Pool Maintenance Closure June 21-22

The pool will be closed for maintenance starting Wednesday June 21st at 11:00am.  It will reopen Thursday afternoon June 22nd at approximately 2:00-3:00pm

The new heater is installed and the associated piping has been reconfigured. However, the new configuration has forced the need for an additional valve to regulate the water and create the appropriate balance of pressure for the water flow between the pool and the maintenance pits that filter and regulate the water. Jorg Jansen, our house manager, does an outstanding job maintaining the pool. He feels we need to have this valve installed asap. Unfortunately this will result in a pool closure.

Weds. June 21
Open for lap swimming from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Swim Lessons 9:00-10:30, as scheduled
Swim Team 10:00-10:45, as scheduled
Pool closed for day after 11:00 a.m.
May use EAST PARK POOL after 11:00 a.m.
Evening Swim Lessons Cancelled

Thurs. June 22
Pool closed until the afternoon approx. 2:00-3:00
Morning swim lessons cancelled
Evening swim lessons, as scheduled
PLEASE CHECK for opening time by calling pool or Facebook page.
May use EAST PARK POOL

Schedule Update June 3rd-9th

As mentioned in the email and post earlier this week, we had a new heater installed. As part of the purchase and warranty, the heater manufacturer came out to inspect the installation. The manufacturer’s representative was dissatisfied with how the contractor installed all the associated piping. In order for us to maintain our warranty, the contractor must return and work on reconfiguring some of the piping/plumbing work associated with the heater. Obviously, it is crucial that we maintain the warranty on such a large and important investment to the pool association. Unfortunately, we did not learn about this until yesterday. Jorg Jansen, our house manager, has been working very hard to schedule this work and get it done as quickly and efficiently as possible while minimizing the amount of time the pool must be closed.  Therefore, the schedule for next week is as follows:

SATURDAY, JUNE 3rd Open for the Season at 9:00 a.m.              (note earlier opening)
SUNDAY, JUNE 4th regular hours
MONDAY, JUNE 5th Open for lap swimming from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. ONLY
Pool closed for day after 8:00 a.m.
May use EAST PARK POOL after 8:00 a.m.
TUESDAY, JUNE 6th Pool closed for the day
May use EAST PARK POOL
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7th Regular schedule
THURSDAY, JUNE 8th Regular schedule
FRIDAY, JUNE 9th Regular schedule

Swim Lessons

Swim lessons will run the week of June 12th as originally scheduled. Due to the pool closure on Mon-Tues, we will start sign-up for swim lessons on Saturday, June 3rd.

Class Size/Limits:  In order to provide a productive learning environment and with safety in mind, we will be limiting class sizes for swim lessons. Please sign up early to get the class you want at your preferred time slot. After one time slot fills, students will be registered in an earlier or later class.

You can sign up for swim lessons up through and including the start date of lessons. However, in order to adequately schedule staff, the decision of whether a class “goes” (meaning there are a minimum number of students in a class), will be Saturday, June 10th at 7:00 p.m. Therefore, we urge you to sign up early if you are interested in swim lessons. After Saturday evening you can still sign up for lessons, but only for classes with sufficient enrollment.

Aqua Zumba

The BMPA Board is happy to announce that Annie Trujillo-Garcia will once again be teaching Aqua Zumba at BMPA on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 6:45 p.m. The cost is $5.00 per class. This cost is for members and non-members too!  So bring your friends, neighbors, co-workers, and work-out buddies to the pool for Aqua Zumba. Bring water and a towel and join the fun!!! Classes start on Thursday, June 8th.

Summer 2017

[Note – The schedule for June 3rd-9th has been updated.  See the June 2nd post above.]

June Memorial Day weekend was a great success at BMPA! The weather cooperated for most of the weekend and we had a great turnout for the weekend. We are scheduled to open for the summer this coming Saturday, June 3rd.

We are happy to report that the pool has a new heater! After the installation, a small leak occurred. We have the necessary repairs scheduled, but the pool will be not open until 2:00 on Saturday, June 3rd (instead of opening at noon).  Thank you for your understanding as the board strives hard to keep the facilities operating in the best and safest manner while minimizing pool closures.  Please note this revised opening time. Continue reading

2017 Pool Dates

Summer is coming!  Some key dates for this season:

  • May 1 – Assessments due (postmarked)
  • May 13 – Opening Work Party 8am – 2pm
  • May 27 – Pool opens for Memorial Day Weekend
  • June 3 – Pool opens daily for the summer season
  • July 4 – Independence Day Party 10am – 4pm
  • Sept 4 – Labor Day – Pool closes for the season 2pm
  • Sept 9 – Closing Work Party 8am – 12pm

Important Assessment Information

Assessments for the 2017 season will be $430.00.  The increase is due to long term capital improvements and increased operating costs.  Refer to the Fall 2015 Newsletter for a detailed listing of Long-Term Capital Improvements.  It is available here on our Newsletters page.

If the entire assessment is paid on or prior to (or postmarked by) March 1, 2017, a $21 discount will be applied and the assessment will be $409.00.  Assessments paid after March 1, 2017 and prior on or to May 1, 2017 will be $430.00.  After May 1, 2017, a $25.00 late fee will be assessed making the total assessment $455.00.

A payment plan of 4 payments of $107.50 can be paid on or by the 1st of each month. Thus, February 1st, March 1st, April 1st, and May 1st. If you wish to pay 4 payments, we will extend the February payment of $107.50 to February 15, 2017.

If you plan to pay your assessment early or use the payment plan, please fill out a 2017 Patron Form and Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk.  Both forms are available here on our Memberships page. Click on 2017 Forms. Please fill out both sheets clearly (for accuracy) and completely, and please include an accurate email address.  Please mail your check and completed forms to

BMPA MEMBERSHIP
c/o Diane Tompkins
710 Camino Cereza
Los Alamos, NM 87544

2017 Membership forms will also be mailed to you as part of your Spring 2017 Newsletter.