Atlanta Community Management Blog

Prepare Your Community Association for Pool Season

System - Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Spring has come, which means swimming pool season is rapidly approaching.

The community pool is an important amenity and is used by a wide range of members. It's time to get the swimming pool ready as winter has come to a close – and before the summer heat sets in.

When preparing a swimming pool for the summer season, it is also critical to inspect and repair any damaged furniture, slides, or other structures. Without the right swimming pool safety practices, your residents and association could be at risk.

Here is a list of items that should be addressed in order for your community association pool season to be a success.

  • As needed, inventory and order any gate media (e.g., fobs, cards). By creating an inventory of your access media, you can examine historical trends and ensure that you have what you need on hand. 
  • Being ready for the pool's opening is an important part of the community's lifestyle and well-being. Make sure you have the contracts ready. Contracts for pool monitoring should be signed with your preferred pool monitoring vendor.

  • The legal requirements for drains are stringent and they should be checked once a year and put on a reasonable replacement. Check that main drain covers are still compliant, as they typically need to be replaced every 5-7 years.
  • To ensure that the facility will pass any required city inspections, plan an initial inspection with your vendor. Try to complete your inspection as soon as possible to avoid being delayed.
  • Make any necessary repairs to ensure that the city inspection passes. Before the inspection, double-check that the repairs have been completed. Know what they're looking for and make sure it's completed.