Beginning around May 15th (2 weeks before the pool opened), we [Trailwood Hills] started experiencing problems with people (kids and adults) jumping the fence to get into the pool. There has been a considerable amount of damage done to the pool and the pool equipment, furniture, bathrooms, etc. since that time, including glass in the pool that caused us to have to drain, clean, and refill the pool.
The pool fence itself is being systematically destroyed by fence-jumpers. As you can see from the flier [PDF], we have some good video footage of the persons responsible for the damage the weekend of May 15th, but there have been several more instances since then and it does not seem to be slowing down.
We have had the police come to pool when people are spotted in the pool after hours and remove them (the pool closes at 9 pm). We have discussed several options with respect to this particular problem, and have been having these discussions for several years now.
We will be replacing the string wire around the top of the pool with barbed wire. The barbed wire will be black and will blend with the fence. It is unfortunate that it has come to this, but the Board spends a lot of time and energy keeping the pool open, the damage caused by fence-jumpers is becoming extremely costly to repair, and we believe this to be the most expedient, cost-effective fix. Thank you.
Trailwood Hills HOA