Frequently Asked Questions:
Triangle Pool is a community run pool that depends on membership dues, swim team fees and swim lesson fees to keep the pool running. However membership fees and maintenance fees alone are just enough to keep up with basic operations of the pool.
Donations from our members and community are needed for necessary repairs and capital improvement projects.
Where do I mail my donation?
Please send donations to our mailing address:
Triangle Pool Inc.
PO Box 1081
Bellevue, WA 98009-1081
*If donating goods please coordinate with a Board member
What does it mean for the Triangle Pool Inc. to be approved as an IRS 501(c)(3) public charity?
As a 501(c)(3), charitable donations are tax deductible. Triangle Pool is also eligible for corporate programs such as donation and volunteer time matching. Our Tax ID (EIN) is 91-0727592.
I work for an employer with a matching funds program. How can I donate to Triangle Pool and ensure that the funds I donate are matched by my employer?
Contact your human resources representative for specific information regarding your company’s matching gift program. You may also find some details regarding corporate programs at doublethedonation.com. If you have any other questions, feel free to reach out to our Marketing and Fundraising board member at email@example.com
Are Membership, swim team, or swim lesson fees tax deductible?
Please consult with a financial advisor or tax professional to understand if the fees could impact your tax status.
How do I donate to Triangle Pool using Amazon Smiles? How does it work?
When you shop using Amazon Smile, using the link below and log into your account. Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to Triangle Pool Inc.
The link is https://smile.amazon.com/ch/91-0727592
I have more questions about corporate matching/donations or other ways I could help Triangle Pool, who do I talk with?
Please reach out to our Marketing/Fundraising Board member at firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions. We’ll be happy to help to make the matching experience as simple as possible.
Why does Triangle Pool need to be resurfaced?
Typically, a pool’s surface lasts 10 – 20 years. Triangle has been re-surfaced in the past and is now overdue for a new surface. Plaster that is coming off is affecting water quality and can harm our filtration system and potential be a reason
to temporarily shut down the pool by the health inspection.
Are funds for the pool resurfacing project being raised by just membership alone?
We have plans to raise these funds mostly from member donations, corporate matching and smaller fundraising events. Other ways our membership can help raise funds is by encouraging new families to become members of Triangle Pool. We are also working on a plan to ask local businesses for donations with sponsorship benefits. If you know of a business or own a business that would like to make a donation, please let us know.
Why are we not rebuilding the whole pool and getting a brand new pool?
The cost of building a brand new pool would be a well over a million dollars. With the pool’s status we may also face difficulties obtaining a large loan to cover the full/partial cost. Moreover, the cost of a new pool, even with a fully funded loan, would mean a significant increase in membership dues which we are not sure our membership can sustain. Our goal is to keep maintaining the pool operational through large and small projects, for the community to enjoy for many years to come.