Rose Garden Pool


Newsletter

June 7, 2020

To All Rose Garden Pool Association Members,

The Rose Garden Pool Association Board of Directors, Pool Manager and Staff are excited to announce the tentative opening of the Rose Garden Swimming Pool to RGPA Members on June 17, 2020. The Operating Plan as per guidance with the CDC is pending the acceptance of our local governmental authorities of Peters Township.  Now that Washington County is in the Green Zone, the springtime pool renovations are completed and the pool is filling up with water, we can move forward with implementing the process for following the facility capacity limits and social distancing requirements.

In keeping with safe practices and government constraints, our pool management contractor, American Pool Inc. has collaborated with the Pool Manager and Board to create an operating plan for how to open a membership pool during a pandemic. The Lifeguards and Staff will be following health standards for COVID-19 including wearing PPE, cleaning and sanitization guidelines. The initial implementation of the operating plan will start with a reduced capacity level of members permitted into the facility. The Pool Manager will adjust and increase the number of times/sessions allowed per week along with number of members per session quickly IF members adhere to pool guidelines and safe practices.  We ask that the members be respectful of the “Sign Up to Swim” process and rules, which will be posted online shortly.

Please note: there are no “refunds” to members for the time that the pool was not open. The added cost of janitorial supplies for sanitization, PPE for the Lifeguard and Staff, additional staffing for performance of the cleaning and sanitization requirements will cost much more for the pool to operate under these circumstances.  All annual dues paid go to the operational overhead costs of the pool which include the annual contract with the pool management company, liability insurance, taxes, accounting, website, permits, licenses, utilities, ground maintenance and capital improvements.

Thank you for your support and cooperation during this unprescedented time. We are looking forward to a fun summer at Rose Garden Pool.

Respectfully,

Alex M. Ladzinski

President,

Rose Garden Pool Association

 


May 31, 2020

To All Rose Garden Pool Association Members,

The Rose Garden Pool Association Board of Directors, Pool Manager and Staff appreciate your patience during this very frustrating and challenging time. Most of all, we hope that you and your families are healthy and safe. It is our goal to open the pool to our members for Summer 2020 as soon as possible! However is a very complicated situation, which we are navigating carefully.  The details are evolving on a daily basis and we ask that you remain patient as we develop the process, constraints and solutions to opening.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Website, “There is no evidence that COVID-19 can spread to people through water used in pools…” “Proper operation and disinfection of pools … should kill the virus that causes COVID-19. Limit close contact with people outside your home in public spaces, both in and out of the water.” https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/swimming/index.html

Current Updates:

  • We understand that Washington County will be moving into the GREEN ZONE on June 5, 2020. When that occurs we should have more clarity about the government guidelines for operating the RGPA pool, grounds and area.
  • Our pool management company; American Pool’s is working out a plan for sanitization and a process for the admittance of pool members that keeps the pool grounds in government compliance, along with healthy and safe social distancing constraints and CDC guidelines. American Pool will need a few weeks to assemble and implement this operational plan.
  • Rose Garden Pool hired a contractor in the fall of 2019 for substantial renovations to the pool area, which started in the winter, and was shutdown due to government restrictions. This caused a delay in the completion date of the painting and concrete repairs, anticipated now to be finished on or around June 1, 2020. Following this, the pool will begin filling with water for the summer swim season.
  • With all the swimming pools being shutdown due to government regulations, our lifeguards were not able to update their certifications and are still waiting to do so, when the pools are open and staffed to perform the testing. This needs to be accomplished before the pool can safely open.
  • We expect to send out a newsletter update by next weekend “hopefully” with detailed information and an opening date for the pool.

Thank you for your support and cooperation during this transitional time. We are looking forward to summer fun at Rose Garden Pool.  Please keep watch on our Rose Garden Pool Web Site (bottom of the main page) and under “Newsletter” revisions to the operation status of the pool.

Respectfully,

Alex M. Ladzinski

President,

Rose Garden Pool Association

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 May 18, 2020

To All Rose Garden Pool Association Members,

As of the present time we are not going to open the Rose Garden Pool for Memorial Day weekend which would have started on May 23, 2020.  At this time, we are considered to be in the Yellow Zone for government restrictions. When we enter the Green Zone there will be some guidance available for swimming pools that operate outdoors.  However there will be government restrictions that we will have to adapt to and operate within. At that time we will assess if it is going to be possible for us to operate our facilities and in keeping with government guidelines.

Brian Bell – President of American Pools is under contract to manage the Rose Garden Swimming pool for the 2020 season. Brian Bell and his staff is responsible to provide a model that we can operate by that abides by the government guidelines when the time comes and when the rules are clear.  If and when we get a green light we will need a few weeks to put it together not limited to guard certification and a lot of safety measures.

Please keep watch on our Rose Garden Pool Web Site (bottom of the main page) and under “Newsletter”  revisions to the operation status of the pool.

Respectfully,

Alex M. Ladzinski

President,

Rose Garden Pool Association

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April 25, 2020

Re: COVID-19 & Government Regulations for Rose Garden Pool

From: Alex M. Ladzinski, President – Rose Garden Pool Association

To Rose Garden Pool Association Members:

Concerning the opening of the Rose Garden Pool for the 2020 season, we are busy with our standard preparations as usual, to include but not limited to repairs, capital preservation, painting, landscaping and cleaning. The management of Rose Garden Pool for the 2020 Swim Season is contracted to American Pool. We have asked Brian Bell, President of American Pool what the status is for opening on time for the 2020 Swim Season.   Considering the government restrictions for COVID-19, and the fact that American Pool is under obligation to maintain compliance per State health and safety standards,  Here is what Brian Bell stated (paraphrased); “no one really knows at this time as the State has not given any guidance on the pools for the summer. Even Allegheny Co. Health Department does not have any answers at this time.”

So, with that being said the official pool opening date is uncertain at this moment.  Our request is for our members to be patient and stand by for updates regarding the opening date for the Rose Garden Pool 2020 Swim Season. As soon as I hear what the protocol for the pool to open is going to be, I will transmit that information to you.

Regards,

Alex M. Ladzinski

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January 19, 2020

Dear Rose Garden Pool Members:

When I am not skiing I am thinking about warmer days to come. Last year was another hot summer again with the usual (or unusual) amount rain that we are blessed with every June. However this coming year we are having the water drainage system at the base of the stairs to the pump room renovated to solve the endless flooding into our facility that occurs every spring. Also, our main pool will have some revitalizing done in order to preserve the integrity of the floor and walls. Last year we replaced the water slide and had to add alterations along the way. Hopefully this year we will be able to enjoy our beautiful water slide uninterrupted.

We have more facility improvements that we are contemplating including but not limited to the main pool.

Member’s dues and guest fees as well as inactive fees for the 2020 season will remain the same.

We are anticipating American Pool Management to continue to provide service and support for our upcoming season and our current staff will once again be available to provide the service and courtesy that made our past years a success.

“Our commitment” to SAFETY, CLEANLINESS and RECREATION will always remain a priority, as well as CUSTOMER SERVICE.

Respectfully,

Alex M. Ladzinski

President

Rose Garden Pool Association

 

 

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