By John Smith •
Published: 28 May 2020 • 14:02
WITH the continued closure of community swimming pools, lack of access to swimming in the sea as well as some trepidation about using public pools as they reopen, many have been tempted to buy inflatable pools.
They will be very pleasant when if the weather stays hot, but buyers should be very careful where they place them as water is surprisingly heavy.
If you have a garden or a terrace on the ground floor all should be fine but if you are thinking of placing the pool on a balcony or roof, do try to check the likely weight of the pool when filled and the load bearing capacity of the area where you plan to place the pool.
Clearly this is not intended to warn against children’s paddling pools but some inflatable pools can take a surprisingly large volume of water.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
Currently he is acting as Editorial Consultant for the paper helping to shape its future development.
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