Heather Hills 2022 Opening and Season Info

Happy 2022 Pool Season! 

We passed our 2022 inspection and we are excited for this summer! Please read through the below for information around this year. We have a lot to tell you so let’s get to it. 

Opening Weekends

We will be doing our soft opening the weekend of May 21-22. Our official opening is Memorial Day Weekend!

Pool Hours
The YMCA is back and using our pool again for their summer daycamp at Aversboro Elementary. Beginning on Monday June 13th they will be onsite at the pool M-F from 9-11AM.

Pool Hours are as below:

  • Weekday Hours from Memorial Day through June 11
    Mon-Friday: 4pm-7pm
  • Weekday Hours from June 14 through end of Season
    Mon-Friday: 12pm-7pm
  • Weekend Hours starting on Saturday May 22
    Saturday: 10am-7pm
    Sunday: 1pm-7pm
  • Weekday Holidays (aka Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day)
    Holidays that fall on a weekday will operate on Saturday hours of 10am-7pm.

Concession Stand
The Concession Stand will be open for snacks on the weekends only. Prices will be posted at the Concession Stand. The Concession Stand will be CASH and credit cards ONLY. Check payments will not be accepted for concessions.

Bring your own Food/Drink
As always families are welcome to bring their own food and drinks as long as they are in plastic or metal containers. NO GLASS IS ALLOWED INSIDE THE GATE due to safety reasons.  Please be aware that the Board will be monitoring the deck and if we see glass inside the deck, you will be asked to remove the glass item.

Food Trucks
The last few years we were able to have food trucks. However now that the food trucks are able to book at larger festivals since COVID restrictions are gone, many food trucks are asking us for a non-refundable deposit or asking us to guarantee a certain number of sales. We would be responsible for any sales not made. As such, we do not have any food trucks booked this year. Turn and Burn BBQ is the only one we have so far that is not requiring a deposit or sales guarantee, they will be on site for Opening Weekend on Saturday May 28.

If you know of someone with a truck that would be interested in getting on the schedule, please have them email hhcpool2@gmail.com.

Electronic Check In

All paid members as of opening day will be entered into our Check in computer system. When you arrive at the pool, please give the check in attendant your name and the names of those in your family entering the pool. They will check in the individuals as necessary.

Please note that we will be verifying email addresses at the start of the season as we have had some emails bounce back to us when we have sent out mass emails with information in them. We want to be sure that we have everyone’s correct email and while we love all our members, some of the handwriting is hard to read on the applications!

Please be patient with our check-in attendants as they follow the check in process and email verification processes, we have asked them to follow.

Lifeguards

The pool be unguarded Monday – Friday and only have guards at the pool on Saturday and Sunday when the larger crowds occur.  While this is not the optimum situation, this is no different than an apartment or HOA pool that is unguarded. This is due to the ongoing situation where Triangle Aquatics (and all pool management companies nationwide) are having issues getting enough guards to cover all operating hours of all pools. In speaking with Triangle Aquatics many of the area pools are in the same situation as us and have been making the same decision regarding guards for their Monday-Friday hours.

There will be a pool attendant that is Triangle Aquatics employee at the pool during the weekday hours.  This employee will be CPR Certified (not lifeguard certified) and will be running the check in for the pool.

Diving Boards

Since there will be not a guard on duty Monday-Friday the diving boards will be closed during those times. We realize that the diving boards are a lot of fun for all ages, however based on safety concerns, this seemed like the best decision. Boards will be open to all on the weekends when there are guards on duty.

Job Opportunities

Do you know a teenager looking for work this summer? Are they interested in being a lifeguard? Triangle Aquatics is looking for lifeguards for the summer.

Their website has the application linked from the home page: www.triangleaquatics.com

Alternatively, they also have a domain that takes the interested party directly to the application (it’s easy to remember!): www.lifeguard.love

Once the application is filled out, a representative will contact them by phone for a virtual interview.

Swim Lessons

We are thrilled to welcome Cheryl Logan back again this summer as a swim lesson and swim safety teacher! She is certified through the Red Cross and has been teaching new swimmers of all ages in private or group lessons for numerous years.

To sign up for lessons, contact Cheryl through her website:

https://cheryllogan.weebly.com

Swim Team

Practices for the swim team has started. If you are interested in signing up, registration is open at www.garnerDolphins.com 

Practice Schedule:

  • Monday-Thursday 6:15pm-9pm
  • Saturday 8:30am-9:45am

For weeknight practices the schedule is:  

  • 6:15 pm, 6 and under kids start stretching and the two lanes closest to the shallow end (where the basketball hoop is) are roped off.  Kids get in the water at 6:30 and practice till 7 pm.  Pool members can utilize the parts of the pool not roped off until pool closure at 7pm.
  • At 7 pm, one more lane line is put in for 7-10 year old’s to practice until 8 pm.  
  • 8 – 9 pm, 11-18 year old’s practice.

Meet Schedule:
Tues June 8th , Tues June 14th , Tues June 28th and Tues July 19th.
The teams arrive at 4:30pm, but the kids do not get in the water to warm up until 5:00pm. Lane ropes will start going in at 4:30pm and the visiting team begins water warm ups at 5:30pm.
Meet schedule can be found at https://garner.swimtopia.com/calendar-and-meets

Guest Pass/Guest Books

An individual guest is limited to 5 visits per season. This is not 5 times per member they are a guest of, it is 5 times total for the season regardless if they come in under daily passes or on a guest book pass.

Members who are 16+ may bring Guest(s) to the pool upon payment of a Guest Fee. All guests must register at the Check In booth upon Check in. Guest passes are $10/day with children under the age of 2 free.  The member the guest is coming in under MUST be present at the time of the visit.

If you have ordered a Guest Book OR you are a grandfathered member who has the guest passes as part of your membership, we will be handing out a Family Guest Pass this year. This pass must be presented at the time of the visit of the guest and we will punch the visit out. Like the Daily pass, guests may come in on a Guest Book with members who are 16+.
Note: Guest Pass books are the responsibility of the family to hold on to. Heather Hills is not responsible for lost or stolen Guest Pass books.

Social Media Sites

PLEASE be sure to follow up on our social media sites as we will be posting updates there as well as emailing them out. Sometimes the updates show up on social media first since we cannot always access the email listing from our phones. Please refer to the below for how to find us on Social Media. 


Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/HeatherHillsPool
Instagram – search on ‘heatherhillspool’
Twitter – search on @HeathrHillsPool (Yes we know heather is spelled wrong, Twitter only allows for a certain amount of letters and added in the extra letter exceeded that)

Heather Hills 2022 Membership Season

Happy New Year!

With the wild weather we had this week it is hard to believe it’s already time to start thinking about the summer season. We hope everyone had a fantastic Holiday season and that the New Year is going well.

An email was sent out in the beginning of January to all members from the 2021 season with information about the 2022 Pool season. Information about the 2022 season is also be available on this website at https://heatherhillspool.com/pool-memberships/.

Please note that there is an increase in price this year for all memberships. Triangle Aquatics unfortunately has had increases in their prices (insurance, chemicals, etc) for the past couple of years and has done their best to insulate us from seeing any effects. One of the other unfortunate consequences of COVID is that in order for them to retain lifeguards and attendants their labor costs have significantly gone up the past 2 years and they were no longer able to protect us from their rising costs across the board. This in turn meant that our contract with them went up this year. They remain the lowest priced pool management company that we have bid out.

Our Early Bird Discount is back this year and is good until Feb 28, 2022. The Teen Pass we offered last year did not gain much interest, so it is no longer being offered.

We will be processing payments via Venmo again this year. One request we have is that if you would like to pay via Venmo please be sure to send the completed application in to us via email. Sending it into the PO Box and requesting to pay via Venmo creates some extra work and makes it hard to keep the application and the invoice connected together. Where the membership process is still manually handled, anything we can do to streamline it is appreciated. Of course, we still accept payment via Check, Money Order/Cashiers Check and will also accept Cash once the pool is open.

Payment Process·
Check Payments (full or partial):
Fill out the attached form and mail in to the address on the form.

Venmo Payments (full or partial):
Fill out a membership form and email it to hhcpool2@gmail.com. Include in the email if you would like to pay in full or are looking for partial payments.
We will then send you an email with Venmo instructions.

We are also working hard on planning events for the summer and would love input! Please feel free to come to our monthly board meetings which are open to all members. They are held the 3rd Monday of every month at 7pm in the clubhouse.
Please note that our next meeting is Monday 1/24 at 7pm due to the holiday on Jan 17th.

We are excited for the 2022 season and cannot wait to see you! Please let us know if you have any questions!

Swimmingly Yours,
Heather Hills Pool
hhcpool2@gmail.com

Heather Hills COVID-19 Update

From our email sent out May 6, 2020:

Hello Pool Friends,

Things have certainly changed in our lives since this time last year. We hope all of you and your families and friends are healthy and safe and adapting to the new normal as best as you can.

Like many of you, we are hoping that we will all be able to use the pool this summer. Right now we’re all in a waiting mode pending what the governor does, as the pool falls under the Phase 2 part of the reopening plan for NC.

The board has already been in discussions about how we would handle it if the pool winds up opening late or the worst case shut down all summer. Obviously no decision has been made yet as again we are pending the outcome of the governor’s decision. However at this point we are planning on opening on schedule unless otherwise mandated.

Please continue to watch our Facebook page and your email for updates.

Swimmingly Yours,

Heather Hills Board

2020 Season Prices and Payments Now Open

Hi Everyone! Even though we are still enjoying winter weather, it is already time to start looking forward to the 2020 season at Heather Hills Pool!

Our 2020 board has published the new early bird prices and season information, so you can begin your summer fun plans!

Heather Hills 2020 Membership Form

Print the form and return with your payment to enjoy early bird prices before the deadlines. Or feel free to pay Memorial Weekend, as well! Also remember the weekend before opening day is our ‘soft opening’ where anyone can come enjoy the pool for free! During our free weekend sign up forms and discount guest passes will be available. Any new members joining during the soft opening enjoy a new family discount of $25 off the full price.

Don’t forget the Garner Dolphins Swim team will be starting practice the first Tuesday after Memorial Day. 6:30-7pm for 6 and unders, 7-8pm for 7-10, 8-9pm for 11 and up.

See you at the pool!

Vote for the 2020 Pool Board

Annual Meeting Notice


Dear Heather Hills and Garner Swim and Recreation Members,


The Heather Hills Board of Directors will be hosting its annual meeting on Sunday, November 14,
2019 at 4:00 pm in the Heather Hills Clubhouse. The Board encourages all members to take an active
role and become involved in HHC activities. The Board also wants to hear your experiences at the pool
and the clubhouse and what improvements can be made to make your time there better.
Thank you for your participation in the past and we hope that you will continue to play a vital role in the
future success of the Heather Hills Club. Items that will be covered at this meeting include:
 Financial Report
 Membership Report
 Update on status of the pool for next season
 Questions and concerns from the membership to the Board of Directors
 Election of New Board of Director members
As members of Heather Hills, we highly encourage your vote on the members of the Board and ask for
your presence at this annual meeting.
Please note that only members in good standing with Heather Hills Club and Garner Swim and
Recreation are eligible to vote at the Annual Meeting. To be a member in good standing you must be
current in ALL monies owed the club.
Below are the Nominees for five (5) Board positions. Please cast your vote on the Proxy / Ballot form
attached. We would also like to hear from you on what projects or improvements you would like to see
happen at the pool.

2019 – 2021 Heather Hills Club – Board and Nominee Biographies

2

Anne Bosier (Incumbent)
Christine Page (Incumbent)
Ryan Creech (Incumbent)
Randy Weatherspoon (Incumbent)
1 open position

Welcome to Summer 2019

Welcome to Summer 2019

cropped-pool-header.jpgWe are excited to announce changes for the summer 2019 fee structure!  There will now be the option of signing up early for the pool, beginning in January of 2019, with deeply discounted rates. Rates will increase as we get closer to the summer months, so we hope many of our past and present pool members take advantage of the early bird discounts!

We are excited to announce membership payments can now be done via Paypal personal check!. For both payment options, we are also offering monthly payment to help your budget planning! Go to Pool Membership Options and Forms page to download and print your membership account registration and to sign up for Paypal billing or submit partial payments with our check payment coupon books. If you sign up for Paypal billing, our pool board will send you a bill after your membership form is submitted.

Our 2019 fee structure is as follows:

Memberships Single Double Family of 3 Family of 4+
Paid by 2/28/19 $190 $250 $300 $380
Paid by 4/30/19 $210 $275 $325 $390
After 5/1/19 $225 $300 $360 $450

After May through to the end of the summer, our pricing is:

Family Membership $450.00 (up to 6 individuals in a Household)
Family of Three Membership $360.00 (three individuals in a Household)
Double Membership $300.00 (Two Individuals in a Household)
Single Membership $225.00 (One Individual in a Household)

Guests

We are happy to allow members to invite as many guests as they would like; however a guest pass must be purchased for all guests. The Pool Member must be present with their guests and Pool Members are responsible for the behavior of their guests or any damages causes by their guests.

Guest Passes $7 per day per visitor when bought the day of the visit

Guest Books  

  • Bought by Opening Weekend (Memorial Day Weekend) are $50 for a book of 10 passes
  • Bought after Opening Weekend they are $60 for 10 passes

Download the membership form to mail in today!

Our pool opens Memorial Day Weekend for members and their guests only; however, the Saturday and Sunday before Memorial Day Weekend is our “Soft Opening” where all friends, family and neighbors can come try out the pool FOR FREE! Let everyone you know about our free “check out Heather Hills” weekend! We will have membership registration and discounted guest pass books available for anyone who wants to join during soft weekend, too!

Other Improvements Coming

  • redesign of the men’s and women’s bathroom stalls
  • repair of pool edging
  • corn hole games at the club house
  • new umbrella holders for personal umbrellas to be more easily used
  • new lounge chair straps
  • revamped Snack Shack menu and management
  • Guest Pass books (10 passes for $50) available to current members to give to non-member guests at a savings of $20. Single-day passes bought the day of your guest’s visit are $7. Please note even with the Guest Pass book, your guests must be accompanied by you.

Additionally, the Garner Dolphins Summer Swim Team is now open for registration, as well! Come join in the fun and have your kids work off all their summer energy while also learning the lifesaving skills of swimming different strokes and using different muscles. Though an individual sport, our summer team is very much a TEAM and the self-confidence and satisfaction your children acquire through our fun focused swimming environment will stay with them all their lives.