Hello, Belmont Glen Residents!
GOOD NEWS! After a final consultation with our Pool Management company, the Belmont Glen pool will tentatively open on Wednesday, June 24th (pending satisfactory health inspection/permit) Please read the following information carefully, which explains how you may gain access to our pool, as well as the procedures and policies we are implementing according to the government and health department guidelines. With your cooperation we can provide the safest possible swimming experience for our community.
Currently, Virginia is following the safety guidelines recommended for Phase II, which allows for LAP SWIM ONLY. Please note that lounging, sunbathing, swimming lessons, or any activity other than lap swimming will not be permitted at this time. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation with adhering to these necessary guidelines.
How will you access the pool this year?
In the interest of reducing contact, pool passes will not be distributed this year. Instead, pool visits will be coordinated via SignUpGenius by way of a link that will be provided by email to residents on a weekly basis. If residents choose not to use SignUpGenius, they may still access the pool, but will be permitted only if there is a lane available that was not previously reserved.
Upon arrival, residents should plan to provide proof of residence with a picture ID. Residents will also be required to sign and submit a checklist testifying that they have not experienced symptoms nor have knowingly been exposed to the COVID-19 virus in the previous 2 weeks. Please note that the COVID 19 checklist: COVID 19 CHECKLIST
that must be completed by residents anytime they use the pool. We highly recommend that you print/complete prior to arrival at the poo.l This checklist will be made available digitally to residents to be printed and completed at home. We encourage residents who are not feeling well to stay home, even if they are not exhibiting symptoms thought to be indicative of COVID-19.
Residents may reserve a lap lane for their use in 45-minute increments with a 15-minute transition between each reservation. The pool will be closed every two hours to allow for thorough cleaning and disinfection. There is currently one lane line that divides the pool into 2 lanes. Up to 3 members of the same household, each of whom must be proficient swimmers will be permitted to swim. Residents may also choose to walk rather than swim laps. When the new lane lines are delivered there will then be 6 lanes available, which will continue to accommodate up to 3 swimmers from the same household. Children who cannot swim without assistance will not be permitted entry into the pool. Flotation devices of any kind will not be permitted.
Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult 18-years-of-age or older. If the accompanying adult does not wish to swim with their under 16-year-old child, they may observe from the deck as long as they maintain the expectations for social distancing. Parents of teens (16 and up) who wish to access the pool without a parent and who do not possess a picture ID, should inform the Pool Committee whereby a list of their names for lifeguard reference will be maintained.
Hours of Operation will remain the same:
Sunday – Thursday 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
What measures will be taken to protect the health of residents and lifeguard staff?
Residents will enter through the lobby/pool house and proceed through the restrooms onto the deck area, and then exit through the emergency gate.
Doors will be propped open to limit contact with doors and door handles.
Hand sanitizer will be available at the points of entrance and exit.
Residents are encouraged to wear a mask when they are not in the pool and to the greatest extent possible if they must interact with or require assistance from a lifeguard.
Wearing of masks in the pool is unsafe and presents a suffocation hazard.
All deck furniture (tables and chairs) will be stored and unavailable for use due to the difficulty of sanitation after use.
Residents are encouraged to bring their own seating to the pool if so desired.
Restrooms will be open and available, but residents are strongly encouraged to use the restroom at home before and after pool visits.
Social distancing is required. Ten feet of space should always be maintained between non-household members. Lifeguards are not responsible for the enforcement of social distancing guidelines. Failure to comply with social distancing expectations may result in the loss of pool privileges.
Parties, swimming lessons, and guests will not be allowed in Phase II.
Parents are not permitted to help or instruct their non-swimming children in Phase II.
Crystal Aquatics has advised us that the following measures will apply to lifeguards and other pool employees:
Only 1 lifeguard will be allowed in the lobby/pool house area at a time.
Lifeguards will use gloves and masks.
A plexiglass barrier will be installed at the entry way counter.
Lifeguards and staff will be reminded of the importance of staying home any time they are not feeling well.
IMPORTANT: If a resident or a member of the lifeguard or other pool staff tests positive for the COVID-19 virus after visiting our pool during the period when they may have been contagious, it should be reported to the Pool Committee and/or our pool management company, Crystal Aquatics as soon as possible. Consequently, the pool will be closed immediately for a period of 48 hours to ensure that the pool facility is properly disinfected prior to reopening.
For any questions, the Pool Committee may be contacted by email at email@example.com. We also encourage residents to join the Belmont Glen HOA Community Pool FB where you will find updates and information communicated in real time.
Your Pool Committee members are:
Kevin Mataxas, Chair
Lanique Eubanks, BG HOA Board Liason