Pool Rules

I. General Pool Information

Violation of any of the pool rules may be cause for termination of membership without refund of dues.

1. All members must sign in each and every time they use the facility. The log shall include the family names and shall list all guests when applicable. Signing only the guests’ last name is not sufficient.

2. The Pool is open for use by members 365 days a year from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

3. For consideration of the neighbors, members are requested to enter and leave the pool facility quietly before 9:00 AM and after 9:00 PM.

4. Members are not allowed to spend the night, camp-out or sleep-over at the facility.

5. Maintenance of the Swim Club is the joint responsibility of all pool members. All pool members are expected to use the facilities in an appropriate and respectful manner, to include: cleaning up after their own use of the facilities, performing any necessary cleaning tasks required in the moment, and notifying a Board member of any needs for repairs and supplies.

6. Insurance requires that no minor can use the pool without being accompanied by an adult member, at least 18 years of age, who is willing to take legal responsibility for the actions of that minor.

7. Insurance allows a maximum of 4 children per adult if a lifeguard is not on duty.

8. Members are required to check that all pool toys are removed from the pool, all umbrellas are folded down, both barbecues are turned off and covered, all lights are turned off, all gates and doors are locked, and the alarm set if member is the last one to leave the pool at any time. Pool toys left in the pool obstruct the pool filters. Umbrellas left open are often damaged by evening winds. Our investment in the security system is of value only when the alarm is armed.

9. The main gate is NEVER to be propped open, even in the event of parties. This puts the entire membership, and most particularly our children, at risk. We are required to maintain controlled access at all times.

10. The pools are heated as long as night-time temperatures remain above 60F. Typically, this is from late-April through mid-October. Since the pools are maintained and serviced throughout the year, swimming is available and permitted year-round.

11. Members are not permitted to make adjustments to the pool equipment. Only individuals authorized by the board are permitted to make adjustments to these systems.

II. Basic Pool Rules and Safety Guidelines

1. Members are responsible for enforcing all Pool Rules for all members, guests and children. If a member witnesses a flagrant and/or repeated violation of pool rules, it is that member’s responsibility to immediately notify a Board member via a telephone call or in person. A complaint will automatically trigger a review of the security camera tape recorded during the reported incident. Flagrant violations of pool rules will result in restricted access or termination of the offending party’s membership without reimbursement of paid dues.

2. NO RUNNING is permitted anywhere on the pool deck. This includes the entire concrete area.

3. Disorderly or rough conduct and the use of profanity are completely prohibited. Running, dunking, pushing and throwing people into the pool is dangerous and is not permitted. Similarly, intimate public displays of affection and/or body contact are not acceptable, particularly when minors are present. Individual Board members have the authority to require anyone to leave the pool if their demeanor is considered unsafe or inappropriate.

4. The Swim Club is a NON-SMOKING facility at all times.

5. Absolutely NO BANDAGES are allowed in the pool. They come off in the water, are unsanitary, and can plug the filter, which in turn, can damage the heater. Individuals with open or actively bleeding wounds which require a bandage are not allowed in the pool.

6. No street clothes are allowed in the pool. Clothing can release absorbed perspiration, grease and oils, dyes, cotton fibers, and other undesirable constituents into the pool water. Only clothing specifically designated as swimming apparel is to be worn in the pool.

7. Food and beverages are to be kept out of, and away from, the pool. The use of glass bottles, containers and utensils should be carefully considered. Glass items should never be brought onto the pool deck, or away from the tables. If glass must be used, store it safely in a secondary container when not being handled. Broken glass requires the pool to be shut down until the pool service can verify that all areas are glass free. This may take between 24 and 48 hours.

8. If feet or legs are covered with grass or mud, the individual(s) must rinse off before entering the pools. Grass and dirt constitute the largest single category of debris in our pools, and can be easily minimized with common sense and courtesy. Members who are careless or neglectful will be held financially responsible for the additional maintenance costs resulting from fouling the pools.

9. Parents of young children in diapers or children who have not been toilet trained are expected to clothe their children in rubber swim diapers (available at Target, Wal-Mart etc.). Young children with marginal toilet skills should be assisted in the restroom. Approximately 2/3 of the membership is children, and maintaining a clean and healthy environment for them is essential.

10. Any child not able to swim and using a floatation device must have an adult with them in the water at all times.

11. Always swim with a buddy, friend or family member. DO NOT swim alone!

12. Please be courteous to others at all times when using the pool. Large pool toys and floats should not be used when the pool is busy or when such use annoys other members. This applies particularly to squirt guns. To avoid injury to the eyes, squirt guns should NEVER be pointed at the face.  All toys must be returned to the labeled TOYBOX when not being used.  Toys may not be stored in restrooms due to safety issues.  Toys in poor condition should be disposed of in the black trash container.

13. Skateboards, roller blades, bicycles or similar items are not permitted at the Swim Club.

14. Pets are NOT allowed inside the front gate of the facility and are never permitted in the pools.

III. Guest Privileges

1. A guest is an individual whose name is not listed on the membership application form.

2. Members are allowed 4 guests per family per week, unless special arrangements are made by contacting a Board member.

3. The first and last names of all guests, regardless of age, must be written in the guest book with each visit to the facility. This is mandatory for insurance purposes.

4. Abuse of the guest policy will be addressed by the Board and may lead to a termination of membership without a refund of membership fees.

5.  For the consideration of other members, please limit the number of tables you use when you bring guests.  Our pool is for the use of our regular members first and foremost.

6.  Members who bring guests are responsible for making sure all of the guests abide by CNSC pool rules and regulations. Members shall remain with their guests at all times. Failure to do so could result in loss of guest privileges and /or cause their membership to be revoked.

IV. Pool Parties

1. Pool Party Definition: Any gathering at the pool of 5 or more individuals who are non-members (guests) with a maximum of 20 people total (including the member’s family).  Members can sponsor a maximum of two parties per season.  A professional lifeguard must be provided at all parties, no exceptions, as per insurance requirements.

2. Only the two adults listed on the family membership application form can sponsor parties.

3. Parties cannot exceed three (3) hours in length and must conclude by 9:00 PM. Parties cannot be scheduled on major holiday weekends (Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day).

4. Only the company “Happy Swimmers” is approved by the Club to provide professional lifeguard services for parties.  Members must make their own lifeguard reservation at Happy Swimmers.com .  Reservations need to be made 1-2 weeks in advance.  The current cost for lifeguard is $189.00 for three hours.

5. After contracting a lifeguard, members must send a completed party application at least 7 days in advance of the party date to the Membership Chairperson at claremontnorthswimclub@yahoo.com and type “Pool Party” in the Subject line.

Party applications must be approved by a Board member, and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis (based upon receipt of a completed party application, not upon the scheduling of a lifeguard).

After approval, a Board member will post a notice at the pool.  The minimum 7 day lead time will alert other members of the Club who may be planning to use the facilities on the same date.

6. Party sponsors must clean up after the party, including a wash-down of the tables and pool deck.

7. No more than two parties are to be scheduled any one week (Monday through Sunday), and never more than one party per day. Parties are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.

8. All members are permitted to use the pool facilities during any scheduled party.

9. All pool party guests are expected to depart the CNSC facility at the scheduled end-time for the party.  Non-members are not allowed to be in the pool area after the designated party end time for insurance purposes.

10.  The sponsoring family is responsible for making sure all of their guests abide by CNSC pool rules and regulations.  Failure to do so could result in loss of party privileges or termination of membership.