The Pool Jet is a small version of the sea-going Sea Scooter and offers the same kind of lo-energy fun and frolics. Turn on the electric motor propulsion unit and scoot around the pool for up to 20 mins on a charge. OK, so you’ve got to hang around for 4.5 hours while it recharges again, but that’s the price you have to pay for jettisoning the flippers. Twin safety button grip system. £84.99.
All you have to do is hop in the pool and turn on the Pool Jet – its propulsion will pull you around the place quite happily for 20 minutes of constant use. Understandably, the thought of propeller-powered gizmo dragging a poor child around a pool might raise some safety concerns, but the Pool Jet is a remarkably safe device. To initiate it, the user has to press down on two buttons, one on either side – if one hand happens to slip off the button, the Pool Jet will cut out immediately.