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Five Rules You Should Follow at the Apartment Pool That Aren't Posted on Any Sign

Five Rules You Should Follow at the Apartment Pool That Aren't Posted on Any Sign

Five Rules You Should Follow at the Apartment Pool That Aren't Posted on Any Sign

Everyone knows that neighbor that comes to the pool and jumps in, splashing the sunbathers and making a disruption to the peaceful reader in the corner.  Pool rules are to keep you safe, but pool etiquette is to keep you respectful.   When you live at our apartments in Cayce, SC, you have access to a luxurious community pool as part of your amenities.  This pool provides our residents with recreational activities, relaxation, and exercise.  There are a few pool rules that you should follow at the apartment pool even though they aren't posted on the safety sign.

Rinse Off Before Jumping In

Make sure to take the time to rinse off before you jump in the shared apartment pool.  Rinsing off the impurities, such as sweat, dirt, and sand, will help to keep the community pool cleaner.  It is also a way to reduce waterborne illnesses, such as swimmer's ear.

Avoid Splashing

Swimming in a shared swimming pool can be crowded at times, which means that you'll want to find your own space.  It also means that you should minimize your splashing, because many people do not enjoy getting water splashed on them.  Those who are sunbathing or lounging by the pools may actually want to stay dry.  Splashing can also result in a loss of water, which can cost the apartment complex money over time, especially during a drought.

Check for Other People

Jumping into a nice, refreshing swimming pool may be just what you are looking to do.  However, you always want to look around the entire pool and area around the pool before taking the big leap.  This ensures that you won't jump on top of any swimmers and you won't disturb any loungers.

Swim in Your Own Lane

When you are swimming laps around the pool during the less crowded times in the day, always be sure to stay in your own lane.  Other people may also be interested in exercising, so mind them during your own workout.  Wear goggles so that you can see underwater if anyone else happens to join the pool during your exercise regimen.

Don't Go to the Bathroom in the Water

It may be a pain to dry off and trudge up to your apartment to go to the bathroom, or even just use the community restroom in your complex, but it is a much better alternative to going to the bathroom while in the pool.  In fact, you should always get out of the pool to tend to your bathroom needs.  This is polite and also encourages proper hygiene, which is critical in shared spaces.

These are a few unspoken pool rules that you should follow even if they aren't listed on the sign.  In order to make a great neighbor, you need to be respectful of community property and mindful of other swimmers.  By following this pool etiquette, you will surely make a great neighbor at our apartments in Cayce, SC.  Contact us to schedule a tour and check out all the other amenities we have to offer.