On Tuesday, June 2, 2020, City Council reviewed and approved recommendations by staff to open the Pelican Bay swimming pool on June 9, 2020. Kevin Padgett, Public Works Director, presented new COVID-19 pool procedures and protocols to Council after consulting with the city’s insurance carrier, as well as communicating with other area cities. These procedures will be implemented to help protect the health and well-being of both the pool staff and pool visitors. Residents are encouraged to review the new protocols in detail prior to visiting the pool.
COVID-19 Pool Operations:
Occupancy limitations will be as follows Tuesday through Saturday:
Adult Lap Swim - 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. - limited to 10 participants on a first come first serve basis.
Session #1 Resident Only Swim - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - limited to 30 people.
Closed for Cleaning from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Session #2 - 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. - limited to 30 people (residents and non-residents welcomed).
Pool fees will be charged per session.
Face coverings are encouraged and should be worn when social distancing is difficult. Face coverings should not be worn while in the water.
Staff, visitors and swimmers will be required to self-report if they have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in contact with a person that has tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 14 days.
Tables and chairs will be removed and visitors will be allowed to bring in one (1) chair per person.
The pool room and cabanas will remain closed.
Reservations for the pool room and cabanas will not be available.
The splash pad and slide will remain closed until further notice.
If a visitor becomes ill, he/she will be required to leave the facility immediately and a thorough cleaning and disinfecting will take place. The pool will then remain closed for 24 hours.
Pool passes will not be made available for purchase this year.
The pool will be closed on Sundays and Mondays.
City staff continues to monitor the considerations and recommendations issued by the CDC which assist in preventing the spread of COVID-19. In addition, all protocols are subject to change as Governor Abbott and Harris County update COVID-19 pandemic orders. Updates and more information will be posted to www.seabrooktx.gov/pool.