Estepona becomes first council on Costa del Sol to authorise filling of private and community pools

Green light for pools

Green light for pools Photo: Wikimedia CC / Dana Robinson

The Mayor of Estepona, José María García Urbano, has announced that the Town Hall will allow the filling of communal and private swimming pools after confirming that the water supply is guaranteed in the municipality this summer and after the Junta de Andalucía has left this decision in the hands of local councils.

Estepona Town Hall has just put into operation two wells in the Padrón area that generate 2,000 cubic metres per day and is working on the construction of other wells to add another 3,400 cubic metres per day.

The Mayor also announced that work will begin in June on the installation of the containerised desalination plant in the Castor River area, which will be able to generate 8,000 cubic metres of fresh water per day in the first phase.

Green light for pools

Following the latest rains which have brought the water capacity of the region to levels similar to those recorded last year and with the new works which will add up to 16,300 cubic metres per day to the network, the Town Hall considers that the use of the swimming pools of urbanisations and individuals can be permitted during the summer season.

In addition, the mayor reported that Estepona Town Hall is working on the creation of a system to certify swimming pools which make responsible use of water. Pools which make use of protective awnings to prevent water evaporation and water treatment plants with water recovery, among others, will be evaluated. Those that obtain this certificate will earn a guarantee that they can be used in periods of drought.

The Town Hall asked the public for restraint however and said that, although water resources are assured for this summer, it is important that we all use water responsibly.

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Written by

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.


    • Paula

      18 April 2024 • 21:44

      From what date can the pools ge used please as summer is a bit vague? Thanks

      • Kevin Fraser Park

        19 April 2024 • 08:06

        Hi Paula

        That detail hasn’t been released yet I just wanted to report the news as soon as Estepona Town Hall made the announcement.

        We’ll update the website as soon as we find out.

        Best regards

        Kevin Fraser Park
        for EWN

    • John Dooley

      23 April 2024 • 17:36

      Can you please clarify if Hacienda del sol apartments fall under the jurisdiction of estepona?

      • John Smith

        23 April 2024 • 18:07

        Everything we can see confirms that the Hacienda del Sol apartments fall within the Estepona Municipality.

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