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When you leased your apartment, one of your favorite features was the beautiful swimming pool and now that summer is here, you are excited to finally have the opportunity to use it. A fun and relaxing day at the pool can quickly turn into a nightmare if you or those around you are not following proper pool etiquette. As a competitive swimmer growing up and a pool manager for 4 years, I have seen my fair share of do’s and dont’s around a pool deck.

Photo provided by Camden Boca Raton

  Photo provided by Camden Boca Raton

 

With that being said, I have come up with a quick list to help you have a safe and happy summer pool side:

Save the Running and Jumping for the Track Field-

There are people of all ages at the pools at times. Be cautious of little kids that might not be as stable on their feet. Pool decks become very slippery when wet so to avoid any accidents, limit the amount of running and jumping inside the pool area. A stubbed toe or skinned up knee can put a damper on your summer fun!

Photo provided by Camden Copper Square.

Photo provided by Camden Copper Square.

Guest Limit-

The typical standard for Camden communities is 2 guests at the pool with the residents. The pools at our communities are designated for our residents first and for most. We want to make sure to not over crowd the pools with non-residents. Also, make sure that your guest know the pool rules and abide by them. With that, also keep in mind how your music and voices can travel. If you bring a portable radio, keep the music level to a moderate level to not disturb the residents around you.

Photo provided by Camden Gaines Ranch

Photo provided by Camden Gaines Ranch

Clean Up- 

Make sure when you are done for the day that you clean up the area around you. A member of the Camden maintenance staff will clean up the pool area in the morning before the pools open but be mindful that trash and messes attract ants and bugs. You wouldn’t want to come to the pool and find that the table, chairs and pool deck are cluttered with trash and messes. Help us keep our Camden pools beautiful!

Photo provided by Camden Amber Oaks

Photo provided by Camden Amber Oaks

No Glass Bottles-

My biggest pet peeve is when people bring glass bottles to the pool. I feel like people do not realize how dangerous it is when glass breaks on a pool deck. Broken glass and bare feet make for a painful combination. Also, did you know that if a bottle breaks and pieces of glass go into the pool, you have to empty all of the water out to pool to collect all of the broken pieces? Please bring your beverages to the pool in plastic cups or aluminum cans!

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Photo provided by Camden Main & Jamboree.

It is hard to believe that summer is almost half way over, so get out to your community swimming pool and enjoy yourself! Just remember these helpful tips to make the summer pool experience a happy and fun one!

 

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I can think of many wonderful things to do in the City of Fort Lauderdale, after all it is a beautiful part of South Florida to visit. From the sunny beaches to the swampy marshes, you can never run out of places to see and have fun.  Below are some of my personal favorites. (more…)

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Dream picnic from thetrentonline.com

My two favorite things: the outdoors and eating.  I can’t believe I never put the two and two together in my head but this just spells out picnic.  A picnic is such a cost effective fun way to enjoy the outdoors and take some time to just sit and take it in.  From my experiences I would like to share a few tips for easy enjoyable picnicking.

1)      For starters, keep it simple!  Some of the simplest snacks (more…)

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Myself and the awesome maintenance staff at Deerfield

Myself and the awesome maintenance staff at Deerfield

A smile a day will keep the rain away! Always keeping positive thoughts will not only help you throughout the day but can possibly help someone else. During the holidays it is easy to be jolly but what about after the New Year? Being a good person does not require much work but often times we all can forget. I am challenging all of our readers and myself to begin the 40 days of kindness challenge! I have a few ideas to help you get started! Simple enough to get us all revved up with kindness!

Tip 1: SMILE! It is easy to complain about the day to day mishaps? But we will try to turn the frown upside down! Smile at everyone! Camden believes we have the BEST residents and we love to see our residents happy! Meeting everyone with a smile is the best way to start things off on the right foot!
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This week is Girl Scout Week! The kickoff is always on the Saturday and ending on March 12, the day in 1912 when Juliette Gordon Low officially registered the organization’s first 18 girl members in Savannah, Georgia.

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It’s that time of year again when you get to try out new restaurants for a discounted rate. You can go for either lunch or dinner and they usually offer 2 or 3 course meals. This event only happens once a year and it has over 100 different restaurants for you to choose from. The event is for Orange County CA from February 23rd – March 1st 2014.
This is the best deal on food and a great reason to spend time out with your favorite people! Make sure you call all your friends or family and make your reservations now!
This are preset lunches and dinners and they include both appetizers and desserts
Lunch – $10, $15, or $20
Dinner – $20, $30, or $40
http://ocrestaurantweek.com/

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Hypothetically, it’s a lazy Sunday afternoon.  You’re sitting on your sofa and getting lost in your thoughts. One thought that rears its ugly head is that tomorrow is Monday and you just know that your upcoming week is going to be cuh-raze-y and even if it’s not, you just know you’re not going to want to cook every night…or are you? I say you are. It’s not because I’m telling you that you will (although I think it’s reason enough and I like to believe I have that much of a hold over you) but because I’m about to throw a challenge your way. And let’s be honest shall we? Who can resist a challenge? I know I can’t. So here it is…become a Food Network Star…in your own kitchen.

Cook yourself an inexpensive yet entirely scrumptious meal each night. Let me explain how you can do this.  (more…)

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One of the many reasons I love my job is because I am able to get involved with charities and organizations that could use a helping hand. Camden is no stranger to giving back to our communities and we all are known for getting our hands dirty from time to time when we do so. The latest venture we are working on is to benefit local animal shelters surrounding the Las Vegas area and Camden Communities. (more…)

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The holidays can be overwhelming
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The holiday season is coming to an end and a big high five to you if you embraced the chaos of it all. The New Year marks the starting line to becoming the best version of you, but wait, before you make a hard turn into your resolutions, it’s time for a little holiday detox. Here are three tips you may want to try to shed the residue left behind from this holiday season.

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Your best friend just moved into her new Camden apartment home, and has decided to invite you to a housewarming party. After the initial excitement of sharing this new home with her, you stop and think, what do I bring to a housewarming party?

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