Mother-of-seven Constance Hall has rattled her millions of fans by posting a photo of her family’s DIY spa, with plenty of parents pointing out that the $530 design poses significant risks to her one-year-old son.
Admitting that she ‘always wanted a pool as a kid’ the 36-year-old from Perth, Western Australia, downgraded her dreams and settled on an outdoor bath that her tribe could enjoy during the summer months.
But not everyone thought having her 18-month-old son Raja around a body of water was such a good idea.
‘I have always wanted a pool but the older I got the more self aware I became and apparently they are hard work,’ Constance wrote in the original post addressed to her 1.3million followers.
Describing their house as perched on a ‘small block’, Constance said her family – which includes Billie-Violet, Arlo-Love, twins Rumi and Snow, and Raja, as well as step-kids Zeyke and Sunny – already has a pond full of fish but she just wanted ‘something to hop in’.
Mother-of-seven Constance Hall has raised alarm bells with her followers, with some saying she needs to be more careful around the outdoor tub with her children
Mothers were quick to point out the potential issues with having an outdoor tub around small children like her 18-month-old son Raja (pictured)
Mothers were quick to point out the potential issues with having an outdoor tub around small children in the comment section on Facebook.
‘Please please always remember to drain it. This and the fishpond gives me anxiety with Raja running around and being so little!’ one woman said.
‘Children drown so quickly and it’s scary so I can see why we have laws to keep the kids safe. I am sure she watches Raja but it’s that one time when they just disappear,’ said another.
But Constance reassured them that although she’s free-spirited by nature she takes no chances when it comes to having her little ones around water.
But Constance reassured them that although she’s free-spirited by nature she takes no chances when it comes to having her little ones around water
How did she create the outdoor bath area?
* The second bath was $100
* The timber for the deck was $150
* The pipes were $50 and joinery was $40
* The golden taps were $140
* The stain for the timber was $50
‘The pond has a fence around it and I always drain the bath as soon as everyone is out,’ she replied.
She added that she becomes extremely ‘anxious’ herself in situations that involve swimming and her seven children.
Previously, Denim told Constance that traditional spas require the testing of chlorine and can get ‘pretty rank’, which all sounded ‘quite scientific’ to the well-known mum.
‘In fact most spas look like sperm refuges once you know what takes place in them,’ she added.
Denim told her that traditional spas require the testing of chlorine and can get ‘pretty rank’, which all sounded ‘quite scientific’ to the free-spirited mum
Aside from this, keeping a spa running outside is very expensive.
So instead, they started saving up for an outdoor bathtub which could double as a ‘spa’ if you plugged the drain, with Denim more than happy to take control of the craftsmanship.
Sharing a photo of the result, Constance said the best part about the ‘spa’ was the price – as they forked out just $530 for the entire renovation.
‘The second bath was $100, the timber for the deck was $150, the pipes were $50 and the joins that connect the pipes to the taps were $40,’ she said.
They splashed out on the golden taps, which were $140, and the stain for the timber was a reasonable $50.
The family home is a hippie oasis and plenty of followers were hoping Constance would share more images of it now
The drain empties into the garden giving their drought-ravaged backyard and welcome water, while also cleaning the children at the same time.
‘I’m so proud of my husband… bathtime just got so much more fun,’ she said.
Her fans were astounded by the updated deck and many of them shared images of their own designs.
‘I did the same with a cast iron ball claw foot bath. It is so big and luxurious and only cost me $60 on Gumtree. I fill it up with the garden hose and it drains into the garden… it’s the best thing ever,’ one woman wrote.
‘Dammit! My mum and dad just got rid of an old corner bath. That’s a fantastic idea,’ said another.
A third added: ‘I love how limitations make us resourceful and imaginative! Looks beautiful!’