DISCUSSION: Over the past few days many parts of western Europe have experienced incredibly cold temperatures and this is not expected to persist over the next few days as well. Having said that, this persistently cold weather has had some fairly unique impacts on local residents' lifestyles; namely, the freezing of pools in backyards as shown above. As a result of the very cold air in place for the past several days, this has allowed the top layer of pool water in this and other backyards to freeze over to the point that the icy surface supported the weight of this family's lawn furniture. Nevertheless, as it the case for any pond or lake during the coldest parts of the Winter season, it is NEVER SAFE to walk out onto thin ice in any situation since it is inherently dangerous and risky to one's safety to do so. Therefore, always stay on the side of caution and avoid walking on thin ice (i.e., whether it is residential or natural).
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