They're finally getting around to replacing the railing around the pool deck that was destroyed by a hurricane a few years ago (not Katrina but the other one that came through at around that time). As you can see, they're also enclosing the pool. Probably the insurance company made them do that. The pool deck has been closed for weeks since they've been doing this work. Normally there would be people out by the pool at this time. It's a beautiful day here.
At the bottom: It's difficult to see now for the trees, but there's a "party pavilion" by the pool (see the brown roof), complete with a bar and barbecue pit and plenty of room for tables and chairs.