Warm weather is here—and for many HOA communities, that means pool season is close at hand. With many HOAs opening their pools around Memorial Day, if not sooner, the time to consider pool readiness is now. In a new statement to the press, Kuester Management Group shares some tips for ensuring a safe, fun pool season.
“To have a really good pool season in your HOA, you need to attend to matters such as pool maintenance and pool cleaning while also considering pool safety,” comments Bryan Kuester, President of Kuester Management Group.
For starters, Kuester says, pool maintenance is recommended. Since the pool has been sitting idle all winter, it’s important to make sure equipment is inspected and repaired. If the pool has been drained, it is also smart to inspect the pool and its lining for any cracks. “Check the pool deck, as well, for cracks or any other hazards,” Kuester suggests.
Pool cleaning is another key task. “You must clean and shock the pool before anyone swims in it,” Kuester affirms. Pool cleaning is something that an HOA might consider outsourcing to a professional service, at least for the first cleaning of the season.
The HOA community should also be mindful of rules and regulations. “Make sure they are clearly posted within your pool area,” Kuester explains. “I would also recommend sending an email to everyone in the community, gently reminding them of the basic pool policies and guidelines.”
As for general pool safety, Kuester notes that hiring lifeguards is recommended, especially for larger pools and communities. At the very least, HOA pool areas should have first aid kits and rescue equipment readily available. “Also make sure that gates and fences around the pool area work properly,” Kuester says. “That means locking properly, in particular.”
By following these tips, Kuester believes that HOA communities can set the stage for truly enjoyable pool seasons.
Kuester Management Group offers a range of services to associations in North and South Carolina. For more information about the services and support provided by Kuester Management Group, visit the company’s website, www.kuester.com.
Kuester Management Group, a division of Kuester Companies, works to protect property values and enhance the quality of life in each of its managed communities. Providing a full range of association management services, Kuester Management Group has worked to foster strong, resilient, and unified communities across North and South Carolina. The company is proud to offer on-site property managers, all zealous for building strong communities meant to stand the test of time. Other key services include document keeping, financial oversight, and other critical back-end functions. More information is available at www.kuester.com or @KuesterCompany.
Company Name: Kuester Management Group
Contact Person: Bryan Kuester
Country: United States