The weather is heating up and that means many of our residents will soon be hanging out poolside at one of the two resort-style, salt water swimming pools here at our Hickory apartments. While there is nothing more refreshing than a refreshing dip in the pool on a hot summer’s day, it is important to keep basic pool etiquette in mind to ensure that you, your friends, and other guests have the best time possible. Today, the staff here at The Legends Luxury Apartments would like to take a few minutes to review some tips that will help you get the most out of your splash sessions this summer. Check them out below!

6 Pool Etiquette Tips

Keep It Clean

Let’s face it — no one wants to hop into a pool that is dirty. While our team certainly does everything in our power to keep the pool area clean, we often rely on our residents to help us keep it that way. There are a few simple things that you can do to help keep the pools in tip-top shape:

  • Keep your area clean. Be sure to pick up after yourself and throw away your trash promptly. Move chairs back to where you found them when you leave.
  • Rinse off before you jump in. This will help eliminate contaminants from hair products, lotions, and body oils from coming off in the pool water.
  • Use appropriate language. Our pools are a kid-friendly place. As such, we ask all residents to refrain from using inappropriate language while they are enjoying the pool.

Watch Your Children

There are many families who are proud to call their Legends apartment home and we love providing our residents with amenities that the whole family can enjoy. That being said, please be sure to keep an eye on your children when you bring them to the pool. This is important not only for their safety but also for the enjoyment of other guests. The last thing anyone wants is for a fun day at the pool to come to a premature end because someone gets hurt.

Monitor Noise Levels

Between all the splashing and the shouting, pools are noisy places by nature. However, remember that you may not be the only one who is enjoying the pool on a given afternoon and take care to monitor the noise you are making to keep it at a reasonable level. What is considered reasonable? Generally speaking, noise levels should not be loud enough that they both someone on the other side of the pool or residents who live close to the pool.

Remember to Share

While we have two pools in our award-winning community, there may be times when space, chairs, and shade are at a premium. This is especially common on weekends during the summer. Remember that our pools are for the enjoyment of our entire community, which means that you may have to share space from time to time. Try to remember that it is not courteous to reserve chairs or large poolside spots during peak times at our community pools.

Leave Glass Bottles at Home

It can certainly be convenient to plan on bringing a few snacks or beverages to the pool, especially when you are planning on being there all day. However, if you do so, be sure to bring these items in plastic bags or containers. Broken glass presents a serious safety issue on the sundeck. Additionally, if any broken glass gets in the pool, the entire pool must be drained to ensure all of the glass is removed.

Be Cognizant of Splashing

Splashing is unavoidable when you are in the pool, especially if you are in the midst of a heated volleyball match. However, try to remember that not everyone in the pool enjoys a lot of splashing. Some individuals may not appreciate the splash and the wake that accompanies belly flops and cannonballs, as we ask all residents to remember this as they are using the pools here at our Hickory apartments.

Ready to Enjoy the Pool at Our Hickory Apartments?

Are you ready to dip your toes in the cool, refreshing waters of one of the two pools at our Hickory apartments? Maybe you just want to lounge on the sundeck to catch some rays? In either case, the entire team here at The Legends is here to make sure that you have a safe, fun, and enjoyable time not only at the pool but also while taking advantage of any of our other world-class amenities. From gas grills to tennis, volleyball, and basketball courts, our mission is to make sure we offer all of the amenities you could ever need to have the most fun in the sun.

Questions about our pool? Feel free to swing by the front office on your way to the pool!