School’s out for the summer and if you’re part of an association board, then you already know that the community pool is going to be your top priority. While we’ve already shown how your association management team can keep your pool clear during the off-season, actual pool season needs are a different story.
Not only do you have to keep your pool area clean, but you have to raise the bar in order to keep locals happy and entice potential new residents to think about living in your community. Here are five ways your management team can help you enhance your community pool and maintain common areas this summer.
Put Your Maintenance Schedule into Overdrive
Where the offseason saw spaced out maintenance, with summer in town, it’s time to step up the maintenance visits to at least once a week (more if your pool is especially busy). Your pool has to stay pristine, stabilized and kept at a proper water level.
This amount of maintenance requires a professional vendor. By now, your Board should have selected a reputable pool company to handle all of the cleaning details. If not, it isn’t too late. Your association management group can help you select the right company through their list of recommended vendors.
It’s also important to remember that swimming pools shouldn’t be forgotten about during the off-seasons or it can cause some unexpected expenses during the hot weather months. Add pool maintenance to your checklist when you are getting your association winter-ready or when you are creating your community spring cleaning plan.
Spruce Up Surrounding Landscaping
Summer is a time to enjoy the natural beauty of your surroundings. Invest in some color by planting some perennial flowers in the garden beds surrounding your pool. Upon entering the pool grounds, your landscaping is one of the first things that residents will notice as an enhancement to the surroundings.
Create an inviting environment that lets your residents know that this is a clean, beautiful area for families to enjoy during the hot Texas summer months.
Update the Patio
Yes, landscaping is important, but the patio is where most of the family lounging is going to take place. If it’s in the budget, make the extra effort to add some welcome updates. One of the first updates to pay attention to is the patio’s paint. If you notice chipping, scrapes, or are just ready for a new color, spend a weekend with your Board members to re-paint the area and personally invest in your community.
After your residents have enjoyed the pool, they’re going to need a place to relax and dry off. First-off, make sure all of your area’s umbrellas are in top shape, and then start to think about the state of your patio’s furniture. If your area is a little worse for wear, invest in some new lounge chairs or even high-end outdoor couches and chairs to transform your pool into a place where residents love to hang out!
Trust Goodwin Association Management to Help Your Pool Stay Fresh This Summer
At Goodwin & Company, we understand what your community needs to remain attractive for current and future residents. If your pool or other shared community areas need some TLC, let us help your Board make the right decisions for your neighborhood. Contact us today to find out more about our services.