The Pool Party

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The Pool Party Every summer at Casa De Prado Condominiums’ the home owners complain about the pool. The biggest problem about the pool is there is no structure to how its maintained. Basic information about Indiana State laws regarding pools confuses monitors. Just having the pool open and close every day is a problem. Imagine a hot day and standing outside the gate, looking at the pool that is not opened. The cleanliness of the pool has come up. These issues affect the home owners of Casa their guests and are a constant headache for the board members. There are some possible solutions to these ongoing issues. Solutions like pay the current volunteers; establish a single pool manager of the pool; to send out keys to all residents. One solution is to pay pool monitors who previously were volunteers, from the property owner’s fees to maintain and keep the pool open. It would be a combination of hired monitors and volunteers. This has worked in previous years. The president of Casa De Prado Home Owner Association, Ron Watkins, explained in an interview how the pool ran in the past (personal communication July 7, 2010). Watkins’s was unaware of Indiana State Laws for pools as well as standard pool operation sanitation practices. These could be useful in clearing up any legal miscommunications and health risks to pool goers. This solution makes the most sense. This is not a popular solution with the community because of the expense issue. Yet, that is what the funds are for. Home owners pay home association fees for what the community needs. Having some structure would cut out the “no responsibility” mindset that is going on now. Paying to insure cleaning, monitoring of swimmers, to control water levels and docum... ... middle of paper ... ..., 82-83 . ISDH: Frequently Asked Questions - Swimming Pools. (n.d.). Retrieved (2010, July 14) from http://www.in.gov/isdh/22965.htm Seasonal swimming pool opening checklist. (n.d.). Retrieved from (2010, July 14) http://www.co.johnson.in.us/civil/healthdepartment/adobe%20files/07%20pool%20info/8 .%20Seasonal%20Pool%20Ck%20List.pdf References Beach, M. (2007). Recreational water illness prevention and swimming pool operation: Moving beyond the basics. Journal of Environmental Health, 69,(9), 82-83 . ISDH: Frequently Asked Questions - Swimming Pools. (n.d.). Retrieved (2010, July 14) from http://www.in.gov/isdh/22965.htm Seasonal swimming pool opening checklist. (n.d.). Retrieved from (2010, July 14) http://www.co.johnson.in.us/civil/healthdepartment/adobe%20files/07%20pool%20info/8 .%20Seasonal%20Pool%20Ck%20List.pdf

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