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    Jimmy-TJimmy-T
    Keymaster
    Chat-starter

    The war between pet lovers and pet haters in Australia’s strata schemes has a new battleground – the communal swimming pool.

    Actually, as a Flatchatter has written to tell us, it’s not so much a battle between those for and against companion animals, it’s between those residents – some of whom have pets themselves – who object to a …
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    #48304
    Avatarexcathedra
    Flatchatter

    My building does not have a pool and is in an area where the local council maintains several harbourside tidal pools but no in-ground facility.  Dogs are prohibited at all the council-controlled swimming areas.

    Your correspondent’s local council may operate a swimming centre and, if so, its policy on dogs (almost certainly a ban) should provide support in pressing the case for keeping dogs outside the child-proof fence around the pool.

    It should not be too hard to create a by-law prohibiting dogs from being brought poolside, even if they are allowed off-leash in the general common area.  Such a by-law could be defended as being in line with generally accepted community standards.

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    #48307
    AvatarTim349VicPl
    Flatchatter

    We had this issue arise just last weekend. After and SC members discussion the decision was unanimous – No Pets in the Swimming pool.

    Works on the notice the Strata Committee has received concern that a resident or their guest have allowed their Pets to be in the swimming pool, contrary to the building’s By-Laws about common property.

    The swimming pool is community facility for all residents, who expect a standard of what is acceptable at public pool to be upheld.  This means NO pets in the swimming pool.

    just a thought

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    #48352
    AvatarMiranda
    Flatchatter

    To add my bit……  As a devoted dog lover I do agree that there have to be boundaries for dog owners,  and one of these is not to allow the pupper into the pool.  I see no harm in letting them into the pool area onleash, but not into the pool.  I can totally understand why this would upset some people.

    Also to wander around the area unleashed is not responsible ownership imo as many people/kids have a phobia of dogs so why make it unpleasant for them.  But I see no problem at all with allowing them in  on leash.

    #48432
    AvatarRosebank91220
    Flatchatter

    tim349vicpl said:

    The swimming pool is community facility for all residents, who expect a standard of what is acceptable at public pool to be upheld.  This means NO pets in the swimming pool.

    Whilst this this response is NOT meant to denigrate the above comment, I imagine the acceptable standard at a public pool would involve hygiene and cleanliness, So….What about those that would use the swimming pool, (private or public) whilst infected with a virus, or infant/ elderly incontinence.

    The same standard expected at the supermarket, where infants/ young children are often seen sitting in the top shelf of the trolley, Or at the pub/hotel where you canine companion IS banned in food service areas, However those incontinent vomiting children are permitted.

    What say you regarding canines that have saved children from drowning!

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