March 25, 2015
Welcome to the 2015 Season! Opening Day at PHA is right around the corner! I hope you and your family are ready for great fun, relaxing sunny days, and an exciting swim season. On behalf of the PHA Board, I welcome all new and returning Penguins!
Here are some events to add to your calendar:
April 4 - June 13
Friday 3:30 - 7:00, Saturday & Sunday 11:00 - 7:00
June 14 until August
Weekdays 12:30 - 9:00
Weekends 11:00 - 9:00
Sept - mid-October
Weekdays 3:30 - 7:00
Weekends 11:00 - 7:00
April 4: Egg Hunt and Opening Day!! Open 11-7
Flopsy Group: ages 4 & under begins at 1:15 Mopsy Group: ages 5 - 7 begins at 1:45 Cottontail Group: ages 8 - 12 begins at 2:15
Bring your own basket, parents don't forget your cameras, no sign-up necessary and all candy is nut-free.
Spring Break: April 4 - April 12 Open 11-7
April or May (TBA): New Member Potluck Dinner and Mixer
April 13: Swim team's first practice...Goooooo Penguins!
May 25: Memorial Day Party: 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Kick off the summer season with family and friends while watching our young ones enjoy diving for buried treasure, wrestling
watermelons, scarfing pies, and showing off their favorite dives.
June TBA: Adult Only Member Party
Last year's adult's only party was fun despite an unseasonal arctic breeze. The Aloha spirit carried the night as members were treated to fabulous live music under the stars, as we caught up with each other over a delicious Hawaiian themed meal. This year's theme is still being developed but the night promises to be memorable. Definitely an event to add to your summer calendar!
July 4: Independence Day Parade and Pool Party
March with us in the Pleasant Hill Parade as we show off our Penguin float and proud swimmers. After the parade, come by for a dip in the pool and enjoy our barbeque.
Parade: 8:00-9:00 a.m. Party: 12:00- 5:00 p.m.
September 1: Labor Day Party and Membership Meeting
Close out the summer with the always enjoyable Labor Day Party. Snack bar burgers, hot dogs, and treats, plus games and prizes for the kids, followed by our annual membership meeting.
Other Important Info!
Maintenance: Our Maintenance Department has been busy repairing and improving the facilities. The lawn looks like a fairway at Augusta and our preseason work parties have been successful. The pool decks and facilities have been cleaned and are ready for lounging and swimming.
Following significant storm events, we continue to deal with flooding in the pump room. The flooding threatens some electrical equipment and the pool's heater so we recently hired a contractor to raise these elements out of harm's way to insure their continuous ability to keep the pool at a pleasant temperature. As for the larger problem of stormwater flooding, the board continues to explore alternative methods of displacing water from behind the pump house and will keep you informed of all developments. We are also looking to address a few deferred maintenance items including re-sealing the pool and replacing our aging pumps and filters.
Neighbor Relations: As you enjoy your pool, please be mindful of our neighbors and remember we are surrounded by family residences. We have good relations with the great majority of our neighbors. However, should you encounter any problems please notify a pool board member and/or report concerns to the gatekeeper.
Dues Reminder: Please bring current any outstanding balances and/or make arrangements with the Treasurer. The Board appreciates your prompt payment in order to oversee finances and provide you with necessary services. As a reminder, the first installment for this season is now past due.
Water Usage: Unless the next few months deliver record amounts of rainfall, current drought conditions will almost certainly lead to voluntary and likely mandatory water conservation measures. The Board is waiting to hear from the local water district and will keep the membership informed of potential changes to current practices.
Schedule of Parties and Events:
Pool party reservations are being accepted and filling up for the months of May and June. See website for booking instructions. Book your summer party now!
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have suggestions, questions, comments, concerns or compliments. We look forward to a great season and can't wait to see you soon!
Phil Williamson PHA President
March 19, 2015
2015 WORK PROCUREMENT
Hello Members, especially you new ones this year!!! Welcome!!
Jobs are assigned on a first come first serve basis, and with everyone emailing through their phone, the process goes extremely fast. No one gets special treatment:) So please connect asap, if you see something you really want!!
Please see the attached list
, and contact Claire
with your work requests. If you would list more than one, it might help you get one that you want.
ALSO, if you do NOT want to work a job this year, then please note that a check for $80 needs to be mailed to PHA by June 1st. IF you do not work, and you do not send a check, you WILL be billed for $120 in your end of year billing.
Please use: PHA, PO Box 23182, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 to mail ANYTHING
I look forward to hearing from you all!
March 1, 2015
Our Aquatics staff is ready to serve you and keep you safe this season. All staff will be utilizing a "3 Strikes, You're Out" policy with our youth members. This means that if a child is breaking a rule or behaving in an unsafe manner, they will be reminded of the rule (Strike 1). The second time, they will be reminded and warned of consequences (Strike 2). The third time will be an immediate removal from the pool and they will be required to have a seat on the bench for 5 minutes (Strike 3).
We ask that parents support our staff and maintain an enjoyable environment for every member by actively supervising your children in and around the pool area. Please take a moment and review pool rules and general pool safety with your child at the beginning of the season. It is not our wish to bench children, but it is important that our Staff be clear around pool rules and expectations. Eliminating repeated warnings allows our Lifeguards to stay focused on aquatic safety for all.
If your swimmer wishes to swim in the deep end, past the black line, please arrange with the Gate Keeper to have your child take the swim test. The Lifeguard on duty will administer swim tests during the swim break.
Just a reminder that our youth members must be at least 12 years old or accompanied by a responsible member 16 years or older to be at the pool. Thank you in advance for your support of our staff.
Questions regarding pool rules or general safety concerns, contact our Pool Manager.
*Aquatic staff are hired annually beginning in the month of January. Staff lists are finalized by early March. If you would like to apply for a position at PHA, read through the job description, download an application for Gate Keeper or Lifeguard and send a completed form to our Pool Manager.