PG Pool Relies on its Members
Prince George’s Swimming Pool operates on a co-operative basis, depending on our members to maintain and improve the facilities and facilitate the day-to-day operations of the pool. Members' time and efforts help keep our costs low and make our pool a clean, safe and comfortable place to be. When members don’t pitch in, we must outsource some of this work. That’s why a membership at our pool includes a co-op deposit.
The standard co-op deposit is $100 per adult in every membership.
Seniors pay a $50 co-op deposit.
Everyone age 21 or over on opening day is considered an adult. Seniors are 60 and over.
If you complete and document your co-op service of 2.5 hours per adult by 10/31, your co-op deposit will be refunded provided you claim a refund by 11/15.
There are no partial refunds; the entire membership’s co-op obligation must be completed before a refund request will be honored.
Some members try to work off their co-op requirement either before the season starts or early on in the season. To do so, when you complete the online membership application please choose the "pay by check" option and submit the co-op deposit as a separate check from the membership fee. Please affix a note requesting that it be held (either until the season opens or for up to 30 days thereafter) to allow you to work off the hours.
If you pay by check and complete and document your co-op service before the check has been cashed, you may request that it is not cashed by logging in to our member website clicking on the co-op tab and indicating such there.
Otherwise, the check will be deposited.
Completing Your Co-op Service
There are several ways to contribute your co-op hours. You can:
- Participate in a scheduled workday
- Commit to a seasonal job
- Complete an occasional job (a weekly to-do list will be posted to the pool listserv and on the pool bulletin board)
Documenting Your Co-op Service
In order to receive credit for your co-op hours, each time you do any co-op service you should login to our membership website, click on the co-op tab and complete the required information:
- The date you did the work
- A brief description of the work you did
- How much time you spent
- If applicable, the board member you liaised with
If you do not have or only have sporadic internet access please contact a board member and make alternative arrangements for documenting your co-op hours.
Requesting a Refund
In order to receive a refund of your co-op deposit, you must
1) Complete and document your membership's co-op service by 10/31. No partial refunds will be given so the entire membership's hours must be completed in order to receive the refund.
2) Submit a request by logging in to our membership website, click on the co-op tab and request your refund.
Deposits cannot be refunded if the request is received after 11/15 or the membership's entire requirement is not completed.
We are, of course, completely open to people completing more than the co-op requirement, and/or donating the co-op deposit to the pool. If you do the latter, please let us know so that we can acknowledge this in writing.