2020 Mid-Season Pool Update

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We are now about 2/3 of the way through our pool season and have been carefully monitoring both use of the pool and compliance with the special rules we have made during the pandemic. There have been a couple of changes made to the rules and guidelines we want residents to be aware of: 

Change to Guest Policy: In the beginning of the season, a “no guest” policy was adopted; anyone who is not a full-time permanent resident of a home in the neighborhood is considered a guest. Based on the usage counts for the pool we have now amended the guest policy to allow up to 3 guests on weekdays (Monday through Friday). Guests are still not allowed on weekends. We ask that residents register for guest bands (which are black) for guests they would like to bring to the pool. Residents should continue to wear their red wristbands whenever they are in the cabana or pool. 

Change to Monitors: Beginning Monday, August 17th, we will operate with self-registration and sign-in on weekdays; there will continue to be a full-time monitor on-site on weekends. Please follow these guidelines on weekdays:

  • If you are visiting the pool for the first time, we ask that you read the pool rules and guidelines which you will find on the sign-in table, then fill in the registration form with your name and phone number. We also ask that you sign the registration form to acknowledge that you understand and accept the pool rules. Someone from the pool committee will call within 2-3 days to arrange to deliver your pool wristbands directly to you. After registering, please also sign in for your visit on the separate sign in sheet. We are monitoring pool use, so we also ask that you sign out when you leave. 
  • If you are already registered, please sign in on the sign in sheet. We are monitoring pool use, so we also ask that you sign out when you leave. If you are bringing new guests, please note that on the registration form so we know to provide you your guest wristbands. 

Please note that on weekdays we will be sanitizing high touch areas at the pool opening (10 AM) and pool closing (8 PM) only. You will be responsible for making sure you use the provided sanitation station for any additional treatment you wish of high touch areas. Except as noted above, the pool rules and guidelines for occupancy and use remain in force. ALL USE OF THE POOL AND CABANA IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. 

NEW CONTACT OPTION: If you have questions or need further direction regarding the pool, please reach out to the Silver Lake Pool Committee at SilverLakePoolCommittee@gmail.com

Pool Closing Date: The final day the pool will be open in 2020 is Sunday, September 13th

The Silver Lake Community has had a great pool season so far this year and we appreciate all our residents who have made it successful. 

2020 Pool Opening – Revised Rules


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Amended 6/19/2020

  • All persons who are present within the jurisdiction of the City of Raleigh are required to wear a clean face-covering any time they are, or will be, in contact with other people who are not household members in public or private spaces where it is not possible to maintain social distance or where recommended social distancing practices are not being followed. Noted exceptions are:
    • It is not required to wear face coverings during individual exercise outdoors, or while walking or exercising with other people from the same household, as long as social distance from others is maintained.
    • In settings where it is not practical or feasible to wear a face covering, including when obtaining or rendering goods or services, such as the receipt of dental services or while swimming.
  • Lost wristbands will be replaced at a cost of $10 per wristband – the cost will be added to your Master Association account

The Silver Lake Pool will be open beginning Thursday, June 18th. Our current plan is to keep the pool open through Sunday, September 13th, 2020, but there may be scheduling changes required by our experience with pool usage, determination of need for (and funding for) the pool monitor and/or any additional Executive Orders from the Governor or directives from the NCDHHS.  

The following rules will be in effect in addition to the regular pool rules. These may be subject to change according to guidance as noted above. The Silver Lake Masters HOA Board also may choose to close the pool if rules and guidelines are not being followed.

  • Residents only will be allowed into the pool and cabana area – no guests for the time being due to the need to limit occupancy numbers.
  • If you, or anyone in your household is currently showing any signs of COVID-19 or have been diagnosed with COVID-19 less than 14 days previously, you may not use the pool. Additionally, if you have been in contact with someone showing any signs of COVID-19 or diagnosed with COVID-19 less than 14 days previously, you may not use the pool.
  • Homeowners will be asked to show proof of residency, either with a Driver License or received mail such as a utility bill and to acknowledge they have read and understand the rules on their first visit to the pool. They will then be given wristbands which should be worn anytime they are using the pool or cabana.
  • The operating hours for the pool will be (until further notice) daily from 10 AM to 8 PM. The pool may close for an hour once or twice a day to clean and sanitize. Cabana hours will be the same as the pool.
  • There will be a limit of 2 hours of pool use if there are other residents waiting to access the pool.
  • A pool monitor will be on duty to monitor access and perform additional sanitizing of pool and cabana areas as much as possible.
  • The number of people allowed in the pool, on the pool deck and utilizing the cabana will be limited according to the state guidelines; those maximums will be:
    • 13 in the pool
    • 26 on the pool deck
    • 9 in the cabana
  • There should be no more than 2 people utilizing the bathrooms at a time.
  • We request, and highly recommend, that residents wear masks when not in the pool.
  • Please maintain the recommended 6 feet of distance from others not in your household.
  • Furniture should be sanitized before and after use. Please do not move the pool furniture.
  • All “Lost and Found” items will be discarded at the end of the day.
  • Do not share items such as food, drinks or pool toys with non-household members.  
  • One grill will remain available for use in the cabana area during the open hours; we ask that residents who wish to use the grill bring their own utensils and sanitize the surfaces after using. Use of the grill will be at your own risk as well.
  • While the Silver Lake Masters HOA board is committed to taking steps to make the pool as safe as possible, some responsibility also lies with the residents of the community; users are responsible for wiping down surfaces, social distancing within the facility as publicly recommended or required, and using personal protective equipment (gloves, masks, etc.) in accordance with CDC requirements, or requirements of State of North Carolina, Wake County or the City of Raleigh. Even with enhanced cleaning and monitoring practices, use of the pool is AT YOUR OWN RISK. 

If you have further questions or comments, please contact Jessica or Tom at Omega Management, and they will forward to the board. We thank all our residents for doing their part to make the cabana and pool – and all our neighborhood – a safe shared experience. THANK YOU!

Pool Opening and Community Social

The weather is heating up… and that means pool season is coming soon!

The pool will officially open for the season on Saturday, May 13th.

Note that a “pool attendant” will be on-site this season during traditional busy periods (weekends / major holidays) to help ensure adherence to pool rules and common area guidelines in order to promote a safe, fun environment for all!

The HOA is also planning a community social event in the Cabana on Saturday, May 20th, from 4:30pm – 7:30pm.  Grilled fare and beverages will be available from 5-7pm, and we encourage residents to bring a side dish to share!  Looking forward to seeing everyone!


Pool and Cabana Blotter

Since the pool has opened multiple infractions have been observed by various residents. We do not have a lifeguard or pool monitor but if these infractions continue we may need to revisit this as an option. This is a very costly option and will result in an increase in association fees for all residents. The obligation of enforcing the rules and regulations of the pool, cabana and lake for the good of all the homeowners is placed in the hands of residents.

Glassware being used and broken in pool area observed. No glass containers of any kind are permitted in the common areas.
– NOTE: If a glass breaks in the pool we are required to close the pool down in order to drain, clean and then refill. Residents responsible for broken glass will be responsible for all costs for addressing glass cleanup.

Inappropriate swimwear used in pool observed
– Swimmers who are not toilet trained must wear a swim diaper.
– NOTE: If fecal matter enters pool we are required to close the pool down in order to drain, decontaminate and then refill. Parents or child supervisors responsible for such incidents will be fully responsible for all costs of addressing cleanup.
– Swimwear must be appropriate. Underwear, street clothes and other workout clothing are not permitted.

Children observed under 12 in pool without adult supervision
– Children under 12 must be supervised at all times within the pool area. Supervising from the cabana area is not suitable.

Marijuana use in cabana reported.
– Please call Raleigh Police for any observed use of illegal substances on the premises.

Vandalism in bathrooms reported
– Please call Raleigh Police for any observed vandalism.

Individuals jumping over fence observed
– Please call Raleigh Police if you observe suspicious activities.

Noise complaints reported
– Please be respectful of neighbors and adhere to local noise ordinances.
– The pool opens at 7:00 AM and closes at 9:00 PM or dusk, whichever is earlier.
– Cabana hours are 7:00 AM – 12:00 AM (midnight).
– Please be respectful of neighbors and adhere to local noise ordinances.

2015 Silver Lake Pool Opening

The 2015 swim season is nearly underway at Silver Lake!  The pool is scheduled to open this year on Saturday, May 2nd.

Because of community feedback, the pool is opening almost two weeks earlier this year than last… and nearly three weeks earlier than two years ago!

Stay tuned for a Newsletter from Omega with additional details…

2014 Silver Lake Pool Survey Results

Thank you to all who participated in the 2014 Pool Survey. Based on the feedback generated, the HOA has made adjustments to the Pool & Common Area Usage Policy and it will be officially made available in conjunction with this season’s pool opening which occurs on Saturday, May 10th! (Reminder: Come to the Pool Opening Party!)

The following is a link to the 2014 Pool Survey results: 2014 Silver Lake Pool Survey Results

Kick Off the 2014 Pool Season!

As mentioned in our newsletter, the Silver Lake Community Pool will be opening for the 2014 season on Saturday, May 10th!

A Pot Luck Community Social will be held in the Cabana on Saturday, May 10th to celebrate the arrival of pool season, and we encourage all Silver Lake Residents to join in!

There will be an organized kids’ activity at 2:30PM and games for all during the afternoon. Food will be served from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM. 

There will be burgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, beverages and dessert. 

Please bring a side dish (veggies, salads, burger toppings, etc.) to share. 

Paper plates, napkins, cups, utensils and condiments will also be provided. 

Please mark your calendars and make plans to meet your neighbors, share a meal and some fun and enjoy the pool! 

RSVP’s (via NextDoor, at https://ncsilverlake.nextdoor.com) would be most appreciated!!

2014 Pool Survey

The 2014 Pool Survey is now active! Please visit our online community in NextDoor.com to participate.

Your inputs are crucial to help provide the Master Board with information on pool, cabana, and beach usage and related community concerns. Thanks in advance for your help!

Please note the online survey will close on Wednesday, April 23rd.