Regency Square Pool Problems
With the Laredo heat beating down on us this summer taking a dip in the pool can sound refreshing to just about anyone, but when pool safety is the concern especially for children, Arnold Pena of Regency Square Condominiums says, the community pool there is not up to par.
“If there would be a fence here you could lock that gate and restrict everybody from coming in, that way we don't have that problem with child endangerment." said Arnold Pena who lives in the complex.
Pena, who was the condominium supervisor before he resigned, says that the pool area is falling apart. Unsupervised children who chose to swim use the pool house to jump into the pool. He says the pool house itself is in dreadful conditions.
"The insurance company dropped us because they were saying we were not in compliance with the law" said Pena.
City requirements state that for safety reasons all apartment pools must have a fence
Building Development Services Director Erasmo Villarreal says,"that fence obviously has to be something that goes around a swimming pool has to be at least forty eight inches high the opening in that fence cannot be any greater than 4 inches and the most important thing is the swimming pool gate must be a self closing self latching gate."
Regency Square Pool has no fence and Arnold Pena says, he has sleepless nights concerned that a child will drown.
"I hope they can be held accountable for reopening the pool because I did talk to them and advise them no to reopen the pool because we were not in compliance with the law" said Pena.
Regency Square Condominiums Management refused to speak with us but Arnold Pena hopes management will build the fence before someone gets hurt.