Dad buys ‘bargain swimming pool’ online but is stunned when children’s foot spa arrives


A builder who splashed out on a swimming pool that turned out to be a children’s foot spa says he was “conned” by the advert.

Mick Daffern found what he thought was steal at £7 while browsing for inflatable toys online.

But the dad-of-two didn’t realise the photo in the listing was taken “up close” – and when it arrived he realised he hadn’t done a deep enough dive into the dimensions.

Mick thought the toy was an 8ft adult-sized pool perfect for splashing around in during the scorching Bank Holiday heatwave.

Instead he ended up with a 1ft square blow-up foot spa for children, the Sun reports.

Luckily his daughter Lucy, 9, has been enjoying the toy despite it falling short of her dad’s expectations.

“The perspective confused me. It was a complete con.

“But what we got left me hysterical. I could do 4,000 lengths of this inflatable pool, no sweat.”

It isn’t the first time that perspective has got the better of an online shopper.


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