All reports tagged with: "swimming pool"
Laws and regulations regarding the design, construction and authorisation of swimming pools may soon be revised as part of the package to reform Cyprus’ complex and time-consuming planning system.
Auditor General Odysseas Michaelides has called on the police to bring the owners of unlicensed swimming pools to justice due to the serious safety concerns arising from the problem.
Unlicensed swimming pools in Paphos are a major health hazard – they lie half empty, some with stagnant water and this is attracting mosquitoes because no-one’s available to look after them.
A new law that will make a distinction between private and public swimming pools has been proposed by the Interior Ministry and a draft is currently being scrutinised by the Legal Service.
A group of residents in Kato Paphos are demanding that the Cyprus laws on private swimming pools are updated after their passports were temporarily confiscated over non-compliance with regulations.
Antonio Tajani, the European Commissioner for Enterprise & Industry, has replied to a question raised by Arlene McCarthy MEP concerning the licensing of swimming pools in Cyprus and legal proceedings taken by the authorities against some owners.
MEP Arlene McCarthy has called on the EC to ensure unfair legal proceedings against Cyprus swimming pool owners are halted and that the correct European standards are enforced.
The safety of swimming pools, particularly in buy-to-let holiday homes, in Cyprus is a concern for both the owners of the holiday homes and those who rent them. The European Child Safety Alliance EuroSafe has published a document containing advice on how to protect youngsters in pools.