Governor McMaster announced that pools in South Carolina could re-open. DHEC has provided operational guidelines that we will be following to facilitate social distancing and sanitary conditions. We have formulated a game plan that is in accordance with these guidelines in an attempt to give members access to our great pool while keeping members, guests and staff as safe as possible.
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.
- 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
- 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
- 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Our huge swimming pool features a shallow end, a deep diving well, 1 and 3 meter diving boards, and a separate baby pool. We have a highly qualified staff with Red Cross certified lifeguards. A variety of family-oriented social events are featured each summer including Family Movie Night in the Pool, a Poolside Book Club and a 4th of July Cookout.
Murraywood Pool follows the Lexington-Richland District 5 calendar, and our REGULAR hours of operation apply to those dates that school is not in session in Lex-Rich 5. Click here for the complete pool calendar including early closings for home swim meets. Our REGULAR hours are:
- Monday through Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.