Swimming pool confusion

Conflicting regulations: refill or not?

Conflicting regulations: refill or not? Photo: Flickr CC / William Warby 

The president of the Association of Property Administrators of Malaga and Melilla, Manuel Jiménez, has expressed his concern about the regulations issued at both regional and municipal level in relation to the refilling of swimming pools.

Will it be possible to open communal swimming pools this summer with the drought? The Malaga and Melilla Association of Property Administrators held a press conference on Tuesday February 27 to call for a unified regulation regarding the refilling of swimming pools, given the contradictions between the Junta de Andalucía and the different town councils.

This situation has led to some communities being open and others closed, generating conflict between neighbours. Jiménez pointed out that the Junta de Andalucía decree specifies that pools can be refilled if they are newly built, if they have been emptied due to building work, or even if they were already full. But each town hall is developing its own regulation. “We find different measures being taken by different town halls, from one end of the province to the other,” he said.

With the swimming pool season approaching and uncertainty over refilling regulations, Jiménez has called for urgent clarification of measures regarding swimming pools, landscaped areas and other facilities in homeowners’ associations that may be affected by drought measures.

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Kevin Fraser Park

Kevin was born in Scotland and worked in marketing, running his own businesses in UK, Italy and, for the last 8 years, here in Spain. He moved to the Costa del Sol in 2016 working initially in real estate. He has a passion for literature and particularly the English language which is how he got into writing.