Good Afternoon Residents:
The County is now allowing pools at HOA’s to operate provided extremely strict restrictions are put into place. The Board and staff are working on a plan to open the pools according to the restrictions listed below. I will get back to you within the next couple of days with more information, but if we open pools it will have to be according to the guidelines listed below. We must make the pools ready for use and have staffing available to ensure these guidelines are met. This will take a couple of days of planning in order to implement.
Here are the Restrictions for your review:
Can private pools, like those in a gated housing development or apartment building, remain open?
Yes, private pools, including those in an HOA, apartment complex, hotel, motel, and country club, are permitted to operate for single occupancy only (one swimmer at a time), regardless of size or volume of pool. No gatherings around the pool are permitted, though a parent or guardian should remain with a minor who is swimming at all times to ensure safety.
All outdoor furniture in pool areas must be removed or stacked/chained in such a manner that furniture is rendered unusable. Drinking fountains and showers must remain closed and roped off from use. High touch areas such as handrails, restroom surfaces, light switches, dispensers, faucets, and doorknobs must be sanitized frequently.
Pools shall continue to be maintained in accordance with all County laws and regulations to ensure proper chemicals and safety measures are present. More information on pool safety can be found online at: https://rivcoph.org/coronavirus
Have a great day and stay safe.