Pool cover mayhem makes for very grumpy pool volunteers!
Published 00:00 on 3 Aug 2022
Yet again the pool cover has been messed up by someone closing it incorrectly - this is the 6th time this year. Each time this happens, the pool volunteers have to spend up to half an hour sorting it out often at 8pm at night when the pool is locked up. When this happens it increases the risk of damaging the cover which would cost us well over £1,000 to replace.
The pool cover instructions are remarkably simple, so it is really is not that difficult to get right. No-one should be using the Club pool unless they are registered as having a valid resuscitation certificate by the Office. With this comes the responsibility to know the rules on the usage of the pool and how to put the cover on and off. Instructions are next to the pool control box as well as on this web page, and there is also a video showing how to do it.
The pool cover should always be put on if no one else is swimming don't assume someone is going to do it for you. Even on a very hot sunny day it helps keep the heat in and reduces the use of chemicals. It should also be noted that swimmers should be out of the pool no later than 8pm, and they should also ensure that the cover is put on (so we don't have to do it for you).
Obviously, most members manage to use the pool without any problem and enjoy having the luxury of this facility this helps keep our pool volunteers happy as we don't want to lose them (and don't like to see them grumpy).
And, as with all things ESC, if you see someone struggling, then offer to help. Happy swimming!