Pools Updates!

Jun 24, 2020

Update 6-24-2020

On July 2nd Hyland Hills Pool (not splash park) and Meadows Pool will be opening for recreational swim as permitted in Phase 3 of the Governor’s order. Capacity is limited to accommodate the required social distancing.

• Entry will be on a first come first serve basis. No guests will be permitted.
• Hyland Hills Pool maximum capacity will be 100 and Meadows will 80.
• Pools will open at 11 am daily.
• Each session will be two-hours (11am–1pm, 1:30-3:30pm, 4-6pm, and 6:30-8:30) with a 30-minute cleaning break in-between. Everyone MUST leave the pool at the end of each session.
• No water features or interactive activities available including the slide. 
• Patrons must bring their own chair or towel; no furniture will be provided by SRP due to cleaning requirements.
• No food will be permitted.
• Proper social distancing and hygiene will be self-policed. Patrons must maintain 10 feet of distance unless members of the same household.
• All patrons must wear a mask for entering and exiting the pool and when within 10 feet of other patrons or guards.
• Everyone must submit a signed waiver online before coming to the pool – waivers cannot be signed at check-in.  https://southridingprop.wufoo.com/forms/waiver-release-and-assumption-of-risk-agreement/
• DO NOT enter this facility if you have a cough, fever or other symptoms of illness, been exposed to persons that have tested positive for COVID, or if you are awaiting results of a COVID test.

Lap swim appointments and water aerobics classes will still be available at Town Hall Pool. Click HERE to book your appointment.

 

Update 6-17-2020

FREE Water Aerobics starting June 23rd!

This summer we are partnering with letSwim and offering free classes to our residents. Registration is required, reserve your spot HERE.

Tuesday and Thursday from 1-2 pm

These classes are for everyone ages 13 and up.  Intensity is easily modified for all levels of fitness.  Even though they have a low impact, these classes are a total body workout that includes warm-up, aerobic, cool-down, strength & toning, and flexibility stretching. Classes are one hour in length. Class size is 12 participants.

 

Update 6-15-2020

Great news SR Residents!

Families will now be permitted to have access to lap lanes to facilitate fun and exercise for all members of their household.  Each family member must register for an appointment, no matter how young, and only two people will be permitted in each lane. Parents must be in the water or pool side and each participant must stay in their lane. However, you can choose what the exercise or activity will be!

On June 29th we will be extending the swim time slots to 45 minutes each in which you may be lap swimming, walking or standing.

 

Update 6-13-2020

TOWN HALL POOL IS OPEN FOR LAP SWIM BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!

Pool hours are now Monday through Sunday, 10:45am - 8:30pm.

We have increases the number of swimmers to 12 for 30-minute intervals for lap swim only with a 15-minute break between intervals. There will be two swimmer allowed per lane in adherence with the Phase 2 guidelines for social distancing. Temperature checks will be performed before entering the facility. All patrons must wear a mask for entry to the pool and when not actively swimming.

 

Update 6-9-2020

General Manager Update on Pools:

The South Riding team is as disappointed as our residents that we will not be able to open Hyland Hills pool in Phase 2 of the Virginia state “Safer at Home“order. We had developed a comprehensive plan for opening. However, as they say the “best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.”

The regulations for Phase 2 prohibit recreational swimming and requires splash pads, spray pools and interactive water features remain closed. We will be expanding hours for lap swim at Town Hall and, when our pool company can provide full time staffing of certified managers we will consider expanding to South Riding Center or Meadows pool. We have added the requirement of waivers before residents can use the pools and we will be doing a temperature check as each swimmer enters the facility. We hope to be able to add some water aerobics for adults and for children. We know many residents are eager to get in the pool and are not interested in only swimming laps.

Our plans continue to evolve as new resources become available and regulations change. Thank you for your patience.

 

Update 5-29-20

TOWN HALL POOL WILL BE OPENING FOR LAP SWIM BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Starting MONDAY June 1st!

Pool hours will be Monday through Sunday 1 – 8pm

Only 6 swimmers will be permitted at a time in 30-minute intervals for lap swim only with a 15-minute break between intervals. There will be only one swimmer allowed per lane in adherence with the Phase 1 guidelines for social distancing. No guest will be permitted, and children will only be admitted if they will be swimming laps and have previously passed the pool swim test. Furniture will not be permitted on the pool deck. Patrons are there solely to swim and must leave promptly at the end of their 30 minute session. All patrons must wear a mask for entry to the pool and when not actively swimming. Please practice proper social distancing and sanitizing hygiene.

Patrons should shower before they come to the pool as the restrooms are only open for emergency use and the showers are closed.

No entry will be permitted without an appointment and valid pool pass presented at check-in.

Please check your temperature daily and do not come to facility if you have a fever, cough or other symptoms of the illness.

An inherent risk of exposure to Corona Virus exists in any public place where people are present. The Virus is an extremely contagious and serious disease. The pool area and bathrooms have been treated, however will not be able to guarantee this is a coronavirus free environment and each swimmer will swim at their own risk.Sign up for a 30 minute appointment for Town Hall Lap Swim (lap swim only, each person must be capable of swimming or walking the length of the pool in their own lane). Max one appointment per day. Appointments limited to residents with a VALID POOL PASS. Please make sure your pool pass is up to date before signing up.

Click HERE to book appointments.

 

PARKS, TENNIS COURT, DOG PARK!

The South Riding Parks, Tennis Courts and Dog Park are now open.

Please practice proper social distancing and sanitizing hygiene.

An inherent risk of exposure to the virus exists in any public place where people are present. The virus is an extremely contagious and serious disease. The equipment has been treated however South Riding Proprietary cannot ensure this area is virus free. While visiting our parks and tennis courts you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure of the virus.

 

Updated 5-26-2020

POOLS
SRP Recreation plans continue to be a work in progress as we adapt to the changing requirements of reopening safely. If the Governor moves northern Virginia to Phase 1 of reopening on Friday, we will have our pools inspected as soon as possible and plan to open Town Hall Pool for limited capacity lap swim. Only 6 swimmers will be permitted at a time at 30-minute intervals for lap swim only, with one swimmer allowed per lane. SRP will provide one Covid deep clean a day, however SRP will not provide furniture since we cannot ensure we will be able to clean every chair between each use. We will not be able to guarantee this is a coronavirus free environment and each swimmer will swim at their own risk. We will provide information on scheduling procedures as we get confirmation we can move forward.

The Red Cross is not training new lifeguards at this time, so we are limited to hiring guards certified in 2019. If you or your child is certified as a lifeguard and is looking for summer employment, please visit High Sierra’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/highsierrapools/

PLAYGROUNDS
SRP staff will be cleaning the playgrounds on a one-time basis by May 29th and if the Governor moves us to Phase 1 on Friday, we will open playgrounds for use. Use should be limited to 10 people at a time and you must follow mask regulations issued by the governor. You will be required to wipe down the equipment after your visit.

TENNS COURTS
SRP staff will be cleaning the tennis entrance and benches and use will be permitted for single and doubles play with no more than 10 players on the courts at one time. Masks should be worn when you are not playing. You will be required to wipe down all benches and gates after each use.

DOG PARK
Use should be limited to 10 people at a time and you must follow mask regulations issued by the governor. You will be required to wipe down all gates after each use..

Use of our amenities and the enforcement regulations will be self-policed. Flagrant violations of these guidelines could result in suspension of your privileges.

 

5-12-2020

We are preparing a plan that would allow us to open the pools on a modified schedule when we reach Phase 2 of the governor's order. However, we will need the county Board of Health to sign off as well. We are preparing the pools and as soon as we get the approval, we intend to open Hyland and Meadows but capacity will be limited to practice social distancing. Due to limited capacity we will not allow guests.

We are doing everything in our power to salvage at least some of the pool season.

Stay tuned for updates.