Indulge the family in a swimming pool to beat the heat this summer

Make the most of every British heatwave with a swimming pool to enjoy from the comfort of your own garden.

Swimming pool being enjoyed in back garden

by Angelica Daujotas |

Looking to upgrade the old paddling pool and make waves in a sparkling new pool?

From the comfort of your own outdoor space, you can now enjoy a refreshing dip in a pool for as little as £20. Perfect for keeping the kids entertained and beating the heat.

An above-ground pool is a perfect solution for keeping cool in the summer - it's great because you don't have to sacrifice the space all year round. Easy to put up and take down, these swimming pools are ideal for enjoying the British summer.

Treat the family and of course, yourself, to the best swimming pool imaginable, whatever your budget and needs, you'll find the perfect pool in our round-up.

We've got a swimming pool for everyone, from big gardens to small ones and even ones perfect for younger children, all that's left for you to do is get shopping!

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This pool is fantastic if you've got a larger outdoor space, able to hold 1,500 litres of water. It's perfect for the whole family to enjoy on a hot summer day. It takes a little while to set up compared to an inflatable pool, but means that it can be up and ready all summer long.


Product dimensions: 305 x 305 x 76 cm

Weight: 16.8kg

Capacity: 1500 litres

Review: "This pool is by far the best I have ever bought! It took approximately nine hours to fill. Was easy to assemble. And the kids love It! Plenty of room for both children (7&5) and me and my partner to swim around in."

If you're looking for a hassle-free and durable inflatable pool, this one is for you. Extra-wide and extra sturdy, you and the family can make a splash without worrying about its stability.


Product dimensions: 262 x 175 x 51cm

Weight: 4.2kg

Capacity: 982 litres

Review: "We were called the best parents ever when we bought this paddling pool for our little ones. Due to this year's summer being so warm and dry, the kids needed something to keep them entertained and cool; this was just that thing. I have four children and this happily fits them all in, with plenty of room to spare."

This is your perfect starter pool; quick and easy to set up and fill, it's excellent to pull out the morning of a bright sunny day. At six feet, it's ideal for smaller gardens and getting younger kids used to bigger pools.


Product dimensions: 183 x 51 cm

Weight: 3.2kg

Capacity: 886 litres

Review: "I bought this as a replacement for our family holiday to Spain (thanks Covid-19). If you're drunk enough, and the sun is hot enough, it can be convincing. I blew the ring up with my very own set of lungs because I couldn't be bothered to search the garage looking for a bike pump, it would probably turn out to be bitterly disappointing anyway. It was easy to do by mouth. Then I set it up all by myself at 6am and it was a cinch. It filled in less than two hours. No rips, holes or pops."

Just like its six-foot version, this one is quick and easy to set up but will take longer to fill as it's double the size. It's ideal for bigger families or even pool parties.


Product dimensions: 366 x 76 cm

Weight: 4.5kg

Capacity: 5621 litres

Review: "JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED, my grandchildren and wife can't seem to keep out of it, takes a long time to fill so if you can't wait, buy a smaller one, BUT YOU WILL WISH YOU GOT THE BIGGER ONE."

This amazing family-sized pool delivers on strength, durability and provides hours of entertainment for the entire family. Easy to both empty and fill up, it can be kept up all season and enjoyed on every hot day.


Product dimensions: 300 x 201 x 66 cm

Weight: 15.7kg

Capacity: 3300 litres

Review: "Really good, size accurate! Great family pool. Really recommend. Only thing is, it does take a while to fill up and also recommend getting a pool cover, pump and chlorine."

Plenty of space for the whole family to have fun, although not as deep as some others on offer, this pool is ideal for families with younger children who are learning to swim.


Product dimensions: 279 x 279 x 56 cm

Weight: 6.55kg

Capacity: 1318 litres

Review: "Minutes to blow up and it's really good for the price as my kids love it and spent hours in it. 100% recommend for the price."

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