(June 25, 2020) Ocean Pines has announced updated schedule and procedures for the community’s pools.
The revised schedule, which went into effect last Friday, follows Gov. Larry Hogan’s stage two recovery program standards.
Ocean Pines Director of Amenities and Operational Logistics Colby Phillips said the revised schedule and procedures will continue to limit capacity and adhere to social distancing and sanitization measures.
“The first few weeks of opening the pools has gone very well, and we thank everyone for their understanding of the weekly changes,” Phillips said. “The Aquatics team continues to have weekly meetings with the health department so we can make sure to stay up to date on all safety measures and procedures.”
Under the new procedures, all outdoor pools will operate on a first-come, first-served basis. Additionally, guests who are not Ocean Pines residents or property owners will now be able to gain entrance.
“We are finding that with our lower numbers and not reaching capacity at two of our outdoor pools that are open right now, we would be able to allow access to weekly and summer renters of Ocean Pines as well as our regular nonresident guests, many who take our classes year-round,” Phillips said.
According to Phillips, most pool visitors are Ocean Pines residents, guests of residents, or Ocean Pines renters.
“We have very few outsiders except at our Beach Club Pool and our Sports Core Pool. Those two pools see the most of our out-of-OP guests,” she said.
Ocean Pines swim members will be given exclusive access for the first hour after each pool’s opening each day. Guests may call the pools ahead of time to check availability.
Those interested in purchasing seasonal or year-round swim memberships may do so at the Ocean Pines Administration Building. Forms are available in the building’s lobby or online at oceanpines.org.
Payments may be submitted by mail, by email to email@example.com or by placing in the lobby drop box. Applications may also be taken to building’s front desk Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. to noon beginning June 19.
Non-resident swim memberships may be purchased beginning June 22.
The schedules at all five pools are as follows:
Yacht Club Pool: Now open. Call 410-936-0533.
Hours of operation: 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; pool members only 9-10 a.m.
Beach Club Pool: Now open. Call 410-936-0348.
Hours of operation 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; pool members only 10-11 a.m.
Swim and Racquet Club Pool: Now open. Call 410-641-7227.
Hours of operation: Noon-5:30 p.m.; pool members only 11 a.m. to noon.
The splash pad will open by July 1.
Sports Core Pool: Opening June 29. Call 410-641-5255.
Hours of operation: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Open for exercise classes and lap swimming/exercising only. In the event outdoor pools close due to rain, the Sports Core will open for recreational swimming, based on health department guidelines.
Mumford’s Landing Pool: Opening soon, once staffing is available. Call 410-208-6005.
Hours of operation: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Exercise classes will be held before 10 a.m. and after 5 p.m.
All guests entering the pools will be asked to provide their names and contact information (using sterilized pens) to facilitate contact tracing. Additional guests will be allowed in as guests leave.
Ocean Pines will be responsible for defining social distancing on the pool decks and check-in areas. A cleaning and sanitization schedule is in place at each pool.
Chairs will be provided, but loungers will not be available. Guests may bring their owns chairs or loungers if they wish.
Guests will be required to wear a mask upon entry at the pool, when using the bathrooms and when approaching others on the pool deck who are not in their immediate party.
For more information or questions, contact Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org.