What is Swimming Pool Etiquette at an Apartment Complex?

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In anticipation of the pool season, are you looking for swimming pool etiquette or generally accepted rules of conduct at an apartment’s swimming pool? If so, you’ve come to the right place.

Let’s take a look at the generally accepted pool rules at an apartment complex.

1. Adhere to All Posted Rules

Make sure you check all the rules posted around the swimming pool, including timings, etiquette, dress code and more so you can follow them. Read any rules or handouts you were given.

2. Only Reserve a Chair When You Need It

Don’t take up chair space you don’t need. Use only what you need and keep your things there. Otherwise, remove your stuff.

3. Keep Your Distance

Try and keep a safe distance from others around you, as no one wants strangers in their personal space these days.

4. Clean Up After Yourself

If you make a mess or drop anything, make sure you clean up after yourself. Leaving a mess can be an unpleasant experience for everyone who is around the pool area. Put furniture in proper place if needed.

5. Don’t Jump or Dive

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Usually, there is no jumping or diving in apartment complex swimming pools. Check this before just jumping or diving into the pool. This can be distracting and disturbing, as well as dangerous, including to those around you.

6. Abide By Dress Code

What to wear to a pool in an apartment complex? If there is a specific dress code, make sure you follow it. For example, most apartments require only commercially manufactured bathing suits. No cut off shorts, no tee shirts. Don’t wear clothing with offensive language or messaging.

7. Do Not Bring Breakable Items

Don’t bring glass and other breakable items as many people will be walking around barefoot.

8. Avoid Bringing Foods with Strong Odor

Bringing food might be okay to the pool area (if permitted under pool rules) but avoid foods with a strong odor as this can be unpleasant for those around you.

9. Watch Kids at All Times

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If you are bringing kids to the pool, you are responsible for them at all times. Don’t take your eyes off them because this could be disturbing (everyone wants and deserves a peaceful environment) and potentially very dangerous.  Know your kids’ swimming ability and be with them at all times.

10. Be Polite and Friendly

When you meet others around you, try and be polite and friendly so everyone has a good experience around the swimming pool.

11. Limit Your Guests

If guests are permitted, limit the number of guests you bring. This can get out of hand. Follow rules.

12. Don’t Play Music

Even low volumes can be disturbing. Instead, consider using headphones for proper etiquette.

13. No splashing

Make sure your kids know the rules and remind them about no splashing. This can disturb others.

Most importantly, be safe. Make sure you, your children and guests follow all rules and use good judgment.

Following swimming pool etiquette at the apartment complex will ensure you and your neighbors stay safe and enjoy yourselves.

Enjoy the summer!


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