Please explain Exclusive Pool, Private Pool and Shared Pool
Pools at HL Holidays properties use the following terms in respect of their swimming pool facilities. Please take care with the distinction between Private and Exclusive pools.
EXCLUSIVE POOL – The pool at a house with an Exclusive pool will be solely for the use of people staying at that property: The Owners will usually live away, and the property will be managed by a local person or company. You should therefore expect peace and privacy at the poolside, subject to maintenance visits and the individual circumstances of the house.
Guests should be prepared to carry out the basic daily maintenance (see the general Pool Information article) and to report any problems to the Pool Manager or Caretaker. Instructions and information should be available. Guests should not adjust any machinery unless there are written instructions left for them to do so.
Rental rates on houses with exclusive pools will carry a premium in summer.
PRIVATE POOL – A private pool will usually be managed by the Owner who lives close by, and will be the only other person who might use the pool during your stay. You should therefore have use of the pool with just your party.
Most Owners are very reasonable and discreet, and will only use the pool when Guests are away from the property, or in the evening but this cannot be guaranteed. If they have visitors who may wish to use the pool during your stay, it is usually a courtesy to discuss this with Guests beforehand.
SHARED POOL – A shared pool is available to at least one, and maybe more, guest accommodation unit. You should expect interaction with other guests at the poolside.
Where there are only two accommodation units on site, there will often be an option to`pay a supplement to block the booking of the other unit, or to book the two together at discount for a larger party.
Shared pools tend to be bigger and better than Exclusive and Private pools!
NO POOL – Houses with no pool will be very much cheaper to rent.
In many areas of rural France there are plenty of opportunities for swimming, with several swimming lakes ‘base de loisir’ open during the summer months, with lifeguard patrolled swimming and other water based activities available. The main rivers, Lot and Dordogne, are also rigorously tested and are generally safe for swimming and canoeing: Please research current information.
If you have any questions about the pool at your chosen property, please contact HL Holidays for more information.