We hope this note finds you well and we want to say a special thank you to our neighbors working on the front lines during this unprecedented time.
As many of you may know, we recently received official guidelines from the CDC, the State of Tennessee, the local health department, and Greater Nashville Pools (GNP) in regards to how we can safely open our facilities this season. The HOA Board has been diligently working through these new state and federal guidelines in order to ensure we are able to be compliant with the latest recommendations.
It is our pleasure to inform you that we will be opening the Bent Creek pool this season! However, with all the safety measures required to be put in place, there are still several issues we’re working out. At this time, we are anticipating a June 19th opening. One of the main reasons for this is due to the fact that GNP has yet to train their lifeguards due to the shutdown. As we’ve said in previous communications, the pools will look very different this season. Below are a few of the differences you can expect to see:
- Pool will have limited capacities (the exact number is TBD but likely 50 or less).
- An online reservation system will be used to sign up for a designated block of time for you and your family to enjoy the pool. This is to ensure we don’t go over capacity and allow for appropriate social distancing. Right now, we are considering a 90 minute block with 30 minutes in-between each block to allow for proper cleaning of commonly touched surfaces.
- You will need to be on time for your reservation as the lifeguard will close access after 10 minutes or once all reservations have arrived.
- A waiver will need to be signed in order for you to use the pool. We will have details regarding this process soon.
- Two lifeguards will be on site. One lifeguard will make sure you have a reservation and a waiver on file upon check-in. While the other finishes up sanitation or other responsibilities. Both lifeguards will be responsible for sanitizing any commonly touched surfaces, railings, and doors/gates between each block of visitors. Per CDC guidelines, the lifeguard will also do a very basic health screening of each visitor upon arrival. No physical temperature will be taken.
- Pool hours are TBD. However, there will be no access to the pool without lifeguards on duty.
- There will be no pool furniture available on the pool deck. You will be responsible for bringing your own chairs. (Limit 2)
- Bathrooms will be closed.
- Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
- No guests will be allowed.
- If you leave the pool during your time slot you will not be able to re-enter.
- Homeowners must be current with HOA dues.
- No swim lessons will be offered in the Bent Creek pool. Please contact Coach Cannon Mayes for information regarding swim lessons you may have previously registered for at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional details will be provided in the next week or two once our reopening procedures are finalized. These modifications are subject to change as local and federal guidelines change throughout the season. It’s our hope that we will be able to loosen restrictions as the summer goes on. We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we navigate these unprecedented times.
As we anxiously await our opening, it is our understanding that the Williamson County Rec Center is open for indoor lap swimming and offering their lanes free of charge to non-members at this time. You may view detailed information about Williamson County Parks and Recreation facilities here: https://www.wcparksandrec.com/about/other_info/wcpr_updates.php
For those who would like to read the CDC guidelines for homeowner associations, they can be found in full here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/parks-rec/aquatic-venues.html.
Also, the State of Tennessee has published some guidelines here: https://www.tn.gov/governor/covid-19/economic-recovery/swimming-pool-guidelines.html