10850 Lockwood Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20901

Welcome to NWB!

We are open for the season!

Member Procedures
You will be required to scan your membership card each time you enter the pool.  Please make sure your online membership profile is accurate for your family. Even if you paid by check you MUST do this for your membership card to work on opening day.  The directions are included below.
If you forget your card, you will need to give the guards your membership number.  Your member number is located on the back of your membership card and was included on your invoice.  Also, these cards are yours to keep during your membership. It is $5 to replace them.  And keep them after the summer ends and use them next year. You may also want to try to use a smartphone application (ex: KeyChain) so you have a back-up.
Activate Membership Profile
ALL Members are required to visit the website and establish your membership profile before the pool opens.  The only way you will be permitted to sign up for reservations slots and enter the pool is if this information is filled out.  If you paid via PayPal, this should have already been done.  If you paid by check, you will need to complete this part. 

  1. Go to the website at https://www.nwbranchpool.com/membership/
  2. Select the log-in button.
  3. Enter  username and  password and click “Submit”

Usernames are the LAST 3 digits of the member number and “nwbmember”
Example: 1174F would be 174nwbmember (No letter).
Please remove the “0” in the member number, if applicable (1007 will be username: 7nwbmember).

  1. If you should need to reset your password a reset email will be sent to you, but don’t forget to check your junk mail/spam folder.
  2. Go back to the Membership page and click on the “Pay Dues” button below your member bar code.
  3. On the Membership form, fill it out as appropriate for Summer 2020 and submit the form. Correct any information that is incorrect or missing. And load photos of all new members in your household.
  4. Update the information and NOT continue to Pay Pal. 

If you have any questions, please email nwbmemberships@gmail.com. We will try our best to respond within 24 hours. 

Reserving Time Slots at the Pool
We have built a reservation system into the NWB pool website. You must be logged in to reserve a time. We are permitted to have no more than 110 individuals on the pool grounds at any one time (note this is a change from a previous message).

  • Members will be able to reserve one session per day.
  • Please indicate how many people will be in attendance with you.
  • You will receive an email reminder about each session you sign up for.  Within the email, you can add it to your personal calendars.
  • You will also be able to view your reservations on your Membership Page.
  • If you are unable to attend the session, please cancel to allow other members an opportunity to sign up for that session. To cancel, view your appointments under “My Membership” and cancel appointment.

Opening Hours – Beginning Wednesday, June 23rd

Monday, WednesdayTuesday, ThursdayFriday
7:00 – 9:00 Early Bird Swim 7:00 – 9:00 Seniors & Vulnerable Community Members7:00 – 10:00 Early Bird Swim (3 hours)
9:00 – 10:00 CLEAN 9:00 – 10:00 CLEAN 10:00 -11:00 CLEAN 
10:00 – 12:00 Session 110:00 -12:00 Session 111:00 – 2:00 Session 1 (3 hours)
12:00 – 1:00 CLEAN 12:00 -1:00 CLEAN 2:00 – 3:00 CLEAN 
1:00 – 3:00 Session 2  1:00 – 3:00 Session 2  3:00 – 6:00 Session 2 (3 hours)
3:00 – 4:00 CLEAN3:00 – 4:00 CLEAN6:00 – 7:00 CLEAN
4:00 – 6:00 Session 3 4:00 – 6:00 Session 3 7:00 – 10:00 Session 3 (3 hours)
6:00 -7:00 CLEAN6:00 – 7:00 CLEAN 
7:00 – 9:00 Session 4 7:00 – 9:00 Session 4  
8:00 – 10:00 Seniors & Vulnerable Community Members10:00 – 12:00 Seniors & Vulnerable Community Members
10:00 – 11:00 CLEAN12:00 – 1:00 CLEAN
11:00 – 2:00 Session 1 (3 hours)1:00 – 3:00 Session 1
2:00 – 3:00 CLEAN3:00 – 4:00 CLEAN
3:00 – 6:00 Session 2 (3 hours)4:00 – 6:00 Session 2
6:00 – 7:00 CLEAN6:00  – 7:00 CLEAN
7:00 – 10:00 Session (3 hours)7:00 – 9:00 Session 3

Visiting the Pool During a Pandemic
This will obviously not be a normal pool experience and many of the things we’ve come to enjoy about NWB will not be available. In working with our pool management company we have devised a set of procedures meant to keep pool members and staff safe. Here are the guidelines.

Safety and COVID-19
We need your cooperation to ensure that we can remain open. Please note the following precautions and safety measures:

  • If you are not feeling well or have any symptoms of COVID-19, please do not come to the pool.
  • If a staff member or a pool member tests positive for COVID-19 and has been at the pool, we will be forced to close for two weeks.
  • Pool staff will be responsible for cleaning all surfaces including railings, tables, bathrooms and countertops.

Entering and Exiting and Use of Masks

  • All members must enter through the pool house. Members will only be allowed to exit through the side fence gate  by the parking lot.
  • Masks must be worn when walking up to the front desk and when walking through the pool house.
  • Masks should not be worn in the pool. It is recommended to wear a mask when not swimming.
  • Please maintain social distancing when lining up to enter the pool and while on pool grounds.

The Pool and Grounds

  • The main pool and junior pool will be open. The wading pool is not permitted to open per county guidelines. The junior pool enclosure will be limited to a maximum of 16 occupants at all times (I forget what that number was).
  • Playgrounds, volleyball/basketball courts, the gazebo and grills will not be available.
  • Members must bring their own chairs. The NWB chairs have been stored away and we kindly request that you not remove them.
  • The snack shack will not operate this year.
  • The slide is closed, however, the diving board will remain available.
  • Tables have been spaced to provide for social distancing. Please do not move them.

Our Grounds Feature:
  • 3 renovated pools for all ages (2013)
  • Playground equipment and sand box
  • Plenty of chairs and chaise lounges
  • Wooden gazebo
  • Many shaded picnic tables
  • Fire pit
  • Charcoal grills
  • Ping-pong table
  • Volleyball court
  • Basketball half-court
  • Tetherball pole
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack Shack for refreshments