Due to the continued Stay at Home Order as well as the state being in Phase 2 of the Governor’s reopening Plan the pool continues to remain closed.
May 27th Update:
We were hoping to have further detail on pool openings from Governor Pritzker last Friday, but none have been published. The Board will continue to meet as new developments arise. Given the current situation, even if Illinois reaches Phase 4 and pools can open with capacity limits, the Board has voted to approve the following:
- No non-resident memberships this year (including non-resident swim team and non-resident community members); all non-resident members will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org with details on their refund
- No guests.
- No chairs.
- Residents residing in Hobson West only.
Please note that the above is not an indication if the pool will open at all this summer, that decision will continue to be guided by the State of Illinois and local health departments.
Currently, we just don’t have enough information to decide on if we are going to be able to open the pool this season. Until the Governor, the City and the Health Department tell us we can open and what the restrictions will be we are in a holding pattern. The Naperville Swim Conference (NSC) also notified the Swim Team that they will not be sponsoring any dual meets this summer nor will they host the Classic or City Championship Meets. This means that the Swim Team season has been cancelled for this summer.
Our Pool Manager has been working with a small staff to get the pool ready to open but that can’t happen in the State of Illinois until Phase 4. Fox Valley Park District and others have just announced that they are not opening their pools however we are going to hold our decision pending more guidance.
There are a number of things we must take into consideration when and if we reach Phase 4; how many people can be in the pool at a time, will social distancing of 6 feet (even in the water) be required, will locker rooms be open, how will we keep staff and homeowners safe. Additionally, chlorine or other chemicals killing the virus and if you are a private or public pool has nothing to do with if the pools will open. We must have additional information from the various departments that issue the pool permits and we are required to abide by the Health Departments rules and we are required to obtain a permit to open. At this time the decision is not up to the Board.
We will continue to update our website with details as we get them.
Questions about opening of the pool or the Swim Team please direct them to
Hobson West Pool-Sherri Pipala, email@example.com
Hobson West Swim Team-Kevin Piket, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hobson West HOA Board