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Manitobans renting out backyard pools unknowingly breaking provincial rules – Winnipeg
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Manitobans renting out backyard pools unknowingly breaking provincial rules – Winnipeg

Private swimming pool rentals jumped in popularity during the pandemic. But some renting out their backyard swimming holes through apps like Swimply are unknowingly breaking provincial regulations — raising questions about how the company and the province are communicating rules with the public. The province says private pools are considered public as soon as they’re rented out.Under The Public Health Act, owners are required to get a permit from a health inspector and provide a lifeguard, among other things, just like City of Winnipeg and YMCA pools. Read more: As COVID-19 restrictions limit access to Winnipeg pools, residents offer up their own But the province hasn’t inspected any private pools up for rent, a spokesperson wrote in an emailed statement on ...