Pool Information & Resources
The Blue Mountain Lake Club Pools & Spray Park are “Swim at Your Own Risk” and are staffed with Pool and Gate Attendants. The Pool and Gate Attendants are responsible for, and authorized to, enforce all rules (as provided) and may evict violators of these rules as they deem necessary. Please remember, Pool and Gate Attendants are NOT lifeguards and they are NOT babysitters. They are hired to enforce the pool rules and to keep the pool and spray park clean and safe.
Pool Rules & Waiver
The Association requires that all deeded owners sign and return the below Pool Use Waiver to be allowed access to the pools and spray park for the current pool season. Copies are also available at the BML Office.
The Spray Park
To reduce water and chlorine loss, the spray park is operated only upon request. If you would like to use the spray park and it is not currently turned on, please ask one of the Pool Attendants and they will turn it on for you.
The BML pools and spray park are regulated by the PA Department of Health, which issues permits for their operation. For BML to be allowed to operate facilities like these, stringent health and safety requirements must be followed.
The two pools and the spray park each have their own filtration ‘system’. Water from one pool (or the spray park) is not mixed with water from another. This means that if there is a water quality issue in one system, the others are not affected and can remain open.
A computerized system continually tests and adjusts the chlorine levels for each pool / spray park. It is able to compensate for temperature, the amount of sunlight, and number of swimmers, all of which can affect chlorine levels. To ensure accuracy the pool staff manually tests the water in each system 3 times each day. Then once each week a certified independent laboratory tests the water quality and reports their results to both BML and to the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
If any of these tests find an issue with water quality, the affected system is temporarily closed and the water is treated (usually, shocking with chlorine or other chemical). That system will remain closed until subsequent tests verify that the water quality has returned to healthy levels.
BML engages a professional pool management company that provides professional advice in the operation of the pools, including the proper application of chemicals used to treat the water and keep the pool clean.
Through these measures, BML takes great efforts to maintain the water quality to conform to the PA Department of Health requirements.
But we need your help as well.
Good chlorine levels do not guarantee complete safety. Chlorine is less effective against parasites than against bacteria. Across the U.S., parasites were responsible for approximately 20-times more cases of pool-related health issues than bacteria. Outbreaks can occur even in facilities that are well-maintained.
So for the health and safety of all users, all swimmers should practice good hygiene. Any person (including pool staff) who has experienced diarrhea within the past 24 hours is not permitted to enter the pool or spray park. Any person who appears to have an infectious disease, open wound, or other health hazards will be asked to leave the pool area.
By looking out for one another, we can all enjoy a healthy and safe summer at the pool.
The Pool Rules are posted in several locations. Please read these rules so that everyone can enjoy the pool and spray park!
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