Mother reveals genius hack for blowing up a paddling pool in 30 seconds

A mother has shared the clever way you can blow up your inflatables using a hairdryer and a plastic bottle.

Claire Wilcockson, from Scotland, took to Facebook group Extreme Bargaining and Coupons UK, to reveal her clever trick this week.

The crafty woman revealed how she had inflated her sizable blow-up pool in just thirty seconds, simply by attaching the top of a plastic bottle to a hairdryer.

Adding that it should done be on a cool setting, Claire revealed how the DIY method worked without having to purchase an expensive pump.

Posting a picture of her hairdryer nestled inside the top of a Pepsi Max bottle, Claire added a snap of her inflated pool with her dog nestling happily on top of it.

She wrote: ‘Save yourself some pennies on an expensive pump.

Cut the top off a juice bottle and use your hairdryer (make sure its on a cool setting obviously)! Pumped up my pool in less than 30 seconds’.

The post quickly racked up over 3,000 likes and a thousand comments as excited followers praised the crafty trick.

Tagging their friend, one person wrote: ‘I don’t need to borrow your pump anymore now’.

Another added: ‘See im not the only one who uses a hair dryer!’.

Elsewhere one joked: ‘Saves us all nearly exploding our lungs every year’.

Another enthused: ‘Omg this is a brilliant idea’, while one noted: ‘Happy days there’s are pump sorted for holidays may go get that unicorn inflatable now’.

I did this last year really does work’, one enthusiastic follower admitted, while another simply added: ‘Clever!’