 16
@SIMPLYD Additionally,it is nothing like so hot as it is there .
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
6 May 16
@changjiangzhibin89 Oh so that's why . Good for you all there , no need for it . But the children weren't able to experience the fun of swimming with cousins and friends in their childhood .
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@Missmwngi (9584)
• Nairobi, Kenya
5 May 16
They can still have fun at home,i love that
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
5 May 16
Indeed and you get to see them every now and then even if you are doing something .
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@Missmwngi (9584)
• Nairobi, Kenya
5 May 16
@SIMPLYD And not to worry about anything
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
5 May 16
@Missmwngi Correct .
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@dpk262006 (56109)
• Delhi, India
6 May 16
It seems a good idea to enjoy swimming in the make shift pool. Children love to play with water and they do not want to come out of such kind of swimming pool.
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
6 May 16
Besides having them there where you can just be watching from your receiving room or kitchen gives you the feeling that they are safe because you know that the water is deep enough not to drown them.
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@dpk262006 (56109)
• Delhi, India
6 May 16
@SIMPLYD - I completely agree with you.
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@Dishari (700)
5 May 16
Good idea! But I don't have kids and am too big to fit in this! Sad. :(
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
6 May 16
Well, this could be a nice idea when you already have a child. They have wider and bigger ones of this , that an adult can sit and enjoy the water .
@Dishari (700)
6 May 16
@SIMPLYD Oh wow, will try someday!
@Asylum (48283)
• Manchester, England
5 May 16
These used to be commonplace here, but I have not seen one for years now.
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
6 May 16
You mean there's a public swimming pool ?
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@Asylum (48283)
• Manchester, England
6 May 16
@SIMPLYD Yes there is, but the inflatables are less common now.
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@LdeL0318 (6467)
• Philippines
5 May 16
Yeah, we also have inflatable pool. It's a nice alternative.
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
5 May 16
And a cheap one .
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@LdeL0318 (6467)
• Philippines
5 May 16
@SIMPLYD true
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@tech40 (9221)
• Philippines
1 Jun 16
I remember when I was young we're also doing those.. we swim at night so that we can feel the cold haha and to sleep well at night
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
2 Jun 16
See, this inflatable pool can make us feel like we have a swimming pool . At least , we can take a dip even at night . And you are right , after the swimming we really sleep so fitfully .
@flapiz (4151)
• Australia
12 May 16
Oh this makes me reminisce the good old days. We used to have inflatable pools as well when we were younger and yes it's good fun plus it's safer cause it's never going to be too deep.
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
13 May 16
So you too ! Yes, it is safer for children because the water is deep enough for them to just get up.
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@antonbunot (9509)
• Calgary, Alberta
7 May 16
O, it reminded me when I was kid . . . swimming in the river close to home in Ilocos.
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
8 May 16
So you too got to swim in the river. Our father together with his barkada would take us to the river where we swim for the whole day. They would be also fishing and add those caught to the brought fishes for grilling . During those times , inflatables aren't the fad yet because me and my siblings weren't able to experience it .
@polyxena (2577)
• Sturgis, Michigan
6 May 16
My kids like inflatable pools, and it does remind me a lot of my childhood, now that I'm older it brings back many memories.
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@SIMPLYD (78094)
• Philippines
6 May 16
Indeed these inflatable brings us happy memories of our experiences in it too.