DHEC has provided operational guidelines that Murraywood staff and guests will be following to facilitate social distancing and sanitary conditions. In accordance with these guidelines and to give members access to our great pool while keeping members, guests and staff as safe as possible, the following protocols have been enacted.
The protocols described below will be evaluated every two weeks and adjusted as needed.
COVID-19 does not survive in chlorinated water, so it is not considered a water-borne illness. However, DHEC has specified limitations for use based on size of pool and deck space. It has been determined that 75 people can use the pool safely if they follow personal social distancing from non-family members.
To ensure that we have no more than 75 bathers at the pool at a time, we are starting the season with block scheduling of pool attendance. Booking slots will be 3 hours in length. In this manner, we can accommodate up to 225 swimmers daily. At the end of each block, the pool and deck will be cleared of all members and guests, and all member-used surfaces will be sprayed and wiped down with a commercial grade sanitizer. This process will include:
- All tables, chairs and loungers.
- All railings and ladders above water.
- Bathrooms (vanities, toilets, faucets, doors, chairs, etc).
- Guard shack counters.
- Water fountains.
- Fence gates.
You may schedule your pool booking up to two days in advance, and will be limited to one booking per day. You may schedule additional blocks on the same day ONLY if there are openings at the start of that block time. The schedule blocks will be:
- 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
- 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
- 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Sign In Procedure
There will be a staff member at the entrance desk at all times to sign members in “touch free”. You will tell the staff member your information and they will log it for you. There will be a line 6′ back from the staff member. You may have to speak loudly. The gate to enter the pool will be always open so that you will not have to push it open. The same will be for the exit gate – so watch your toddler if he/she is a runner!
At least initially, we will not be selling concessions. This will minimize shared contact of surfaces. Please feel free to bring a cooler! The microwave and grill will NOT be available for member use. At least initially!!!!!
Balls, Toys, Noodles, Floats
At least initially, we will be prohibiting all toys, balls, floats and noodles. That’s just initially, folks!
We will not be booking any pool parties. At least initially. (Remember, everything will be re-evaluated EVERY TWO WEEKS).