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Backyard Pools

Photograph By Anthony Acosta

With the warm climate, Southern California has an abundance of skatable backyard pools. However, it costs a lot of money to keep a pool functional. Sometimes people get tired of or can't afford to keep the pool in working order, and instead of letting the water sit where mosquitoes and bugs breed, they drain them. John Fitzgerald lay-back Smith grinds while helping to keep the neighborhood malaria-free.