Lake Hogan Farms 2008 Pool Rules and Regulations 1. Pool schedule: Pool opens May17, 2008 and closes September 14, 2008. 2. The LHF pool will NOT have lifeguards. The pool staff for 2008 will include pool manager and pool attendants, but none of these personnel is responsible for lifeguarding duties. Pool attendants are responsible for ensuring appropriate entrants into the pool and enforcement of pool rules. 3. Pool hours: Normal pool hours will be : Sundays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. (as well as the Sunday before Memorial Day). However, without lifeguards, the pool must be closed during swim team practice and swim meets for the period of the swim team season. So during swim team season (usually mid June until end of July) the pool will be open for general use: Sundays: 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Monday and Wednesday: 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays: 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. 4. To support adult swimmers who want to swim laps in the morning before the pool officially opens, the pool gate will automatically unlock at 6 a.m. 5. The pool is open to LHF members in good standing and their accompanied guests. Each LHF household may bring up to 4 guests at any time. Members are responsible for informing their guests of the pool rules. 6. CAS will provide 2 pool passes per household and these passes must be used to check in with the pool attendant on duty. Members must check in with the pool attendant upon arrival and re-entry to the pool. Replacement passes are available from CAS for a fee of $25.00. 7. Admittance to the pool is through the main gate from the parking lot. If entering through an alternate gate, you MUST CHECK-IN. 8. Close all gates behind you. Do not open pool gates to let in unsupervised children or guests. 9. Children who are at least rising 8th graders or 13 years old may use the pool unaccompanied. Unaccompanied children ages 13 –14 may have one guest. Unaccompanied children ages 15-18 may have two guests. 10. An adult or caregiver must supervise children who are younger than 13 or not a rising 8th grader at all times. Caregivers must be at least 15 years old or a rising 10th grader. Children aged three (3) and under may be in the pool only if someone at least 11 years old is physically in the water with the child AND with a supervising adult present. 11. Older siblings, who are serving in a caregiver capacity, must directly supervise the child, or both may be asked to leave by pool staff. The responsibility of parents and guardians and caregivers who accompany children and guests continues while they are in or near the water or elsewhere on the grounds. The attendants are employed to maintain pool security. The attendants are not babysitters and cannot serve in this capacity while on duty. 12. A fifteen (15) minute adult swim will be called by the pool attendant at the end of each hour. Only persons 18 years of age and older are permitted in the pool during adult swims. All children must have all body parts out of the water and behind the brick border during adult swims. Parents/Guardians and adult caregivers may have infants and toddlers two (2) years of age and younger in the pool with them during adult swims (direct hands-on supervision is required). Parents/Guardians and caregivers are encouraged to use this time to make sure younger children have taken the opportunity to use the restroom or have a diaper change. Parents/Guardians/Caregivers are responsible for ensuring that their children are supervised if they are taking advantage of adult swim themselves. 13. Attendant Whistle Blows: One (1) long whistle means everyone out of the pool. Adult swims will be noted after the whistle. Two (2) short whistles mean everyone can get back into the pool. One (1) short or continued whistles – stop, look, listen…we may mean you! Rule or safety warning. 14. Anyone who has been playing tennis, basketball, running, biking or who is otherwise sweaty or dirty must first shower before entering the pool. 15. Persons with open sores or wounds, skin rashes or eruptions; sore or inflamed eyes, nasal or ear discharges, and other infectious or communicable diseases are not permitted in the pool. 16. Swimmers must wear appropriate swim attire: a. Bathing suits. No thongs allowed. b. No cut-offs, torn t-shirts, or street clothing. c. Rubber soled pool shoes are permitted. 17. AT NO TIME will infants/toddlers wearing disposable diapers or cloth diapers be permitted in the pool. Infants/Toddlers and Children who are not toilet trained are required to wear swim diapers or “swimmies” covered by rubber pants and a swimsuit. For your convenience, rubber pants and “swimmies” may be purchased, if available, from the pool staff. Feces (a “bathroom accident”) in the pool (even a tiny bit!) may cause an outbreak of e-coli. BY HEALTH DEPARTMENT CODES AND FOR EVERYONE’S HEALTH AND SAFETY, THE POOL MUST CLOSE IMMEDIATELY AND MAY REQUIRE CHEMICALTREATMENT FOR 24 HOURS AFTER A “BATHROOM ACCIDENT” IN THE POOL. This is a tremendous burden and cost to our community. Parents/Guardians/Caregivers should make sure that their children are taking adequate bathroom breaks. Use the adult swim time to change diapers and have children use the bathroom. The LHF Board of Directors reserves the right to impose a fine for “poop- in-the-pool” incidents because of costs incurred. 18. Pool staff instructions must be obeyed at all times. The pool staff has the authority to ask persons to leave the pool area immediately and suspend persons from the pool for the remainder of the day. 19. No personal flotation devices (PFD’s) will be allowed unless US Coast Guard Approved. 20. Running, pushing, acrobatics, wrestling, fighting, spitting, horseplay, unsafe or unruly behavior, or causing undue disturbances WILL NOT BE ALLOWED OR TOLERATED. Abusive or foul language will not be tolerated. 21. No wheeled vehicles (except wheelchairs and strollers) are permitted in the pool area. This includes wheeled toys, skateboards, or roller blades (wheeled coolers are acceptable). 22. No glass containers in the pool area; paper, plastic, and cans only. Glass and pyrex dishes are not permitted. The pool manager and management company has the right to inspect all coolers and/or bags. 23. No pets (animals) permitted in the pool area except for guide dogs. 24. No diving is allowed. 25. No chewing gum and food/drink permitted in the pool or immediately beside the pool or around the edge. 26. Smoking is not allowed anywhere in the pool area. 27. Use the trash receptacles and clean up after yourselves! 28. When the pool is not crowded (as determined by pool staff), certain balls (water balls, beach balls, featherweight Nerf balls) and floats may be allowed in the pool at the discretion of the pool staff. Pool staff may take away toys if they are being abused or restrict their use if they are being disruptive. 29. No one is to sit, stand, swim over, hang, or pull the lane lines/ropes. 30. No standing or sitting on kickboards. 31. All toys, kickboards, and noodles should be returned to the bins after use. 32. Loud music is not permitted within the pool area. 33. The pool phone is for emergency. Please limit use for local calls to 3 minutes. This is our only phone line! 34. Only authorized persons are permitted in the pump room. 35. Members and their guests are not permitted on the lifeguard stands at any time. 36. No members or guests, known to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, will be allowed in the pool area. Pool staff, LHF Board member, or CAS representative may require such a person or persons to leave the premises if deemed necessary. 37. The pool furniture is not to be removed from the pool area. 38. Safety equipment is for emergency purposes only and should not be handled or removed. 39. Enforcement of Rules: Pool staff will enforce the rules of the LHF pool. All members and guests are required to abide by these rules and obey the instructions of the pool staff. Parents are instructed to caution their children to observe all rules and obey the instructions of the pool staff (manager, lifeguards and pool attendants). Parents are responsible for the conduct of their children and members are responsible for their guests at the pool. Non-compliance with the rules may result in suspension of pool privileges. Repeated violation of rules or conduct detrimental to others may result in suspension or termination of pool privileges for the season. Pool staff has the authority to suspend pool privileges for the remainder of the day or longer as the infraction may warrant and for any infraction of these rules. Pool staff enforces the rules but cannot change them. Policy complaints should be brought to the attention of CAS (919-403-1400). Adult residents also have the authority and responsibility to request that rule breakers leave the area. Please use your judgment and authority reasonably. The Pool Manager shall handle situations arising that are not specifically covered by the established rules and will notify the LHF Board of Directors via CAS. 40. Only authorized persons are allowed in the pool area when the pool is closed. Any unauthorized use will be treated as trespass and violations will be subject to arrest and criminal prosecution. Any unauthorized pool use by a member may result in suspension or termination of pool privileges. 41. The pool and bathroom facilities close promptly at the designated closing time. 42. If a “Pool Closed” sign is posted, no entry to the pool area is permitted. 43. The pool will be closed at the discretion of the pool staff for inclement weather, emergency maintenance, or other reasons that may be necessary. 44. Severe or Questionable Weather Policies: Thunder clouds and lightning are serious weather conditions. Your body in or touching water during a lightning strike could act as a natural conductor of electricity, possibly resulting in death The pool will be closed at the sound of thunder or the sight of lightning, or if rainfall becomes heavy and the lifeguard cannot see the bottom of the pool. Decisions will be made by the pool staff as to pool closing because of inclement weather. All individuals must leave the pool and deck area. Pool staff on duty must inform patrons of the pool closing and post signs. Pool staff on duty is responsible for monitoring the storm. Thirty (30) minutes after the last sound of thunder and sixty (60) minutes after the last sighting of lightning, the pool may be reopened. The pool staff on duty will have final approval for pool reopening after a storm. The pool staff on duty will check the pool condition and pumps before opening the pool after storms. The pool staff will make every effort to keep the pool open and in the event of closure due to weather, will re-evaluate the situation at least every 2 hours. If a storm occurs within 1 hour of pool closing time, the pool may be closed for the remainder of the day. If the air temperature is below 55 degrees F and/or the water temperature is below 65 degrees F, the pool staff has the option to close the pool for the remainder of the day. 45. All members, including children and guests, shall use the pool and other facilities at their own risk. 46. All accidents or injuries should be reported to a lifeguard immediately. 47. All bobby pins, barrettes, and other such items that can clog the filtering system are to be removed before entering the pool. Long hair should be in a pony tail, braid or swimming cap. 48. When needing to address the lifeguard on duty, please be sure to stand behind the lifeguard so that supervision of the pool in not obstructed. Conversations must be kept short for safety reasons. 49. Swimming Lanes are for lap swimmers, swim team, or swim lessons only. Please be considerate. Lap lanes may not be available at peak activity times. Please inquire with the lifeguard. 50. Neither the pool staff, nor LHF Board is responsible for lost or stolen items. Items left at the pool are put into the lost and found basket near the bathrooms. Any unclaimed items may be discarded or donated to charity after 2 weeks. 51. Gender appropriate bathrooms must be used for anyone 5 years and older. 52. Clean off tables, return chairs to original place and close umbrellas when leaving the pool area. Open umbrellas will be damaged during storms. 53. All persons using the pool do so at their own risk. Again, there are NO LIFEGUARDS on duty at any time. Owners and management are not responsible for accidents or injuries. 54. All other county and state rules not covered above apply. PARTIES 1. All party reservations will be scheduled through CAS. 2. There is a $35 fee per party paid to CAS upon confirmation. 3. All parties are restricted to a maximum of 12 guests (not including parents) for a maximum of 3 hours. 4. Supervision of attendees is 100% the responsibility of the host. A liability waiver provided by CAS must be signed by the host prior to confirmation. 5. The host will provide a list of attendees to the pool staff at the time of check-in. 6. All trash must be removed from the pool deck and placed in the outside dumpster. 7. The pool attendant will ensure cleanliness upon check-out with host. Thank you for your compliance and making 2008 another great season at the pool!!!