Thursday, April 26, 2012
Take the "Pool Tour!"
I did it! Today I visited all six pools available to Century Village residents. Thanks to the information Elaine provided on the blog, I took out my CV map and plotted my course. First, I visited Southhampton. A couple of gals there told me they adored the pool there, it was heated and very comfortable. Although they were owners in season and leaving soon, the convenience for them was very desirable. Next, on to Somerset… apparently the party pool. (Sorry gals, the secret is out!) This pool was also very comfortable, although not heated, and the gals very friendly. (Note: Yes, the Sarasota Costco will be opening in August 2012!) Many associations sign up to use this pool and its overhead covered deck for neighborly parties. My next stop was Dorchester. Beautifully laid out, I’m told it was recently redone. Great job. Also not heated, but surprisingly warm . Nice folks at that pool too! On to Kent, where there were plenty of deck space and plenty of nearby parking. Wide open and lots of sun if that’s what you’re looking for. Finally… Camden. This pool had the most visitors (due to the clubhouse pool temporarily closed.) I met some Wellington residents there who were simply delightful, and gave me an education about Century Village doings. I would have loved to take their picture and post it here, but I still have to learn how to do that. The Camden pool was the largest. I had to park in one of those “designated building “I” spots, due to the crowd, but there were enough spots to go around and I don’t think I inconvenienced anyone. At least I hope not.
My day ended at Hastings, which is as close to my building as the clubhouse pool is. This pool often has many residents, but you can still always find a spot to relax after exercising at the fitness center. Overall, my “day at the pools” was spent chatting up year-round residents, seasonals, and visitors who all entertained me with their stories and certainly, above all else, their welcoming attitude and friendliness. So… if you are interested, take the “pool tour” and check them all out. You will be amazed at the cleanliness and upkeep… and will surely feel that your maintenance fees are well spent.