Mum's genius tip for keeping paddling pool clean between uses – and it'll save you a lot of time this summer

A MUM has revealed her genius tip for keeping your kids' paddling pool clean in between uses – and it's sure to save you a lot of time this summer.

With summer finally here, Britain's paddling pools are getting a lot of use – as parents scramble to keep their kids cool.

But, as any paddling pool owner is aware, they have a frustrating habit of attracting leaves and bugs when not in use.

So what's the solution?

Mum-of-eight Deborah Hitchens, of the Family Days Tried & Tested Facebook group, shared a hack suggested by fellow mother Sarah Jane Bennett last year.

She suggests using an old fitted sheet to cover the pool when it's not in use – and it's gone down a treat on social media.

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The post has racked up more than 17,000 shares, 2,200 comments and a further 2,000 likes since it was posted last summer.

Jane McCusker wrote: "Been doing that this summer and thought I was being waaay imaginative until I saw this post!"

While Olivia Grace Lofts labelled the tip a "game changer", and Chloe Lea said it was a "fab idea".

Mumsnetters have also discussed the hack in the past, with one woman saying: "If the pool is right shape it works perfect".

Will you be trying it this summer?

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