Opening Day, Memorial Day Cookout and Open House OH MY!

OK OK So I know it just snowed yesterday but it really is Springtime and you know that that means! Pool Season is right around the corner! Let’s kick off this 2018 season with a bang. Join us at Eaman Park Pool May 26th-May 28th and celebrate Memorial Day poolside. We plan on cooking out by the pool and we are already working on lots of fun activities for the kiddos. To top it all off we will be hosting an Open House. This is a unique opportunity for all of our members to invite friends, family and neighbors to check out “Our Pool!” So get out your bathing suits and flip flops and start countding down the days. We can’t wait to see all your smiling faces and to kick of another AWESOME season at Eaman Park Pool!

END OF YEAR PARTY!!!

It’s FINALLY here– THE END OF SCHOOL!

Congrats to all our young members who have succesfully completed their EOGs and another great year of school. To celebrate all your hardwork, we will be having our annual End of School party at the pool this Friday, June 9th beginning at 2pm. Pizza, Drinks and Treats will be provided and we will be playing all sort of games. The cost for this event in $5 per child. See you at the pool!

Opening Day 2017

THANK YOU to all our new and returning members. Opening Day was a huge success and thanks to you all, we were able to kick off the 2017 season with a bang!

Special shout out to all the members who so generously donated drinks and snacks for the Guard Shack.

These drinks and snack are available in the Guard Shack between 12 noon and 6pm for a modest price and all proceeds go back into the upkeep of the pool. All donations are sincerely appreciated! It is up to us as members to make “OUR POOL” the best it can be and we are off to a wonderful start.

One you have picked up and registered your FOB at the Guard Shack, you can access the pool anytime from 6am-9pm Monday-Friday. Don’t forget that next weekend on June 9th, we will have our End of School Party at the pool from 2pm-5pm. So, get changed and head straight to the pool for games, pizza and FUN! After all that hard work, the kiddos deserve to celebrate! Take Care and See you at OUR POOL!

It’s almost time!!

As we begin our countdown to Opening Day on May 27th, it is time to start planning our annual End of School Pool Party. This event is always a huge hit for all of our families and features exciting activities for all ages. We are determined to make this year’s End of School Bash the best one yet. Are you in?

We are looking for some fun and motivated pool members to help us with this year’s party. If you helped last year or want to help this year, please contact Jason May, jmay1975@gmail.com

NEW HOURS FOR 2017

We are making BIG changes to our hours this season! For 2017, we will be open DAILY from 6am-9pm! This will allow our members to use the pool at their leisure. Enjoy swimming laps in the morning? Come on down! Have little ones that don’t like to swim with the bigger kids? Want to come down to the pool in the late morning before the heat of the day gets too much? Come on down! Don’t get off work till 5:30? Come on down and have dinner with the family at the pool. Our hope is that by changing the hours, we make the pool available to our members on their schedule as opposed to dictating when our members can use their pool!


But what about the lifeguards? – We will still have guards, but with small changes to their hours. Guards will be on the stand from noon to 6 pm every day. Concession stand will be open during these hours as well. Bathrooms will be open during all open hours. We will limit our older kids coming to the pool without their parents to the times when guards are on the stand,

No one under the age of 21 allowed at the pool without a parent or guardian outside of the hours of noon till 6 pm.

PLUS

Extended Season – With the changes to hours, a new pump, and other behind the scenes changes, we will be extending our season. Every year we close on Labor Day weekend in the rain and cold, only to have a beautiful weather the first weekend we are closed. So, we plan on staying open till the middle of October this year, giving our members more bang for their buck.

We are so excited to kick off our 2017 season! See you at the pool!

WANT $50???

The weather is gorgeous and we can’t wait to open up the pool! This year we are so excited to offer our $50 volunteer credit.

Volunteering at one of our assigned pre-season cleaning days earns you a $50 credit towards your dues! How easy is that? Each of these days will have an assigned leader and a few chores to be completed. Remember, this is “OUR POOL” and we need everyone’s help to make 2017 our best season yet!

Scheduled volunteer dates are:

Saturday, May 6th
Saturday, May 13th
Saturday, May 20th

These dates are great opportunities to complete the volunteer hours and get your $50 credit. If you can volunteer for these days, please send your availability to eamanparkpool2012@gmail.com.

BIG Thanks, Lap Swim, Yard Sale!!

What a fun, busy week we’ve had.  Thank you to all of you that have come out and splashed with us.  BIG thanks to the board members who have stepped up and helped out wherever possible.  Completely unplanned, it seems that someone has been there to represent the pool during almost all of the open hours.  Thank you over and over!

An amazing moment last week was mid-day Friday when there was a large group of over 20 middle and high schoolers swimming (racing!) back and forth in the deep end, meanwhile over 15 elementary school aged kids and tots were painting fish where the kiddie pool used to be.  For one place to meet everyone’s needs is a community treasure!  So much fun for all!

Currently, we have had a great interest in the pool since opening the last weekend in May.  We have surpassed last year’s membership numbers!  EPP is the place to be!!  There has been a lot of chatter with the Board Members about how many people are enjoying the pool.  Overall, we know that historically members start going to camps and heading out on vacations starting this next week.  It should not be as busy as it was this past week.

Also, the Board is aware of the numbers of chairs vs. number of members.  Right now, new lounge chairs run $165 per chair.  We have debated on whether we should purchase more or hold off until the end of season.  With all of the new funds coming in from our memberships and parties, retiling and resurfacing is closer to reality than ever before.  The Board has decided to hold off on any purchasing in the hopes of fixing our sore pool feet next season.  Should you be interested in bringing your own chairs and leaving them in the bathrooms with your name on them for next time, you are welcome to do so.  (You may want to take them home the week of the Yard Sale!!)

A Few Things to Note:

A HUGE shout out to membership Kelly Fisher for her help on Saturday.  We appreciate you stepping in and supporting our pool community.  THANK YOU!!

Yard Sale:  Last year, we made over $800 and it was fun!  This year, members Beth Horman, Laura Zimmerman Clark, and Board Member Pamela McClendon are interested in spearheading another great yard sale opportunity.  We are looking at Saturday, July 23rd from 8am-Noon.  We will be collecting items in the boys bathroom starting that Wednesday, July 20th.  If you are interested in helping to sell items on Saturday morning, please let us know of Facebook or send us an email.  The more the merrier!!

Lap Swim:  Interested in swimming laps with a small group of members in the morning, before the pool opens?  Great!  Send a message to Beth Horman at eahorman@catawba.edu.  She will come up with a time that works for you all.

Don’t forget to leave your pool space the way you found it!  The guards spend a lot of time closing the pool in the evening with putting the umbrellas and hammocks away, washing the bathroom floors, organizing the chairs, and picking up toys and trash.  If we all make sure our things are picked up and put away, we will be helping the guards out a ton!

Swim Lessons:  Those interested in swim lessons and have put their name on our sheet, you should be hearing from our guards in the next day or so.  They will be organizing individuals and groups for morning lessons starting next week.

Pool Happenings:

Wednesday, June 15 (Tomorrow), we have at large group coming from Partners in Learning from Noon-3pm.  We just wanted you to be aware that it may be a bit crazy.  We have scheduled 3 guards during this time.

Wednesday, June 15th at 3:50pm (Pool Break) will be our weekly day/time for our Poolside Story and Craft with Diana Dandro!

Wednesday’s Book:  A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle

Theme:  Growing up and accepting change

Interested in a Guest Pass or 20 Day Pass?  First, you have to be a stockholder.  Second, come talk to someone at the guard shack.  Third, enjoy!

We are excited about a great pool season and hope you are too!

See you at the pool,

The Pool Crew

Summer Party, Story and Craft, Family Potluck!

What a great, fun weekend with so many new faces from our community!  We hope you and your friends had a great time.

 

The new memberships are rolling in and the official membership list will be printed off for our board members and guards this Wednesday, June 8th at noon.  So…if you need to pay, do it online or bring a check tomorrow!  We are getting serious about who’s paid and who comes in to swim!  Again, our website is www.eamanparkpool.com!

 

Pool Happenings:

Wednesday, June 8th, we have our End of School Celebration.  We will be ordering pizza, serving ice cream with a topping bar, and offering some great activities for kiddos of all ages!  We are asking for a $5 donation per person to cover the cost of pizza.  Should anyone be interested in helping, we are looking for volunteers to serve and donate those amazing, quick filling water balloons.  Those save a ton of time!  See you around 3:30pm!

 

Friday, June 10th at 3:30pm is the first of our weekly Poolside Story and Craft with Diana Dandro!

Friday’s Book:  Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

Theme:  Everyone has special gifts to share

 

Sunday, June 12th at 4pm:  Family Potluck!  Bring a dish to share and enjoy a swim with other members.  Hotdogs and condiments are in the fridge, while paper products are in the women’s locker room to share!  We are looking for a hotdog grill master…could that be you?! Share on Facebook if you plan to come.  See you there!

 

Interested in a Guest Pass or 20 Day Pass?  First, you have to be a stockholder.  Second, come talk to someone at the guard shack.  Third, enjoy!

 

We are excited about a great pool season and hope you are too!

 

See you at the pool,

The Pool Crew

Opening Weekend & Many Thanks!!!

We officially open this weekend on Saturday, May 28th from 11am-8pm; Sunday, May 29th from 1pm-7pm; Monday, May 30th from 11am-7pm!!  We look forward seeing everyone!!

 

Need to Pay for Your Membership?

Send or bring a check in during pool hours, or pay online with your credit card!  Make sure to let us know any changes in your contact information.

2016 NEW Individual or Family Summer Discounted Dues

Individual $175 and Family $275

 

FAMILY Stockholder and 2015 New Summer Membership Dues

Stockholders: $375; New 2015 Summer Members (Dues + Stock): $475

 

Individual Stockholder and 2015 New Summer Membership Dues

Stockholders: $225; 2015 New Members (Dues + Stock): $375

 

Have a Busy Summer?

Interested in joining the pool this summer, but know that you won’t be in town much.  How about a 20 Day Family Pass for $200?!  Come by the pool with a check or pay with a credit card to receive your card.

Want to Bring a Guest…A Lot?!

New this year, we are offering a 2016 Individual Guest Pass for $35.  You will receive a card that needs to be shown to a lifeguard each time it’s used.  We ask that you stay with your guest at the pool.  That’s it…pretty easy!  Guest Passes can be paid for at the pool!

If you have any questions about the 20 Day Family Pass or Individual Guest Pass, just send us a message on Facebook or email us.

We have a lot of new and exciting updates and additions to the pool this year!  Many, many thank yous to Jon Palmer, Jason May, Bob Clark, Jed Robinson, and all of the other volunteers that helped out over the last month.  We thank you A TON!!!!!  If you see them, please thank them for their hard work.  We all so very much appreciate it!!

June 8th:  End of School Party!!!  Celebrate the beginning of summer at the pool with pizza, ice cream, and fun activities for kiddos of all ages!  We ask for a $5 donation to cover the cost of pizza.

We are looking for volunteers to help with this event, as well as donate ice cream and toppings.  Can you help?!??!

Can’t wait to see you out there!  Don’t forget your sunblock and quarters for the concession stand!

See you at the pool,

The Pool Crew

Soft Opening, Official Opening, Membership Deals!

What a fantastic Volunteer Work Day! It was so great to have so much help. What a Saturday! New space, clean bathrooms, guard shack all stocked, and chairs all put out ready for some loungers! We look forward to seeing all of our volunteers again this weekend at the Soft Opening: Saturday 11am-8pm and Sunday 1pm-7pm. (Check Facebook for any weather related issues.)
We officially open the following weekend on May 28th! We look forward seeing everyone!!

Need to Pay for Your Membership?
Send or bring a check in during pool hours, or pay online with your credit card! Make sure to let us know any changes in your contact information.

Have a Busy Summer?
Interested in joining the pool this summer, but know that you won’t be in town much. How about a 20 Day Family Pass for $200?! Come by the pool with a check or pay with a credit card to receive your card.

Want to Bring a Guest…A Lot?!
New this year, we are offering a 2016 Individual Guest Pass for $35. You will receive a card that needs to be shown to a lifeguard each time it’s used. We ask that you stay with your guest at the pool. That’s it…pretty easy! Guest Passes can be paid for at the pool!

If you have any questions about the 20 Day Family Pass or Individual Guest Pass, just send us a message on Facebook or email us.

We are looking for one of the following: a used ping pong table, pool table, or fooze ball table. Have any leads?!

Also, we are taking concession stand donations. If you buy an extra case of water or soda, we would love to have it help stock our fridge!

We look forward to starting this season with our new deck space and swing set! Can’t wait to see you out there! Don’t forget your sunblock and quarters for the concession stand! Check out our Calendar of Events and come out to splash with us!
See you at the pool,
The Pool Crew