Ars Technic’s Jason Pohl recently wrote about the use of cheap, lightweight plastic in a variety of applications, and the results have been nothing short of astounding.
As you might expect, plastic swimming pools have been used in a wide variety of settings, from the ocean to the sewers to the kitchen sink.
While some people have found the pools too heavy for their taste, they’ve been used to cool their hot water, cool their microwaves, and even to hold baby formula for the elderly.
While the majority of the pools have made their way onto your kitchen counter or back of the refrigerator, they also exist in a handful of other places where the use can be surprisingly mundane.
As Pohl writes, “a $10 plastic swimming bathtub from Target sells for less than a dollar.”
That’s about as cheap as it gets.
Here’s a few more examples of the use we’ve seen, in the form of a $10, $25, or $50 plastic swimming tub, a $5.95 plastic bathtub, and a $30, $50, or even $100 plastic bath tub.
Plastic tub for an iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with a built-in wireless charging station.
Plastic bathtub for an old, decrepit, and decrepit iPhone 5s, 5c, 5s Plus, 5, 5 Plus, and 5s.
Plastic water fountain with an Apple iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, with the power adapter.
Plastic swimming tub with a solar panel and solar water purifier.
Plastic pool table with a small aquarium, water, and sand.
Plastic aquarium with a microchip-powered microfisher.
Plastic toilet bowl with a mini fridge, a mini microwave, and microwaveable food.
Plastic plastic shower curtain with a water filtration system.
Plastic shopping cart with a microwave, fridge, and freezer.
Plastic folding table with an empty coffee mug.
Plastic table with three coffee tables, a water filter, and an empty cup.
Plastic kitchen sink with a sink attachment and a large mirror.
Plastic dishwasher with a dishwasher attachment.
Plastic sink with an aluminum dishwasher.
Plastic glass dishwasher, and more.
Plastic refrigerator with a freezer attachment.
Plastic microwave with a power adapter and a water purification system.
Plastic bowl, a small dishwasher bowl, and empty glassware.
Plastic coffee table with no plastic utensils.
Plastic wall, with a plastic frame.
Plastic cabinet, with an attached microwave.
Plastic shower curtain, with plastic wall and glass.
Plastic mini fridge with an outlet for an electric outlet.
Plastic washing machine with an electric handle, a plastic handle, and plastic handles.
Plastic cup, a mug, and glassware, a washing machine, and two pots.
Plastic large-format television with an antenna.
Plastic chair with a fold-down drawer.
Plastic stool, a sink, and water.
Plastic dining table with the fold-up drawer.
Plastic TV, a TV remote control, a remote, and one remote control.
Plastic trash can with a folding knife and knife rack.
Plastic bottle, a glass, and dishwashing detergent dispenser.
Plastic trolley with an assortment of plastic items.
Plastic door with a retractable handle.
Plastic floor, a table, and floor mat.
Plastic umbrella with a lid and lid rack.
Plastic shelf, with two plastic shelves.
Plastic fridge, with freezer attachment and an outlet.
Plastic food cart, with microwave attachment and some more food.
Plastic countertop with a flat surface.
Plastic bench, with some plastic boards.
Plastic tabletop, with more plastic boards and some foam.
Plastic storage container, with several plastic containers.
Plastic shelving, with three plastic shelves and some plastic shelving.
Plastic bed, with shelves.
Plastic couch, with furniture.
Plastic bar, with barstools.
Plastic sofa, with pillows.
Plastic stand, with couches.
Plastic chairs, with cushions.
Plastic armoire, with leather covers.
Plastic closet, with closet doors.
Plastic dresser, with dresser chairs.
Plastic desk, with tables.
Plastic vanity, with vanity doors.
Plastic shelves, with storage containers.
Plastic cabinets, with cabinets.
Plastic workbench, with work stations.
Plastic easel, with easels.
Plastic painting surface, with paintings.
Plastic bathroom, with sinks.
Plastic sinks, with shower curtain