Swimming Pool Maintenance 101 It’s a Splash

As we hopefully move into warmer weather, lucky New Yorkers living in condos or co-ops with pools can spend all day tanning and swimming in the indoor or rooftop pools housed in their buildings.

A swimming pool is a rare and valuable amenity for any New York City co-op or condo building, but maintaining a safe, sanitary and attractive pool area is no small undertaking.

There are many New York laws outlining what you can and can’t do with regard to pools—and if you break any of those rules, you could be fined at best, or your pool could actually be shut down at worst.

So before clearing out a space for a building pool, it’s important to know how much ongoing maintenance and law abiding will cost the building.

There are currently more than 150 residential pools in New York, and only about 15 of those are outside, according to New York’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH). Some buildings with pools include Riverhouse and the Visionaire in Battery Park City downtown, 40 Mercer Street in SoHo, 200 Chambers in Tribeca, the Atelier and The Strand in Hell’s Kitchen, the Lucida on the Upper East Side, One57, Ariel, The Rushmore and 15 CPW on the Upper West Side, Oro in Brooklyn and the Viridian in Greenpoint, to name a few.


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