What To Know About Opening Your Pool

May 18, 2021

With communities finally looking beyond the pandemic, more people are impatient to go back to their hot summer’s day dip at the community pool. 

Now, these pools are not only a great source of relaxation for residents, but also significantly increase the asset value of properties within your Homeowner’s Association (HOA).

If you’re planning to open a community pool post the pandemic, there are a few things you should know.

Getting a permit and adhering to statutes 

Should you be planning to build an ingrown swimming pool, you need to get specific licenses and permits from your local municipality. Talk to your municipality for all the necessary documentation and receipts you will need. 

Additionally, you will have to adhere to the regulations set by your federal, state or local authority for running a swimming pool post-pandemic. Click here to know about maintenance requirements recently implemented by the California Legislature that community pools within large HOAs need to abide by.

You can use CMA’s services to get your HOA an on-site manager who can take care of all the licensing related to opening a community pool. CMA currently has nearly 150 state-licensed association managers working in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. 

Setting guidelines 

Your HOA needs to develop a comprehensive set of guidelines that residents can follow while using the swimming pool. 

Some rules that you can incorporate into your guidelines are:

  • Restrictions for children to use the pool without adult supervision.
  • Restrictions to take play toys, food items or drinks inside the pool. 
  • Using proper safety gear required for swimming.
  • Identification check before entering the pool. 

In addition to this, you need guests to maintain social distancing protocols in and around the swimming pool. For this, you can have time and maximum occupancy restrictions while using the pool area. 

If you are a large HOA, playing catch up with the rules and regulations can be tough. Taking the help of a community management consultancy like CMA will make this process a lot easier for you. 


Ensure the safety of your residents by having adequate staff in and around your pool. The team shall include lifeguards to prevent accidents and attendees from looking into inconveniences faced by residents while using the pool. 

If you are a large HOA with many people using your community pool, you may want to hire a pool management company. 


Pools can enhance your property’s aesthetic value and marketability but may also lead to accidents and mishaps. Maintaining a community pool safely and efficiently requires a great deal of commitment from an HOA. 

Building and maintaining a pool for your community requires a significant investment. CMA’s unique corporate structure offers boutique-style custom services that let you reap the best out of your pool experience. With CMA, you can enjoy the benefits of a community pool within your HOA without having to go through the trouble involved in setting up and maintaining it.