Tunnell Vision - July 2022

Thursday, July 28, 2022
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July 2022

July 4th, 2022 was the celebration of 60 years of Pot-Nets Communities!

Check your mailbox at home for a copy of "Pot-Nets Has Come a Long Way!" This is an illustrated memoir, originally written by the founder of Pot-Nets, Robert W. Tunnell, Sr. in 1994. This work was later updated by Rob Tunnell, Jr. and Robert Tunnell, III, to make the history complete.

Crab Trap Check For Pot-Nets Crabbers
Tomorrow, July 12th
Seaside Pavilion

No reservations required! Bring your crab pot and get it updated by Delaware Sea Grant!

Friendly reminder when heading out for a day at the pool: We no longer offer vending machines at the pools. Please come prepared with your beverages for the day. Don't forget your water!
  1. Use pool at your own risk.
  2. No running, pushing or horseplay in or around the pool.
  3. Pool capacity may be limited based on current health regulations.
  4. Deck furniture is spaced out according to current health regulations. Do not move deck furniture.
  5. Pool may be closed without notice for cleaning.
  6. No food or drink within 10 feet of the pool.
  7. NO GLASS permitted. Beverages must be in cans or plastic bottles.
  8. Smoking is NOT permitted within the pool deck area.
  9. Diapered children must wear rubber pants or disposable diapers designed for swimming.
  10. No children under twelve (12) years of age will be permitted unless accompanied by an adult of eighteen (18) years of age or older.
  11. Anyone with illness, infections or open cuts is not permitted in the pool area.
  12. No chewing gum in the pool.
  13. No swearing or profanity will be permitted.
  14. No pets are allowed (other than trained and certified service animals).
  15. Please shower before entering pool.
  16. Large flotation devices (exceeding 6 feet in length) may only be used with the permission of the lifeguard. The lifeguard may prohibit any or all flotation devices.
  17. Only one diver at a time. Next diver MUST wait for the landing area to be clear of swimmers.
  18. No flips off diving board. No diving in shallow water. 
As a reminder going into the summer, here are some important rules for golf car safety:
  1. Never drive recklessly. Drive courteously. Obey all vehicle traffic laws and rules of the road.
  2. Drivers must be AT LEAST 14 years of age. Children under 16 years of age may not operate a golf car after dusk. 
  3. Never drive intoxicated or under the influence of any drug or narcotic.
  4. Make sure the parking brake is set when not in use. Do not leave keys in golf car unattended.
  5. Always yield to pedestrians. When passing, use extreme care.
  6. Avoid distractions while operating the golf car just as you would in an automobile. Be safe and attentive -- avoid texting, reaching for objects, or other distracting tasks.
  7. There is a limit of four (4) persons per golf car. Passengers may not stand in, hang off, or run alongside vehicles. 
  8. Turn on headlights after dusk, or when visibility is low. Golf cars are not to be operated between midnight and 6am. 
  9. Utilize golf car paths, when available. Drivers should not impede the normal traffic flow of motor vehicles. 
  10. Carefully turn and look behind golf car before backing up.
  11. Reduce speed due for hazardous driving conditions, especially blind corners, intersections, and inclement weather.
Our sandlot baseball season has begun and there are more Gulls than ever! Click the link below to sign up and join the team! 
Pot-Nets Gulls Sign Up
Summer Gardens
By Joya Parsons

Summer is here, and with it, hot weather, high humidity and baking sun. Now is the time to make sure your landscape is equip for the intense summer season.

First, consider the plants. With the bright bursts of spring flowering bulbs and trees behind us, it’s time to install summer annual bedding plants. By this time, cool weather annuals such as pansies, snapdragons and sweet alyssum start to look ragged and should be replaced with heat-loving favorites such as Sunpatiens, lantana, salvia and begonias. These annuals will thrive in heat and humidity while flowering until the first frost hits months from now.

For perennials plants, consider adding heat and drought tolerant native and/or pollinator friendly plants that will bloom during the summer months. Coneflower (Echinacea), False Sunflower (Heliopsis) and Russian Sage (Perovskia) are some low-maintenance favorites that grow well in our area while providing color during the hottest times of the year. Summer blooming shrubs such as Summersweet (Clethra alnifolia cv.) and Panicle Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata cv.) can provide a flowering backdrop to the landscape while shrugging off highsummer temperatures.

To keep the landscape healthy during the hot months, make sure you are watering correctly. It is best to water the landscape in the early morning, right around sunrise. Plants use water more efficiently in the cooler temperatures, plus there is less evaporation from sun and wind. For garden beds, a drip irrigation system that can direct water directly to the area around plants’ roots is a better choice than sprinkler irrigation. Avoid watering during the evening hours, as wet foliage and high overnight humidity can lead to fungal problems.

Most plants appreciate some form of protection to keep their roots cool and alleviate evaporation during hot spells. This can be done with an organic mulch, such as leaf compost, or by underplanting with lower growing perennials and grasses that will shade the ground. Ground protection through mulch or plants will also suppress summer weeds, which can grow at alarming rates as temperatures warm up. An application of a pre-emergent herbicide such as Preen will also keep weed pressure down.

When choosing containers for your patio or deck, consider the color. Dark colors will absorb the sun’s heat and can get extremely hot. Lighter colors will help keep plants’ roots cooler and mitigate water loss due to heat.

Finally, consider human comfort in the landscape. The intense afternoon sun can make outdoor spaces uncomfortable during the summer months. Deciduous shade trees, such as fast-growing Red Maples or Plane Trees, planted in a south or southwest position, will shade a home or outdoor area during the summer while still providing for solar gain during the winter months. Additionally, features such as pergolas and arbors planted with vines or covered with shade cloth can keep outdoor spaces enjoyable even in the heat.

Paradise Grill & Seaside Grill are open for the season! Visit their Facebook pages for a full list of events and shows.

The Clubhouse at Baywood  |   Dine In and Carryout Available

Open to the public 7 days a week, enjoy a relaxing atmosphere with stunning views featuring amazing coastal cuisine dishes created by our team of culinary professionals. Happy hour is daily from 3pm - 6pm. Enjoy a drink on the veranda overlooking the beautiful greens or cozy up with friends & family in our intimate lounge or library room. Baywood has space for any event like a friendly happy hour, corporate retreat, holiday party or wedding.

There's no better time to list your Pot-Nets Home!

Inventory is moving fast- with some houses going under contract just days after being listed! Our current inventory is at an all time low, with an increasing number of interested buyers contacting our sales office daily. 

Our commission is 6%
Before you list your home with an outside realtor – let’s talk! With a Sales Center that is open 7 days per week, prospective buyers can stop in at anytime to tour our listings- which means more visibility for your home! We sell faster than outside realtors and know how to sell the benefits of a ground lease community better than anyone else. Our homes sell at a higher average sales price than outside realtors. All settlements happen here in our office, which makes the overall process more convenient for both the buyer and the seller. Best of all, we ONLY sell homes in Pot-Nets!

Give our Sales Team a call today to get more information about sellingyour Pot-Nets home!

Email Pot-Nets Homes
Homes are selling quick at Pot-Nets! Here are just a few of the homes that have closed recently:
1100 Colony Drive South, Creekside
3 Beds / 2 Bath - 1,596 sq. ft. 
E-927 Rudder Road, Bayside
2 Beds / 2 Bath / 1,344 Sq. Ft.
M-7 Broadwater Rd., Bayside
4 Beds / 2 Bath - 2,240 sq. ft. 
Homes are filling up FAST with family overflow for Summer. Book now!
Week of 8/21-8/27
524 Sandy Beach
Bed: 3

Bath: 3

Book 524 Sandy Beach
Week of 8/28-9/3
525 Regatta Bay
Bed: 3

Bath: 3

Book 525 Regatta Bay
526 Ocean Pier
Bed: 3

Bath: 3

Book 526 Ocean Pier
544 Sea Glass
Bed: 4

Bath: 3

Occupancy: 10 
Book 544 Sea Glass
M-11 Waters Edge
Bed: 4

Bath: 4.5

Occupancy: 10 
Book M-11 Waters Edge

"Thank You so much for the wonderful fireworks display. This is one of the nicest places to live. Been in Pot Nets almost 40 years."

-James, Pot-Nets Resident

"I have played there twice in the last 8 months and it was a pleasure each time. The staff greets you with a smile as you pull up and make you feel right at home. The course is great, well manicured and fun. Back nine is tough, lots of water and sand but not unfair. Again, I can't say enough good things about the whole staff, very professional, friendly and courteous. The greens staff is about the most courteous group I've ever come across. Always stop for your shots as they pass. Range is great and clubhouse is gorgeous. Well worth trying if you haven't yet."

-Christopher, Baywood Golfer

"Very impressed with service. Locally owned and operated."

-Josette, Spotless Bins Customer

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