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Is my condo the only one in Bangkok that won't reopen the swimming pool or gym?

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I have talked to the manager but he just waffles on with some incomprehensible excuses.

 

Suggests I talk to the condo committee, but whose decision is it?

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My condo was extremely reluctant to open. Same waffling excuses. I just kept at them for about a week until she got sick of me and opened it all up

 

 

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17 minutes ago, rak sa_ngop said:

Suggests I talk to the condo committee, but whose decision is it?

The owners are the managers boss.

I would check with the committee as they are the owners

 

Do you own or rent there?

If own tell them your not paying pool maint etc as long as its not available

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Yes, It will be the only one in Bangkok. Your condo complex have been chosen. 

Ok, even as it might feel like you are the only one, I am pretty sure that will be totally untrue.

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The Committee decides. Speak to the Chairman.

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My condo pool and gym still closed, but as hotel pools and gyms now opening. I'll be asking them about reopening. 

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Our pool says closed 1-30 June...just up river from BKK.

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Sounds like lazy management; both our condo pool and gym are open but with usage restrictions. 
The condo needs to demonstrate that they are operating these facilities in a safe way eg hygiene checks and limiting close interpersonal contact. That is what the rules say. Full closure is no longer required. Ask your condo management to check again.

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13 hours ago, wordchild said:

Sounds like lazy management; both our condo pool and gym are open but with usage restrictions. 
The condo needs to demonstrate that they are operating these facilities in a safe way eg hygiene checks and limiting close interpersonal contact. That is what the rules say. Full closure is no longer required. Ask your condo management to check again.

Ours are open subject to booking, and only one family in at a time for one hour each.

 

Maybe the OP Condo the management cannot trust the owners to act responsibly, or they don't have the necessary budget to engage extra cleaners, personnel to police its use effectively.

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I talked to my manager again and the Committee have now agreed to open but will take a few days to set out the rules regarding usage.  Yes, a (mildly) confrontational approach does work.

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5 hours ago, rak sa_ngop said:

Yes, a (mildly) confrontational approach does work.

That's how I got my pool open. Typical MaDai  (cannot) attitude towards everything here. Sometimes you need to kick the mule in the <deleted> to get it moving.

In my building there is a small but vocal contingent of Thais who are afraid of everything and want to close the whole place down. Most of the complaints about the pool and gym came from the farangs since the Thais are too passive to complain. But it got it done and lots of Thais enjoy the pool as well - just that they would not rock the boat to make anything happen. 

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I am Dep Chair of the Board in my Condo and we all have a respectful relationship. I am able to influence things a bit but accept sometimes the decision is driven by the local authorities. Whilst they knew I was disappointed by the original closure I accepted that. When I saw the owners of a Condo opposite had allowed swimming to recommence I asked them to open our pool and they did. They had also kept the fire door open for me to spend time on the rooftop when claustrophobia crept in earlier in the lock-down. I think the secret here is to know the situation by getting the right news (even TV but also The Nation etc.) and by asking politely. They know I wont take any rubbish from them so we have this mutual respect that seems to bring the 2 cultures a little closer together in these matters. There shouldn't be any completely closed pools at this time (certainly in BKK).

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Posted (edited)
On 6/4/2020 at 1:05 PM, Jajazazajaja said:


Yeah, a confrontational attitude always works in Thailand..

A confrontational attitude with anyone, and I mean anyone, can work in Thailand, but only if you are 100% right as the OP most certainly is.

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