Mom Washes Clothes in Pool: 'Extreme Cheapskate'


In order to save money on a pool, penny pincher Jeni on TLC's Extreme Cheapskate saves on laundry.

She uses the pool as a way to wash clothes because of the chemicals in it. Although it does create quite a reaction from her children. One of her kids says, "It makes me feel like I'm in 1912."

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Jeni explains that pool maintenance costs a lot of money so she has some DIY fixes. She uses baking soda to clean her pool and bubble wrap to cover it.

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She says the average pool costs $3200 to maintain, and "It's the cost of running that pool that really bothers me."

To see a sneak peek of how Jeni saves, check out the video above, and don't forget to tune in to TLC at 9/8c tonight for the full episode.