From The Pool Deck (originally published in September 2020 Splasher)
By Kevin Ryan, VP Pool
The pool is open! Sort of! Between COVID requirements and smoke filled days, we are committed to make the pool available for as many of our members as possible and for as long as possible. The new sign-up protocol “Sign-up Genius” was started in September. The ease of use and immediate results as to availability has proven to be a huge success for both members and staff. Be kind to the many swimmers in Shadow Brook by showing some restraint when scheduling multiple slots so that more can share the limited availability. Also, if you know you are not going to make it to your requested swim time, then cancel as early as possible to make the time slot available for others.
Effective September 28, we have modified hours being open 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, plus noon to 8 p.m. on the weekends dependent on staffing. We also will have adult only lap swimming weekday mornings from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. as long as the number of swimmers support it. The board will continue these hours through Sunday, November 29th, which will bring the swimming season to a close. These schedules are subject to change, as we gather more data on pool usage. Please check the website for current schedules.
In December, the pool will be closed and planned maintenance will be performed on the filters and valves. This will take several days and has yet to be scheduled. The plaster in both pools also needs attention and this will be addressed by epoxy patches, until the entire pool can be re-plastered at a later date.
That’s it from the pool deck. Swimming is still the best form of exercise. Schedule a lane, and come on down! Remember to check the website for updates.