BACKGROUND FOR OUR POOL OPENING & WHAT THIS MEANS FOR PWIA AND YOUR MEMBERSHIP:
Before you pay to join PWIA as a swim member, you need to understand what you are buying. Currently the Board is not planning refunds of paid dues. Near term County changes in Orders may affect that refund policy.
We were allowed to reopen the pool when a revised Shelter-in-Place Order was put in effect recently, and which will remain in effect until the County amends or rescinds it. The PWIA Board is committed to the pool operating in accordance with the revised order and is making a good faith effort to comply as outlined below.
COVID-19 LIABILITY WAIVER: In order to swim at the pool, each family group must sign/initial and agree to the general liability waiver and the COVID-19 waiver that is included with the revised member enrollment sheet. You should have received it via email along with this year’s swim enrollment package. If necessary, email pwiamembership-AT-gmail.com or treasurer-AT-pwia.net with questions or to ask for an additional copy.
County-Required Operating Rules for Outdoor Swimming Pools and PWIA’s Policies to Comply
Members using the pool must agree to these pool operating conditions and abide by them. Failure to follow these conditions will result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of swimming privileges.
- Individuals who have any COVID-19 Symptoms will not be allowed access to the facility.
- Social Distancing Visitor Protocol is County required and will be displayed at the pool entrance. It must be adhered to at all times.
- Social Distancing in the Water: Swimmers/ family groups shall remain at least six feet apart from other swimmers/family groups at all times. Currently, the pool will be dedicated to lap swimming for five (5) swimmers during the period 9am to 9:30am. At other times, lap swimming will not be allowed if social distancing cannot be maintained.
- Face Masks Are Required in order to enter the PWIA facility and shall be worn at all times except when swimming. They should not be worn while in the water.
- Use of Shared Swimming Areas: To meet current County orders, a maximum of thirteen (13) swimmers will be allowed in the pool during each reservation time slot.
- A maximum of two (2) non-swimming supervising adults will be allowed for each family group.
- Currently each group can reserve the pool for 1 hour.
- The number of reservations a group may make a week will depend on how many families join this year, and how may people sign up at a time.
- Members will reserve pool time through an online system. Details will be sent as we process your paperwork.
- Non-member guests are not allowed.
- Anyone under 18 must be supervised by an accompanying adult. Nannies and grandparents can be supervising adults.
- PWIA Staff at the Pool: There will be no lifeguard on duty. Members are responsible for the safety of their family group. Pool Staff members will be present solely to monitor gate admittance, social distancing and pool maintenance.
- Facilities: Restrooms will be open and available for use. .
- Showers, Drinking Fountain, and Changing Rooms will remain closed.
- Sanitizing supplies will be available in the restrooms for members. .
- Each non-swimming supervising adult may bring a portable chair, which cannot be shared with other groups, and must be taken upon leaving the pool. .
- The usual pool toys are allowed to be brought in by members. PWIA will not provide pool toys this year. Please refer to the “What to Expect” announcement for specifics. Toys cannot be shared with other family groups, and must be removed at the end of the swim session.
- Drinking Water In A Non Breakable Container May Be Brought Into the Pool Facility. All other food and beverages are prohibited.
- All Gathering Shall be Prohibited Outside the Pool Water, such as on pool decks. An exception is for members of a household who are observing a child or other person swimming to ensure safety and supervision. Again, PWIA is limiting non-swimming supervising adults to a maximum of 2 individual