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Useful Information Regarding the Pools (Now Open With Restrictions)

Date posted: 6/18/2020

As many of you are aware, the pools reopened on May 29, 2020 with temporary changes and restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The MUD Board continues to encourage anyone visiting District parks and pools to follow CDC guidelines for the protection of yourself and others.

How Should Residents Prepare Before Going to thePool for the First Time?

  • To avoid delays, please renew your pool tags prior to going to the pool! Renewal and new registration available online at
  • Residents needing assistance with renewing or registering for pool tags may register in person at Tumlinson Pool during regular pool hours. Please have a recent water bill and current driver's license with you.

The Block House MUD Board continues to work with Lifeguard4Hire to ensure full compliance with the requirements set by Governor Abbott and the CDC.

Below are some of the  changes that you will see at this time. Please note that this is an ever-evolving situation and the information below is subject to change at any time.

  • Pools will be operating at a REDUCED capacity. At this time, the maximum pool capacities are:
    • Tumlinson Pool - 42 residents
    • Apache Pool - 34 residents
  • At NO TIME will the number of residents exceed the maximum pool capacity; please prepare for possible wait times to enter the pool.
  • Residents will be permitted entry to the pool on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Pool hours will be changing. Please refer to the MUD website ( or the hours posted at the pools for details.
  • Apache Pool will have designated adult-only swim hours; please refer to pool schedule for details.
  • Bathrooms will be open for public use, but residents will NOT have access to the showers, benches, air dryers, or water fountains. There will be posted limits on how many people are permitted in the restroom at one time, and social distancing markers will be used to ensure compliance with CDC guidelines.
  • Residents will enter the pools through the main entrances, with social distancing markers for lines waiting to get in, and a separate area of the pool will be designated for exiting. Please DO NOT exit through the entrance!
  • The pool area will have designated areas for households to keep their personal belongings and set up chairs while maintaining adequate social distancing. Please plan to stay within your designated area when not in the pool or in the restroom.
  • The pool facilities and “high touch” areas will be cleaned and sanitized hourly.

What Should I Bring to the Pool?

  • DO BYOC – Bring Your Own Chair! In an abundance of caution, pool furniture has been temporarily removed from the pool areas. Please bring your own chair(s) for setting up within the marked area for your household.
  • DO bring water! The water fountains will be shut off at this time, but you may bring bottled water or water in a closed container. NO glass containers will be allowed.
  • DO bring hand sanitizer for use before, during, and after pool use.
  • DO NOT bring guests: At this time, guests who do not live in Block House Creek will NOT be permitted entry to the pool areas, in order to ensure that residents have access to the facilities.
  • DO NOT bring other liquids (i.e., juice, soft drinks, alcohol, etc), or glass containers of any kind, as these are not allowed inside the pool area.
  • DO NOT bring any pool toys, such as pool noodles, water guns, floats, diving rings, etc, as such items are not permitted at this time. (You may bring a Red Cross certified personal flotation device if needed to protect young or inexperienced swimmers.)

As conditions continue to evolve and further health and safety guidelines are released, this information is subject to change at any time. The MUD will continue to update residents on any changes to the reopening plans for District amenities via the website, emails, and on the Block House MUD Facebook page. Additional information will be provided regarding pool and park rule changes once they are approved by the Board.

Thank you for your patience as the Block House MUD Board of Directors works to safely operate District facilities.

Block House Municipal Utility District is a political subdivision operating pursuant to Chapters 49 and 54 of the Texas Water Code and must abide by all Federal, State and County laws and directives.

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