A few days ago, we came home from school to find a note addressed to me taped to our front door. It was from the couple who are the groundskeepers at our townhouse complex and who originally built the townhouses back the the early 1980′s. I also discovered for the first time (from the note), that the husband is the President of the Townhouse Association.
Basically, they were upset that I had closed the pool early and said that I owed them $80 for the part of August when the swimming pool was not open. They claimed that, since I did not run the pool for the second half of August, then I should reimburse the Townhouse Association money that was paid to me for the month of August covering the time I was not running the swimming pool.
Of course I do not see things like that. First, I had to close the pool because of a safety violation. I also feel that I have put in a lot more extra work this year, which has been required because they have not maintained the pool equipment and facilities other the years as they should. I even ended up calling the husband and I found him to be quite rude. He would not accept my version of events and then had the nerve to say that I was responsible for shutting down the swimming pool pump that resulted in the water turning green and becoming a health hazard. This is despite the fact that his wife told me to shut the pump and and I warned her of the consequences!!!
After much consideration, I just want to be done with the pool. It is just too much trouble and not worth the $250 a month they were paying. I have not yet paid them their money. I have decided to wait awhile and maybe pay only $50 or $60. I am not going to pay the full amount. I have heard that the husband and wife are in the process of selling their six remaining townhouses and, if they do, then they will not be involved in running the townhouse association anymore. If that is the case, then I may not need to pay this money. As it stands now, this demand is an insult after all the time and effort I put in trying to make the pool equipment operate as it should and following their instructions in shutting the pump down then the safety violation occurred.