That’s one way to keep cool: Dad turns van into mobile paddling pool for son to escape China’s scorching temperatures

via Daily Mail:

 

A heatwave in China’s Zhejiang province has seen temperatures reach a scorching 38C, and it seems one family has found a novel way of keeping cool in the relentless heat.

Zhou Yuhang, who lives in Wenzhou city in east China, has no need to contend with the crowds flocking to public swimming pools after his father converted the back of his van into a mobile paddling pool.

The six-year-old’s resourceful father removed the seats from the back of the van and lined it with plastic before filling the back of the vehicle up with water, creating a private ‘pool’ for Zhou Yuhang to splash around in any time he fancies a dip.

Zhou Yuhang, six, can escape the soaring temperatures in east China's Zhejiang province even while on the move, after his father converted a van into a mobile paddling poolZhou Yuhang, six, can escape the soaring temperatures in east China’s Zhejiang province even while on the move, after his father converted a van into a mobile paddling pool

The youngster’s father has kitted the pool out with an inflatable ring and other toys for six-year-old to enjoy.

The British summer may be a wash out but in China news outlets reported an increase in the sales of ice creams as temperatures continue to soar in eastern and southern parts of the country.

 

ChinaDaily said a new water spray system had been introduced at a bus station in Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province, to help keep commuters cool as they waited in the blistering heat.

Zhou Yuhang plays in the mobile paddling pool created by his father in the back of a vanCool ride: Zhou Yuhang plays in the paddling pool created by his father in the back of a van

 

 

Zhou Yuhang floats on an inflatable ring in his private 'pool' in the back of his father's vanThe six-year-old floats on an inflatable ring in his private ‘pool’ while his family look on

 

Sweltering temperatures across east China's Zhejiang province show no signs of abating, but Zhou Yuhang can keep cool even while on the move after his father transformed his van into a paddling poolSweltering temperatures across east China’s Zhejiang province show no signs of abating, but Zhou Yuhang can keep cool even while on the move after his father transformed his van into a paddling pool

 

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