- May 18, 2006 at 11:22 am #51827
does anybody know the ruling regards size of pool and need of a lifeguard
- May 18, 2006 at 12:25 pm #62249
It depends where you/your pool are…
General 1960 ruling has been replaced in most Autonomous Communities
It also depends if it’s public, private but for common use (i.e. members of a development); only recreational purposes, combined or only for therapeutical uses; if it belongs to higher resort (sports/spa center) and in some places if it is a close one or a sea-water semi-open pool by the sea-shore.
- May 18, 2006 at 5:35 pm #62254
All the info you need is here I think:
- May 18, 2006 at 5:55 pm #62255
Yep, but this decree only affects you if you are in Andalucía and your pool is not a private one for one family or private but for the common use of less than 20 dwellings, or it belongs to a Spa, sports or therapeutical center…
- May 18, 2006 at 10:00 pm #62258
I assumed it wasn’t a private pool in question as he mentioned a lifeguard!
- May 18, 2006 at 10:06 pm #62259
Yep again, but there are some areas where even private pools need lifeguards!!!
Take i.e. Asturias. Every private pool but serving more than 20 families needs one lifeguard each 500 square meters of pool surface.
- May 20, 2006 at 10:48 am #62284
Thanks,It is development of 77 apts with 2 pools .I heard that if the pool was over a certain square meterage then it might involve the need for a lifeguard
- May 20, 2006 at 10:49 am #62285
sorry forgot to sat it is in andalucia
- August 10, 2006 at 8:44 pm #64595
We had a meeting on Tuesday with our Secretary-Administrator (first meeting) and were informed the department who grants the swimming pool licence says we need a lifeguard. We are a development of 36 townhouses with a further 52 houses in Phase 2 and we are in the province of Cadiz. We are not a touristco development.
The figure we were given was a surface area of 200 sq m or over needs a lifeguard and we are just on this size.
We are awaiting the outcome of the next meeting between the officials but it seems to us that the developer/pool constructor has created a pool of this size so we have to pay for a lifeguard(s) and therefore it creates jobs and everyone is happy apart from the owners of the houses.
Has anyone else been through this, can we appeal, can we have the pool independtenly measured, can we put in a central platform thus reducing the surface area. We feel we are likely to be knocked back whatever we do.
Many thanks for your input.
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