Sierra Pool

 

The pool is currently closed for the season.
Check back later for information
about the 2021 pool season.

 
 

Pool Hours (when the pool season is open)

The pool is normally open from around Memorial Day to Labor Day each year.  The dates open and hours are subject to State mandated rules and regulations.

 

OPEN / FAMILY SWIM      

1 PM to 5:30 PM   Monday thru Friday     

Noon to 5:30 PM   Saturday & Sunday

Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult,  or if between 13 and 17 by another

person between 13 and 17, or an adult.

 

RESERVED / ADULT SWIM (18 and older)   

Noon to 1:00 PM  Monday thru Friday  

5:30 PM to 6:30 PM  Seven days a week

 

Sierra Pool Reopening Policy - COVID19

Approved - June 17 2020

Refer to May 18 document created by the Washington State Department of Health for more details: COVID-19 Prevention Guidance and Reopening of Water Recreation Facilities in Phases. When Island County enters Phase 3 of Washington State’s reopening plan, the Sierra Country Club pool shall reopen under the following guidelines:


1. High risk populations ( defined as people 65 years old or older and people of any age with health conditions including chronic lung disease, moderate to severe asthma, serious heart conditions, diabetes, immunocompromised, severe obesity, chronic kidney disease, liver disease, and living in a nursing home or long-term care facility ) are discouraged from using or accompanying family members using the pool facility.


2. Six foot physical distancing is to be maintained between pool facility users of different family groups and pool staff.


3. (effective July 27, 2020) A maximum of 12 people (not counting pool staff) will be allowed in the pool facilities (including the water, the seating areas, and the changing areas) at any one time. Persons arriving at the pool shall sign in and be given 60 minutes to use the pool facility (including the changing areas). If the maximum number of people are using the pool facilities, the pool attendant(s) shall manage the schedule according to the Pool Waitlist Procedure


4. Only one family group may use the child’s pool at a time due to social distancing requirements. Pool users are asked to be considerate in sharing this asset.


5. Upon entry to the clubhouse and pool areas all persons shall sign in with name, address and phone number for contact tracing if it becomes necessary.


6. Upon entry to the pool facilities all persons shall sign a health statement indicating they have no signs of sickness and they have not knowingly been in proximity to any people with symptoms of or diagnosed with COVID19. The sign in sheet shall also include agreement that they are using the pool facility at their own risk and are responsible for their own health and safety.


7. Pool staff shall check their temperature daily before beginning their shift and shall record the results in a logbook accessible by Sierra board members and facilities managers. Pool staff shall not report for work if they are experiencing any symptoms of illness or have knowingly been in contact with anyone displaying COVID19 symptoms. Pool staff shall wear masks at all times except if they go in the water.


8. Sierra shall not permit use of community owned flotation aids and pool toys. Pool users may use their own flotation aids and pool toys.


9. Sierra shall provide disinfectant materials for users and guests to use at the beginning and ending of their pool visit. This shall be used to clean all chairs, tables, benches touched by each person. Pool attendants shall inform each person upon entry to the pool of this responsibility and shall monitor the pool areas to ensure disinfection happens.


10.Pool staff shall disinfect all chairs, tables, and benches prior to the pool opening each day.


11.To minimize contact of surfaces in the changing areas, Sierra members and guests shall not use the changing areas as such, but shall arrive at the pool with their swimwear on, and shall change out of their swimwear after leaving the facility. One shower and one toilet stall in each changing area shall be available for use. Showering prior to pool use is still a requirement.


12.All pool users are encouraged to wear sandals at all times in the changing areas, showers, toilet stalls, and areas around the pool.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

 

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Pool Rules and Other Information

The purpose for the adult-only swim is to allow for lap swim and physical therapy.  It is not an appropriate time for children to be in the pool.  We respectfully ask parents for their cooperation.

Note: When there are no seniors or adults who wish to use the pool during the time it is reserved for them, or if they agree to others using the pool with them, the pool attendant has the discretion to open the pool to other members unless a senior or adult arrives who wishes to use the pool, and objects to others using the pool during the designated adult hours.

No one will be allowed to use the pool outside of regular pool hours without the specific approval of the Board of Directors.

Guest Fee $2.00; guests must be accompanied by a Sierra member.

Note: Sierra residents and their guests are allowed access to the pool during normal pool hours even when the clubhouse has been reserved!

 

Anyone refusing to obey the pool rules
is subject to removal from premises.

Eligibility for Pool Use

Members:  Sierra members in good standing and their family are entitled to use the showers and pools at no charge.

  • Good standing means lot dues and water bills are current and there are no unresolved covenant violations.
  • Members in good standing will be issued membership cards once a year.
  • Members must show a current Sierra Membership Card to gain access to the pool facilities.
  • A list of members in good standing will be maintained during the pool season, and the pool attendant has the right and obligation to refuse access to any member not currently in good standing, even if the member had previously been issued a membership card.

Tenants:  Members in good standing can grant pool access for their tenants who occupy a Sierra residential dwelling by submitting a request to the Sierra Secretary.  The Secretary will issue the tenants a pool pass. Members assume full responsibility for the actions of their tenants. 

Vacation Rental Guests/Renters:  If a vacation rental owner wants to allow their renters to have access to the pool during their stay, the owner must submit a request to the Sierra Secretary (see Vacation Rental Pool Access Procedure).  Members assume full responsibility for the actions of their vacation renters.  The $2.00 per guest fee applies.  

Guests:  Guests 6 years of age and older will be charged $2.00 per day to use the pool and must be accompanied by the sponsoring member.

Swimming Pool Rules

  • ‚ÄčAll persons accessing the pool facilities must check in with the pool attendant and follow any directions made by the pool attendant, property manager, and/or board member. 
  • Anyone failing or refusing to obey the pool rules and/or follow directions by the aforementioned shall be subject to removal from premises and loss of privileges.
  • Pool safety equipment, a first aid kit, AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and emergency telephone service is available.
  • No lifeguard is provided at the Sierra pool.  The pool attendant is not a lifeguard or a babysitter.  The pool attendant does not satisfy the requirement for accompaniment.
  • Swimming alone is NOT allowed for anyone less than 18 years of age, and is not recommended for adults.   
  • Anyone 12 years of age or under must be accompanied and supervised at all times in the pool area by an adult 18 years of age of order.  That adult is responsible for the child's safety at all times.
  • Individuals 13 to 17 years of age must be accompanied by at least one other individual 13 years of age or older.  
  • Adults who elect to swim alone accept any risk
  • Anyone under the influence of alcohol or drugs is prohibited from using the pool.
  • Anyone with seizure, heart, or circulatory problems should swim with a buddy.
  • Anyone with a communicable disease or anyone who has been ill with vomiting or diarrhea within the last two weeks is prohibited from using the pool.
  • Children in diapers must wear protective covering to prevent contamination of the pool. Diapers must be changed in the designated diaper change area.
  • No smoking, food or drinks, except plastic water bottles (no glass objects in pool area) are allowed in either pool area. They are acceptable in the shuffleboard area. Put any trash in the cans provided.
  • No person is allowed to enter the pool before taking a shower at this facility.  Please wash thoroughly with soap.  Dirty shoes are not allowed to be worn in the dressing rooms or pool areas. Lockers are provided in each of the dressing rooms, which you may lock by bringing your own padlock.
  • Stand diving into the pool is allowed only in the deep end with the permission and the discretion of the pool attendant.  (No running diving!)
  • The Sierra Pool is a “Limited Use Pool” and is not licensed for swimming classes or Scuba classes, or other such organized events.
  • Use of the pool after specified hours requires Board approval and is done at your own risk.
  • Maintenance of the pool chemistry is performed after hours and may be hazardous to health.
  • No horseplay, running, shoving or other unsafe conduct is permitted in the pool areas.
  • The pool attendant must approve the use of swimming toys, scuba gear, air mattresses etc.
  • Do not enter the clubhouse meeting room from the pool area in wet suits or with wet feet that could make the floor wet, slippery and dangerous.
  • No one is allowed in the pool Mechanical or Chemical rooms except authorized personnel.
 

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