Q: I live in a 66-unit condo association with an outdoor pool. There is a shower area by the pool for rinsing off before using the pool/spa. My question is, are residents allowed to actually shower with soap even when the pool rules state otherwise? There is a Unit owner who uses the shower with soap, then leaves the pool area and I would like to know how we can stop him.
A: If the rule expressly prohibits using soap when showering at the pool then the person is violating the rule. The Board has an obligation to enforce the rules. If the Board does not want to enforce the rule it should change the rule. However, Board adopted rules must be reasonable and related to health, safety and welfare so I think it is debatable if a rule against using soap would meet this test.
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