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Sorry, the pool is closed

Last updated:
Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Empty swimming pool with a rubber ring floating in it

What are your initial feelings when you see a sign like this? I suppose it depends if you fancied a swim or not. Frustration, disappointment, annoyance, upset, sadness? The list could go on. If you're like me you'll be getting pretty used to change and good at dealing with the disappointment and uncertainty of the current times.

Part of the beauty of life, I think, is the inevitability of change. The seasons, the weather, my waistline after lockdown. Accepting that nothing stays the same is an important step to successfully navigating the modern world.

That's all well and good but it doesn't help me when I've promised my twin girls that we could go swimming and the pool is now closed. What to do? Best find another pool I guess!

You may have heard that PayPal has announced that their Money Pool service, to collect money for group gifts, is coming to an end.

If you have any PayPal Money Pools set up then you need to act quickly and there is more information here.

Love it or Hate it.

Our experience has been that users either love PayPal for the security that using it offers, when purchasing goods or making payments online; or are less than enthused, as the fees are high and good customer service is usually lacking.

What’s the alternative to PayPal Money Pools?

There are a few alternatives, but we believe that GiftRound is your best option. All contributions into collections go through the 3D Secure payment card process, protecting our customers and us from fraud and criminal activity. Our payment provider, Mangopay, is regulated by the FCA and holds all our customers' money securely in e-wallets until they are ready to Make a Purchase by choosing either an e-gift voucher for no fee or a Bank Transfer for a 5% fee. (GiftRound Fees)

So a secure, user-friendly experience, with low or no fees… What's not to like? The sun is shining, the water's warm, and there are blow up lilo a plenty. Come on in!

If you have any questions then please contact our team

Craig Forsythe, Founder & CEO GiftRound