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FAQ / Information

Who are we?

We are a local community pool that has been open every year since 1965. It is owned by its members and run by an all-volunteer board elected by the Shareholders (members).

What is a Shareholder?

A Shareholder is a person who has decided to make an investment into the pool of a one-time cost of $200. Becoming a Shareholder gains the member voting rights at the Annual Shareholders meeting and an annual discount on the Membership (this discount is agreed upon at the Annual Shareholder’s Meeting). Shareholders are still responsible for the annual membership dues. 

Do I need to be a Shareholder or Live in Windsor Great Park to become a member?

No. We are not a part of any Homeowner’s Association (HOA). Our By-Laws state that we must have 50% of our membership come from within a 5-mile radius centered around the pool. However, we welcome everyone who would like to join. Regular season rates would apply.

Do you offer Daily Passes?

Unfortunately, no. We are a member-based pool. It is one cost for the entire year. Our ‘year’ runs from May 1st to Apr 30th. Our swimming season is Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. However, the community room and grounds are available to rent year-round.

Do you have swimming lessons?

Yes. Swimming Lessons are offer at the pool by qualified individuals. Please contact the pool’s email at wgpra1@gmail.com to receive contract and pricing information.

As a Member, can I bring in guests?

Yes. The guest fee is $7 per person per day. Each Membership (not member) is limited to 5 guests per day. Guests from outside the Hampton Roads area are free. 

(Hampton Roads area is classified as: Williamsburg, Newport News, Yorktown, Gloucester and Hampton) 

 Can I rent the pool?

Yes. We have several types of rentals available. We have two 30-person slots available during regular pool hours. Should you have your party at that time you will be sharing with the general membership.  We also offer after-hours rentals. The hours are generally from 7pm – 10pm but can be adjusted for an earlier time. All parties must end by 10pm to adhere to neighborhood quite hours.

Amenities: Reserved area in the grass section, 10 x 10 tent(s), 6' table(s), Chairs, Grill (add'l fee)

(Sound System, Large Yard Games, Colored Pool Lights - After Hours Rentals Only)

Do I need to be a Member to rent the pool?

No. Everyone is welcome.

How old do I have to be to hold a Single Membership?

You must be at least 18 years old to hold a single membership. Exceptions are those individuals that are employed by the pool as Lifeguards.

Can I sign my child up for the Swim Team without joining the pool?

Unfortunately, no. Per VPSU you must have belong to a local pool to participate in the summer recreation league. However, we do offer a 10% discount on your pool membership if you join the swim team.

Do you ever have Public Swimming Days?

Yes. We have several events each season that are open to the public. Teen Nights, Adult Nights, Bingo, Movie Nights, and certain holidays. We post these via our social media channels, newsletters, and websites.

How do I sign up and pay my membership fee? 

Fill out a Membership Form that can be found under the forms section of this website. This is a Google Link. You can also do this at the pool house on our tablet if you like. No fee payment options are Cash, Check, and CashApp. All other payment options (Credit/Debit Cards and PayPal) charge a 3.5% transaction fee. 

Do you have a Concession Stand? 

Yes. It is a wide and varied menu consisting of Hot Food (Chicken Nuggets, Personal Pizza, Mozzarella Sticks, Drinks, Ice Cream, Chips, Candy, Soft Pretzels and much more. We also have specialty items on the weekends from time to time (Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Subs, Chili Cheese Fries, etc.). 

Do you have Restrooms? 

Yes. There are male and female restrooms. Each has a sink, changing stall/shower, toilets, lockers and changing table.

 

Pool Size and other information 

The pool is the largest outdoor pool on the peninsula. It is a junior Olympic size pool holding roughly 200,000 gallons of water. It goes from 10 1/2 feet to 2 1/2 feet in the main pool.

The separate gated wading pool is 2 feet and is for children 5 and under. The wading pool is not monitored by the lifeguards and an adult must be within the gated area with the child(ren) at all times. 

Amenities: Diving Board, Basketball Hoop, Kick Boards, Pool Noodles, Volleyball Net, Basketballs and Volleyballs, Backstroke Flags and a dedicated lap lane. 

No Footballs Allowed in the pool. 

Tables, chairs and loungers are a first come, first serve. 

Do you offer a discount? 

Yes. We offer a 10% Discount to all Swim Team Families and Scouting Families that are chartered by one of our 3 Scouting groups (Trp 6, Trp 701 and Pack 6). 

We also offer a $25 Concessions Credit to all military (ID Cardholders), Teachers and First Responders. 

How do Concession Pre-paids work? 

Concession Pre-paid Accounts are a way for families to add money to their membership account to pay for items purchased through the concession stand. It's a convenient for adults and children to make purchases without having to carry cash or a card to the concession stand for each transaction. 

Another benefit is that parents can fill their accounts by sending funds to the pool via Cash App or PayPal even if they are not there, as the pool will receive notification of funds immediately and can credit the account. 

Upon request, a report can be given to the membership holder of all purchases made and which member under their account used the funds. 

Do do not do TAB accounts. You do not have to use the Concessions Pre-Paid program to purchase items. 

What is the age limit for checking in to the pool alone? 

Children must be 12 years of age by Memorial Day to check themselves into the pool without an adult present.

(If their 12th birthday is in the middle of the season, they would become eligible on that date). 

They must also pass a swim test administered by the Lifeguard. 

The swim test requirements are:

Jump feet-first into water deeper than your head, level off, and begin swimming.
Swim 25 meters (one length of the pool) in a strong manner using one or more of the following strokes: sidestroke, breaststroke, trudgen, freestyle or crawl (no dog-paddle).
Swim 25 yards using an easy, resting backstroke.
After completing the swim, rest by floating (Typically, for up to one minute).

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