Phase 3 Pool Update

Thursday, July 02 2020 @ 02:50 PM

Contributed by: hmcdevitt

Crosspointe Community,

Happy 4th of July!  What better way to celebrate our Independence than with our pools allowing free swim on Friday July 3rd?  A special thanks goes to our Crosspointe BoT for approving Phase III rules in accordance with the Governor’s guidelines.

So, what is new with Phase III and what is staying the same?  We are still in a pandemic, so safety of our patrons remains paramount.   If you are sick or potentially infected with COVID-19, we ask that you stay away from pools for the safety of others.  

Under Phase III members not of the same household must remain 10 ft apart while in the water or on the pool deck. We ask that patrons wear masks when not in the pool.  We also ask that you bring your own furniture, as Crosspointe will not be providing furniture in Phase III due to cleaning mandates.  You are welcome to bring in food and drink (no glass); however, there is no grilling at the pool in Phase III.

We are keeping the same basic schedule for Phase III with the pool open in 2-hour blocks with 30 minutes of closure to allow for cleaning.  Within each 2-hour block, members will be allowed to reserve the baby pool, shallow areas, the main pool areas (to include the dive well), and lap lanes.  Members must be signed up to enter the facility.  No walk-ins.

·       The main pool (to include dive well) will be capped at 55 patrons for GE and 45 for OC.

·       The shallow areas (with steps) will be reserved for 2 households of 4 members or one large household of up to 8 members.  The intent for these areas is for families with small children, and they should stay in this shallow area.  Likewise, main pool swimmers should stay out of the shallow areas to maintain the 10 ft social distancing.

·       The baby pool will be reserved for 1 household with a max of 8 members.  There will be (2) 1-hour sessions for the baby pool in each 2-hour block.

·       Lap swim remains the same. Up to 3 members may swim in a lap lane.  Lanes used by more than one person must be consensually agreed upon.  2 lanes are available at each pool with (3) 40-minute sessions per 2-hour block.  Lap swimmers may not use other reserved areas.  Swim lessons will be conducted in lap lanes.

SIGN-UPS ARE LIMITED TO ONE PER MEMBER PER DAY.  Exceptions include swim instructors, and those who may reserve a baby pool slot and an additional slot on the same day.

We are excited to be entering Phase III and we ask that you have some patience as we learn to adapt to this new Phase.  We will look forward to your feedback so we can make improvements going forward.

Please see attached Phase III rules and Phase III schedule for additional information.

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Pool Rules and Procedures

Summer 2020



 ·       The pools will begin operating under Phase III rules on Friday, July 3rd.  Phase III will continue until a date to be determined by the Crosspointe Board of Trustees

·       Free swim is permitted.  Members not of the same household must maintain 10 ft of distance between one another

·       Lap swim is permitted with up to three people per lane. Swimmers not of the same household may pass but must maintain 10 ft of distance to the greatest extent possible.

Ø  Lanes used by more than one person must be consensually agreed upon and scheduled in advance using the reservation system, otherwise one person per lane

·       Diving is permitted. Divers must maintain 10 ft of distance between patrons.  No recreational swimming in dive wells

·       Swim Lessons are permitted during normal operations in swim lanes.  Instructors may have physical contact with swimmers when necessary

 (* In accordance with Executive Orders #67 by Governor Ralph Northam)


 ·       A reservation system will be used to schedule baby pools, shallow areas, lap swim and remaining areas up to max capacity (see diagram).  Members must be signed up to enter the facility.  Members will maintain social distancing of 6 ft from one another and are expected to wear face masks while outside the facility

Ø  Sign up instructions will be provided on the Crosspointe reservation system.  Members may sign up for one session per day.  Exceptions include: 1) swim instructors, and 2) those who might request one baby pool slot and an additional slot on the same day

·       Crosspointe pool membership photo identification must be shown to enter the pools, but will not be retained by pool staff

·       Members will enter the main entrance and exit through the utility gate

·       Crosspointe will provide hand sanitizer at pool entrances and exits

·       No guests during Phase III

·       No Pool Parties during Phase III



 ·       Open swim sessions will be 2 hours in duration, except for the baby pools.  Baby pool sessions will be one hour in duration (see Phase III schedule)

Ø  The baby pool will be reserved for one household at a time (max 8)

Ø  The shallow areas will be reserved for 2 households of up to 4 members, or one household of 5 to 8 members

Ø  The main pool areas and diving wells will be limited to 45 and 55 additional members for Oak Chase and Glen Eagles pools respectively

·       Lap swim sessions will be 40 min in duration.  There will be 3 sessions per lane during each 2-hour period

·       The pool will be closed for 30 minutes every two hours for additional cleaning

·       Members will be verbally screened for COVID-19 symptoms prior to entering facility

·       Pool staff will wear face masks when interacting with patrons

·       Members are expected to wear face masks when not in the pool

·       Maintain social distancing of 10 ft between patrons not of the same household while inside the facility (except lap swim)

·       Use of personal furniture is allowed and encouraged.  Maintain at least 10 ft of spacing on pool deck between persons not of the same household.  Crosspointe will not provide furniture for member use during Phase III

·       Sunbathers (non-swimmers) must sign up for a swim slot and will be counted against the max occupancy


Phase 3 Schedule
Session Main/Shallow Pool Baby Pool Lap Swim
1 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 10:00 am - 11:00 am 10:00 am – 10:40 am
10:40 am – 11:20 am
11:00 am - 12:00 pm 11:20 am – 12:00 pm
CLOSED FOR CLEANING 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
2 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm 12:30 pm – 1:10 pm
1:10 pm – 1:50 pm
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm 1:50 pm – 2:30 pm
CLOSED FOR CLEANING 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
3 3:00 pm - 5:00pm 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm 3:00 pm – 3:40 pm
3:40 pm – 4:20 pm
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 4:20 pm – 5:00 pm
CLOSED FOR CLEANING 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
4 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm 5:30 pm – 6:10 pm
6:10 pm – 6:50 pm
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm 6:50 pm – 7:30 pm
CLOSED FOR CLEANING 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm
5 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Session Main/Shallow Pool Baby Pool Lap Swim
1 11:00 am - 1:00 pm 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 11:00 am – 11:40 am
11:40 am – 12:20 pm
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 12:20 pm – 1:00 pm
CLOSED FOR CLEANING 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
2 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm 1:30 pm – 2:10 pm
2:10 pm – 2:50 pm
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 2:50 pm – 3:30 pm
CLOSED FOR CLEANING 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
3 4:00 pm - 6:00pm 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 4:00 pm – 4:40pm
4:40 pm – 5:20 pm
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm 5:20 pm – 6:00 pm
CLOSED FOR CLEANING 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
4 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm 6:30 pm – 7:10 pm
7:10 pm – 7:50 pm
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm 7:50 pm – 8:30 pm
CLOSED FOR CLEANING 8:30 pm – 9:00 pm