Hooray, Opening Day is Wednesday, June 24! We are so grateful to be able to open the pool this summer! After much thought and discussion by the board, we have created a method to provide what we believe to be equitable access to the pool this summer. There were certainly many different ways to do this and many different needs to consider. We selected a straightforward and hopefully easy-to-understand approach.
In order to follow Prince George’s County and Maryland guidelines pool operational guidelines, manage staff and try our best to get operations right, we have created time slots that will be accessible by six different groups. Membership households will indicate to which group they want to be assigned.
As you can see on this calendar, the six groups rotate by day and time over the coming weeks. This method ensures all members to have the same opportunities for all time slots and all days over a six week cycle.
Each timeslot is 90 minutes. We ask members to exit promptly via side gate in order for the staff to clean between sessions and for the next group to be able to enter the premises on time. You may arrive up to ten minutes early for your time slot to check in; please do not arrive any earlier to avoid overcrowding on the property and in the parking lot as the previous group exits the premises.
Due to health concerns and logistical factors, members will sign up by household, not individual(s). Please review the schedule and coordinate group selection with those you may want to be at the pool with and then sign up at SignUpGenius (an email with log in will be directly sent to the primary account holder). This link will be open starting today, June 20 at 8am closing Monday, June 22 at 5pm. Once it is closed, we will be unable to make changes, swaps, or switches. Please pick your group carefully.
The initial calendar is for three weeks, and we will continue in the same pattern until such time as state and local guidance is revised or amended, or we have member attendance data directing us to operate differently.
We are unable, at this time, to have “standby” entrance to the pool due to capacity limits and logistical challenges.
We are unable, at this time, to reschedule any rain outs, thunder, cold, or for any other pool operational disruptions.
You may have questions about our new policies, procedures or how the group sign up works. We are offering a Zoom Q & A Sunday, June 21 at 7:30pm. Please sign in at this link.
As board and pool members ourselves, we are so pleased that, even in a limited fashion, this summer will include enjoyable time at the pool.