July 29, 2009
The AC Staff has been working hard all summer
to keep your families safe and your experience at the club
enjoyable. During this heat wave, the
pool has seen exceptionally high use and has created some
additional safety concerns for our lifeguarding staff. Please respect these professionals as they are
doing their job to ensure safety and enjoyment of all of our
The water clarity is low--caused by excessive
use, sun screen, and excessive body oil and sweat due people not
taking a thorough shower every time before they enter the
pool. We are doing everything that we
can to improve our water clarity from enzyme bonding to daily
filtration back flushing to reminding members to shower completely
using soap and water upon entering the facility as well as after
sunbathing before you enter the pool.
Poor water clarity makes it more difficult to survey the pool and
requires more lifeguards per swimmers as the visibility is limited
under the water.
Many of the guarding staff have been unable to
work the last few days due to swim team competitions at other clubs
(boys and girls prelims). Our staffing
numbers will return to normal tonight and we shouldn't have an
issue guarding large numbers of people in the pool. However, due to the exceptional member demand for
the pool (and having to ask members to wait to swim last night due
to overcrowding), we are asking that members not bring
guests until next week when the weather returns to normal.
Thank you for your understanding!