Can apartment manager say no water bottle in pool area?

It’s hot and I thought water was a human right. To say no water, and expect parents to sit in the hot sun for hours is abusive. I can respect the rules for no food or glass containers, that makes sence, but no water seems illegal. And the managers family allways eat and drink by the pool

Asked on June 13, 2012 under Real Estate Law, California


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

The apartment manager can state that pool users cannot have water bottles in the pool area if the containers containing the liquid are glass due to possible breakage in the water or nearby area. However, to disallow water per se in any container such as a plastic or metal one makes no sense particularly if there are no rules prohibiting such.

I would ask for a face to face meeting with the actual owner of the unit that you are renting from as opposed to dealing with the apartment manager on the subject.

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