While it’s still cold and dark in the morning, and spring has just barely arrived, we hope you are looking forward to another great summer at Valley Brook. As you may know, last year we completed several major projects. They include:
Replacement of pool heater, pump motor, and motor starter
Addition of umbrellas
Removal of the flood damaged lower court and replacement with a multi-use grass area that can be used for overflow parking, soccer, and volleyball
Repaired several concrete sections of the main pool, filled in cracks, and repainted the areas that were repaired
Removal of trees that were threatening the perimeter fencing of the club
Painted the Men’s room, removed drop ceiling, added fixtures and lighting (similar to ladies room but without the décor)
The board is continuing to make improvements to the club, and we thank our volunteers who have helped make Valley Brook such a success. In addition to basic maintenance and cleanup, these are the major projects we are working on this season:
Replacing large areas of concrete in the pool and deck
Resealing the upper parking lot and repainting parking lines
Automating the chlorination system and converting to liquid chorine
Improving the baby pool circulation system
Replacing of the diving board
Upgrading the snack bar
Pool opens on Saturday, May 25 at 11:00 am.
Membership renewals must be paid for by May 6 to avoid a late fee.
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Please make your payment for dues by May 6, 2019. Family membership is $485, individual senior membership for those 55 and older as of opening day is $295 and for individuals who only plan to use the pool after 4:00 pm is $145 per person. Bond and other fees are the same for all memberships.
A late fee of $25.00 will be assessed to dues paid late. All existing member registration after May 6 are considered late. No partial payments will be accepted. DO NOT SEND CASH. Dues are not refundable. Membership dues, fees and other gifts to Valley Brook Swim & Tennis Club cannot be deducted as charitable contributions for Federal income tax purposes. For questions about dues, call Bill Johnston at (412) 345-1464 or emailValleyBrookPool@gmail.com.
Membership cards must be presented each time you utilize the pool and/or tennis courts. This will be strictly enforced. You will need to have your card(s) validated for the 2019 season. You may do this starting opening day. There is a $5.00 charge for replacement cards. Each household member may be required to provide proof of residency (i.e., driver’s license, utility bill).
Guest Ticket Books
Guest ticket books, each containing 10 tickets, are $30.00 if purchased with your online dues payment. Guest ticket books can also be purchased at the front desk for $40.00. Without a guest ticket, guest admission is $5.00 on weekdays and $6.00 on weekends and holidays. Guest tickets books will not be mailed. Please pick up and sign for your guest ticket books at the front desk when you first visit the pool. For questions about guest tickets, call Bill Johnston at (412) 345-1464or email ValleyBrookPool@gmail.com.
Spring Cleanup Days
Spring Cleanup days are tentatively scheduled for Saturday May 11 and Sunday May 19, 2019 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. For questions about cleanup days, contact Doug Crowley at (412) 443-8485 or firstname.lastname@example.org. See our website and Facebook page as dates get closer.
Barracudas Swim Team
Valley Brook Barracudas Registration ($60.00 per child)
Valley Brook Barracudas: The swim team is for children under the age of 18 who can swim one length of the pool without holding onto the lane rope or the side of the pool. Our season is approximately 7 weeks long and begins June 3rd. The kids practice Monday through Friday 10AM-11:30 with swim meets Tues/Thur evenings. Please note, swimmers must register through https://vbbarracudas.swimtopia.com/. For questions about the swim team, contact Haylan Fazio at ValleyBrookBarracudas@gmail.com.
Valley Brook Tennis Registration ($100.00 per child)
Tennis Clinic: Tennis instruction is provided by our returning tennis pros Sydney Sterner and Gabie Eaborn. The Valley Brook Tennis Clinic is Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday with matches on either Tuesday or Friday. The clinic begins June 10th and runs for 7 weeks through July 26th. This year, due to the number of participants, we have added a second time slot for grades 5-8 and adjusted the session times. Please go online at valley-brook.com, register and make your payment for the clinic by May 6, 2019.
Private lessons are also available for $30 per hour. For questions about tennis instruction, call Doug Kreps at 412-389-9929 or contact the new pros directly.
Introduce a friend or neighbor to the fun at Valley Brook and receive a $50 rebate on your membership!
The process is simple - tell your friends how much you enjoy the activities at Valley Brook. Direct them to our website www.valley-brook.com for information / application and tell them to submit an application showing your name and Bond # as sponsor. Once they join and their payment clears, a refund will be sent to you at the address we have on file. Only one sponsor per new member and sponsor’s name must be on the application at the time it is submitted. No after-the-fact claims of sponsor ship accepted. Program is valid for only the 2019 season.
The main reason the pool has become such a great place to spend the summer is the growth in membership we have seen the past few years. Encouraging new friends and neighbors to join will help ensure the future of the club, and we urge all members to tell their friends what a great place Valley Brook is for families. If you know of anybody who may want to be a member, please have them contact: Troy Fritz at 412-219-3188 or email ValleyBrookPool@gmail.com
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Valley Brook Swim & Tennis Club, PO Box 11101 Pittsburgh, PA 15237