Toulousse, France – Toulou, a town of about 2,000 inhabitants in the mountains north of Toulon, France, has become the epicentre of an extraordinary and unexpected trend: a beach-sized pool.
In the wake of an influx of tourists, the city has transformed into a kind of giant pool, with a large and open area with a few sandbags.
It’s the sort of thing you can walk into and swim in without having to spend hours in a gymnasium.
“We had one of the biggest swimming pools in Toulos, but the water quality in the lake was terrible,” said Yannick Durocher, the town’s mayor, who also happens to be the director of the local municipal water utility.
“The water is so bad we can’t drink it.
So we built a large outdoor swimming pool.
It’s like a lake with a small pond and the whole area is very shallow.
It was a great idea and I’m very happy that the pool is now there.”
Tourists are spending $10,000 a day to enter the pool, which is currently filled with sand and water.
The pool is the first to be built in Touls.
It has a capacity of about 50 people and was built in the 1970s to serve as a meeting place for local residents and tourists.
“I think it’s a very good idea, because I know many people who are staying at home and their kids don’t have access to the pool,” Durochers said.
We are very close to the sea and this is a great way to spend the day. “
We have a great pool, and it’s nice that there are good places to relax in the city, like in the park, or in the countryside.”
“We are very close to the sea and this is a great way to spend the day.
And it’s also a great place for us to visit.”