I don't want to brag but being on the HOA Board of my building has its privileges like learning all the financial dirt on my neighbors, getting to know my insane shut-in building-mates, and sometimes receiving awesome emails like the one below that contains a phrase like "Fecal Teabags".
I trust after reading this notice we can all rely on the honor system when taking a dip in the pool. If not, I for one will happily become the pool guard demanding to know diarrhea activity status of everyone seeking a refreshing dip in the watering hole. "Turn around grandma, I saw you drinking that prune juice this morning. You can't be trusted."
Something to think about: You shouldn't swim for 1 hour after eating and 2 weeks after the runs.
THE REAL POOP ON POOL DIARRHEA
ANSWER: Yes, the sign is necessary. The California Building Code (CBC) was recently amended to require such signs at all public pools as follows:
“Diagram?” Seriously? Stick with words. Signs can be purchased from various pool supply companies throughout the state in a variety of languages. If a substantial number of your membership speaks a language other than English, you should consider posting signs in those languages.A sign in letters at least 1 inch (25 mm) high and in a language or diagram that is clearly stated shall be posted at the entrance area of a public pool which states that persons having currently active diarrhea or who have had active diarrhea within the previous 14 days shall not be allowed to enter the pool water. (CBC §3120B.11.)
“But wait,” you say, “our pool is not open to the public!” For the purposes of this sign, “public pool” is broadly defined to include associations:
Public pools include those located in or designated as the following: commercial building, hotel, motel, resort, recreational vehicle or mobile home park, campground, apartment house, condominium, townhouse, homeowner association... (CBC §3101B)
Wayne Louvier, Esq.
Adams Kessler PLC