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City Officials to A-Rod: Fix Your Pool, Or Else!

3/25/2011 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A Florida apartment complex owned by Alex Rodriguez has been targeted by housing officials -- after residents lodged complaints about safety code violations ... TMZ has learned.

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A-Rod -- who owns a property company that holds title to the Normandy Park Apartment complex near Tampa -- has been under fire for poor living conditions.  But now residents have risen up and forced management to clean up its act -- at least partially.

There are holes in walls, rusty pipes, overflowing trash, but the swimming pool has become the trigger for official action.  Residents complained to the city that the pool has been unusable for 2 years, and local code enforcement officials have now ordered that it be drained and cleaned by next week ... or else.

The assistant property manager tells us, they're aware of the violation and have a plan to give the swimming area an immediate face lift -- but they wouldn't comment on the other obvious problems.

Sound like the place for you? Rent starts at $600 a month.

A-Rod's rep tells TMZ, "Mr. Rodriguez's real estate portfolio is handled by a professional team and problems brought to his attention will be addressed in a timely manner."

The rep adds, "Over the last 12 months, several hundred thousand dollars in improvements have been made to the property."


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