July 1, 2020
Dear QRA Members,
As you know, Virginia enters Phase Three of public health restrictions with new guidance for swimming pools. We have taken into consideration the many member concerns about safety as well as the ability to expand operations at our pool. Here is our plan to navigate the new guidelines and accommodate our membership.
These guidelines will go into effect at our pool Friday, July 3:
Please know these guidelines may be subject to change as we adjust to Phase Three. Information will be communicated later this week about July 4th weekend. We still need 50 more member families to join the pool this season to meet our membership goal.
Thank you all for being respectful of each other at the pool and abiding by these guidelines when enjoying our pool. We continue to count on you to enforce these guidelines with each other and our children. As always, please provide feedback on your pool experience as well as concerns to the board.
June 13, 2020
Greetings fellow members,
Good news today, break out your swim suits and coolers because we will be opening the pool in Phase 2 on Monday, June 15. This season will be very different from what we've experienced. Please read on to see our plan for opening.
Currently the Phase 2 guidelines that affect us from the Governor of Virginia are as follows:
Here is our plan to accommodate these guidelines.
2. Reservation system
4. Guidelines and member relations
We need at least 60 more members in order to support operations at our pool this season. We need your support, so please consider the following:
Remember, when you join your neighborhood QRA you are not only getting access to the best community pool in Chesterfield County, but you are also helping to maintain and improve the park, volleyball court & field, basketball courts, and the winter sledding hill. All of these amenities, managed solely by the QRA, make Queensmill a highly desirable location within the county with consistently strong property values.
May 15, 2020
Thank you for your patience and support during these uncertain times. We hope this email finds you safe and sound.
As everyone is aware, the Governor has released guidelines for Phase 1 of his reopening plan. This includes a provision for outdoor pools to open for lap swimming, within specific guidelines.
We have spoken with other pools in the area to gauge other facilities' responses. While good discussions ensued, we learned that each pool varied in their approach.
We are preparing to open in a future Phase that will best serve our members and will not open for Phase 1. We reached this decision by balancing member health & safety, logistics, and cost with the benefits of a very limited opening in Phase 1.
If you have questions or comments on this decision please contact us via email.
As we prepare for Phase 2, we are continuing to address ways to accommodate sanitation, limited group size, social distancing, and low-touch hot dog nights.
We appreciate all of you who have paid dues. A reminder that membership dues to join the pool are due June 1.
Thank you again for your patience and support,
The QRA board
April 13, 2020
Greetings QRA members,
We have a lot of information to share about the upcoming pool season. First and foremost, we hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during this period of social distancing.
Our top priority continues to be our members safety and serving our community. As everyone is aware, the Governor's stay at home order is in effect until June 10. Our pool management company is moving forward to prepare their pools for opening Memorial Day weekend. However, the reality is that no one knows when will be able to enjoy our pool season. We agree that it will be better to be in a position to open quickly once the ban is lifted, rather than in a reactionary position once the ban is lifted.
We need to collect membership dues. We have operational costs that are constant whether the pool opens or not, such as grounds maintenance, pool set-up and maintenance, equipment repair, etc., which we need to fund. We also recognize that this is an extraordinary situation. What does that mean for you? Well, a couple of things....
We'd like to thank the members who have already paid their dues for the summer. We are planning to make the most out of our 2020 pool season, we just aren't sure what that looks like yet. As we continue to address this evolving situation, we continue to need your support and will commit to providing updates as they arise. So please send your membership dues as soon as you can.