Whittington Creek Homeowner’s Association

Swimming Pool Policies, Rules and Regulations

 The Whittington Creek Homeowner’s Association Swimming Pool is a privately owned recreation entity.   The WCHOA Board of Directors administers the Pool Rules and Regulations.  Day-to-day management of the pool is the responsibility of the Property Manager. Membership and use of the pool is a privilege extended to Whittington Creek residents whose annual dues are current.  

Rules may be changed, with the approval of the WCHOA Board, when deemed necessary.

GENERAL

  1. Pool hours: Mon-Thursday. 11-9, Fri -Sat. 11-10, Sun. 12-9. Members and their guests should have exited the facility promptly at the closing times.
  2. All Members and their guests must register upon entering the pool area.
  3. A responsible individual(s) must supervise Members/guests under the age of twelve (12) at all times. A responsible person is a person sixteen (16) years of age or older. Members/guests age twelve and older are permitted in the pool without supervision, but are subject to removal by the Property Manager, Pool Manager or Lifeguard on duty if they create a health or safety risk or they present unacceptable behavior.
  4. Proper bathing attire is required.
  5. The Homeowner’s Association will not be responsible for any money or property loss sustained by Members or their guests when using the pool or other amenities.
  6. The wading pool is for children 5 and under.  The Lifeguard will exercise general supervision over the wading pool, but is not responsible for anyone inside the wading pool. All children in the wading pool area must be supervised by a parent or another person over the age of 16.
  7. Infants are required to wear swim diapers in the pools.
  8. Persons with contagious illnesses or infections must not enter the pool.
  9. Food and beverages may be brought to the pool.  All trash must be placed in the trash containers provided.
  10. No glass or breakable objects are allowed in the pool area.
  11. Discreet consumption of alcoholic beverages is allowed in the pool enclosure.  Any intoxicated individual will be asked to leave the pool area.  If the individual will not leave, the proper authorities will be notified.

 

CONDUCT & HEALTH

  1. WCHOA staff are given full authority to enforce all swimming pool regulations as needed to maintain the safety of Members and their guests.
  2. Everyone must leave the pool in the event of an emergency (including weather situations such as thunder and lightning storms).  The emergency signal is three (3) blasts from the Lifeguard’s whistle.
  3. In case of threatening weather such as lightning or thunder, the pool will be cleared for 30 minutes.
  4. Absolutely no diving is allowed in the pool (unless the swimmer is practicing with the swim team or participating in a swim meet.) No flips from the poolside are allowed at any time. Members and/or their guests are not allowed to use the diving platforms.
  5. No running, pushing, dunking, rough play or any type of personal conduct endangering the safety of self and others is allowed.
  6. Foul or abusive language, as determined by the Lifeguard, will not be tolerated and will result in corrective action.
  7. The use of kickboards, tubes, air mattresses, fins, noodles, snorkels, masks, balls, etc., will be regulated at the discretion of the Lifeguards.
  8. Approved life jackets may be worn in the pool.
  9. Anyone not following these rules while at the pool will be disciplined as follows:

o        1st Offense – verbal warning

o        2nd Offense – removal from the pool for 30 minutes

o        3rd Offense – removal from the pool for the day (if offender is under 18, the Association Board and the offender’s parents must be notified.)

o        4th Offense (upon returning to pool) – removal from the pool for a week (if offender is under 18, the Association Board and the offender’s parents must be notified.)

Further violations could result in suspension of pool Membership for the remainder of season.

Anyone who refuses to abide by the Lifeguards’ instructions will be asked to leave the pool.

Egregious violations could result in suspension of pool privileges for the year.

All warnings will be documented with the exception of 1st Offense, which will result in a verbal warning. 

  1. Accidents should be reported to the Lifeguard immediately so that a report can be filled out.

 

GUESTS

  1. Members may not extend their amenity use privileges to nonresident extended family Members.
  2. Members may bring up to 4 guests per household, per week to the pool and must sign them in upon arrival.
  3. Members’ occasional out-of-town guests are not subject to the 4 guests per week limit.

Serious violations of these rules will be reported to the Pool Manager who will notify the Property Manager (PM).  The PM will provide a detailed written report to the WCHOA Board.  The Board will investigate, if warranted, each incident and take such corrective action as they deem necessary.

  1. No pets are allowed within the pool area, basketball court, playground or tennis courts.

RULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DURING THE SUMMER TO MAINTAIN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT.  RULES WILL BE POSTED AT THE POOL.