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Jeff Ellis Management Official Statement about COVID-19
Thank you to our aquatic partners for taking precautions and staying safe during these unprecedented times. Remembering that COVID-19 is a serious virus and take into consideration safety for yourself and others around you. We as Jeff Ellis Management, take your facilities safety and the safety of any participants seriously. Please keep in mind that COVID-19 is transmitted through the air and not through water. Please CLICK HERE for more information. Properly maintained swimming pools, hot tubs and spas coupled with social distancing and increased facility cleaning and disinfecting procedures of surfaces outside of the pool work in combination to keep guests and staff safe. Please CLICK HERE for information pertaining to operations, maintenance and Jeff Ellis Swimming.

Inclement Weather Procedure

inclement weather procedure

When inclement weather is imminent and pools are operating our staff monitors incoming threatening storms very closely. Evacuation occurs when audible thunder or visible lightning is observed or when lightning gets eight to five miles distant. The wait is 30 minutes after the last observed thunder or lightning before resuming swimming pool activities.

There is another type of temporary pool closure tied to inclement weather which is when heavy rain makes it impossible to clearly see the pool bottom. This kind of temporary closure comes and goes a lot quicker than thunder and lightning protocol because once the rain subsides and the pool bottom is visible again the pool will open back up.

Sometimes constantly exiting and reentering the pool can seem monotonous and pointless especially when a storm is not “on top” of the pool. The reason for the pool evacuations is because lightning is unpredictable and when it is in the area it can travel large distances to meet conductors such as large bodies of water like pools. Also, if the bottom of the pool is not visible this interferes with our guards being unable to keep their 10/20 standard making the pool unsafe. At Jeff Ellis Management guest safety is our number one priority and that is why we have such a strict inclement weather procedures.