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Ping Pong Table!

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I'm guessing this is already on your radar, but it would be great to have a new ping pong table! The existing one is pretty sad looking.

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Kristen Engblom

June 10, 2024

More candy options for the snack shack

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Hello! Two of my favorite candies are air head extremes and nerds gummy clusters, which we don’t have on the current menu. I would really appreciate it if we were able to add those candies to the snack shack, I know a lot of other kids who would also love to have these candies. Thank you so much!

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Kayli Bachrack

June 8, 2024

Dog Swim Day

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My neighborhood pool frowning up would just a day after the season where dogs were allowed to swim. Could be a good fund raiser.

Details here:
https://lakeridgeva.com/429/Doggie-Paddle

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Mike Smith

June 4, 2024

Post Pool Temps

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This is such a small thing, but on cooler days (especially in spring and fall), posting the water temperatures (maybe outside the check in window) is nice to know to help decide if you want to get in the water 🙂

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Kristin Gillig

June 4, 2024

live music was awesome!

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Hey - this isn't really a new idea. But I just wanted to share that I was at the pool yesterday and loved the live music. thank you for organizing!

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Melissa Meck

June 1, 2024

Adult swim/brunch on Sundays

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Given how popular and busy the adult swim and brunch on Sundays are, I think it would be great if it could start earlier - at 8 am instead of 9 am.
Thanks for considering!
Maia

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Maia Curtis

May 29, 2024

calendar -- closures

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How do we know when the pool is closed to general admission for events? I could not tell from looking at the calendar online. VERY Important!

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gail Lecce

May 28, 2024

Water bottle filler

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Install a water bottle filler so members can easily access water and stay hydrated

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Dasha Hermosilla

May 24, 2024

Make cleaning the locker rooms a priority

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The locker room needs a thorough cleaning (more than a hosing down). The tiles have built up grime and all surfaces should be disinfected. It needs to be periodically cleaned and inspected by the supervisor during the day. If the lifeguards can’t handle it then hire cleaning staff.

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Suzanne Gesin

May 24, 2024

Membership

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Hi -
I bet there are a lot of members like me. The kids are grown and gone so it’s just me and my husband. He has an old injury that prevents him from swimming. I love the pool but if no one wants to go with me I often skip it. I bet I’ve only been about 10 times per summer for the past 5 or so years. One year during the pandemic I went more often because one kid wanted to go with me. But the point is that it would be amazing if there were different membership options for people like me - longtime member and low frequency user. What about a much reduced fee but limit number of visits or hours? I don’t want to be at the pool during the most popular times!
Sadly I think my membership is on the family budget chopping block even though I hate to let it go. But it doesn’t make sense to spend so much for so little use, and it also doesn’t seem equitable for me to pay the same as a family of 4 or 5 who use the pool so much more. Thanks for considering. I hope this generates some discussion. My fear is that I’ll give up my membership and then soon after the board will create an option that would have persuaded me to stay.
Thanks -
Cynthia Core

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Cynthia Core

August 21, 2023

support for front desk staff

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Hello - I want to make some suggestions for the front desk:
(1) Have a printout of the pool calendar for that week available at the front desk so front-desk staff can answer questions about pool hours that week, especially if there are exceptions or last minute changes (such as the pool closing early for a meet, or a reschedule of a special event).
(2) Have FAQs available at the front desk to aid the teen staff in answering questions (such as where the lawn games are kept, what the age range for is kids' night, what the kids' night activities are, where movie nights are going to be held, etc). Also, for rookie employees, a how-to list for essential front desk functions like how to manage cash vs. credit card payments for guests. Perhaps long-time returning front desk employees could be assigned to take a first crack at these info sheets based on their experiences!
(3) Post a phone number for the office/life guard table at the front desk so front-desk employees have a way to reach other employees if they need assistance.
Thank you.

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Jenny Rizzo

August 1, 2023

Professional duct and fan cleaning

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Hello!

Women’s bathroom has black mold growing in it. Can you please hire professional cleaners to clean the ducts, fans, walls and showers. This would make a much safer environment for everyone. Thank you

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Melissa Martin

July 29, 2023

Professional duct and fan cleaning

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Hello!

Women’s bathroom has black mold growing in it. Can you please hire professional cleaners to clean the ducts, fans, walls and showers. This would make a much safer environment for everyone. Thank you

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Melissa Martin

July 29, 2023

making hours known

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Can you PLEASE come up with a way to make the pool hours known?
On Saturday, I arrived at 3:50 with about 30 other members. The website said the pool closed at 4:30. I checked Twitter-- there were no Tweets. But a sign was up saying the pool was closing at 4:00.
I called the pool today at 1:30. The person who answered said it closes at 9:00. Again, nothing on Twitter. Yet the calendar says it closes at 4:00. Who is right-- the calendar or the front desk?
We've been keeping track this summer and you're closed 50% of the time that we try to go and the information was not readily available.

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Katherine Froeb

July 17, 2023

Tennis

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It would be great to have tennis courts in either adjacent lot space or the front lawn for adults as well as a youth tennis team.

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Craig Wentzell

July 7, 2023

Tennis/pickleball

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Not sure I understand the need for an additional pool in the front yard—why not a tennis/pickleball facility instead?

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Jason Knott

July 7, 2023

Good Trucks & Float Night

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Hi! My two ideas are:

Food Truck Fridays; we can have food trucks come on Fridays and members can come and order their dinner and spend the evening at the pool.

Float evening; where swimmers can use floats in the pool for two hours.

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Alison Fesler

July 3, 2023

Aqua joggers

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Hello! Is it possible to have a couple of aqua jogging belts (I’m on the small size but maybe good to get different sizes) on hand for public use at DHARA like they do at the public high school pools? I have my own but it is a pain to bring to the pool because it is bulky. Aqua jogging offers the benefits of running without the impact! Also perfect a lot of folks who are nursing injuries. Thank you for considering my idea 🙂

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Audrey Ting

June 26, 2023

update calendar when events change

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Hello - It would be helpful if the DH Calendar on the website could be updated when events are changed (such as the Kids' Night that was supposed to be on Wednesday being postponed until today (Sunday), meaning that tonight the pool was closed to non-kids earlier than the 8 pm close time that is on the calendar). That way, if members miss the announcement or don't remember it, they can always check the DH Calendar for up-to-date hours for a given day.

Thank you! The new umbrellas and the painted wall in the parking lot look fabulous, BTW.
Regards,
Jenny Rizzo

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Jenny Rizzo

June 25, 2023

Lap Lanes

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The lap lanes are well used at the pool, but I would like to suggest that when the pool gets very crowded on some Saturdays and Sundays this summer, they take down one lap lane to increase the area available for recreational swimming. It sometimes gets very crowded and during these times I think it makes sense to have lap swimmers share lanes. Thank you for the consideration.
Tyler Smith

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Tyler Smith

June 5, 2023

Lap lane white board sugn up

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My idea is to have a whiteboard on the fence by the lap lanes. If you come and the lanes are full, you could sign up. You could then leave the area. Maybe each person could put the time they started using the lane so the people waiting would know approximately how long it might be. There could be a 5 minute grace period once someone got out. The person waiting would be responsible to keep an eye on the lanes.

Thanks for considering this.

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Gaill Ammons

June 4, 2023

Tournaments

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Hi,
I’ve been playing pickleball at Arlington Forest and wondered if DH would consider creating a makeshift pickleball court (or two). Just thinking there might be days/times when the side lot isn’t busy and it could be blocked for play. Also thinking periodic tournaments (pickleball, cornhole, badminton, etc.) could be fun for members.
Thanks for considering!

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Andrea Brunk

June 4, 2023

expand hours the last week of school

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Since elementary schools have a half day on June 14 and June 16 (and HS ends on the 14th) can we expand pool hours to start earlier on those days? It would be great for families (and teenagers who need to work!) thanks for considering.

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Karin Kirchoff

May 23, 2023

Community garden

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Is there a space to designate for a community garden? Seems like there are a lot of possible spaces and also an area that is already an unused garden.

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Jeff Goehring

May 13, 2023

Music

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Please don’t always blast music. Dave it for special occasions. Thx

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Robert Moss

May 12, 2023