A friendly reminder to all pool users. If you are the last to leave the pool area, could you please make sure the umbrellas are closed and in their proper base. If they are left open or not in their proper base (as they were last night), they are liable to get broken. All it takes is a strong gust of wind and they get knocked over.
This morning a resident found one of the umbrellas open and lying on the ground, and another one upright but bent over. She notified the committees, and Fred Larson kindly went to rescue the umbrellas. One of the smaller umbrellas is indeed bent, but it still opens and closes, fortunately. The one on the ground is okay and has found its way to the proper base.
Those umbrellas were extremely expensive, so we need to make sure we look after them.