Mar 26, 2024

Getting Your Community Ready for Spring and Summer

Sponsored Content provided by Dave Orr - CEO, Community Association Management Services

As the winter chill begins to fade away, it's time for HOA communities to gear up for the vibrant seasons of spring and summer. Ensuring your community is prepared for the warmer months involves a checklist of essential tasks to enhance safety, maintain amenities, and foster a sense of community spirit. Here's a guide to help your HOA make the most of the upcoming season.

1. Pool Maintenance: Apply for the annual pool operating permit and pay the annual fee to the local authorities. It is important to apply for the permit weeks before opening day because the county public health services often conduct an inspection before a permit is issued.  Request a contract or review the current contract for professional pool maintenance.  Conduct a thorough inspection before opening the community pool for the season to identify any necessary repairs or improvements. Check gates and fences for stability, update signs regarding pool rules or hours if needed, and ensure that emergency equipment is readily available. Additionally, inspect the pool deck for cracks and ensure proper placement of drain covers to prevent accidents.

2. Amenities Inspection: Beyond the pool, it's vital to inspect other community amenities such as playgrounds, grills, and tennis courts. Ensure that all equipment is in good working order and address any maintenance issues promptly to provide residents with a safe and enjoyable experience.

3. HVAC System Check: Don't overlook the importance of maintaining the HVAC system in common areas such as the clubhouse or other community buildings. Schedule a professional cleaning and inspection to ensure optimal performance. Check air filters and ducts for cleanliness and consider investing in energy-efficient options to reduce utility costs.

4. Professional Landscaping: Beautifully maintained landscaping enhances your community's aesthetic appeal and contributes to residents' well-being. Enlist the expertise of professional landscapers to address any landscaping needs within the community. From planting trees, flowers, and bushes to regular maintenance tasks, professional landscapers ensure that the community's outdoor spaces remain vibrant and inviting. Well-maintained landscaping enhances the neighborhood's aesthetic appeal and relieves homeowners of individual upkeep responsibilities, making the community more attractive to potential buyers.

5. Community Event Planning: Foster a sense of community spirit by organizing spring and summer events for residents. From outdoor movie nights to volunteer projects, cookouts, or block parties, numerous opportunities exist to bring neighbors together and strengthen social bonds. Advance planning ensures that community members are aware of upcoming events and can participate in the festivities.

By following these guidelines and taking proactive steps to prepare your community for spring and summer, you can create a welcoming and vibrant environment where residents can enjoy the warmer months to the fullest. Prioritizing maintenance, safety, and community engagement lays the foundation for a thriving and cohesive neighborhood that residents are proud to call home.

About Community Association Management Services
In business since 1991, CAMS is North and South Carolina’s premier community management company. With experienced local managers in each of its nine regions, CAMS provides innovative solutions to the community associations it serves. Additionally, CAMS was featured on Inc. Magazine’s 2022 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. To learn more, visit www.camsmgt.com/choose-cams.

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