Stay Cool in the Pool: Reacquaint Yourself with 1st Lake Pool Rules!

It’s official: Our pools are open for the 2016 season. Relax in crystal-clear waters surrounded by lush landscaping. Whether you live at Bella Ridge, Crossroads, Flowergate, Palmetto Creek, Arbor Gate, Brewster Commons, or many of our other properties throughout Greater New Orleans, you can enjoy the water in a tranquil setting.

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The pool at Crossroads Apartments features an attractive brick patio plus umbrellas for added sun protection.

There’s nothing more peaceful than a sparkling pool – unless egregious noise, glass bottles, and other nuisances are happening around you. We’re so lucky to have respectful residents, but it never hurts to have a refresher course. In addition to basic pool rules (not entering the pool after hours, for example), we think pool etiquette is equally important. Read up on how to be on your best behavior before your next swim session.

Remember, pools are open from April 12 through Sept. 30, 2016. Enjoy — and don’t forget to wear your sunscreen!

Pool Etiquette at 1st Lake Properties

  • No pets allowed. While we love our furry friends and are happy to accommodate dogs within our apartment homes and even at dedicated dog parks, we do not allow animals at the pool (service animals are an exception).
  • No glass bottles. You can use non-breakable containers, such as thermoses, paper, or plastic cups.
  • Children under 12 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.
  • Keep things clean! Always clean up after yourselves and make sure you have all of your belongings before exiting the pool.
  • Keep your tunes turned down. Music is a fun addition while you’re relaxing poolside, but be mindful of others around you. Use headphones or keep the music at a minimal noise level.
  • Be mindful of spray sunscreen. We always advocate wearing sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun, and spray formulations are a popular option because they’re easy to apply. However, you don’t need to spray everyone else around you! Try misting it into your hand or step away from others so that extra spray doesn’t blow onto them.
  • No diving into the pool, including cannonballs! Diving or jumping into the pool can cause quite a splash (literally) – you wouldn’t want to ruin a fellow resident’s favorite book or magazine.


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