Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Crystal Sands Condo Pool

This photo is the swimming pool at the Crystal Sands condo. What is very unusual about this pool is that it is on the opposite side of the building from the ocean. Usually, beachfront condos have the swimming pool overlooking the beach.

There are two reasons this pool is on the road side of the building rather than the beach side. First, it allows the building to be closer to the beach, as there does not need to be space for a pool on the ocean side. Second, by not having a pool on the ocean side, the condos on the ground floor do not have the people around the pool next to their patios overlooking the ocean.

Our condo has the pool next to the beach. It make it very pleasant to be at the pool and to look over the ocean. However, for people who own condos on the ground floor next to the pool, they have no privacy on their patios. Their patios are right next to all of the people who are hanging out by the pool. We are very pleased to have our balcony on the second floor, not next to the pool.

If I had a condo on the ground floor, I would be pleased that the pool is on the street side. If I had a condo on a higher floor, I think I would want a the pool on the ocean side.

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12 comments:

Kate said...

Is there ANYTHING unattractive about this place?! It seems that it is perfect in all respects! Management should hire you, Dave. You have done a beautiful job merchandising this place in your recent posts.

Sharon said...

The thing that strikes me about this pool is how blue the water is.

Scott F said...

Two very good points about pool location. I'd never have thought of them.

Memphis MOJO said...

The pool is very inviting. Great colors.

glenda said...

Good planning!

Lois said...

I agree with you about the placement of the pool. This one is lovely!

Jack said...

In equivalent places in Florida, I have seen this problem solved by putting covered car parking on the ground floor level, below the occupied part of the buildings, so all of the living space is on the second and higher floors.

That is a gorgeous shade of blue.

Lowell said...

Gorgeous colors here! Even in a motel, I never wanted a room right off the pool - way too noisy and wet!

Nathalie said...

The pool looks a bit small and cramped in relation to the size of the condo. I'm not comfortable with the way developers manage things these days. In my mind they devote too much space to useless (but posh) square meters inside and not enough to gardens and surroundings - I would have enjoyed a larger pool area with more landscaped gardens. After all in a climate like this most of your time should be spent outdoors - IMHO.

Swimming Pool Contractor said...

Gorgeous colors here! Even in a motel, I never wanted a room right off the pool - way too noisy and wet!

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Darius Cartmell said...

This is a nice looking pool overall. It has a touch of country and luxury in its design. I would really love to have a pool with a view of the ocean. Just plain relaxation!

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