Summer is in full swing and much of the mass-holiday-exodus has begun. Sometimes it seems as if half the city has made a beeline for the beach, leaving the city ticking along at a slower yet eminently more relaxed pace. So where does that leave those left behind to deal with scorching summer temperatures and all that extra time on their hands? Well, when it comes to riding out the leisurely month of August, Madrileños head to the pools.