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Hillside Pool Newsletter update 5/26/2020
On Monday, May 25, 2020 Governor Polis gave guidelines for restaurants to start allowing dine-in beginning on Wed. May 27th and skiing begins at Arapahoe Basin on May 27th as well. He also gave outlines for summer day camps which may begin June 1 under tight restrictions. He updated camping rules and regulations and restrictions.
Swimming pools are still ordered closed with no dates given when pools may open or under what restrictions. The governor has said guidance for pools will come sometime in June. So our update is the same as we sent out not too long ago. We are in a wait and see mode.
We will express once again the Hillside Pool Board has not filled the pool as the upfront expenses are huge. We will continue to be fiscally responsible to our members and to our pool. We will continue to communicate with our members when we learn more as we continue to listen to the Governor's briefings as to what and how businesses are able to open.
The Hillside Pool Board
HILLSIDE POOL UPDATE-DELAYED OPENING Announced on May 15, 2020
Dear Members and future members,
The safety and well-being of our members is and has always been a top priority of Hillside Pool. Based on the information currently available, our traditional Memorial Weekend opening is postponed. We do not have a specific opening date at this time, but we will continue to update you as we have news to share.
On Friday, May 8th Governor Polis announced dates of future guidelines for businesses. The next dates with decisions coming on May 25th, and June 1st from the Governor's office.
Below is from the press announcement from Governor Polis from May 8th.
"The next big date for decision-making will come on May 25, Polis said. Then, officials will decide whether to allow ski resorts to open back up for spring skiing, when and how restaurants might be able to open back up, and if summer residential and day camps can open in June and under what conditions.
After June 1, the governor said, the state would decide whether to modify the current safer at home order to phase in more activities and public spaces, such as libraries."
We will not be filling the pool with water until we know when we can open. The expense of filling 125,000 gallons of water, keeping chemicals in it, and keeping it heated is huge. We feel it is the pool's best financial interest to wait until we know when and how we can open. We can get water in and set up fairly quickly we have been doing this for more than 60 years. We have also taken down the online payment form as we will be able to take payments when we know we get to open. We are not asking for payments nor are we saying we need you to pay no matter what the summer brings. The Hillside Pool Board feels communication is vital to our members and we will share what we know as we know it. It is our job to be fiscally responsible and part of that is keeping the expenses down until we know more from the State. We are not going to make guesses about dates for opening as we simply don't know what the next phase or phases will look like from the State. We will be following the Governor's daily briefings and following the information on the State website that they keep updated with the Governor's reopening phases for different businesses.
The Hillside Pool Board
We have a great swim team. The greatest compliment we can have is when the kids are sad at the end of the season and can't wait to come back next year.
Reserve tables for your pool party! We have two covered areas that we will reserve tables for you and your guest.
We offer swim lessons for the young 2 year olds in preschool up to level 5 for our more advanced swimmers. Early sign up early to make sure your swimmer has a spot
Hillside is open Saturday of Memorial Weekend through Labor Day. We have long open swim times so everyone in your family can enjoy swimming as a family.
Since 1959, Hillside Pool has been a great place for families to spend their summers in Greeley, Colorado!
A terrific place to swim and play with old friends and new ones. A friendly staff who knows you, your children, and their swimming abilities. We have the largest fenced in baby pool in town. Our barbeque grill is available to use with friends and family while you test your aerial skills on our diving board. We offer water aerobics, swim lessons and a swim team with over 100 swimmers. There is something for everyone at Hillside Pool!