5 POOL COMMANDMENTS
- Pay what you owe.
- Don't DO or ALLOW any dangerous activity.
- Don't Do or ALLOW and destructive activity.
- Clean your messes.
- Don't do anything that interferes with other members enjoyment of the pool.
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We open the pool season in early May, to be determined based on weather.
We close the pool season in October, to be determined based on weather.
Lifeguard hours are dependent on Lifeguard availability.
Hours are typically:
2:00-6:00pm on Saturday and Sunday during the school year.
2:00-6:00pm every day through summer break.
The front gate must be closed and locked at all times. Families use their key to gain access to Laurelhurst. Each member family is provided with one key. There is a $10 fee for lost keys.
When you enter the pool, be sure to sign in on the clipboard with your family members. Sign in all guests (regardless of if they are swimming or not), on the clipboard and pay their guest fees upon arrival in the lanai.
FRONT GATE, SIGNING IN, & GUEST FEES
PROCEDURES & RULES
A GUEST is defined as anyone who is not an LRI Cabana Club member, and not living in a member's home. ALL GUESTS must be accompanied by a member at all times. Guest fees are $5 a person up to 6 people per day. If you bring in more than 6 people, the guest fee increases to $10 a person. Pay your guest fees upon arrival of your guests. Envelopes for cash or checks are located on the counter next to the lifeguard station in the lanai. Fill in the info, insert your payment and put the envelope into the "Guest Fee Slot" in the grey cabinet. You may also write out an IOU on an envelope with your information. You are expected to pay your IOU on your next visit to the pool. We don't bill for guest fees. We are on the HONOR SYSTEM, and guest fees are important to our non-profit bottom line, so please do the right thing.
BREAK TIME/ADULT SWIM
Swim at your own risk when there is no lifeguard present.
Children should always be actively supervised in the pool and out of the pool whether there is a lifeguard present or not.
Members and their guests under 15 years of age MUST pass the deep water swim test annually in order to swim in the deep end of the pool or use the diving board. This test can administered by the lifeguard or pool board member and occurs during "break time/adult swim." Children under 5 who pass the swim test must still be accompanied by an adult into the deep end.
Parents may accompany their children 1:1 who have not yet passed the swim test into the deep end, provided that they use "touch supervision" and are physically touching their child at all times AND the deep end is not too crowded or the diving board is in use.
The lifeguard or pool board member may choose to close the diving board or restrict the use of pool toys. Parents are expected to support the decision and reinforce safe play with their children.
The lifeguard is the ultimate authority at the pool and is responsible for enforcing the pool rules. Repeated inappropriate behavior can result in a request to leave the pool that day, or can be reported to the Pool Board for action.
Members and guests under 15 years of age MUST pass the swim test ANNUALLY in order to swim in the deep end of the pool. The swim test consists of swimming (using a recognized swim stroke, not doggie paddle) without struggleing, from the deep end of the pool to the shallow end, and back without stopping except to turn around. And last, treading water for 1 minute in the deep end.
Every hour, on the house, all children under 15 years old MUST clear the pool for "break time/adult swim." This break lasts approximately 15 minutes. During this time, refreshments can be purchased from a lifeguard or pool board member if present. Encourage your children to use the restroom and take a break before re-entering the pool.
The pool maybe closed from time to time for cleaning and maintenance, and also for a fecal, vomit, or bleeding accident. Should such an accident occur, the pool will be closed for the rest of the day for sanitation and all night filtering, and will re-open on the next day.
PLAY STRUCTURES, SWING SET, SURROUNDING POOL AREA
The lifeguard is not responsible to supervising the surrounding area around the pool. Their primary responsibility is to supervise the pool and deck area. All play structures and equipment (tether ball, basketball hoops) should be used appropriately and gently. The plastic play structures MUST remain on the sports court. Please assist your children in picking up and putting away all the toys they play with.
Please leave Laurelhurst in better shape than it was when you arrived.
- Laurelhurst is a co-op. All members are expected to help keep the facility clean and in working order. Members are also asked to volunteer to serve on the Pool Board during their membership.
- Glass is not allowed anywhere on the pool grounds, including the driveway. This includes wine/beer/juice bottles, plates, bowls, containers, etc., made of glass.
- Laurelhurst is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
- Lawn and pool games should be played with respect for other members space and enjoyment of the facility.
- Turn off water in bathrooms (shower and sink), and leave restrooms clean.
- Be considerate of neighbors surrounding the pool with regard to noise, litter, and parking.
- No person may use the pool or grounds for private or commercial purposes. This includes lessons, business seminars, etc.
- Pets are not allowed on the pool grounds, unless approved by the Pool Board.
- Watch out for each other's children. Don't be afraid to speak up if you see a potentially dangerous or destructive activity.
- Concerns, issues, or problems should be reported to the lifeguard on duty or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Parents must watch their children at all times. Do not let children swim or play unsupervised.
- Use the diving board safely. Unorthodox diving is not allowed (i.e. No flips, spins, acrobatics, ball catching, hanging on the board, or multiple divers). Divers should dive, swim to the ladder and get out of the diving area as quickly as possible. Diving is not allowed in the shallow end of the pool.
- No running or rough play in the pool or surrounding area.
- Sand, mud, paint, or other grime must be rinsed off before entering the pool.
- Yelling, screaming, crying, excessively loud behavior, "noodle slapping" and the use of foul language are not allowed. At 6:00pm, we go into "quiet mode." During quiet mode, noise needs to be kept at a minimum.
- Use pool safe dive toys. Coins damage the floor of the pool.
- Swim diapers must be on children who are still in or recently graduated from diapers.
- Return furniture, pool toys, games, and materials to their original locations.
- Food is not allowed in the pool or on the surrounding deck (except at tables).
- Members and guests must wear appropriate swimming attire when using the pool.
- Do not climb trees, furniture, fences, buildings. Members may be required to pay for damaged incurred by themselves or their guests.
- Items, areas, tools, and other materials are to be used only for the purpose for which they are intended.
- Electric powered equipment may only be used in the lanai.
- CLEAN UP YOUR MESSES.
- Plastic play cubes and other toys for small children need to stay on the blacktop away from the pool.
- Squirt guns are not allowed in the pool.
- Lifesaving equipment (life rings, life hook) is only to be used by the lifeguards or in case of emergency.
- Play structures and swing sets are for small children only. Parents are responsible for supervising children at these times.
- The lifeguard chair is only for use by the lifeguard.
- Pool furniture must be returned to its original place.
- The pool rope must be must be in place at all times.
- Only emergency and authorized vehicles are allowed in the pool driveway.
- Skateboards, roller-skates, roller-blades, scooters, bikes, hover boards, may not be used at any time on the pool grounds.
- Family Membership is restricted to all the family members residing at the same address.
- Members are responsible for the conduct of their guests.
- Guests must be accompanied by a member at all times, be signed in, and their guest fees paid.
- Guest children must pass the swim test in order to swim in the deep end and use the diving board.
- Members are limited to 6 guests per day / 12 per week.
- Members are discouraged from bringing former members on a regular basis. Former members should be encouraged to re-join.
- Guest fees are required during all hours, whether a lifeguard is present or not. $5.00 per guest up to 6 guests. There is a "penalty" fee for more than 6 guests of $10 per guest .Guest passes may NOT be used to pay for party guests.
FOOD & BEVERAGES
- Glass containers for beverages or food are not permitted anywhere on the pool grounds or the driveway.
- Food should be eaten on the picnic tables and on the lawn.
- BBQs may be used only by adults. Turn off the propane on the base when you are done using the BBQ.
- All refuse must be cleaned up immediately. Garbage and recycling containers are provided for you.
- Swim lessons may be given by a Laurelhurst lifeguard or an outside certified lifeguard ONLY WITH BOARD APPROVAL, and ONLY FOR MEMBERS. Lessons may only be given between 9:30am-12:00pm.
- If using an outside teacher, the guest pays a guest fee when the teacher is using the clubl.