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Tips for enjoying summer despite the pandemic

Manuel Caballos lays on the grass as Esperanza Lafrance swims in a plastic portable pool in the garden of their home in Seville, Spain on Aug. 11, 2020. Caballos had to cancel his vacation due the restrictions of the coronavirus and now says 'the pool is crucial to withstand the heat in the city'. AP
Manuel Caballos lays on the grass as Esperanza Lafrance swims in a plastic portable pool in the garden of their home in Seville, Spain on Aug. 11, 2020. Caballos had to cancel his vacation due the restrictions of the coronavirus and now says 'the pool is crucial to withstand the heat in the city'. AP
A big inflatable flamingo floats in a plastic portable pool in a private patio in Seville, Spain on Aug. 11, 2020. Maria Luque bought the pool 'because I have problems with my back and couldn't go to the gym in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic'. Searching for a solution to keep cool, portable pools have become the newest fad, taking over backyards, terraces, communal patios and even the streets of hot spots like Seville, in the country's south. AP
A big inflatable flamingo floats in a plastic portable pool in a private patio in Seville, Spain on Aug. 11, 2020. Maria Luque bought the pool 'because I have problems with my back and couldn't go to the gym in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic'. Searching for a solution to keep cool, portable pools have become the newest fad, taking over backyards, terraces, communal patios and even the streets of hot spots like Seville, in the country's south. AP
Ricardo D'hont swims in a neighbors plastic portable pool in Seville, Spain on Aug.11, 2020. The owners of the pool said that 'Due to the coronavirus we couldn't go to the beach or to other pools. If we hadn't been in pandemic we would never bought a plastic pool'. AP
Ricardo D'hont swims in a neighbors plastic portable pool in Seville, Spain on Aug.11, 2020. The owners of the pool said that 'Due to the coronavirus we couldn't go to the beach or to other pools. If we hadn't been in pandemic we would never bought a plastic pool'. AP
Conchi Moreno and Juan Carlos Morales bathe in a portable plastic pool in the community association patio in Seville on Aug. 14, 2020. The pool sits next to the entrance of their flat and they decided to buy it because 'we are scared to go to the public pool or the beach due to the Covid'. As pretty much everywhere else, the coronavirus pandemic has meant more time at home for Spaniards. AP
Conchi Moreno and Juan Carlos Morales bathe in a portable plastic pool in the community association patio in Seville on Aug. 14, 2020. The pool sits next to the entrance of their flat and they decided to buy it because 'we are scared to go to the public pool or the beach due to the Covid'. As pretty much everywhere else, the coronavirus pandemic has meant more time at home for Spaniards. AP
A group of young girls enjoy themselves in a portable plastic pool on a private patio in Seville, Spain on Aug. 11, 2020. Elena Tapia, the owner said that 'I bought the pool because of the Covid-19. The great thing to have it is that as the owner I don't have to keep any schedule and during the heat wave I can swim whenever I want'. AP
A group of young girls enjoy themselves in a portable plastic pool on a private patio in Seville, Spain on Aug. 11, 2020. Elena Tapia, the owner said that 'I bought the pool because of the Covid-19. The great thing to have it is that as the owner I don't have to keep any schedule and during the heat wave I can swim whenever I want'. AP
Lita Gomez drinks a glass of wine as she bathes in her new plastic jacuzzi in the garden of her home in Seville, Spain on Aug. 9, 2020. She always thought that it was a very stupid idea to have a pool in such small garden like her neighbours have, but now in the middle of the Coronavirus pandemic 'I can calm my envy by giving myself a very glamorous present with a jacuzzi even if it is just a plastic one. This year we don't dare to travel with the covid and the heat here in the city is unbearable'. AP
Lita Gomez drinks a glass of wine as she bathes in her new plastic jacuzzi in the garden of her home in Seville, Spain on Aug. 9, 2020. She always thought that it was a very stupid idea to have a pool in such small garden like her neighbours have, but now in the middle of the Coronavirus pandemic 'I can calm my envy by giving myself a very glamorous present with a jacuzzi even if it is just a plastic one. This year we don't dare to travel with the covid and the heat here in the city is unbearable'. AP
A big plastic float sits on the table of the porch of the home of Javier Salcedo and Irene Blanco in Seville, on Aug. 13, 2020. The float is too big for the pool but they weren't very sure about the size because it was the first time they had bought a plastic pool. Javier says 'I decided to buy it second hand and after a week all the pools were sold out. I could see that would happen'. AP
A big plastic float sits on the table of the porch of the home of Javier Salcedo and Irene Blanco in Seville, on Aug. 13, 2020. The float is too big for the pool but they weren't very sure about the size because it was the first time they had bought a plastic pool. Javier says 'I decided to buy it second hand and after a week all the pools were sold out. I could see that would happen'. AP
Two young girls play in a portable plastic pool in the garden of a home in Seville, on Aug. 5, 2020. The owner Barbara Larraneta bought it 'like a lot of people in this city because of the heat, the covid and the lack of certainty about the summer and the restrictions'. AP
Two young girls play in a portable plastic pool in the garden of a home in Seville, on Aug. 5, 2020. The owner Barbara Larraneta bought it 'like a lot of people in this city because of the heat, the covid and the lack of certainty about the summer and the restrictions'. AP
A rubber duck floats in a portable plastic pool that sits in the community housing association patio in Seville, Spain on Aug. 14, 2020. AP
A rubber duck floats in a portable plastic pool that sits in the community housing association patio in Seville, Spain on Aug. 14, 2020. AP
Two people sit in a plastic pool in Seville, Spain on Aug. 19, 2020. Isabel says that 'it is terrible as we have to live but my son has Down syndrome and he has a Covid 10 risk profile so we can't go to the public pool'. AP
Two people sit in a plastic pool in Seville, Spain on Aug. 19, 2020. Isabel says that 'it is terrible as we have to live but my son has Down syndrome and he has a Covid 10 risk profile so we can't go to the public pool'. AP
Javier Salcedo swims in a portable plastic pool as his wife Irene Blanco sunbathes in their garden in Seville, Spain on August 13, 2020. 'We decided to buy it second hand and a week later a heat wave started and all the pools were sold out. I could see that would happen'.  AP
Javier Salcedo swims in a portable plastic pool as his wife Irene Blanco sunbathes in their garden in Seville, Spain on August 13, 2020. 'We decided to buy it second hand and a week later a heat wave started and all the pools were sold out. I could see that would happen'. AP
Luisa swims with her dog Oscar in a plastic pool in Seville, Spain on Aug. 16, 2020. They have had the pool for several years. On hot days she swims with her dogs. AP
Luisa swims with her dog Oscar in a plastic pool in Seville, Spain on Aug. 16, 2020. They have had the pool for several years. On hot days she swims with her dogs. AP
Manuel Caballos lays on the grass as Esperanza Lafrance swims in a plastic portable pool in the garden of their home in Seville, Spain on Aug. 11, 2020. Caballos had to cancel his vacation due the restrictions of the coronavirus and now says 'the pool is crucial to withstand the heat in the city'. AP
Manuel Caballos lays on the grass as Esperanza Lafrance swims in a plastic portable pool in the garden of their home in Seville, Spain on Aug. 11, 2020. Caballos had to cancel his vacation due the restrictions of the coronavirus and now says 'the pool is crucial to withstand the heat in the city'. AP
A big inflatable flamingo floats in a plastic portable pool in a private patio in Seville, Spain on Aug. 11, 2020. Maria Luque bought the pool 'because I have problems with my back and couldn't go to the gym in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic'. Searching for a solution to keep cool, portable pools have become the newest fad, taking over backyards, terraces, communal patios and even the streets of hot spots like Seville, in the country's south. AP
A big inflatable flamingo floats in a plastic portable pool in a private patio in Seville, Spain on Aug. 11, 2020. Maria Luque bought the pool 'because I have problems with my back and couldn't go to the gym in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic'. Searching for a solution to keep cool, portable pools have become the newest fad, taking over backyards, terraces, communal patios and even the streets of hot spots like Seville, in the country's south. AP
Ricardo D'hont swims in a neighbors plastic portable pool in Seville, Spain on Aug.11, 2020. The owners of the pool said that 'Due to the coronavirus we couldn't go to the beach or to other pools. If we hadn't been in pandemic we would never bought a plastic pool'. AP
Ricardo D'hont swims in a neighbors plastic portable pool in Seville, Spain on Aug.11, 2020. The owners of the pool said that 'Due to the coronavirus we couldn't go to the beach or to other pools. If we hadn't been in pandemic we would never bought a plastic pool'. AP
Conchi Moreno and Juan Carlos Morales bathe in a portable plastic pool in the community association patio in Seville on Aug. 14, 2020. The pool sits next to the entrance of their flat and they decided to buy it because 'we are scared to go to the public pool or the beach due to the Covid'. As pretty much everywhere else, the coronavirus pandemic has meant more time at home for Spaniards. AP
Conchi Moreno and Juan Carlos Morales bathe in a portable plastic pool in the community association patio in Seville on Aug. 14, 2020. The pool sits next to the entrance of their flat and they decided to buy it because 'we are scared to go to the public pool or the beach due to the Covid'. As pretty much everywhere else, the coronavirus pandemic has meant more time at home for Spaniards. AP
A group of young girls enjoy themselves in a portable plastic pool on a private patio in Seville, Spain on Aug. 11, 2020. Elena Tapia, the owner said that 'I bought the pool because of the Covid-19. The great thing to have it is that as the owner I don't have to keep any schedule and during the heat wave I can swim whenever I want'. AP
A group of young girls enjoy themselves in a portable plastic pool on a private patio in Seville, Spain on Aug. 11, 2020. Elena Tapia, the owner said that 'I bought the pool because of the Covid-19. The great thing to have it is that as the owner I don't have to keep any schedule and during the heat wave I can swim whenever I want'. AP
Lita Gomez drinks a glass of wine as she bathes in her new plastic jacuzzi in the garden of her home in Seville, Spain on Aug. 9, 2020. She always thought that it was a very stupid idea to have a pool in such small garden like her neighbours have, but now in the middle of the Coronavirus pandemic 'I can calm my envy by giving myself a very glamorous present with a jacuzzi even if it is just a plastic one. This year we don't dare to travel with the covid and the heat here in the city is unbearable'. AP
Lita Gomez drinks a glass of wine as she bathes in her new plastic jacuzzi in the garden of her home in Seville, Spain on Aug. 9, 2020. She always thought that it was a very stupid idea to have a pool in such small garden like her neighbours have, but now in the middle of the Coronavirus pandemic 'I can calm my envy by giving myself a very glamorous present with a jacuzzi even if it is just a plastic one. This year we don't dare to travel with the covid and the heat here in the city is unbearable'. AP
A big plastic float sits on the table of the porch of the home of Javier Salcedo and Irene Blanco in Seville, on Aug. 13, 2020. The float is too big for the pool but they weren't very sure about the size because it was the first time they had bought a plastic pool. Javier says 'I decided to buy it second hand and after a week all the pools were sold out. I could see that would happen'. AP
A big plastic float sits on the table of the porch of the home of Javier Salcedo and Irene Blanco in Seville, on Aug. 13, 2020. The float is too big for the pool but they weren't very sure about the size because it was the first time they had bought a plastic pool. Javier says 'I decided to buy it second hand and after a week all the pools were sold out. I could see that would happen'. AP
Two young girls play in a portable plastic pool in the garden of a home in Seville, on Aug. 5, 2020. The owner Barbara Larraneta bought it 'like a lot of people in this city because of the heat, the covid and the lack of certainty about the summer and the restrictions'. AP
Two young girls play in a portable plastic pool in the garden of a home in Seville, on Aug. 5, 2020. The owner Barbara Larraneta bought it 'like a lot of people in this city because of the heat, the covid and the lack of certainty about the summer and the restrictions'. AP
A rubber duck floats in a portable plastic pool that sits in the community housing association patio in Seville, Spain on Aug. 14, 2020. AP
A rubber duck floats in a portable plastic pool that sits in the community housing association patio in Seville, Spain on Aug. 14, 2020. AP
Two people sit in a plastic pool in Seville, Spain on Aug. 19, 2020. Isabel says that 'it is terrible as we have to live but my son has Down syndrome and he has a Covid 10 risk profile so we can't go to the public pool'. AP
Two people sit in a plastic pool in Seville, Spain on Aug. 19, 2020. Isabel says that 'it is terrible as we have to live but my son has Down syndrome and he has a Covid 10 risk profile so we can't go to the public pool'. AP
Javier Salcedo swims in a portable plastic pool as his wife Irene Blanco sunbathes in their garden in Seville, Spain on August 13, 2020. 'We decided to buy it second hand and a week later a heat wave started and all the pools were sold out. I could see that would happen'.  AP
Javier Salcedo swims in a portable plastic pool as his wife Irene Blanco sunbathes in their garden in Seville, Spain on August 13, 2020. 'We decided to buy it second hand and a week later a heat wave started and all the pools were sold out. I could see that would happen'. AP
Luisa swims with her dog Oscar in a plastic pool in Seville, Spain on Aug. 16, 2020. They have had the pool for several years. On hot days she swims with her dogs. AP
Luisa swims with her dog Oscar in a plastic pool in Seville, Spain on Aug. 16, 2020. They have had the pool for several years. On hot days she swims with her dogs. AP
Choi Won-suk wschoi@koreatimes.co.kr


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