Wellness Farm Pool Members

 

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Basic Information for New Wellness Farm Pool

First, welcome to The Wellness Farm Pool, Inc. You have come highly recommended by your sponsoring family. Therefore, we know that you will be a good “fit” with the wonderful families that have been members for years. Even though some of this information may have come to you via your sponsoring family, we wanted to make sure you were made aware of information to make your visits more enjoyable. The Wellness Farm Pool, Inc. is a private limited- access membership facility. Each family has been sponsored by a member family. It is not a “public” pool and we expect all members to read and follow the rules. We encourage our members to go the extra mile beyond civility to graciousness. Any assistance in helping to maintain a safe, clean, healthy, congenial family environment is greatly appreciated.

●Parking is available just past the red barn facing in toward the pine trees. Please respect the space reserved for getting the tractor in and out of the barn. If this parking area should fill, there is additional parking available in the woods just past the pine trees. Special events overflow parking is available on baseball field via Beaver Pond Court.

●Please do not park on the shoulder of the road. We have a no-wheels-on-the road agreement with the township.

●Parking is prohibited on the opposite side of the street; please do not use the neighbor’s driveway to make U-turns.

●We ask that you sign-in when you first arrive at the pool. Simply find the family name on the clipboard and put the number of pool family members under the appropriate day of the week. If guests come with you use a + sign and the number of guests.

●All guests must sign a guest release form (signed and dated by the responsible adult).

●The boys’ bathroom is just up the ramp; the ladies’ bathroom is up the stairs. Please let the lifeguards know if the bath houses need maintenance - toilet paper, soap, etc.

●Tables, chairs, canopy swings are available for anyone’s use; however, we ask that these limited resources (on busy days) be shared with others after about 90 minutes of usage.

●You may bring your own chairs and lounge chairs, floats, tubes, etc. and store them in the corn crib. The Wellness Farm Pool, Inc. is not responsible for your equipment and we cannot guarantee they won’t be used by others. We ask that you take all personal belongings home at the end of the season. Lost and Found items are placed in a basket on the landing to the girls’ room.

●Grills and utensils are available for membership use. Please wash and replace utensils after use and clean the grill. We sell pre-packaged snacks and drinks. We occasionally offer freezer treats -- ice cream bars and sandwiches, popsicles and a variety of other frozen treats. Members are not permitted to use the “temperamental” refrigerator/freezers without specific permission from Jack or Bev.

●During appropriate times of the pool season we will have fresh produce available for sale or pick-your-own. (e-mail notices will be sent out through a distribution list)

●Our preferred methods of communication are face to face or email. Please update new e-mail addresses.

●Swim lessons occur for two weeks in July (when the water warms up). We offer classes for 4-year old children and up; both in the mornings and evenings (and for adults at selected times during the summer, after hours for more privacy).

●Water aerobic classes will be offered in July and August from 8-9pm on T/Th evenings; classes are $20 for the season or $3 for each class attended.

●We desire to run a safe, clean, healthy, happy, beautiful facility at The Wellness Farm Pool, Inc. If this is not the case, please let us know how we can achieve that end.

● IMPORTANT: Please do not enter the pool with make-up and/or skin and hair products on that will wash off in the pool. The filtration system can easily become clogged causing the pool water to become cloudy. Also, scum forms on the pool surface and tiles, requiring additional chemicals to rid the pool of these residues. Please apply sun block at home. During the drive to the pool it will have time to soak-in and become more effective. Most sun block products recommend delaying water entry 15-20 minutes. Otherwise, the sun block rinses-off into the pool becoming ineffective and providing little sun-block protection. This, in turn, stresses the filtration system – clouding the water! Research suggests that the aerosol propellant sun-block sprays do the most damage to the pools. Help protect the children and the pool equipment!

● Bev bebanne13@gmail.com handles the swim lessons, pool parties and membership/waiting list arrangements.
Jack josman@zoominternet.net handles the pool maintenance, pool chemistry, safe environment, repairs, lifeguard issues and most complaints. If you have questions….ASK. Because: “If you don’t A-S-K – you won’t G-E-T.”

Membership Details and Fees – 2019

Help Days: We graciously accept help opening the pool for the season! We will have a list of jobs that adults can help complete. Please come/call (993-3081) if you have time to assist us on Saturday, May 18 th - 10-noon and 2-5 or Sunday, May 19 th --from 2-5. If additional help is needed, we will send out an email plea.

FREE OPEN POOL DAY: If you know families who are thinking of joining our pool, please call (717) 993- 3081; we would like to offer a one-time, 90 minute, non-holiday, weekday-only, time-slot for their immediate family to test out the facility to see if The Wellness Farm Pool, Inc. would be a good fit for them.

Length of Season
Weekends only - May 25-27 (S,S,M); Sat/Sun June 1/2
Regular hours from Friday June 7 th to Monday, Sept. 2 nd (Labor Day)
Back to School Hours: Beginning August 21st, weekday hours will be 4pm until close.
Hours of operation: Noon to 8 P.M. – Tues., Wed., Thurs. & Sun.
Noon to 9 P.M. - Friday and Saturday
Closed on Mondays except Memorial Day (5/27/19) and Labor Day (9/2/19)
During Evening Swim Lessons: The pool will be closed except for swim lessons from 6 to 7 PM. The picnic area and other facilities will remain open.
Water Aerobics: T/Th evenings at 8PM - $3per class or $20 for the season.

Family Plan Fees – for family members living in the same household – meeting IRS “dependent” status.

  Full Season  

Weekends

Individual Adult  (1) $270 $230
Two persons  (2) $375 $300
Three person (3) $455 $360
Four persons  (4) $530 $415


Each additional member for the full season and weekend pass is an additional $60 or $50, respectively.

From a Glen Rock Pool Father: “This pool is FAR less expensive than taking the kids to the mall every other day!” For far less money than a vacation at the beach, you can swim and picnic at The Wellness Farm Pool all summer!

Pool Guest Fees A guest is limited to 5 visits per season, unless approved by the management. Each guest must sign a liability/temporary membership release form EACH time they attend.
GUEST FEES -- $8 (after 5 PM - $4). For guests who come and don’t swim - - $3
Guest Booklets: Packet of 10 for $75 – Note: Guest passes are no longer valid after 9/2/19

All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult family member or an adult guardian. An adult must sign and date all necessary forms. No exceptions. This also applies to pool parties.

POOL PARTIES: Please ask the lifeguard or management for Party Policies and Guest forms.

Swimming Lessons – Refer to the separate “Swim Lesson 2019” sheet.

*Every attempt will be made to have a trained lifeguard on-duty during all pool operating hours, but sometimes due to unforeseen contingencies a responsible adult substitute may be asked to help until a trained guard is available.
*The on-duty guard reserves the right to clear the pool for a short break - when necessary.

Swim Lessons for 2019

Dear Members and Friends,

This summer swimming lessons will be offered (T thru F) for ages 4 and up on these dates:

July 9 – 12 at (11-11:30 AM; 11:30-noon) [evenings 6-6:30 PM; AND 6:30-7 PM]
July 16 – 19 at (11-11:30 AM; 11:30-noon) [evenings 6-6:30 PM; AND 6:30-7 PM]

You may sign up for one or both weeks. Classes run for 4 days, Tuesday through Friday. You may choose AM or PM. The specific time will depend on who signs up and what skills are needed. After you choose AM or PM, you will be notified of the exact time the week before the class. It is best to keep your schedule open during those other morning swim lesson hours just in case we see that your child would fit into another class to better match his/her skill level. The same is true for evening classes. We teach in the rain, but not thunder or lightening!

The price is $36/wk for members and $44/wk for temp-members.* This includes an hour of free-time swim for one parent and the enrolled child(ren) as temp-members at each lesson. Additional family members are charged $3 each day.

No matter how we group children according to skill level, we always end up working with them individually within their groups as well. Lessons are fun, and intense. You will see progress in just four days and will be given suggestions for how to encourage your child’s skill development after lessons are over.

We have found that it is good to leave some “practice on your own” and “just swim for fun” time between formal lessons. We work them hard during lessons and they need some time to integrate new skills at their own pace. It is amazing how much they will learn from other children who are better swimmers just by being at the pool on a regular basis. Private lessons are sometimes available upon request from our lifeguards.

Bev handles the scheduling for the swim lessons. You may call 717-993-3081 or email her directly at: bebanne13@gmail.com; or text her at 717-779-9938.

Looking forward to a safe and fun summer,

Bev and Jack Osman

Please Click Here to download the registration form.

Pool Rules

*Please see note to parents on second page.


Everyone under 16 years old must pass a yearly swim test before entering the deep end of the pool.
1. Walk, don’t run, on the concrete pool deck.
2. Diving is allowed only in water 8 feet or deeper.
3. Food, snacks and drinks are to be kept in the grassy areas. Please minimize glass usage and restrict to grassed areas.
4. Only sponge balls or other pool-safe objects are to be thrown in or around the pool area. Lifeguards can restrict usage.
5. Dunking, pushing, wrestling, horseplay, or causing undue disturbance is not allowed.
6. Help us keep the pool water clean. This means no spitting, spouting of water, or any bodily discharge in the pool. Patrons with bowel and/or bladder difficulties should wear protection designed for pool use. One “accident” could shut down the facility for 36+ hours! Patrons must be diarrhea-free for 3 days before returning to the pool.
7. Ladders, the dividing ropes, and the diving board are not to be hung on.
8. Adult swims are for patrons 16 years and older.
9. Chewing gum is not allowed anywhere inside the fenced area, particularly not in the pool!
10. All 66 acres of The Wellness Farm are to remain smoke-free.
11. Pool drains, fountains, fill hoses, thermometers and discharge outlets are off limits and not for play.
12. Individuals under 16 years old need adult permission and/or supervision to leave the fenced area.
13. Alcoholic beverages need to be consumed with discretion and in moderation.
14. Jumping into or onto floatation devices of any kind is unsafe and not allowed.
15. Please rinse or wash off all perfume, deodorant and hair products before going into the pool.
16. The on-duty lifeguard(s) is here for the protection of those using the facility. Conversations with the lifeguard are to be kept to a minimum while people are in the pool. All guards have been trained to maintain surveillance of individuals in the pool while briefly answering your questions or addressing your concerns. Potential danger is just a split second away.
Please don’t feel shunned if we avoid eye contact while answering your questions. 17. Access to the filter room, family home, office, apartment, barns, family garden or any other out-buildings is prohibited without specific permission of Jack or Bev.
18. The baseball field, volleyball and basketball courts are for your enjoyment. General safety, courtesy, and common sense rules apply.
19. Hikers using The Wellness Farm woods must notify the lifeguard when leaving and returning. For your safety we request that you stay on the designated trails and report back to the guard upon return.
20. If you leave your child under another adult’s supervision, please notify the guard on duty -- before you leave.
21. There is a supervision limit of 6 children per adult, unless otherwise approved by Jack and Bev.
22. The table/umbrella area in front of the pump-house window on the deck is the lifeguard station. Please keep personal belongings off the table and chairs.
23. Disturbance of pool families through rough play, profanity, temper-tantrums, melt-downs, arguments, etc., will be given one warning by the lifeguard on-duty. If such disturbances continue they will be asked to leave for the day.
24. Please report all broken or malfunctioning equipment to the on-duty lifeguard (or pool manager) as soon as possible. If bath-houses are in need of cleaning or supplies, please let us know.
25. Floatation devices (tubes, noodles, floats, kick-boards, etc.) may only be used during non-crowded times. Anyone using a floatation device must be able to swim the width of the pool (30 feet) without assistance. Otherwise, this patron must wear an approved safety jacket or be within arms reach of an adult swimmer.
26. Water squirting devices may be used only with permission of the lifeguard and the other active participants. Care should be exercised so as not to squirt other patrons – in or out of the pool. This is special guard-regulated activity and can be revoked at any time.
27. Pets are to remain outside the fenced area. Alert lifeguards of any “droppings” around the pool area.
28. Throwing or kicking of potentially dangerous items into the pool (or within the fenced area) is prohibited.
29. Please do not interfere with the lap lane swimmers. Keep toys, noodles and tubes out of the lap lane.
30. Please report to the on-duty lifeguard infractions of safety or health procedures of guests or members.
31. Children are permitted and encouraged to learn the art of fruit picking -- with adult supervision.
32. When in doubt – find out. ASK the on-duty lifeguard, but please do not block the guard’s vision of the pool.
33. Children 3 and under are required to be escorted to the bathroom by and adult – hourly! No pool accidents, please!
34. No noodle banging against the water! Some members like peace and quiet at The Wellness Farm Pool!
35. Sun bathing is not permitted within 20 feet of the lifeguard stand.
36. Lap-lane swimmers: Please limit your workout to 30 minutes if other lap-lane swimmers are waiting.

DIVING RULES – Less than 2% of all diving accidents occur from properly used diving boards. (Most facilities have removed diving boards because of the frequent violation of established rules. The same could happen here without strict adherence to the rules. Lifeguards have been instructed to have zero tolerance for infraction of diving rules. Offenders will be benched. Repeat offenders must meet with the owners.)

A. No “sailor” dives. Sailor dives are head first dives with arms at the sides. This dive is extremely dangerous and can result in paralysis! (Hands/arms need to cushion impact against the water, which minimizes potential head/spinal cord injuries.)
B. ONE bounce per dive.
C. Only ONE diver on the board at any time.
D. Please do not jiggle, rattle, bang or bounce on the approach-step to the diving board.
E. No face masks are permitted when diving off the board. (They can shatter! We have pictures!)
F. ALL jumping and diving must be done in a straight line with the diving board.
G. Diver must swim promptly to side of pool before the next diver uses the board.
H. No one is permitted under the board (or holding onto the board) while others are diving.
I. When the West side lap lane rope is up, divers are not to interfere with or disturb – in any way – lap-lane swimmers. Use the ladder at the East side (8 foot area) to exit the pool.
J. Absolutely no jumping or diving into or onto floatation devices, kick-boards, tubes or noodles from the diving board. This rule also applies to entrance into the water from the sides of the pool.
K. No running off the board to catch balls or other objects being thrown. (You can stand, jump and [try to] catch.)
**In other words, if it’s potentially dangerous, you are not permitted to do it at The Wellness Farm Pool, Inc. The above diving rules have been established for the safety of all the pool patrons. Infraction of any of these rules will be considered serious and will result in temporary or permanent revoking of diving privileges at this facility and/or cancellation of membership without refund.

*NOTE TO ADULT MEMBERS and ALL PARENTS

*Lifeguards have been instructed to ask pool patrons to wait 15 minutes (after applying SPF sun block lotions or sprays) before entering the pool. If sun block is not given time to sink into the skin, it will not protect people. Furthermore, entering the pool too soon will wash off the lotion in the pool resulting in cloudy water, coating the filters and causing a thin scum on the tiles and surface of the water. Skin and hair products not showered off before entering the pool will do the same.

*Families with infants in diapers – even approved ‘pool-safe” diapers are REQUIRED to read the (NSPF) National Swimming Pool Foundation “Fact Sheet” about failure rates of swimmy diapers within five minutes of a “bowel event.” We encourage parents to routinely check diapers for fecal matter. (See bulletin board.) ANY stool culture in the water – even just one coli form bacteria – will require us to close the pool. This is no time to be embarrassed or timid! The health of others is at stake. PLEASE immediately report all pool area bowel instances to the on-duty lifeguard and/or Jack and Bev. Don’t delay; seconds are important! Don’t allow embarrassment to interfere with notifying us promptly!!! We have been trained by the PA State Health Department to deal with this. “Stuff happens!”!

Please go Here to print out a copy.

Also, keep this copy of the Pool Rules in your own pool folder at home. Please be sure to sign the front of the application form (release statement) and also sign the back of the application form --indicating that you and your family have read/reviewed/discussed The Wellness Farm Pool, Inc. Pool Rules. We will keep the signed forms on file. Please review all of the pool rules with each guest that you bring to The Wellness Farm Pool, Inc.

Thank you very much.