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Pool Readiness: How to Prepare Your Property for Pool Season

By April 27, 2018 May 25th, 2018 Millers News

Residents will be ready to splish and splash and enjoy the pool facilities you have provided in the near future. It’s time to get that pool and surrounding area ready for them.

Below are a few tips to help jump-start your preparation.  Starting this early will ensure a smooth opening!

 The basics for opening your pool for the season:

  1. Check the area and pool for damages that may have occurred during the winter.
  2. Report significant damages to your trusted Millers Mutual agent for review.
  3. Drain pool cover, remove, clean and store properly.
  4. Add water to pool.
  5. Turn equipment on and test to make sure everything’s operating properly.
  6. Test pool chemistry.
  7. Brush and vacuum pool.
  8. Shock the pool and apply algaecide (if it’s a chlorine pool).
  9. If your maintenance staff is unable to do any of the steps above, hire a qualified professional.

Some basics for getting the pool area ready:

  1. Clean and clear all debris from the area.
  2. Report any significant damages to your trusted Millers Mutual agent for review.
  3. Repair or replace any chairs, tables or trash receptacles that are in disrepair.
  4. Post “Rules of the Pool” in open and obvious areas. Signs should be in good condition and legible.
  5. Provide all residents, in writing, your rules and regulations for the pool.

Listed below are a few sample “Rules of The Pool” however, your location may have, or need, other rules more specific to the environment.

Sample Rules of The Pool

  • Swim at your own risk, there is no lifeguard on duty.
  • Proper swimming attire must be worn always.
  • Children must not use the pool without an adult resident in attendance.
  • Glass containers and other breakable items are not allowed in or around the pool area.
  • The entrance to the swimming area must remain locked always. This is an important safety precaution.
  • Use of air mattresses, inner tubes or large objects in the pool is not allowed.
  • The safety rope dividing the shallow end from the deep end must remain properly connected at all times. Please do not hang on this rope.
  • Diving is not permitted.
  • Boisterous behavior and feats of daring exhibition that could jeopardize your personal safety and the safety of others are prohibited.
  • Spitting, spouting water from the mouth or blowing of the nose in the pool is prohibited.
  • Noise, such as audio equipment and/or voice levels, must be maintained at a minimum volume.
  • Any person with considerable exposed sub-epidermal tissue, open blisters or cuts is strongly advised not to use the pool. Any open wounds may become infected.
  • Swimming is prohibited after stated pool hours.
  • Please help us maintain a clean environment in the pool and patio area. Dispose of all litter, cigarette butts and cans in trash containers.
  • Management is not responsible for loss of personal property.
  • Management reserves the right to refuse entrance to any person(s) who, in their judgment, is/are in violation of the rules and regulations.
  • Private parties are not permitted in or around the pool areas.
  • Posted rules and regulations must be followed.
  • The safety equipment is for emergency use only. Please do not tamper or play with this equipment.