Green Woods Club 2019 Annual Letter

Green Woods Club members,

Welcome to the 2019 season!

Thank you to all of the previous and current Board members, managers, lifeguards, coaches and volunteers for your hard work. Without your help we would not be where we are today as a Swim Club.

Pool Improvements

Green Woods pool is now 60 years old. As a result of its age, several structural repairs and cosmetic improvements need to be made;

Structural repairs and improvements 

  1. Severe leaking
  2. Shifting of the pool
  3. Coping (uneven, cracked and in need of replacement)
  4. New tiles (many are cracked or have fallen off)
  5. Protruding walls
  6. Cracks in the pool body
  7. Add built in steps to enter the 3’ section

Cosmetic repairs and maintenance

The below picture summarizes many of the above repairs that need to be made

Throughout the past five years, the Board has been working to find solutions to these problems. At this time, the band-aid philosophy is no longer a viable solution. After meeting with several concrete and pool consultants, we have found a solution to the repairs and improvements mentioned above.

For 2019 the Board has received quotes for a major renovation of the pool and various improvements. The cost for these renovations and improvements will be in the $105,000.00 – $120,000.00 range. The current dues and reserves will not cover all of the drastically needed structural and cosmetic improvements. Please review a copy of the detailed Green Woods Club Financial Summary on the last page.

The first phase of the major renovation is to address the constant leaking in the pool, repair the numerous cracks, water blast and then paint. We have contracted with a concrete consulting firm to inject concrete under the bed of the pool to stabilize the pool and prevent further cracks from forming. Following the pool stabilization, the cracks will be repaired, the entire pool will be water blasted to bare concrete and then painted white with the appropriate lane markings for the swim team. The concrete injection and crack repair will cost $25,000.00 – $30,000.00. The water blasting and painting will cost $30,000.00 – $35,000.00. The plan is to have phase one work completed by opening day 2019.

Once the pool is filled with water and there are no signs of any leaks we will start phase two of this project which could start in the fall of 2019, but no later than the Spring of 2020.  Phase two will include the addition of steps in the 3’ end, new coping/tiles, new skimmers and cleaning equipment at a cost of $50,000.00 – $55,000.00.

Examples of what your pool will potentially look like after the repairs and improvements

                 New walk in steps in the 3’ section                                            New tile and coping 

Special Assessment 

As you know, Green Woods is a great place to bring your family during the summer months.  After analyzing the annual membership dues of 10-15 local swim clubs, Green Woods remains one of the lowest cost clubs in the area. In order to complete the above work a mandatory special assessment per family is required. For the 2019 season, each family will be assessed $400.00, which will be split between the 2019 and 2020 seasons. For the 2019 season, $100.00 will be due with your membership dues on March 1stand $100.00 due by May 15th. The $200.00 balance will be due by March 1, 2020.

Without this assessment the pool work will not get done and we will continue to live with the worsening conditions (please refer back to the picture on page one).

Annual Membership Dues

In 2017 the Board increased the dues per family member by $10.00. This additional revenue helped greatly with maintaining the pool and its grounds. For the 2019 season, the dues will increase again by $10.00 per family member. Membership dues, along with $100.00 of the special assessment,must be paid by Friday, March 1, 2019.

If you are in a financial position to contribute any additional amounts to the Club, we have several other underfunded projects that need to be completed. If you have any questions or would like to speak to one of the Board members about the special assessment or membership dues please reach out to us at info [at] greenwoodspool [dot] com


As you know, the by-laws have been updated and are available on the website.

Pool Rules and Management   

The pool rules and regulations are very important for the safety of the pool members and guests. This past season’s pool manager was very strict with enforcing the pool rules.  We ask that if any member has an issue with a guard or other member to first speak with the manager on duty then secondly contact a Board member. There is no reason for any member to berate or disrespect our managers or lifeguards. Our pool management company is actively looking for a new pool manager for the 2019 season.

Membership & special assessment dues are due by Friday, March 1, 2019. It is each members responsibility to pay their dues on time via e-soft and to read all the emails that are sent from the Communications chair. A $50.00 late fee will be assessed for any payments made after the due date.

The Board is open to any and all ideas; please utilize the info [at] greenwoodspool [dot] comemail or send us an email from the website. Every single idea is read and discussed.

If you would like to get more detailed information concerning the major pool repairs and improvements, the timeline for the work or a breakdown of the actual costs, please email us. You are more than welcome to attend our Board meeting on Monday, February 4that 7:00pm at the Kennett Township building to review and discuss the pool improvement plans in greater detail.  

The pool opens Saturday, May 25that 12:00 pm. \

The Green Woods Club Board

Memorial Day BBQ!

On Monday, May 28, Greenwoods Swim Club will host the annual Memorial Day Barbeque.  The barbeque will run from 3:00-5:00 pm, but lots of help is needed!  The club will provide charcoal, hamburgers, hotdogs, buns, cheese, ketchup, mustard, relish, plates, utensils, and napkins.

Members are asked to bring their own beverages, and an appetizer, side or dessert to share.  Please list what you will bring when you sign up so that others will know what you are bringing!

We also need help setting up before the event, grilling and serving, and cleaning up after the event! If you are available to help, please sign up.

It will be a fun day with lots of swimming (the pool will be heated to 78-80 degrees!), food, family and friends!  We look forward to seeing you!

Sign Up Here!

Spring Cleanup!

We need many members to get the grounds ready for the summer.  As we have done in the past, we are offering 10 free guest passes per/family for participating in clean up days.

We realize many families have spring sports and other commitments,  so we are offering two dates Sunday, April 29th  and a Saturday May 12th to allow for maximum participation.  To ensure that we are ready, we are front loading day one and hope to use day two to for the more cosmetic elements and to address any unfinished items.  We are posting a big window of time with the understanding that many can only attend a portion of the day.  Please just note your availability in the comments.  If the jobs are full, we will always find work!!!

Be prepared to bring the tools for your assignment. We can never have enough gloves, pruning shears, scrub brushes, buckets, brooms, shovels and rakes, and have also posted some specific items so please sign up for those as well.  Duplicates are always welcome!

We have a few jobs that can be done outside of these dates/times and noted it in the comments.  This is also a great opportunity for teenagers to get their volunteer hours for National Honor Society or other organizations. They do not need to be members of the club to volunteer, so spread the word!

To sign up for the spring cleanup- click this link.