Pool Rules and Regulations


Pool Guests

  • The pool is for the use of Saddle Creek HOA members and their guests.
  • A member must accompany all guests and member is responsible for guests.
  • Non-member residents of Saddle Creek CANNOT be admitted as guests.
  • Individual local guests are welcome a maximum of 3 times per month. 
  • Guests outside a 25 mile radius are welcome anytime while a guest at a club member’s home and no fee is required.
  • No fee is required for family of club members.

Children — Pool Use and Supervision

  • If you are under 14 years old and there is no lifeguard on duty, you cannot swim without adult (18 years or older) supervision.
  • If you are under 12 years old, you cannot swim without adult (18 years or older) supervision even if there is a lifeguard on duty.  
  • Babysitters (16 years or older) can qualify as adult supervision as long as a life guard is on duty, the child in question is at least 9 years old and can swim without flotation devices and the child’s parent or guardian writes a note that is provided to the lifeguard daily.
  • Parents, guardian and/or babysitters are responsible for children using the Kiddie pool.  Lifeguards DO NOT attend the Kiddie pool.
  • All children less than 4 years of age must wear swim diapers and vinyl pants/non disposable swim diaper under their bathing suits.   Disposable swim diapers should be changed every 1-2 hours.  A supply of swim diapers and vinyl pants is kept at the pool for emergencies.   SCHOA has authorized the pool management lifeguards to inquire/inspect regarding compliance. 

Safety Rules

  • NO SMOKING in or around the pool area, clubhouse or tennis areas.
  • NO GLASS inside pool area.  Violation is grounds for immediate suspension.
  • No pets, other than canine assistants, are allowed inside the pool area.
  • No dunking or throwing anyone in the pool will be allowed.
  • No water guns / squirt guns, tennis balls, footballs allowed.
  • Soft sponge balls are allowed. 
  • No disruptive behavior will be allowed.
  • Use of beach or flotation devices only with permission of lifeguard.
  • No running or pushing will be allowed.
  • Individual radios are not allowed.  The clubhouse radio can be used by the lifeguard set to family appropriate music at levels that still enables swimmers to hear the lifeguard instructions.
  • The safety rope is off limits.  No sitting, jumping or standing on the safety rope will be allowed.
  • Diving will only be allowed in deep end of the pool.
  • No playing on the starting blocks.  They are for swim team use only.
  • No swimming with open or infected wounds, colds, inflamed eyes or skin disease will be allowed
  • No swimming during thunder or lightning.  Wait at least 30 minutes from the last observed thunder or lightning.

Housekeeping

  • No glass, bottles or chinaware is allowed in or around the pool area.
  • Dispose of all cans, paper products, etc. in trash / recycling containers. All food and drink must be cleaned up when finished.
  • Food and drink is allowed only without glass containers (must keep distance of 15’ from the pool).
  • No grilling inside pool gates or near the entrance walkways.
  • Use of clubhouse is NOT permitted unless it is reserved within SCHOA scheduling rules.
  • Please lower table umbrellas when you are finished.  This prevents them from being caught by the wind and ruined.
  • Please use a towel on the pool furniture.

Contamination

  • Any contamination incidents (feces, vomit, blood, etc.)  must be reported to the lifeguard immediately and everyone must get out of the water.
  • If a lifeguard is not on duty, a member should use the emergency phone to notify the pool management company immediately.
  • The pool will be closed for a minimum of 24 hours for cleaning. 
  • If the closure results in additional fees from the pool management company, the responsible SCHOA member may be fined.

Bicycles

  • All bicycles, mopeds, motorbikes, etc. MUST be parked in the parking lot.
  • No skates, skateboards, bicycles, etc. are allowed in pool area.
  • No bicycles or skateboards allowed on the porch of clubhouse or on the tennis courts.

Pool Parties

  • Members may have pool parties at the pool during regular pool hours. 
  • Parties of twelve or more attendees must be arranged at least 10 days in advance so the pool management company can be informed.  Members should use the clubhouse request process or send an email to the head of the pool committee.
  • Parties with fifteen or more attendees may require additional lifeguards.  This is at the discretion of the pool management company depending on the day of the party.  If an additional lifeguard is required, the lifeguards will be staffed at one per every twenty-five individuals at a cost of $25 per hour per additional lifeguard.  The member hosting the party is responsible for this additional cost.
  • Children under 8 must be supervised by an adult even during private parties.
  • Teenage and college age parties must have at least one adult (25 or older) chaperone for each fifteen people at the party.
  • You must clean up.  Parties leaving a large mess may be subject to a charge to cover extra clean-up time.
  • The pool will remain open to all SCHOA members and guests during the party unless arrangements have been made for a private party.
  • The clubhouse is available for use during a private party if prior arrangements are made through the reservation process on the website.   It requires a $75 refundable cleaning deposit.
  • Members may arrange private parties which results in closing the pool to other SCHOA members and guests.  See party guidelines for details on lifeguards, charges, process etc.

Swim Team

  • The pool will be closed to members during swim team practices and home swim-meets.
  • Swim team meet schedules will be posted outside the clubhouse and on the website.  

Suspension From Pool Area

Disciplinary action resulting in suspension from pool area shall include the following:

  • FIRST OFFENSE:       3 day suspension from pool area.
  • SECOND OFFENSE:  15 day suspension from pool area.  Violator and parent MUST meet with Pool Director and/or SCHOA Board Member prior to re-admitting.
  • THIRD OFFENSE:       Suspension from pool area for remainder of season.

All members and their guests are subject to the attending pool service and SCHOA rules and regulations.

All complaints, comments and/or suggestions concerning the pool staff should be directed to the pool director or Saddle Creek Board of Directors and NOT the lifeguards.

IMPORTANT:   TELEPHONE IS FOR EMERGENCY USE ONLY.


Revision: 3/30/2010