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President's Message February 2012

I presented the Pool committee with some figures on how many homeowners use the Windmill Pool during the winter months- November, December, January and February. I was shocked by the low number of homeowners who use the pool or spa and asked the committee for some input before presenting the information to the BOD and community. Apparently it went beyond the committee to the small number of people using the pool or spa and resulted in a barrage of phone calls to the office as well as a few users coming to the BOD meeting to protest something that was never discussed outside of the pool committee. The Keri card system, to access the pool, tracks each pool card that is used for entrance to the pools. I had management put together the usage of the Windmill pool for January, February, November and December of 2011. There were 319 households that used the pool or spa (7% of the 3450 households in CRCA) - 249 of those households used the pool less than 5 times in those 4 months. The remaining 70 households (2% of the households in CRCA) used the pool from 6 to 55 times during those 121 days. I have included a more thorough breakdown of that information below and wanted to share that information with the whole community. I understand that it is nice to have a heated pool to enjoy in the winter but much like my choice to not heat my pool because of the cost as a BOD member I have to look at the cost versus benefit of expenditures to the whole community when budgeting. There has been no need to increase dues for a number of years because of fiscal responsibility of the BOD’s. The Association is no different than a homeowner in that there are increasing costs associated with services we require. There is no move afoot to close Windmill pool in the winter but there is a need to closely look at the cost of heating the pool against the benefit to the whole community. That is what I asked the Pool committee to look at- nothing more. This will be presented to the whole community so that all homeowners will have say in this before any action is taken.

  

Number of Days Used

Number of users

     1

     136

     2

      48

     3

      30

     4

      14

     5

       9

TOTAL USERS

 

% of all homeowners

     249

    

        7%

Number of Days Used

Number of Users

     6

      4

     7

      3

     8

      7

     9

      3

    10

      2

    11

      5

    12

      0

    13

      3

    14

      3

    15

      3

    16

      9

TOTAL USERS

 

% of all homeowners

    42

 

    1.2%

 

Number of Days Used

  Number of Users

    17

     0

    18

     2

    19

     2

    20

     2

    21

     3

    22

     0

    23

     0

    24

     0

    25

     2

    26

     1

TOTAL USERS

 

% of all homeowners

   12

 

  0.35%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Month

Cost of Heating Pool/Spa

January 2011

  $4758.24

February 2011

  $5084.89

November 2011

  $4096.01

December 2011

  $4686.80

 

10 homeowners (0.35% of all homeowners) used their cards between 27 and 36 times in 120 days.                               

6 homeowners (0.17% of all homeowners) used the pool area between 37 and 55 times in 120 days.

                      

TOTAL USERS OF WINDMILL POOL AND/OR SPA FOR WINTER MONTHS (Nov., Dec., Jan. and Feb.) WERE 319- OF WHICH 249 (78% OF THOSE 321) USED THE POOL 5 DAYS OR LESS. A total of 32 homeowners (0.9% of all homeowners) used the pool and/or spa more than 10 days out of 121.  10 of those 32 homeowners used the pool more than 30 days out of 120 days.