As many of you know, Hurricane Dorian has barreled across the Caribbean and is now approaching the southeastern United States. To date, the forecast track for Dorian has been difficult to pinpoint and the potential impacts to our area are yet to be determined. Even if the hurricane remains off the NC coast, the increased risks associated with high winds, tornados, and heavy rainfall could cause unsafe situations for our community.
Currently, the HOA is researching our options in regards to securing the pool deck. The decision must be made in a timely manner so that the proper vendors can make arrangements to assist. If the weather allows, the pool is slated to remain open through September 15th. However, an early closure of the pool for the season may be necessary to properly secure the pool furniture, which is an arduous task. While the board’s desire is to leave it open as long as possible, we must be responsible in protecting the community assets. We will update the neighbors of our final decision once the track of Dorian is better understood and we can make the best decision possible.
The HOA would like for our homeowners to take the same precautions with their homes. Please consider securing loose yard ornaments, trampolines, patio furniture, etc. as flying objects could pose a danger to you and your neighbors.
Residents, as you know there have been several occurrences of accidental fecal releases in our Adam’s Point Pool. We wanted to share with you how these fecal accidents are handled and provide some suggestions on how to minimize the chances of future fecal releases. Whenever a fecal release occurs it is handled according to the CDC recommendations and NC Rules Governing Public Swimming Pools. When a solid accidental fecal release occurs the pool is cleared of all swimmers, the pool chemicals are checked to ensure there is a minimum of 2.0 ppm of chlorine and a pH of 7.2-7.5, all fecal matter is removed from the pool and the pool remains closed for 30 minutes. Additionally, prior to this pool season, the HOA board took action to enhance the pool chemical monitoring and delivery systems with the installation of an automated chemical controller and feeder. This system allows us to maintain and monitor the pool’s chemical levels 24/7 to ensure that we are always maintaining sufficient chlorine levels and the appropriate pH. This helps ensure that fecal releases cause a minimal amount of downtime for the swimming pool and continuously maintain safe and sanitary swimming conditions.
Ways to PREVENT accidental fecal releases:
Have children use the bathroom before coming to the pool – ask them to attempt to go #1 & #2. Also speak to your children about the importance of proper pool hygiene.
Have all children take bathroom breaks at least once per hour (the mushroom turns on/off once per hour to help keep track of the time).
Check diapers every 30-60 minutes and change diapers using the baby changing tables in the bathrooms.
For additional information please visit the CDC website for more information on healthy swimming: https://www.cdc.gov/healthyswimming Thank you in advance for everyone doing their part to help prevent accidental fecal releases in our Adam’s Point Pool.
In an effort to give back to our local community the board of directors will temporarily close a portion of the pool on June 17, 2019 from 7:30pm until 10pm. Access to the pool itself will not be closed to homeowners, but the ‘deep end’ beyond the rope buoy will be restricted to use by the fire department. The board will also rope off that portion of the pool deck to restrict access of the area to only fire department personnel for training.
We appreciate your willingness to allow our first responders a few hours to train so they can better serve our neighborhood and surrounding community.
Regretfully, several homeowners have been taking advantage of the playground entrance to the pool to allow unauthorized people into the pool facility. This new information, coupled with the damage to the gate at the playground, caused by individuals jumping the fence has required the board to make the decision to close this gate permanently. Access to the playground will now only be made via key fob from the playground’s main entrance. The HOA cannot allow unauthorized pool access and damage to our property to continue. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
The warm weather is here and we couldn’t be more excited about the start of the 2019 pool season! As previously announced, the pool is slated to open on Saturday, May 18th. The board has been working on many enhancements for the pool facility which include the following:
1- Replaced the sand filters to ensure the cleanest pool possible.
2- Upgrades to the chemical treatment system to include automated chlorine/PH testing, and an automated chlorine application system which requires limited human intervention. This will help reduce the usage of chemicals, reducing cost. This also ensures proper chemical levels during all hours of the day. The levels will also be monitored remotely via WiFi by the board of directors and your pool committee to ensure quality.
3- A leak was fixed that was reducing water levels, drastically saving on water waste and cost.
4- The pool deck lights have been upgraded to a brighter light to enhance nighttime safety.
5- 6 new tables and 24 fanback arm chairs have been purchased to supplement the current level of seating and replace several broken tables. Additionally, hail has damaged about half of our existing furniture. Options are being explored for replacement of these items. In the short term, homeowners may bring their own chairs to use. Once the broken furniture has been replaced, homeowners will need to leave their chairs at home or in their vehicles.
6- 5 dead palm trees have been replaced with new healthy trees. These new trees have been placed on a care plan with a professional palmetto tree company who will help prevent damage during the colder winter months.
7- The pool side gate is an “Emergency Exit Only”! This has been mandated due to issues with non-resident access and, above all, the safety of unattended small kids exiting into the parking area. Typical to most public pools, the main gate serves as a control access where all residence are required to use their assigned fob and sign in. After meeting with county inspectors and safety specialist the “Emergency Exit” gate will be equipped with an operational guard, security monitoring camera and an alarm. By-passing or tampering with emergency exit equipment is a violation and can result in fines and loss of pool access for the season.
We hope you all have a safe and fun summer! Don’t forget the sunblock!
The Adams Point HOA is a community located in Garner NC