Extending the Pool Season
Extending the Pool Season
For the last several years, patrons in Bridlewood, haven't had an opportunity to experience what it's like to have pool season after Labor Day. Other communities, like Glenkirk Estates and Morris Farms, have the pool remain open until the third weekend of September. Patrons in those communities, love having an extensive pool season, and make the best of it before going into an 8 month off-season, but even during that time, is still an early pool rap-up for the season in some people's minds. Some residents, like me, have expressed interest in extending the pool season well into the fall months. Over the past years, the idea has fallen through due to the lack of lifeguards, and having to deal with an HOA due increase with an increased pool season.
A lot of us thought we weren't going to have a pool season in Bridlewood, but due to the crazy circumstances with covid this year, and with students physically not in school, along with more lifeguard availabilities with virtual learning with high school and colleges, I am requesting the board to have the pool open until the first quarter ends for students who attend grade school, not only from covid, but from a climatological perspective, as we can see hot temperatures last well into October, just like we saw last year, the year before, and years past when I thought of this wonderful idea.
The pool officially opened on July 6th. If this was a normal pool season, pool season would be exactly 100 days. (May 23rd through September 7th) If you do the math, 100 days after July 6th, will take you to October 14th, which is a few weeks before students could go back to school in the second quarter if covid is contained. When I was a kid, I would go to the pool as much and as long as possible during those 100 days, and try to make the best of it with splashes of laughter. Kids who are living through the complications of covid with a reduced pool season and not having to go to school physically, shall be privileged to have a unique pool season, to earn those pool days back, the ones that they missed from May 23rd till July 6th. Kids need exercise. When the weather is hot, the best place for kids to excercise on a hot summer or fall day, is the pool. There wasn't much to do when the pool wasn't open on hot days, and those days aren't over quite yet. I won't be disappointed if this idea falls through, but I would encourage the board to think about this as we move forward. Hopefully this won't affect the HOA dues, since we got a late start to the season.