Here’s what San Antonio apartment complexes told us about reopening their pools


While city pools in San Antonio will not be operating until further notice, some apartment complexes are reopening its pools by next week.

While city pools in San Antonio will not be operating until further notice, some apartment complexes are reopening its pools by next week.

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While city pools in San Antonio will not be operating until further notice, some apartment complexes are reopening its pools by next week.

While city pools in San Antonio will not be operating until further notice, some apartment complexes are reopening its pools by next week.

Photo: Courtesy Photo

Here’s what San Antonio apartment complexes told us about reopening their pools

While public city pools in San Antonio will not be operating until further notice, some apartment complexes are reopening their residential pools as early as next week.

Under Gov. Greg Abbott’s state executive order, swimming pools can operate at 25 percent occupancy starting May 8, but only if permitted by the local government. For apartments, the decision to reopen pools falls on the property management.

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A representative from NRP Group told mySA.com its Texas properties are allowed to reopen pools at 25 percent capacity starting Monday. The private property management company oversees 58 locations in the Lone Star State and has more than 20 properties in San Antonio, such as the Cevallos Lofts in Southtown, Costa Almadena on New Braunfels Ave. and Emerald Village on N. Loop 1604 E.

The NRP Group representative said properties are not forced to reopen pools on Monday and, if they do, residents must follow the guidelines given by Abbott and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Roscoe Properties will not reopen any of its Texas apartment pools this weekend, according to a representative from the company. Instead, it is working to ensure its reopening is in line with what San Antonio city officials are recommending, the representative said.

For the Roscoe Properties in San Antonio, apartment pools will likely reopen after May 19, which is when the stay-at-home order for Bexar County is set to expire. Roscoe Properties manages 23 properties in San Antonio, such as the Southtown Flats on Probandt Street, Soap Factory on Santa Rosa Street and Providence Estates Townhomes on Lockhill Road.

Property management company LYND has 32 locations in Texas and 12 in San Antonio, such as Forest Oaks on Evers Road, Fairways 5 on Data Point Drive and Esperanza Apartments on Potranco Road. A representative from the company told mySA.com Texas locations will not reopen pools until May 18 as apartment managers will not being able to enforce 25 percent pool capacity after office hours.

By May 18, several companies and businesses will be able to reopen at 50 percent capacity, according to Abbott’s “Open Texas” plan.

Priscilla Aguirre is a general assignment reporter for MySA.com | priscilla.aguirre@express-news.net | @CillaAguirre