Poolside Safety (In an Apartment Community)

The sun is shining, it’s getting warmer out and that can only mean one thing – It’s pool season! While we love a dip in our Olympic size saltwater pool here at South Pointe Apartments and Homes, we understand that there are safety concerns involved. Here are our tips to have a safe and fun-filled time at the pool.

Adhere to All Posted Rules 

Our amenities are part of the reason why our residents love living in the South Pointe community, and we have rules for use of them to ensure everyone has a fun, safe time. Take note of any posted pool rules, such as if there are specific times you can use the pool and any etiquette you need to abide by. 

Watch Out for Children 

School is about to be out for the summer, so be mindful of children who are using the pool. If you bring children to the pool, stay close to them at all times, even if they are strong swimmers. Along with this, ensure that they don’t run around the pool deck as these areas slippery and they can fall and injure themselves. 

Keep an Eye on Weather 

Weather in the south is finicky – in the blink of an eye, a bright, sunny day can quickly be replaced by an afternoon thunderstorm. Be sure to pay attention to the weather conditions while swimming and leave the pool immediately if you hear or see thunder or lightning. 

Regularly Apply Sunblock 

Summertime in Alabama is notoriously hot. With temperatures rising well above 90°F, it’s important to apply sunscreen before swimming to prevent damaging sunburns. SPF 35 is the minimum coverage that will protect you from the sun, and it is important to reapply every few hours to fully protect your skin. 

Bring a First-Aid Kit 

Stock up your first-aid kit with bandaids for skinned knees and medicine for bee stings, along with any extra supplies you may need. Bring it with you to the pool in case of emergencies. Also be sure to bring your phone with you to the pool in case you need to call for help. Our South Pointe emergency phone is located near the exterior pool bathroom in the case of an emergency. Keep it away from the water or in a waterproof case or container. Be sure to pack a water bottle as well to prevent dehydration. 

Dress Appropriately

Beads and other small buttons on bathing suits can fall off and get caught in the filters. They also present a choking hazard for small children, so be mindful of this when picking out your swimsuit. Don’t wear any jewelry that can get stuck in the vents, and be sure to wear flip-flops or other shoes to protect your feet. 

Be Mindful of the Space 

We all want to enjoy the pool, so be mindful of others when swimming. Keep your area clean, especially since people can trip on the clutter that gets blown around in the wind, and don’t play loud music that can bother others. The pool is a shared space and we all want to have a fun, relaxing time while using it. 

Enjoy the warm weather this summer at South Pointe Apartments and Homes. We value our residents and offer fun amenities such as pools, ping pong tables and a sand volleyball court for your enjoyment. We are located in a prime location at 679 East Michigan Ave. in Foley, Alabama. To schedule a tour of our community give us a call at (251) 971-3800 or visit our website www.southpointeapartmentsandhomes.com.

What Our Residents Have To Say

My boyfriend and I applied for a South Pointe home in the Summer of 2020. Turns out, someone applied for the same house about 30 minutes ahead of us! Sarah and the office staff were very helpful, and processed our application and put it down on the next available house. Me and my boyfriend LOVE the house we live in. We have lived here since August, and have not had a single issue. The houses and neighborhood are both really quiet and kept so clean! I love not having to cut my own grass! They are also pet friendly (which is hard to find). They even plan fun and safe events for neighbors to come together (while practicing social distancing), and enjoy the neighborhood. I can’t wait for it to warm back up so we can enjoy the pool and other great things offered while living here. We plan to stay here for quite some time!

Brelyn James
South Pointe Resident, Google Review

I promised my roommate if we made it through hurricane Sally and got everything back to normal, I’d 5-star this place. The constant updates when there was news, the free meals, and quick clean up . Really this would have been a nightmare without this team. I will never forget their kindness.

Tiger Waffle
South Pointe Resident, Google Review

Moved to Foley about 7 months ago and decided to lease a house at South Point Apartments & Homes. My husband and I couldn’t be happier with our choice. The office staff and maintenance crew are excellent! The location is WONDERFUL! Far enough from the beach to escape that traffic yet just a 15 – 20 minute drive when the ocean ” calls “.After owning for most of our life it’s wonderful to not have any upkeep or yard maintenance as it’s all provided. The saltwater pool, nice clubhouse, dog park and wooded areas all provide nice amenities that are well cared for.

Kate Upchurch
South Pointe Resident, Google Review

I have lived here at South Pointe apartments for almost 3 years. It is the best community and apartment complex I have ever lived in. Not only is it quiet, you are surrounded by trees and other beautiful landscapes. Maintenance is friendly, quick and I trust them to be in my place when I am not. The office is courteous and very helpful (they also love to spoil your pups with treats anytime they see them!) I’m very excited to renew my lease for the fourth time since moving to the area. You won’t find the charm and seclusion in any other complex in Foley.

Janelle Schocke
South Pointe Resident, Google Review

I am beyond impressed with my experience living in the South Pointe Apartment Home community! The ladies in the office go above and beyond in making sure tenants are comfortable and satisfied with their homes. The genuine care and understanding of the staff is something I have never experienced while living in previous apartments. Not to mention the exceptionally well-kept property; from the luscious green grass and the beautiful trees that create the perfect amount of sunshine and shade. The community amenities are spectacular as well; the olympic size saltwater pool, the grassy green fenced in dog park, multiple sidewalks, the well-kept fitness center and even a community garden. To top it off, all the neighbors I have met have been extremely friendly and kind, which is just icing on the cake. South Pointe Apartments stand apart from other apartments in the area; from the beautiful landscape and calm serenity, to the superb amenities and the friendly, caring staff always willing to help. I recommend South Pointe Apartments to anyone looking for a place that they can truly call home.

South Pointe Resident, Google Review