Here's what's different:
You must remain distanced, in and out of the water, from other family groups
Screening questions at the gate
There will be no snack bar or water/ice provided
There will be no trash cans – pack in and pack out
There will be no deck furniture, except for umbrellas – BYO Chair!
Only one family allowed in the bathroom at a time
No basketball hoop and no catch
No toys provided at the baby pool
No Adult Swims
Here's what's the same:
Seeing your neighbors and friends (at a distance!)
Having a great time cooling off in the water!
Being kind and respectful of our hard working (even harder working this year!) guards and staff
Virginia’s COVID-19 reopening plan requires us to follow certain requirements and restrictions. The pool rules for the 2020 season look a little bit different as a result! Members must follow these rules or will be subject to removal from the pool and/or suspension from membership. Please be patient and respectful of other members and the staff, so that we may all enjoy the pool this summer!
1) Pool Access and Hours: Pool access is determined by how many members can fit in the facility while still safely and lawfully distancing between family groups.
No one under the age of 13 may come to the pool unaccompanied.
Babysitters and other approved guests may bring children to the pool in a family group.
The pool will be open M-Sa 10:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m., and Sunday 12:00 -7:00 p.m.
To ensure all members who want to can come, and to comply with cleaning requirements, the pool will be open for 2-hour time slots.
Each 2-hour slot will include check-in and exit time, to allow the guards 30 minutes between slots for cleaning.
There will be no Adult Swims called this year. There will be a 15-minute warning whistle before members must exit.
In between slots, lifeguard will clean, disinfect common touch points, and check chlorine levels.
You must sign up for a slot using Signup Genius, which will open at noon the day before.
You may only sign up for one slot per day. If there are open slots as of 8:00 a.m., you may sign up for an additional slot that day.
If you sign up for two back-to-back slots, you must exit the pool facility and re-enter for the next slot.
2) Check-In Procedures:
The first time you enter the pool facility this season each adult member will sign a waiver.
You must also list all children or individuals you are responsible for on the waiver. Each time you enter the pool you must answer state-mandated screening questions.
You must stay distanced from others during the check-in process.
WPCA will mark off spaces in the parking lot for check-in. You must show your ID upon request.
If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, you may not enter the pool facility.
3) Deck Furniture:
There will be no deck chairs or tables provided this year. You may bring your own, so long as they fit in the spot.
Umbrellas will be available at some spots on the deck. There will be no toys provided at the baby pool.
4) Food and Drink:
The Snack Bar will be closed this year.
There will be no water/ice jug or trash cans provided.
You may bring your own food and drink but must remove all trash.
Consistent with other years, no alcohol is permitted.
Bathrooms will be available but limited to one family at a time.
Bathrooms will be cleaned and disinfected between the 2-hour time slots.
6) Social Distancing:
Free swim is allowed, but staff will be enforcing social distancing both in and out of the water.
The diving board will be open for business, but you must remain distanced in the line. Spots will be marked – please help your children follow these guidelines.
Additionally, we will not have the basketball hoop this year and playing catch is not allowed, given the distancing requirements.
No running on the deck, no diving outside the well, and no horseplay.