Pool Rules & Procedure
These rules are for the safety of all, and by following them everyone will gain greater enjoyment of our pool and common areas.
1. At all times any person using the pool, pool area, tennis courts, basketball court, or common area grounds does so at their own risk and shall be solely responsible for any accidents or injuries in connection with such use.
2. Only members of WHPOA who have paid their annual assessment and their accompanied guests are eligible to use the pool. A member must accompany their guest(s) at all times.
3. A trained lifeguard provided by the Pool Management Company will be on duty from noon to closing throughout the pool season. Lifeguards are responsible for the strict enforcement of all pool regulations, and have full authority to temporarily deprive any resident member or guest of the rights and privileges of the pool, tennis courts, or ground use. Long term restrictions may be put in place by the WHPOA Board of Directors.
4. Children under the age of twelve (12) must be accompanied by a responsible person sixteen (16) years of age or older, who must remain with them throughout their entire visit to the pool area.
5. All swimmers must first use the restroom and then shower before entering the pool in accordance with local and state regulations for public pool use.
6. All swimmers must wear appropriate swimwear, street clothing is not allowed in the pool and any footwear that may contaminate the pool area is also prohibited.
7. Infants and toddlers wearing diapers must wear swim diapers while in the pools. Disposable diapers are not allowed in either pool as the disposable gel may leak and cause damage to the pool filtering equipment.
8. Hourly breaks of 15 minutes will be taken at 45 minutes past each hour to allow the lifeguard to cool off and children to rest. During the break period, adults only may swim, and children up to two years old may accompany an adult or parent.
9. NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE PERMITTED IN THE POOL AREA AT ANY TIME. Glass containers of any kind are prohibited at all times. All food and beverages must be consumed in the picnic shelter area by order of the Hamilton County Health Department. Chewing gum is not allowed. Smoking is allowed in the picnic shelter area only due to chemical usage in the pool and pool house.
10. The following activities and items are also prohibited:
Running, boisterous, or rough play
Spitting, spouting of water, or blowing nose in the pool or other similar behavior
Bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards, hoverboards, etc.
For the consideration of all swimmers, large toys, balls, or other large items are not allowed. Rafts may used depending upon crowd size. The Lifeguard has final say.
Jumping or climbing over the fence.
11. No one is allowed to hang on the rope dividing the deep and shallow areas except in an emergency situation.
12. Foul language will not be tolerated and is subject to expulsion from the pool and grounds.
13. Any threat or threatening action made to a lifeguard or to a resident is strictly prohibited and may result in an immediate suspension of pool privileges.
Violation of pool rules will result in the following disciplinary action:
1st offense: Verbal warning
2nd offense: Temporary suspension from pool use
3rd offense: Suspension for remaining pool season
Appeals to disciplinary action will be heard by the WHPOA Board of Directors by appointment.