It might still be cold out, but it’s never too early to start planning to prepare your community for the warmer months. This month, MHN paired up with Kingsley Associates to find out what residents thought about their community pools.
“Why is the hot tub open in the summer when it’s 100 degrees, but closed during the winter when it would be very nice to use a hot tub?” —Philadelphia
“Clubhouse hot tub is never hot. When I first moved in, I walked down to it on three or four occasions ready to soak, but it was always cold so I gave up trying months ago.” —Portland, Ore.
“If rent increase and the hot tub is still not working, I will most likely not renew.” —Denver
“Before signing our lease, we were told that there was a 99 percent certainty that the hot tub would be kept open year-round. A week after signing we found out that it was closed for the season.” —Broomfield, Colo.
“The hot tub needs to be monitored daily for after-hour use. It’s loud and unruly most nights.” —Mountain View, Calif.
“We are very disappointed that it’s taking so long to fix the hot tub. It looks awful with yellow tape across the door and no communication about when this will be fixed.” —Sunnyvale, Calif.
“If a hot tub could be added in the future that would be fantastic. #WishfulThinking” —Altamonte Springs, Fla.
“Lifeguards should not be as uptight about rules on the rooftop deck. Listening to music with a group of friends at a non-obnoxious volume should not be banned.” —Washington, D.C.
“Management should find a new way to monitor pool use. Walking up to people in the pool to question if they are residents is not appropriate. Screen before they enter or not at all.” —Woodbury, Minn.
“Please address the smoking at the pool and around the community. It would be great if this became a non-smoking community.” —Mountain Brook, Ala.
“I do not feel safe taking my son to the pool because of the people hanging out at the pool and because of an incident where some people set fireworks off at the pool gate’s entrance.” —Southaven, Miss.
“Amenities such as the pool and grill were very appreciated.” —St. Paul, Minn.
“Add Wi-Fi to the pool area.” —Houston
“The amenities like the pool, outdoor grills, movie room and clubhouse make it easy to socialize and make friends.” —Charlotte, N.C.
“I don’t think dogs should be allowed in the swimming pool, and there was a pretty big one there a couple of weeks ago. Gross.” —Dallas