The warm weather is here and we couldn’t be more excited about the start of the 2019 pool season! As previously announced, the pool is slated to open on Saturday, May 18th. The board has been working on many enhancements for the pool facility which include the following:
1- Replaced the sand filters to ensure the cleanest pool possible.
2- Upgrades to the chemical treatment system to include automated chlorine/PH testing, and an automated chlorine application system which requires limited human intervention. This will help reduce the usage of chemicals, reducing cost. This also ensures proper chemical levels during all hours of the day. The levels will also be monitored remotely via WiFi by the board of directors and your pool committee to ensure quality.
3- A leak was fixed that was reducing water levels, drastically saving on water waste and cost.
4- The pool deck lights have been upgraded to a brighter light to enhance nighttime safety.
5- 6 new tables and 24 fanback arm chairs have been purchased to supplement the current level of seating and replace several broken tables. Additionally, hail has damaged about half of our existing furniture. Options are being explored for replacement of these items. In the short term, homeowners may bring their own chairs to use. Once the broken furniture has been replaced, homeowners will need to leave their chairs at home or in their vehicles.
6- 5 dead palm trees have been replaced with new healthy trees. These new trees have been placed on a care plan with a professional palmetto tree company who will help prevent damage during the colder winter months.
7- The pool side gate is an “Emergency Exit Only”!
This has been mandated due to issues with non-resident access and, above all, the safety of unattended small kids exiting into the parking area. Typical to most public pools, the main gate serves as a control access where all residence are required to use their assigned fob and sign in. After meeting with county inspectors and safety specialist the “Emergency Exit” gate will be equipped with an operational guard, security monitoring camera and an alarm. By-passing or tampering with emergency exit equipment is a violation and can result in fines and loss of pool access for the season.
We hope you all have a safe and fun summer! Don’t forget the sunblock!