I really hope this is true as next door to me leave their pool looking like a swamp for us to get eaten alive by mossies. Why should my wife and family suffer because of their "pool".
The sooner people are made to care for their pools for the whole 12 months and not just when they want to splash about the better..Also no green eyed monster comments as I dont swim in pools out of choice!
The whole design of a pool is for it to contain water. to empty your pool actualy destroys the integrity of it. The other point is if you maintain your pool throughout the year, you will save money on repairs etc. There has been a major university study into the breeding of mosquitoes. The results have proven that badly maintained pools are a major contributor to the mosquito population. These results have been sent to all tourists resorts.
One way to get around fines is to change your pool to a salt water pool and maintain it all year round. It will save a fortune in chemicals and maintenance. Ask any Australian, New Zealander or South African, they will not believe you do not have one.
It is certainly true in Altinkum. People we know are renting out their villa and have a small plunge pool in the back garden. This has become stagnent (and presumably a mosquito breeding ground) and the neighbours complained to the council who sent the Zabita round. The Zabita gave the renters a week to get the pool emptied and said if it was not done, they would be fined (I can't remember how much though).Has anyone heard if pools aren't clean or up and running. Otherwise left septic fines can range from 1000tl - 5000tl.