City of Ann Arbor to open all three outdoor pools this summer
ANN ARBOR – The outdoor public pools at Fuller Park, Buhr Park and Veterans Memorial Park will be open this summer, the city of Ann Arbor announced in an email to its pool users on Tuesday. The city opened Fuller Park pool last summer at a very limited capacity for lap swimming to ensure social distancing while the Buhr and Vets pools remained closed. In order to provide safe programming this year, swim lessons and day camps will take place at designated pools. All three pools will be offering family spaces and lap lanes by reservation as well as bungee swimming opportunities at Fuller and Buhr. (City of Ann Arbor)Reservation systemAfter receiving considerable feedback over challenges with last year’s reservation system at Fuller Park Pool, the new system aims to improve user experience.
Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center in Ann Arbor to reopen Tuesday
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Doors to the Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center will reopen on Tuesday. Only members will be allowed to use the facility, according to a release by Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission. The weight room, cardio room, track and gymnasium will have individual capacity limits. The recreation center will have limited hours from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays for extra cleaning. The Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center is at 2960 Washtenaw Ave.
Michigan gyms set to reopen Wednesday -- How to stay safe while working out
DETROIT Gyms and pools in Michigan are allowed to reopen to the public starting Sept. 9. But before you head back to your favorite fitness center, dont let your guard down. Sept. 4, 2020: Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 105,377; Death toll now at 6,526The more space you can put between yourself and others, the better. For that reason, its not necessary to wear gloves to work-out. Many gyms might encourage employees or guests to wear gloves, but Local 4s Dr. Frank McGeorge said he doesnt personally feel that gloves offer much of a benefit and may cause people to wash their hands or use sanitizer less often.
Pool popularity surges in Michigan: Warning to keep kids safe
Parents need to be keeping safety top of mind while new pools are popping up across Michigan this summer. The pool sales and installation industry is booming with new pools going in at what feels like a record rate. Experts say parents need to know the proper safety protocols for children. Watch the full report above. Related: Pool safety devices: Do these actually work?
Pool and playground coronavirus safety: Heres what to know
Pool safety:The risk of coronavirus at the pool isnt from the water, its from the people. The less people at the pool, the less risk of virus. The CDC says the coronavirus will not survive in a well-kept pool. The virus can survive on surfaces, so pool staff should be cleaning surfaces often -- gates, chairs, etc. Sunlight will kill the virus on playground surfaces, but take along hand sanitizer, too.
Help Me Hank tests pool safety devices
With so many of us working from home, its more important than ever to keep an eye on your children near your pool, your neighbors pool or the community pool. Last year, Local 4 tested out the Safety Turtle, which we found at a local pool store. We found the Safety Turtle took a few minutes to sound the alarm. The Pooleye Pool Alarm can be set up on the side of your pool, the stairs, or a railing. When set on the low setting it look a while for the alarm to sound, when turned up it sensed movement quickly.
Public swimming pools ordered to close across Southeast Michigan to mitigate spread of COVID-19
DETROIT – Health officials have ordered public swimming pools in Southeast Michigan to close to mitigate the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The Detroit Health Department Wayne County Public Health Division, Oakland County Health Division and the Macomb County Health Department all issued orders requiring public swimming pools to close indefinitely. The aim of the closures is to reduce the potential spread of coronavirus. Pools pose a low risk of transmitting COVID-19, but health officials are concerned about people not being able to maintain social distancing. MORE: Inflatable pools boom in popularity as Metro Detroit public pools remain closedRead the full press release below:
Inflatable pools boom in popularity as Metro Detroit public pools remain closed
CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. Water parks and public pools are expected to remain closed this summer, so what are families supposed to do to keep busy during those sweltering summer days? RELATED: US communities face tough choices on opening public poolsMay parents have decided to buy an inflatable pool, but it can be difficult to find one. They are ball players, but if it is raining out, they are stuck.She also knows that her local splash pad is closed. Even pools at condos arent opening, so shes doing what many are doing: setting up a slip-and-slide in the backyard. Shelves at local stores like Target and Meijer are picked over -- even backyard sprinklers are hard to come by.