Swimming pools as a refuge from the heat

Ana Terra Amorim-Maia
August 26, 2023
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This article addresses the benefits, obstacles, and ways to maximize the availability of shelter spaces – including pools – for vulnerable groups.

As the mercury soars during the sweltering summer months, seeking refuge in the cool embrace of water becomes a universal instinct. Municipal public pools play an important role as potential climate shelters, offering a unique combination of heat relief, leisure, and broad community participation, turning them into vital tools for cities fighting rising temperatures. This article addresses the benefits, obstacles, and ways to maximize the availability of shelter spaces – including pools – for vulnerable groups.

https://theconversation.com/las-piscinas-como-refugio-frente-al-calor-210831

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