Written by Joe Scotchie Thursday, 25 July 2013 00:00
The summer heat wave is here with a vengeance and the only place to be is a cool, pleasant swimming pool.
Fortunately, the people at Roslyn Pines Pool Club are trying to make it easier for residents of the Village of Roslyn to escape the oppressive heat and enjoy hours in their pool.
For the first time in its 60-year history, the pool club is offering special rates to village residents. The pool club will continue to offer pro-rated memberships for those residents who live outside the village.
A spokeswoman for the pool club said that the unseasonably cold weather in May and June held down membership numbers and so the new offer has been extended.
A highlight of the new rates is an open letter to Roslyn residents by Village of Roslyn Mayor John Durkin. The letter notes that the pool club has always had two forms of membership: Those who purchase a membership interest and are entitled to join the club every year and those who are seasonal members.
The pool club, Durkin added, is offering seasonal membership at “attractive rates” for the balance of the summer until Sept. 2. The mayor said that such memberships are on a limited, first-come, first-served basis. Family membership rates are $950.00; those for couples are $750.00, for single adults, $600.00 and for senior adults, $500.00. A club spokeswoman said that the regular rate for a family membership for the full season is $2,250.
The pool club’s amenities include not just a heated pool, but also certified lifeguards, a kiddie pool, tennis courts, children’s playground, basketball courts, art & crafts and special events and for extra costs, both tennis and swimming lessons.
Both Mayor Durkin and pool club officials see added benefits from the reduced rates and what success may come from it.
“If village residents find this to be an attractive opportunity, it may set the stage for further cooperation between the club and village for the future,” the mayor said.