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2013 Pool Season - Outside Pool Memberships

Important information about the 2013 Pool Season at Hampton Park and the Boards decision on Outside Memberships.

2013 Pool Season – Outside Pool Memberships

In 2010 the Department of Justice revised regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act for Title II (State and Local Government Services) and Title III (Public accommodations and commercial facilities).  These changes affect swimming pools and are intended to ensure that people with disabilities can enjoy the same activities as everyone else.  These regulations were to take effect in 2012 but were deferred to 2013.

Title III of the ADA requires that places of public accommodation remove physical barriers in existing pools to the extent that “it is readily achievable” (i.e. easily accomplishable and able to be carried out without much difficulty or expense).

The standards establish two categories of swimming pools:  large pools with more than 300 linear feet of pool wall and smaller pools with less than 300 linear feet of pool wall.   Large pools - both Celebration and Festival pools meet this requirement - must have two accessible means of entry, with at least one being a pool lift or sloped entry.

Since Hampton Park has been selling outside memberships to neighboring communities for the past few years, under the current guidelines we are considered a place of public accommodation and would have to make our pools handicapped accessible.  Hampton Park pools would require lifts and accessible stairs at a cost of $22,000-$25,000.  Sloped entries would require major renovations to both pools at a minimum cost of $40,000 per pool.

Consequently, the Hampton Park Board of Directors has decided that beginning with the 2013 pool season outside memberships will no longer be offered, as we are only required to provide accessibility as long as we sell outside memberships. The income earned from the sale of the memberships will not offset the installation and maintenance costs of the lifts and stairs.  The other consideration is that Harper’s Mill is expecting to build its own pool and the income currently realized from those pool memberships could disappear in the near future.  The Board also felt that the installation of the stairs and lifts would create logistical problems on both pool decks and an unsafe swim environment.

The Board has made this difficult decision with the guidance of an attorney.  The new ADA guidelines are still under review and further rulings may come from the Department of Justice that might require the Association to re-address this issue in the future.

If you have any questions, please contact Community Manager, Carolyn Grimes at cgrimes@communitygroup.com or any board member.

 

 

 

2018 Pool Information

2018 POOL HOUR


While school is in session the Celebration Pool is closed Monday- Thursday

Friday & Saturday, 10-7PM; Sunday-Thursday, 10:00-8:00PM

Funhouse Open 11:00am-7:00pm Every Day During Pool Season

*On Swim Meet Days Celebration Pool Will Close At 3:00 p.m.*

While school is in session the Festival Pool Summer Hours are 3:00 pm- 8:00pm

Saturday & Sunday 11:00am-9:00PM

**On Memorial & Labor Day, both pools close at 7:00 pm. **

 

Pool Rules:

-No children taller than the gate are permitted in the baby pool. All children in the baby pool must be supervised.

-The pool must be cleared for 30 minutes if there is thunder. Everyone must evacuate the pool deck.

-The pool will close if the lifeguard cannot see the bottom of the pool.

-Pool closure due to weather will be determined by an on-site personnel in accordance with Douglas Aquatics.

 

Lost & Found

-All items found at the pool will be held for 2 weeks. After two weeks, those items are subject to donation at the discretion of Hampton Park Management.

-All pool toys left behind will be placed in a bin for use at the pool.

 

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