This is the hilarious moment that a group of friends decided to turn a kitchen into a swimming pool – by filling the entire room up with water.

Vladimir Vechnyy and his pals came up with the madcap idea at his ground floor flat in the city of Tver in western Russia’s Tver Oblast region.

First they covered the floor and walls with plastic sheets which they glued together to create a waterproof seal.

Then they attached a foam tube to the kitchen tap, turned it on and waited for the room to fill with water.

As soon as it was deep enough, they were splashing around in their makeshift pool, diving into the water and playing with rubber rings.

Then they laid down in the makeshift pool to enjoy beers and cigarettes which they balanced on floating tables.

They even used a plastic tray as a boat so their pet cat could join in the fun – although the moggy soon jumped out and made for dry land.

Mr Vechnyy said: “It took us more than four hours to make the pool, and another three to fill it with water.”

This is the hilarious moment that a group of friends decided to turn a kitchen into a swimming pool – by filling the entire room up with water.

Vladimir Vechnyy and his pals came up with the madcap idea at his ground floor flat in the city of Tver in western Russia’s Tver Oblast region.

First they covered the floor and walls with plastic sheets which they glued together to create a waterproof seal.

Then they attached a foam tube to the kitchen tap, turned it on and waited for the room to fill with water.

As soon as it was deep enough, they were splashing around in their makeshift pool, diving into the water and playing with rubber rings.

Then they laid down in the makeshift pool to enjoy beers and cigarettes which they balanced on floating tables.

They even used a plastic tray as a boat so their pet cat could join in the fun – although the moggy soon jumped out and made for dry land.

Mr Vechnyy said: “It took us more than four hours to make the pool, and another three to fill it with water.”

He insisted that his cat did like the water but said it was “not so fond of the camera”.

And when they had had enough of swimming, they simply lifted up a floorboard in the kitchen and let the water drain into the basement.

“I don’t think our neighbours had the slightest idea of what we were doing,” he said.

Mr Vechnyy’s video of the bizarre project quickly went viral after being uploaded to social media and video-sharing websites.

He is a past master of the viral video , previously finding online fame by putting himself in a coffin and by taking a bath with instant food added to the water.

Mr Vechnyy said: “We will definitely come up with something new next time. We won’t make another swimming pool as there is no point in repeating ourselves.”

Located north of Moscow, Tver was formerly the capital of a powerful medieval state and is situated at the confluence of the Volga and Tvertsa Rivers.

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