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IT'S officially swimming season, and for those lucky enough to have a garden to lounge around in, chances are it'll feature a paddling pool of sorts.

But keeping it clean is the real issue, with grass, insects and dirt somehow finding their way inside - and filling it up each day is less than ideal, because who has the time for that?

5Paddling pools can be hard to keep clean, but here are some clever waysCredit: Getty

Luckily, these savvy parents have put their heads together and come up with some genius hacks that'll save you from the dreaded task.

Instead, the pool water will remain clean without the need for a filter - and some tips are actually pretty easy.

One mum prompted the conversation as she begged for help with her inflatable pool, admitting that she had "lost count how many times I've emptied it and refilled it because it needs cleaning."

Parents came out in droves to offer a helping hand - and here we've compiled some of the best and most affordable ways.

5Parents took to Facebook to share they handy tip they useCredit: Getty

Foot-washing station

One mum suggested having a second, smaller 'baby pool' or large bowl filled with water next to the pool.

This way the kids can step into it before getting in to wash the dirt and grass of their feet.

Other parents were blown away by the "genius" tip and wondered how they never thought of it, with many dubbing it "such a good idea."

Having a ball

With the sun shining bright, your kids will no doubt be slathered in sunblock while playing outdoors, but the lotion often leaves a slick sheen on top of the water.

If this is an issue for you, one savvy mum suggested using tennis balls, which help absorb the oils left behind.

Various home improvement websites back up the claim too, including Homemaking, who say to leave them in the water for a few hours before taking them out - and you can even wash the balls to use again and again.

5Tennis balls can help soak up an oils left behind from sunblockCredit: Getty

Oh baby

If you have young babies who still bottle feed and you have some steriliser fluid at home, then one mum suggested using a cap full in your paddling pool.

Sterilising fluid can be picked up for as little as £1 from Salisbury's - and parents seemed mighty impressed by the cheap and clever hack.

According to Dri-Pak, a soap and cleaning product company, adding a small amount of sterilising fluid to your pool "prevents the growth of bacteria and algae" - so it seems this forward-thinking mum was bang on.

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Float your boat

Finally, another parent recommended using a chlorine float with a tablet, which just sits in the pool and gets to work.

They're designed to gradually dissolve, releasing chlorine into your water as they get smaller and smaller - but they are most commonly used in larger built-in pools.

There was some debate on whether or not the tablet could be left in while swimming, or if it should only be used if the pool is not in use.

According to the Water Quality and Health Council, tablets can be present in the water while you swim, but you should "confirm with a test of the chlorine level to be sure the sanitizer level is safe for swimming."

5It's finally time for kids to enjoy some time outdoors in the sunCredit: Getty

You should then continue to check the chlorine level in the pool to ensure it remains safe - which alone, could involve a bit of work.

According to Own The Pool, you should never drop chlorine tablets directly on the pool without a dispenser either.

However, it could depend on the size of you paddling pool entirely, and this tip may only be suitable for larger pools.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that's it's "not safe to use bleach or pool disinfectant (chlorine or bromine) in the water in small inflatable or plastic kiddie pools and water slides."

So unless you have advice from the manufacturer of your pool, we advise avoiding this step.

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Teen Mom star Jo Rivera’s wife Vee shows off curves as she poses in a swimsuit for new video

VEE Rivera flaunted her fit figure in a one piece swimsuit on Tuesday as she promoted her new product that she called a "dream come true."

The Teen Mom 2 star has been teasing the launch of her new venture of late by showing skin in skimpy beachwear.

11Vee promoted her new product with a sexy pool shootCredit: Instagram/Vee Rivera 11She and Jo tied the knot in 2018Credit: Instagram

Vee, 29, took to Instagram on Tuesday to promote her "exciting launch" as she posed for a poolside photoshoot.

The reality star looked stunning in a white one piece featuring green palm fronds and gold chain straps as she lounged with a drink in her hand.

The TV personality tried on two different pairs of sunglasses before sipping her canned beverage, removing her white coverup, and heading to the pool for a dip.

Vee laughed and played with pool floats as she poured her drinks into the water.

11Vee played in the waterCredit: Instagram/Vee Rivera 11She flaunted her toned bodyCredit: Instagram/Vee Rivera 11The mother of one modeled sunglassesCredit: Instagram/Vee Rivera 11She winked at the cameraCredit: Instagram/Vee Rivera

To close out the clip, the mother of one turned to the camera and winked in slow motion.

The MTV star captioned her video: "Tomorrow is the big reveal day on something I’ve been working on for quite some time!

"I have always said for years this would be a dream to bring to life & I’m so beyond grateful & happy that I am finally making it come true," she shared.

"Thank you all for always keepin it real with me as I always try and do the same with you.

11Vee has a new project coming outCredit: Instagram 11She's been promoting the venture on her social mediaCredit: Instagram

"Sharing things I love and that we all have in common makes me feel like we have a dope community of some amazing ass women which is all I ever wanted to create! This ones for you!" she gushed, adding: "Stay tuned for tomorrow, it’s going to be SO LIT!"

Last week, Vee nearly slipped out of a leopard print bikini as she shared more content from her promo shoot.

While posing in a deep-v cut one piece swimsuit, the New Jersey native posed in the sunshine as she "prepped" for "hot girl summer."

"Lots of prep going on over here for Hot Girl Summer ‘21," she wrote while showing off lots of skin to her almost 500,000 followers.

11Vee showed off major cleavage in a leopard print swimsuitCredit: Instagram She looked amazing in a pink two-piece

"I’ve been working on an exciting new launch that drops next week! It’s the perfect addition to your Hot Girl Summer Activities. I can’t wait to share with y’all what I’ve been working on!"

Vee also changed up her look for a few photos in a bright pink snakeskin bikini set, as she flaunted her toned tummy.

"Confidence, beauty & bikinis have no size or age limit. Rock that s**t babes, you are ABSOLUTELY beautiful," she told her fans.

The Teen Mom star's summer photoshoot follows the reveal of her stunning new swimming pool that her husband Jo Rivera decorated with lights.

11Vee, Jo, and Kailyn co-parent amicablyCredit: Instagram

Vee filmed her new home addition on her Instagram stories recently, writing: "Hubby put some lights up for me."

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Jo and his wife share one daughter, Vivi, six, and the father of two also shares his son Isaac, 11, with his ex-girlfriend Kailyn Lowry.

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