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Pool FAQ's

Can my family stay for more than one hour?
o Yes. Families are welcome to purchase as many time blocks as they’d like. The fee is simply $3/hour
per person/ $12 max per family per session
o If more than one hour is purchased, your family can leave your belongings in your designated space
during the sanitation period. However, all individuals must exit the pool facilities during the sanitation

Can I purchase a seasonal pass as I have in previous summers?

o No. We are unable to offer a seasonal pass this year. We cannot guarantee that all families would
receive the same amount of time blocks, due to the nature of the booking process. The value of the
seasonal pass would have ultimately been different for each family based on the number of time slots
they were able to reserve.
Why does my family have to pre-register for a time block?
o Selling reservations for specific time blocks allows us to control capacity. For contact tracing purposes
required by the Health Department, this also enables us to identify exactly who was in attendance at the
pools, in the event of an exposure to COVID-19.
What if my family is comprised of more than four people?
o You will only be responsible for paying $12 per family
Is changing allowed in the restrooms?
o No. In accordance with State guidelines, changing in the restrooms is not allowed during Phase II. As is
the case with many of our restrictions this year, as more information becomes available, we will reassess
and adjust our pool rules accordingly.
Is social distancing required at the pools?
o Yes. In accordance with State guidelines, social distancing of at least 6’ is required for all individuals
outside of a household group and applies to deck areas, bathrooms, or wading areas. No one should
congregate in the water or on the pool deck.

Are face masks required?
o Yes. Face masks will be required when entering the pool facilities, using the restrooms, and in other
circumstances that do not allow for social distancing.
o Face masks are not to be worn while in the water.
Why is the Spray Park closed?
o In conjunction with the Board of Health we felt it was the safest thing to do for the community. The water used for the spray park is not chlorinated and thus would not kill the virus. Also, the age range designed for the spray park would be very challenging to practice social distancing.