Builders beat the heat by turning dump truck into swimming pool 

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A pair of crafty builders came up with an ingenious way of cooling off during their lunch break – by turning their dump truck into a swimming pool.

Steve Moran, 47, and Alex Williams, 33, filled the bucket of their dump truck with water before stripping off to escape yesterday's record temperatures.


The duo was working on industrial units in Plympton, Devon, when they came up with the idea for the makeshift pool, which even featured a yellow rubber duck.

Moran told the Mail Online: "Who needs Ibiza when you have your very own pool? As you can see we had a dumper truck there and we were going to lay concrete so we needed to fill it with water.

"We filled it up and thought "hang on, that's not going straight out" and we got in. It was lovely getting in.

"Me and Alex both stripped off to our boxers and jumped straight in without hesitation. It was lovely, a breath of fresh air compared to the heat.

"Working hard on a building site you can imagine what it was like in this heat, getting quite sweaty, so it was a luxury to cool off.

"When Alex was looking over the edge at the view he joked it was like one of those infinity pools."

Yesterday was the hottest June day since 1976, with temperatures reaching 34.5°C at Heathrow.