2020 Pool (reopening plan)
These rules and guidelines are subject to change at any time and without notice.
No guests are allowed at this time. A guest is anyone who does not live permanently in your household. Please review the waiver related to liability for COVID-19 online and be prepared to sign it at the pool prior to entry.
2020 Covid-19 Waiver (A waiver needs to be provided for each participant)
Maple Hills Pool Reopening Plan
After careful consideration, we have a plan in place that we feel is safe and in compliance with the Governor’s Safe Start: Phased approach to reopen the pool to our residents. While following CDC guidance to protect our swimmers, staff and community. The way we operate the pool this year will be very different than previous summers.
The health and safety of our swimmers, staff and residents remains our highest priority. Below you will find a summary of actions we are taking to help ensure we are lowering COVID-19 transmission risk as much as possible while also allowing our swimmers and residents to enjoy the pool.
In addition to the current Rules and Guidelines already in place at the pool, guidelines have been amended to ensure safety and compliance. The additional rules and guidelines are listed below:
General rules to prevent transmission
- Stay at home if you don’t feel well.
- Stay at home if you tested positive for COVID 19 or were exposed to someone with COVID 19 in the last 14 days.
- Stay 6 feet away from people who don’t live with you both in and out of the water and avoid sharing items with other people.
- Wear a cloth face covering when not in the water. Do not place cloth face coverings on children under age 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing or is unconscious, weak, or otherwise unable to remove the cover without help.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Cover you coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your elbow, throw the tissue in the trash, and wash your hands.
Rules for the use of the pool facilities
- A waiver must be signed to use the pool.
- The number of people in the pool is limited to 25 at one time.
- Online sign up for reservations to use the pool will be through Sign-up Genius.
- 50-minute time slots. Members can sign up for a maximum of 2 time slots per day, with a limit of 5 online signups per week. An additional 3 slots are available for walkups. New weeks will start on Mondays.
- Guest passes will not be available to use.
- Swimmers must be dressed ready to swim. Locker rooms are not available for changing.
- Showers will be closed.
- Bathrooms will be open from pool side only.
- It will be your responsibility to help your children maintain their social distancing in and out of the pool from people not in your household.
- 10-minute cleaning in between time slots of frequently touched surfaces.
- There will be no lounge chairs available to use.
- We will not be providing pool noodles, toys or goggles.
- Outside noodles or toys must remain in your section of the pool.
- No food or drinks will be allowed on the pool deck. (Personal water bottles will be allowed)
- Water fountain use will be for water bottle refill only.
- There are some tables and cubbies to put towels and shoes on or in.
- There will be visual cues of tape on the ground to ensure that residents can remain 6 feet apart when not in the water and how to enter and exit the facility.
- Residents will enter through the main gate. Signage about safety steps posted throughout.
- The Pool Office will be closed.
- Residents will check in and enter the pool area through the secondary gate.
- When time slot is over residents will gather their belongings and exit through the back gate by the basketball courts.
- There will be hand sanitizer at both entry and exit point of the facility.
- Residents who do not follow these rules will be asked to leave the facility.
- We will not be offering swim lessons or pool rentals.
- The pool rules that we have in effect from previous summers are still in effect as well. These additional rules are in place because of COVID-19. This is for your own safety.
- These rules will be updated as needed.
If we all practice these simple steps, we can enjoy the pool this summer. This is for the health and well-being of all of our residents.