Seven Coves Pool Opening May 22, 2020
On May 18 the Governor gave approval for outdoor public pools to open at 25% capacity as long as social distancing could be maintained and adequate cleaning procedures were put in place. Current CDC guidance indicates that the likelihood of Covid-19 transmission in properly chlorinated pools is low and the newest guidance indicates surface transmission is much lower than previously reported.
The Seven Coves Board has reviewed the requirements for opening and operating the pool, developed a set of new guidelines for pool use and sanitation, and held an orientation meeting with our pool Monitors yesterday. Several new procedures will be in place and strictly enforced. Individual behavior is the single most important factor in reducing the risk of Covid -19 transmission and the new rules are critical as well as the need to strictly enforce them to open the pool and keep people safe.
Given these plans and procedures we believe it is possible to adequately manage pool capacity and group sizes and follow the recommended sanitation procedures so that the pool can now be opened.
The pool will open at 11AM Sunday May 24th. The pool will be open for Sunday and Memorial Day from 11AM until 8 PM and closed on Tuesday for cleaning. Pool passes will be available starting at 11:00 AM Sunday and available anytime the pool is open. Pool Passes will only be issued to residents that complete the required waiver form. We will be making the new rules and required waiver form available on the HOA website by Friday morning. Please note the pool will have open and closed intervals each day so read the rules and times carefully.
To save time please download the form, read, sign, and bring with you when you pick up your pool pass. This will significantly decrease your wait time to get into the pool. Forms will be available at the gate if you cannot download or print the form ahead of time. An ID is required when you submit your form and request your pool pass. All waivers will be kept on file at the gate to simplify subsequent visits to the pool, but an ID and pool pass will be required each time you plan to use the pool.
Please carefully read the new rules which are for your safety and for the safety of the pool Monitors. Group size and limits on total capacity is well defined and cannot be exceeded. We want the pool to be safe and enjoyable to swimmers and families of all ages. As in the past no alcohol can be present in the pool area and anyone using inappropriate language or who fail to follow the safe use rules will be asked to leave by the pool Monitors. If this request is refused the Constables will be called.
We are pleased that the extensive pool remodel work done earlier this year can now be enjoyed by our residents and that the pool can be opened in time for Memorial Day.
President Seven Coves HOA
Please click HERE for the waiver that WILL be required for entrance into and use of the pool.