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    • first78
    • By first78 14th May 18, 12:35 PM
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    Paddling pool dilemma
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    Paddling pool dilemma 14th May 18 at 12:35 PM
    I've got a paddling pool for my 3&4 year olds, the problem is my whole backyard is concrete, so I wondered what cheap ideas there are to put some sort of padding underneath and around it?

    Last year I tried the foam squares that connect together but the kids slipped over on them quite a lot. I just want something we can use for the summer and put away in the winter months. Any ideas please?
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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 14th May 18, 1:20 PM
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    Ask on free cycle for old carpet, I gave away a load destined for the dump to be used for the exact same thing
    if you lend someone 20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
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    • By rach_k 14th May 18, 2:22 PM
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    I'd just fold some blankets under the actual pool, or use the foam squares, but not have any around it. Give them some flip flops or maybe jelly shoes if they don't like bare feet on concrete.
    • troffasky
    • By troffasky 14th May 18, 4:10 PM
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    Should be pretty easy to cut the foam squares to shape so they don't overlap.
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    I used to use an old duvet.
    Accept your past without regret, handle your present with confidence and face your future without fear
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    • 15th May 18, 12:32 PM
    You could probably order some cheap rubber underlay from online
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