Although you can sue your association, I would caution you to consult with a local attorney with experience in this specific area of the law. Courts often give deference to the decisions of an association with regards to the maintenance of the common elements. And, in most instances, the governing documents of an association will have provisions related to attorney's fees that need to be read carefully. You do not want to end up having to pay your association's legal bill.
I would suggest litigation only as a last result.