On Memorial Day, Broadlands residents were turned away from the Southern Walk pool because it was at capacity. I realize it was a hot day and a lot of people wanted to come to pool but it made me wonder how many outside pool members where inside the pool while Broadlands residents were told to they couldn't enter. I am not a big fan of the outside pool memberships. Partly because the HOA member in charge of the Recreation Committee told us residents who objected to the selling of outside memberships at an HOA meeting that we, as residents, elected them to make decisions so if we don't like it too bad because it brings in money and they make the decisions. Lastly, what bothers me the most is the abuse of these memberships and the fact that they apparently are sold and then go unchecked. Case in point, I met someone who was not a Broadlands resident who told me she thinks the pool membership is a "bargain" because she and her neighbor spilt one between two families. The purchasing family lists the mom of the neighboring family as her "nanny" so 2 adults and 6 children use our pool for the price of one membership. She went on to tell me that she "lives" at the fountain pool. When I told her the Summerbrooke pool was off limits she said that she knew that but the guards are never at the check-in desk so she and her neighbor walk right in. I also overheard a guard at the SW pool tell an outside member she could use the Summerbrooke pool for skill assessments for swim lessons. So I guess outside members can take swim lessons at our pools too. As a homeowner who pays use our pools I find these outside memberships an insult to those who live here and pay for these amenities. Particularly when the HOA wants to collect the cash and then turn a blind eye to what's really going on while residents pay the price of "their decision."