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June 26, 2020 Update
Heard on the deck on our first day of opening: “After all that’s been going on, now that the pool is open . . . this finally feels like summer!”
Our pool has been open for ten days now and thus far, things have gone quite well. Our telephone “reservation” system has worked exactly as planned. People have called in for their 2-hour reservations and then enjoyed their time at the pool. There were a few occasions when someone called for a reservation when we were already at our 25-max limit. Alternative time slots were offered (and taken) and life moved on.
We’re averaging 52 “reservations” per day. The noon-2 pm time slot has been the least used period. Pool use rises from 2-6 pm, and then things slow down a bit from 6–8 pm. We expect this pattern will change a bit as summer temps climb and the evenings stay warmer. (Lap swim from 11 - noon is generally pretty full.)
Importantly – and with only a few exceptions – people have maintained their proper social distance while on the decks and in the pool. Signage is posted all around to remind people to practice social distancing and to wear facemasks while entering/exiting the facility and while going to (and returning from) the restrooms. Monitors and lifeguards do their best to help everyone follow the Protocols. All of this is done, of course, to help protect Members and Staff from the disease.
July 4: Obviously, we can’t have our usual OOI Fourth of July Party at the clubhouse. Social distancing requirements just don’t work well with tug- o’-war, wheelbarrow races, horseshoe contests, and water relays. Still, the guards will decorate the facility in honor of Independence Day and things should still be fun for those who reserve a time. For July 4th only, we’ll close at 7 pm, so the final time slot for reservations will be from 4-7 pm.
HOW TO RESERVE YOUR TIME AT THE POOL (for today and tomorrow)
Phone reservations: call anytime 11:15 am - closing.
Walk-up reservations may be made from noon - closing.
Wading pool: 30-minute reservations.
Lap swim: Call as early as Sunday at 11:15 am to make up to three 1-hour reservations for the week (Monday- Sunday). (Call the day before to request additional reservations.)
Clubhouse phone: 661 259 8747.
Happy Independence Day to all.
Board of Directors
If you have any questions please use the contact us form on our website and address to operations.
Stay safe and well!