Neighborhood Watch

 
Neighborhood Watch

The pool looks very enticing when glimpsed from the road, especially on a hot day. Sometimes people are too impatient to walk around to the entrance and in their haste for a nice cool dip they decide to climb over the wall or fence. They may be members or authorized guests who have lost their pool gate key, or they may be trespassers. Whatever, the fact is if left unchallenged this behavior sets a precedent. Children getting off a school bus or nearby residents not part of our Association might see this and think it’s open to the public. This is a private pool, the operation of which is funded by its forty eight Members who are each issued a non-duplicable uniquely numbered gate key. If you see anyone climbing over a barrier or tampering with a lock call the local sheriff dispatch (407) 665-6650 and report possible trespassing.

People have been seen loitering by the pool around midnight, cars slowly driving by and stopping near the gate, packages being retrieved from nearby bushes, small groups of people jumping over the gate and using the pool area in the early hours. If you see anyone around the pool area after the posted pool closing time of 10:30 p.m. don’t hesitate, call the local sheriff dispatch (407) 665-6650 and report suspicious activity.

There have been numerous sightings of people jumping off the pavilion roof into the shallow end. A slight misjudgment could be life threatening to the jumper and to law abiding pool users. This extremely dangerous behavior should be immediately reported. Call the local sheriff dispatch (407) 665-6650 and report reckless endangerment.

Furniture thrown into pool

Furniture thrown into pool

Chairs positioned by wall to facilitate trespassing

More troublesome is sporadic vandalism. Restrooms have been wantonly wrecked, with washbasins ripped from the wall causing extensive water damage. Our pool service contractor has found a table and chairs tossed in the pool, and human feces! Rocks from the driveway were thrown into the deep end. Chair straps have been purposely cut, restroom locks jammed and door placards torn off. If you see vandalism don’t wait, immediately call the local sheriff dispatch (407) 665-6650.