One of UKs biggest families the ORourkes beat the heatwave with bargain Aldi swimming pool

With temperatures continuing to skyrocket across the UK, many are searching for ways to keep cool and have been flocking to purchase swimming pools and paddling pools for their back gardens.

Numerous different supermarkets have started offering different sized pools and they're quickly selling out – including Aldi's Summer Waves 12ft Metal Frame Pool.

One family that has been beating to the heat thanks to Aldi is the O'Rourkes, a family-of-thirteen who reside in Barnet, North London.

Joanne and Tommy O'Rourke are parents to 11 children, making them one of Britain's biggest families, and they regularly document their hectic family life on social media.

The couple, who biological parents to ten and foster parents to one, recently revealed that they'd purchased a swimming pool for their back garden for their brood to enjoy the hot weather in.

Taking to TikTok, where the family go by the username orourkesmaddnessandmayhem, Joanne and Tommy shared a video showing them setting up their new swimming pool, joking that it had nearly "caused a divorce".

"Our Aldi budget pool Family of 13 And this is perfect," the pair wrote as they soaked up the sun together.

Their post quickly racked up over 13,000 likes and many fellow TikTok users were quick to comment, agreeing that a pool is a great idea during the heatwave.

One person wrote: "Omg I love the pool Quality family time too," while another added: "We love ours".

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Joanne and Tommy continued to keep their followers updated with their progress as they filled up with the swimming pool and managed to get it level in their garden.

The O'Rourkes aren't the only ones who have been enjoying Aldi's 12ft swimming pool, as it's proven to be a huge hit with shoppers this summer.

Retailing for just £99.99, the pool has received a host of five-star reviews with many branding it "amazing".

"Amazing pool. Brought a 12ft swimming pool for our children it’s amazing they love it thankyou so much," one happy shopper wrote, as another agreed saying: "Great pool for a growing family. Absolutely perfect for our family , we love it! Great value for money."

Many TikTok users have been sharing tips for keeping swimming pools clean during the heatwave, including one mum who goes by the username goldilocks.bears.x.

She recently shared her trusty hack which ensures her children's pool remains free of grass and bugs throughout the entire day, and it's extremely simple.

She revealed that she simply puts another much smaller pool next to her paddling pool, which her children use to wash their feet before heading into the pool.

"The secret to keeping your pool mess free," she told her followers. "Keep a bucket or smaller pool beside it to wash feet before entering."


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