Wednesday, December 15, 2010

It Had To Happen Sooner Or Later

* Public Swimming Pools/Maintenance and Operation*
65545. Pool Closure
  • Unhealthful, unsafe or unsanitary conditions include, but are not limited to, the failure to meet clarity, disinfection, pH, safety or bacteriological standards.
  • If, in the opinion of the enforcing agent, a pool is maintained or operated in a manner which creates an unhealthful, unsafe, or unsanitary condition, the pool may be closed by the enforcing agent. Such a pool shall not be reopened until correction is made, and upon specific written approval of the enforcing agent.

In the past, we've documented several dire episodes in the life of our sadly neglected cement pond.  Here at Les Aras D'ermitage, the owners have spared, oh, I'd say a lot of expense in the upkeep(?) of ye olde catfish hole. As usual for this time of year, a pile of rotting leaves had begun to form at the bottom of the pool, which happened to coincide with a visit of the health inspector-type person.  What ensued was a discussion with our well-meaning  (but clueless in the pool mtce department) manager...and the posting of our little sign.

Knowing the high value the owner places on such matters, TSG fears the pool might not open ever again. The well-meaning manager revealed to us that the owner thinks the pool is a giant hassle--it wouldn't be a stretch to imagine them closing it down altogether.  That would be a sad day, because it would mean that we'd have to find someplace new to live.