Keep It Cool This Summer With These 9 Pool Etiquette Tips

Summer is here in Weslaco and the Greater Rio Grande Valley. That means you can expect a lot of hot weather and humid days ahead.

Luckily, the luxurious Santa Anna Apartment Homes in Weslaco have a gorgeous resort-style pool, outdoor cabanas, and a bevy of other amenities to help you beat that summer heat.

Of course, being a great tenant and awesome neighbor means following a number of rules so that everyone can safely and happily enjoy the pool. You can make a relaxing day at the pool even better by following these 9 pool etiquette tips.

Remember: the summer’s hot enough, so keep things cool.

  1. Following the rules is cool.

Your apartment complex likely has a set of rules for pool use. While you might not always agree with them, the rules are there to protect you and your loved ones should you decide to spend a wonderful day splashing around.

It’s important that you don’t ignore the rules or simply read them as ‘recommendations’. Every year 1000s of families suffer loss because of drowning incidents and hundreds of individuals suffer serious brain injury caused by diving in shallow pools. Take the time to read the rules and actually follow them.

  1. Keep an eye on your kids.

Yes, the pool is the perfect place to relax, but that doesn’t give you free reign to stop paying attention to your children. It’s important that as a parent you remain vigilant around the pool to keep your children safe and to ensure that they are also following the rules.

Make sure your kids understand pool etiquette, which should include – no running, diving, splashing other guests, throwing objects, or constantly screaming. Keep in mind that you probably won’t be the only one trying to relax at the pool and you should want for everyone to have a great experience.

  1. Keep it down.

Most people love a good summer song, with the keyword here being – most. While radios or iPhones/iPods can be a nice little addition to your day by the pool, that doesn’t mean everyone in the complex – or by the pool for that matter – wants to hear your favorite tunes.

Remember to keep the volume down at a reasonable level so as not to be a bother.

  1. No glass.

An afternoon by the pool might include a couple of adult beverages or soda pops, but remember that glass around the pool area can be really dangerous. Consider that you’ll have other apartment residents walking around the pool area and that glass and bare feet make a horrible combination. Keep your drinks in a can or simply pour them into a styrofoam or plastic cup.

  1. Keep guest to a minimum.

Splashing around with a couple of friends sounds like the perfect summer afternoon but you’ll want to be respectful of others and limit the number of guests you choose to invite over.

Keep in mind that the pool was made for the hundreds of other residents in the complex so inviting your entire flag football team to hog it up isn’t going to win you ‘Neighbor of the Year’ award.

Don’t forget to let your friends in on the pool rules as well. You’ll want to keep them safe while still enjoying the water.

  1. On the topic of friends…you need to be there too.

Having your friends over for some summertime pool fun? Awesome! Your friends coming over with a group of their friends when you aren’t even home. Trouble!

Avoid giving out the access code or your key to the community pool. This can quickly escalate to absolute strangers ‘visiting’ you to use your pool and placing you at odds with the management.

  1. Be courteous and get rid of your trash.

An afternoon by the pool might include some drinks, food, and even a bit of barbecue, which are all absolutely fine. Except that doesn’t mean you should feel free to leave all your garbage laying about when you decide to go back home.

Be responsible and clean up your trash, replace any pool furniture that you might have moved from its original location, and wipe down any chairs you might have used that are still wet.

  1. Make sure children are adequately “prepared” or dressed for the pool.

Children (and yes even adults) have the occasional accident, which is why you need to be diligent as a parent and ensure that your child isn’t relieving themselves in the pool.

You can help in this area by placing your child in the proper swimwear and bathroom protection if they haven’t quite mastered the potty yet. Additionally, avoid changing your child out in the open. Take them back to your apartment and change their diaper/clothes as need be.

  1. Be appropriate.

This rule includes a number of items such as:

  • Dress appropriately – Remember that children and other adults will be in the pool area so swimwear should be adequate for the occasion.
  • Behave appropriately – Bad language (cursing), inappropriate and dangerous behavior, and even obscene public displays of affections should be avoided.
  • Appropriate hygiene – Be a courteous neighbor and pool user by taking care of your personal hygiene before stepping in the pool. Rinse yourself off before entering the pool and refrain from using hair products, beauty products, or any other items that might leave residue.

Make a splash with friends and family by renting at Santa Anna Apartment Homes.

If you’re ready to live in an apartment community that is cool even during the hottest summer days, then the luxurious Santa Anna Apartment Homes in Weslaco are your next destination.

With our resort style pool, gorgeous walking paths, on-site gym, clubhouse, and entertainment zone, you’ll never want to leave our grounds.

Contact us today at (956) 678-4444 to find out about our move-in specials, availability, or to schedule a visit at our luxurious apartment homes in Weslaco.

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