Family build swimming pool in their back garden using hay bales

A FAMILY have built a swimming pool in their back garden using hay bales, and it's the perfect lockdown project.

Farmer Ed Sealey, 32, lined the makeshift pool's base with the blocks and covered them with a plastic silage sheet.

Ed, from Hazelbury Bryan, Dorset, came up with the plan with his pal Jon "after a few beers".

He said: "It just goes to show that you don't need a lot of money to have a fun time — just a great idea and great friends."

But the new garden feature wasn't without a few hurdles, as the plan failed first-time round.

Ed said: "We started the long process of filling the old girl up.

"It took some six hours —but then, unfortunately, the sides split.

"We had a few more beers and came to the conclusion we needed to strengthen the sides.

"So we spent another six hours filling the old girl up and it was ready."

Of course, Ed has a steady supply of hay bales.

But for those of us who aren't farmers, you can pick them up on eBay from £1.50 – just be prepared to collect them yourself.

Yesterday, one mum shared her delight after buying a huge £20 pool from Home Bargains that takes up the entire garden – and is ideal this sunny weekend.

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