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Do I need a swimming pool?

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:49pm
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Phil24

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Hello

My name is Phil. I'm a woman in my late 50s and I am currently looking for properties to rent long term in Torrevieja.
Something that I had really prioritised was a communal pool. I injured my leg a few years ago, and swimming is good exercise for it, but someone mentioned to me recently that most of the pools are only open 2.5 or 3 months of the year.
Can anyone tell me if this is true?

Thanks in advance
Phil 

Peter3473

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:12pm

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Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:12pm

Our community pool is open all year normally, except when the state of alarm was declared, so it’s probably wise to ask before you rent.

Grahame

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:04am

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Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:04am

Hi Phil

I would suggest that you bear in mind the pool itself at any potential community you are considering

Our community has two pools both of which are fantastic for cooling off but neither of which are really good for swimming lengths due to shape and size

Good luck with the search

Grahame

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Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:05am

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Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:05am

I think most pools will be maintained in a safe and usable condition year round which only leaves the only question of what's the lowest water temperature you will swim in? 

Some won't even look at a pool unless it's 30+ and in that case yes, you might only get a few weeks per year out of one.

Personally, and providing the sun is shining, I'll swim in 20c so can usually enjoy several months of use.

Michaelmlrb

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:25pm

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Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:25pm

I have had a similar experience when we were viewing property in the last few years. Some of the complexes we looked at had a beautiful pool area but were only open June - Aug. The rest of the time the pool area still  looked good but had been filled with additional chemicals - this is less expensive to maintain when not in use than draining it. This was no good to us  as we tend to visit out of season and I love to swim. However many established areas have fantastic municipal swim pools which are open all year round. Best wishes.

Michaelmlrb

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:35pm

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Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:35pm

Also be aware that these communal areas become very busy in the holiday months so swimming uninterrupted lengths may not be possible. They can also be noisy, so an apartment that directly overlooks these areas may look seem  an oasis of calm and quite whilst viewing  can be very different in the summer\holiday season. However on a positive note you can consider a wider range of properties for sale if you decide that you could utilise a municipal pool or the sea!! Best wishes.

Phil24

Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2020 2:27pm

Phil24

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Posted: Wed Jul 1, 2020 2:27pm

Thank you for your replies!

I'll make sure to ask about each swimming pool when looking at properties.

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