The Whittington Creek Homeowners 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 Homeowners whose annual dues are current and paid in full.

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

GENERAL

1. Pool hours: Monday-Thursday: 11-9; Friday-Saturday: 11-10; Sunday: 12-9.

2. All residents and their guests must register upon entering the pool area.

3. All residents and their guests are not permitted in the pool area before the “Pool Hours Opening” time designated above. All residents and their guests must leave the pool at the designated “Pool Hours Closing” time designated above. Failure to leave the pool area at the time designated above will be subject to a violation of the WCHOA Swimming Pool Policies, Rules, and Regulations.

4. Residents must accompany their guests to the pool and sign them and stay the entire time. Residents cannot send their adult children or grandchildren to the pool without the resident accompanying them. WCHOA Pool privilege cannot be extended to residents’ family members unless they are living with the resident in Whittington Creek.

5. We do not permit residents to have outside vendors at our pool. We do not permit residents to bring their own swim instructor or swim coach or swim teacher to our pool. Swim Lessons are permitted and offered by the Whittington Creek swim team coach. The Whittington Creek swim team coach can offer swim lessons to our residents during certain times of the day, as coordinated with the WCHOA Property Manager. If you are interested in swim lessons then you can contact the swim team coach or the Property Manager for more information.

6. We do not permit residents to have outside food trucks/vendors at our pool.

7. A responsible party must supervise patrons under the age of ten (10) at all times. A responsible party is defined as a person sixteen (16) years of age or older. Patrons age ten and older are permitted in the pool without supervision, but are subject to removal by the Pool Manager or lifeguard on duty if they create a health or safety risk.

8. Proper bathing attire required.

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9. The Homeowner’s Association will not be responsible for any money or property loss sustained by members or their guests when using the pool.

10. 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 must be supervised by a parent or another person over the age of 16 within the wading pool area.

11. Infants are required to wear swim diapers in the pools.

12. Persons with contagious illnesses or infections must not enter the pool.

13. Food and beverages may be brought to the pool. All trash must be placed in the trash containers provided.

14. No glass or breakable objects allowed in pool area.

15. Non-visible consumption of alcoholic beverages is allowed in the pool enclosure. Any intoxicated individual will be asked to leave the pool area. Failure to do so will result in the notification of the proper authorities.

CONDUCT & HEALTH

16. The head lifeguard/manager is given full authority to enforce all swimming pool regulations as needed to maintain the safety of members and their guests. Appropriate behavior and cooperation is expected by all members and their guests.

17. 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.

18. In case of lightning or thunder, the pool will be cleared for 30 minutes.

  1. Absolutely no diving in the pool or flips from the side are allowed at any time.
  2. No running, pushing, dunking, rough play, or any type of personal conduct endangering safety of self and others is allowed.

No climbing on or over any chairs, tables, fences, lamp posts or pool equipment is allowed at any time. No climbing on tables,

chairs, railing, counter-stand, fireplace in the pavilion area at any time.
21. Foul or abusive language, as determined by the Lifeguard, will not be tolerated, and will result in disciplinary action on duty.

22. The use of kickboards, tubes, air mattresses, fins, noodles, snorkels, masks, balls, etc., will be regulated at the discretion of the lifeguards.

23. Approved life jackets may be worn in the pool.

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24. ANYONE not following rules while at the pool will be given warnings as follows: o 1st Offense – verbal warning

o 2nd Offense – out of the pool for 30 minutes

o 3rd Offense – asked to leave 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) – out of the pool for a week (if offender is under 18, the Association Board and the offender’s parents must be notified.)

o Further violations could result in suspension of pool membership for remainder of season.

All warnings will be documented except for 1st Offense, which will result in a verbal warning.

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

GUESTS

25. Homeowners may not extend their amenity use privileges to nonresident family members.

26. Residents may bring 3 guests per household a week to the pool and must sign them in upon arrival.

27. Homeowners out of town company are not subject to the 3 guests per week limit.

Any violation of these rules should be reported to the Pool Manager and the WCHOA Board, giving complete details of the incident in writing. Pool Management and the Board will investigate each incident and take such corrective action as they deem necessary.

THE PENALTY FOR VIOLATION OF ANY OF THE RULES LISTED WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE APPROPRIATE STAFF AND/OR WCHOA BOARD MEMBERS. RULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DURING THE SUMMER TO MAINTAIN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT. CHANGES WILL BE POSTED AT THE POOL.

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