Pool closed- lifeguard issue?!

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    • #52877
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      The main pool on our urbanisation is closed,and we’re told its because it needs a lifeguard due to its size. They communidad will only agree to a lifeguard june to sept. There is a smaller pool open all year, no guard needed apparently.
      Has anyone else come across this? Is it a pukka law, or just an excuse or misunderstanding?
      If a pukka law, can anyone shed more light on it eg who imposed it, minimum size of pool needed for a guard,etc?

      Thanks- Tim.

    • #72002
      Anonymous
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      I think you will find that pools of a certain size do need a life guard. I remember reading about this before. Try a google search.

    • #72006
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    • #72008
      Anonymous
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      Tim – I remember reading about this somewhere ❓
      But this thread might be of help to you:
      https://spanishpropertyinsight.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1299

    • #72009
      Anonymous
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      🙂 🙂

    • #72010
      Anonymous
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      Great minds…

    • #72014
      Anonymous
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      So the answer is:
      Regarding lifeguard: For pools of between 200 to 500 m2 of water surface, one lifeguard is required. ( provision 25.2.a)

    • #72021
      Anonymous
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      So the answer is:
      Regarding lifeguard: For pools of between 200 to 500 m2 of water surface, one lifeguard is required. ( provision 25.2.a)

      Yep

      Many urbanisation’s, like ours, only have lifeguards during the summer two busy months. One Guard will cost you about 10,000 euros for two months the rest of the time the pools are closed or swim at your own risk, although i believe it is illegal to swim without a guard. I would guess your guard for 3 months will be costing 15,000 euros.

      We find a guard also helps to keep the peace around the pool (towels on sunbeds, idiots diving in etc etc)

      Regards

      Paul

      By the way Spain imposed it 🙂

    • #72023
      Anonymous
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      @p800aul wrote:

      One Guard will cost you about 10,000 euros for two months the rest of the time the pools are closed or swim at your own risk, although i believe it is illegal to swim without a guard. I would guess your guard for 3 months will be costing 15,000 euros.

      Considering the average salary in Spain, that seems very expensive. 😯

    • #72024
      Anonymous
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      Considering the average salary in Spain, that seems very expensive.

      Well i guess it’s down to training first aid etc plus liability insurance if something should happen. They are also much in demand that time of year, and it is illegal to have a pool of a certain size without a guard, so like air travel, Life Guards are cheap in February, expensive in summer 🙂

      regards

      Paul

    • #72025
      Anonymous
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      Supply & demand rules again! 🙂 (Mmmm …I fancy getting paid while sunbathaing!! 😉 ) I would imagine it’s a job for students on vacation.

    • #72026
      Anonymous
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      I would imagine it’s a job for students on vacation.

      correct

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