With kohanga coming to an end and long hot days with our tamariki at home, I bought one of these ‘clam shell’ pools. Cheap as chips…it did us well in the hot afternoon sun yesterday. But today, not so hot, the Wellington wind blowing strong, we were this afternoon housebound and the playroom was a complete pigsty. But the clamshell came to my rescue, doubling as a giant toy box. I ditched all the little sort-a-boxes that previously served as the toy tidies and instead threw everything into the clammy in about 1 minute flat. What a cool pool.