The PKWHOA Board of Directors is working diligently to ensure the opening of our pool in 2021. There are two factors affecting how and when this will happen: mandates from The Oregon Health Authority and Washington County regarding pool operations, and repairs to the pool restrooms water supply.
As of April 23, 2021, Washington County is in the High-Risk category regarding COVID-19. Among other restrictions, occupancy in the pool area would be limited to 15% of maximum capacity. According to OHA, “Public Pools and Spas must remain closed in Extreme Risk Level counties…” They also reported, “the next assignment of risk levels will be announced May 4 and take effect May 7.”
As of April 24th, the cause of the leak to the pool restrooms has been discovered and plans have been made to repair it. The contractor is hopeful that the job will be completed in the next two weeks. The water to the pool and the clubhouse cannot be turned on until this is done.
The opening of the pool will be on the agenda for the next Board Meeting on May 10th.
Update April 28th: The water is back on. The pool deck above the repair should be restored in the next few days.
Also, it looks like Washington County will remain in the “High Risk” category for the next couple weeks.
Update May 11th:
At the HOA Board meeting last night, the PKWHOA Board of Directors approved several motions in preparation for a potential May 28th opening. A pool monitor will be hired, days and hours of operation will be limited, and maximum occupancy will be reduced. All in accordance with state mandates.
County risk status and the HOA’s ability to comply with COVID restrictions may push back this date.
Update May 28:
The pool opening has been pushed back until at least the first week of June.
Washington County has moved to ‘Lower Risk’ status. We can operate at 50% capacity but are still required to have a monitor in place whenever the pool is open. The monitor should be able to start as early as next week.
There was a mechanical failure this week with the pool pump. A part had to be ordered and will not be available until at least June 1st.
Update June 4
The part for the pump will be installed next week. The Pool monitor will start today. The pool deck and BBQ areas will be open with restrictions. Owners should have received a notice with details.
Until restrictions are lifted:
Pool area is open noon-8pm Friday-Monday
Residents only (no guests)
social distancing enforced
The pool is scheduled to open today!
The restrictions placed on our pool by the State and County are set to expire on June 30th. Normal hours and use should resume on June 30th at 8am (pending any changes by Washington County)
There will still be a pool monitor on site during peak hours as there has been in years past.
An email blast will go out to owners who receive their notices in this manner. If you are not receiving any of these notices, please contact AMS ASAP.
This article will be updated if the situation changes. Homeowners should receive a notice with more details.