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Safety and proper supervision have always been of great importance, and the top priority of the Department of Parks and Recreation staff at the Graydon Pool facility. Their regard for the safety of Village residents they serve is the reason that the Graydon Pool complex will be closed Monday, August 31st to Friday, September 4th, 2009.

This is due to the fact that the majority of college staff (lifeguards, security and maintenance) have already returned to their schools, and the Ridgewood school district is scheduled to open on Wednesday, September 2nd, prior to Labor Day. This results in extremely limited staff to operate the Graydon Pool facility safely and properly, per the NJ State Sanitary Code, Chapter IX, Public Recreational Bathing.

There have been several requests to open Graydon Pool from August 31 through September 4 after school hours, from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Many of the high school students who are lifeguards already have school commitments, such as interscholastic athletics, marching band, peer counseling and theater. In addition, the Certified Pool Operator of Graydon Pool has determined that it cannot operate safely with a limited number of lifeguards available for that extended time period.

Please be assured that the Graydon Pool facility will be properly maintained, the water quality will be monitored, and the staff and facility will be in premium condition for the end of the season on Labor Day weekend, Saturday, September 5th through Monday, September 7th.


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