July 25, 2014
Air Conditioners. Summer is a time of high occupancy and heavy air conditioner use at Waikiki Banyan. Not coincidentally, it is also a time of many complaints of water leaks from air conditioners.
Air conditioner maintenance is important; your machine should have its filter cleaned and coolant checked at least every six months. Properly maintained air conditioners still produce condensation, but in amounts that usually evaporate before becoming a problem. With heavy use, more likely in Hawai‘i than more temperate areas, especially in summer, that condensation increases and may not evaporate before dripping down onto other apartments. This is much more likely to happen if your air conditioner has not been properly maintained.
It is also important to make sure you have an evaporation pan (drip tray) under your air conditioner. This will collect condensation and allow it to evaporate rather than run off your lanai. If your drip tray overflows, that is a message that your air conditioner needs immediate servicing or replacement.
Swimming Pool Protocol. Our pool is a popular amenity, especially in summer. Unfortunately, popularity can cause problems.
Both our House Rules and rules posted at the pool describe the parameters for pool use. Among these rules are some that address the most common offenses: no large flotation devices are allowed, “horseplay” or loud and boisterous behavior is prohibited, and diving into the pool is not permitted.
The most frequent offenders of our rules are children, and it is their parents’ responsibility to control their impulsive behavior.
Security will do its best to respond to and control unruly behavior, including removing offenders from the pool, but we don’t have continuous Security coverage of the rec deck and pool area.
Another of our rules states that “The pool and the surrounding areas are for the exclusive use of occupants and guests.”
If you witness people breaking our rules or if you have reason to believe that someone using our facilities is neither a resident nor a guest, you should contact Security. You can call 922-7172 from your cell phone or call directly from the pay phone in the elevator lobby.