Natural Gas Prices Impact SAMLARC Pools 

SAMLARC prides itself on offering Members with many spaces to play and exercise, including its four Junior Olympic-sized pools. During the summer season, all four pools are heated; during the off-seasons when pool usage decreases, two pools remain heated and the other two are permitted to heat and cool naturally. Currently, Altisima and Arroyo Vista Pools are heated.  

Due to unprecedented weather events, local utility providers have increased their rates for both residential and commercial customers, with some increases as high as 128%. Even with SAMLARC’s standard off-season operations in place, SAMLARC’s natural gas bill for the months of January and February significantly exceeded its budget.  

As the natural gas market continues to fluctuate, the Board of Directors is shifting SAMLARC’s operations to more quickly respond to the rate fluctuations. Beginning March 1, 2023, the Altisima and Arroyo Vista pool temperatures will be set to 80 degrees. In addition, SAMLARC is consulting with other homeowners associations to identify practices that may be of use to SAMLARC’s operations. The operations will be reviewed monthly until the market reaches relative equilibrium.  

The Board of Directors appreciates your patience and understanding as SAMLARC works to fulfill its financial and operational commitments to the community. For questions regarding pool operations, contact the SAMLARC Beach Club at 949.858.1390.