Pool Rules and Regulations

These rules are intended to protect the safety and health of all members and visitors and to promote the use of the pool facilities without any disruption of service. The Board of Directors reserves the right to suspend or deny privileges for any member who refuses to comply with these rules based on the severity of the infraction. If a member’s privileges are suspended or revoked, no refund of membership fees will be made. Dates of operation of the swimming pool will be determined by the Pool Chair. Changes to the pool rules and regulations may be made at any time as deemed necessary by the Pool Chair and the Board of Directors.                                                                                                                                   Updated: 2019/05/16
Safety & Health Rules (including Fulton County Regulations)

1.
Diving:
  Diving is not allowed in the shallow areas.
The marker rope is designated as a safety device for this purpose and it is not intended to be climbed on or straddled.
There will be no jumping or diving off sides of the board, or swimming in the diving area when the board is in use.
2. Glass objects of any kind, including beverage containers and bottles are strictly prohibited in the pool area. Members will be held financially accountable for any personal injury, facility damage, or pool rehabilitation as a result of broken glass in the pool area.
3. Running on the pool deck is strictly prohibited.
4. Spitting, chewing gum and chewing tobacco is prohibited in the pool area.
5. Trash and recycling containers should be properly used to maintain a litter- and pest-free environment. Dispose of all trash and recyclable materials in the labelled bins.
6. Alcohol:
  Consumption by adults is permitted; however, visibly intoxicated persons will not be allowed in the pool area and may be asked to leave if they pose a danger to themselves or others.
Underage drinking is strictly prohibited and will be reported to parents and authorities for action.
7. Smoking, including the use of e-cigarettes, is prohibited within the fenced in area of the pool from 7:00 am - 9:30 pm. Smoking is only allowed at the pool after 9:30pm during Adult Swim. Smoking materials must be extinguished prior to disposal in trash containers.
8. Pets are not to be brought inside the pool enclosure at any time.
9. Leak-proof swim diapers are required for any child who is not toilet trained. Regular, disposable and pull-up diapers without an outer water-proof cover are prohibited in either pool.
10. The Baby/Wading pool is reserved for children 5 years of age and under AT ALL TIMES, including break time.
DO NOT ASK THE LIFEGUARD FOR AN EXCEPTION.
Children should never be left unattended in the wading pool, as the lifeguard is NOT responsible for watching this pool.
11. Admission to the pool may be denied to anyone with colds, coughs, skin ailments, infections or any other malady that may be considered contagious.
12. No member or guest is allowed to prop or tie the pool gate open, or in any way impede the function of the magnetic gate lock.
13. No person is permitted to climb any part of the security enclosure to enter the pool area. Entering pool area in this manner or when it is closed (between 11 PM to 7 AM) is considered trespassing and may result in expulsion of member privileges and/or possible prosecution.
14. Swimming in the pool during the off-season will result in expulsion from the pool for up to the duration of the calendar year and may also include possible prosecution.
General Rules

1. Each year, members must complete the required pool forms and deliver them to the Pool Chair. 
A current list of all members will be kept at the pool.The lifeguard and Pool Committee members may, at their discretion, ask name and telephone number for proof of membership.
2. The lifeguard may, at his/her discretion, close the pool during periods of inclement weather, or at any other time when he/she considers that members’ safety or health may be endangered.
3. Do not talk to or distract the lifeguard while he/she is on duty unless it is to get their attention to report a safety concern.
4. The lifeguard is on duty to ensure the safety of members while at the pool and must be obeyed. Verbally abusing or disobeying a lifeguard will NOT be tolerated. If a problem occurs, follow the lifeguard’s direction and, if you disagree, take-up your grievance later with a member of the Pool Committee or a Board member.
5. No one other than the lifeguard is allowed to sit on the guard stand, or jump into the water from the guard stand.
6. No member is allowed in the pump room unless approved by the lifeguard or a member of the Pool Committee or Board of Directors.
7. During peak swimming hours, the only floatation items allowed will be water wings, inner tubes, or such personal devices used by small children. The lifeguard will exercise his/her discretion in allowing or disallowing diving masks, beach balls, floats, water guns, etc.
8. Running, pushing, dunking, vulgar language, or similar behavior is prohibited in the pool area. Throwing an object, such as a ball, is permitted only when deemed safe by the lifeguard or supervising adults.
9. Entertainment devices must be at a volume low enough so as not to disturb other pool members.
10. If you bring pool toys, please take them with you when you leave. A lost and found box for toys, towels and clothing will be provided; however, items not claimed within 7-10 days will be discarded or given to charity. Please label your items with your name so they may be returned to you.
11. If you open a pool umbrella during non-lifeguard hours, please close it as you leave.
12. Telephone calls using the pool phone are limited to 3 minutes. The phone should be used only for necessary calls, not prolonged social conversations. The lifeguard is not a message center and it is not his/her responsibility to answer the phone while on duty at the pool.
13. Bikes, scooters, rollerblades, skateboards, etc. are not to be used inside the pool facility and must be placed in designated areas only. Members will be held accountable for any repairs to the pool deck caused by these items.
14. Proper swim attire must be worn in the pool to minimize problems caused by string, lint, etc. in the filtration system.
15. Automobiles shall be confined to designated parking areas only. No parking within 5 feet of either side of the fire hydrant.  Please keep children from playing in the parking areas to avoid serious injury.
16. Pool management representatives, maintenance contractors, lifeguards, Pool Committee and Board members may enter the pool through the gate after hours to check on the facility or to complete maintenance duties and repairs.
Age Restrictions and Swim Time Categories

1.
“FAMILY SWIM” is open to all members, and will be on a "swim at your own risk" basis. No Studdiford approved-lifeguard or attendant will be on duty. Therefore, anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult 21 years or older, and is the sole responsibility of that adult. Babysitters must also be 21 or older during FAMILY SWIM.
2.
"ADULT SWIM" is open for members 21 and older and will be on a "swim at your own risk" basis. ADULT SWIM begins after 9:30 pm with the exception of Wednesdays and Fridays. FAMILY SWIM will continue until 11pm on those nights only. Babies under the age of 2 are permitted in the pool area with their parents during ADULT SWIM. Otherwise, no person under the age of 21 is allowed in the pool enclosure during ADULT SWIM. Teen nights may be scheduled on Wednesday nights from 8:00-10:00 pm with appropriate adult supervision. All are welcome at the pool during this time, but the pool committee will gear activities to teens.
3.  “LIFEGUARD SUPERVISED SWIM” – A Studdiford-contracted lifeguard is present, typically from 11 am - 7 pm. This is the only time that children between the ages of 10-17 are permitted to remain at the pool without an adult guardian. Children between the ages of 10-12 must pass a swimming test given by the lifeguard before that child is permitted to remain at the pool without adult supervision.
4. During LIFEGUARD SUPERVISED SWIM times, all children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a member or guest who is 14 years of age or older. This older person must provide careful supervision of the younger child, and may be asked to leave by the lifeguard if safety is a concern.
5.  In the event that a lifeguard is not present during normal lifeguard hours, the pool will revert to FAMILY SWIM until a lifeguard is present. Members and guests under 18 must be accompanied by an adult 21 or older who is willing to take responsibility for them. If an adult 21 or older is not present to supervise under these circumstances, persons under 18 are not permitted to enter the water under any circumstances until a lifeguard is on duty.
6. “KID SWIM.” During peak hours or when the pool is crowded, the lifeguard may apply a rotational strategy for group games. This option will limit group games (i.e. sharks & minnows, or any game that requires at least half of the pool space) to 20 minute periods on the odd hours only. For example, group games can be played for the last 20 minutes of the 1pm, 3pm and 5pm hours only. The lifeguard will apply this strategy only when it is necessary to provide a balance of activities and pool space for all in attendance.
7. "BREAK TIME” will be called during the last 15 minutes of every hour while the main pool is under lifeguard supervision (11 am - 7 pm). Only adults 18 and older and their children under the age of 2 may swim at this time. Children may NOT sit on the steps, edge of the pool or diving board during this rest period.
 Guest Policy

1. Guests must be accompanied to the pool by a member and are subject to all pool rules and regulations.
2. Members under the age of 18 are permitted to bring 2 guests at a time, unless supervised by an adult pool member who is 21 years of age or older
3. A member aged 18 and older may bring up to a total of 6 guests.
4. Guests 10-12 must pass a swim test if unaccompanied by an adult. This rule applies to LIFEGUARD SUPERVISED SWIM times only.
5. Arrangements must be made with the Pool Chairperson to cover extended visits of house guests. The charges are $10 per guest per month if the guest is staying for more than 1 week.
6. Non-member residents of Woodfall and Studdiford, their relatives or house guests, are NOT eligible to be guests.
7. Baby-sitters are not required to pay guest charges. However, non-member residents of Studdiford and Woodfall are ineligible to babysit for a member at the pool.
 Pool Party Policy

 1.
If you plan to host an event with 12 or more members/guests, contact the Pool Chair using the reservation link for setting up the date, time, and lifeguard staff at least two weeks prior to the requested party date
 2.  The pool will not be closed to regular members during any parties, regardless of date or time. Parties must be held in a designated area of the pool and a notice will be placed on the gate informing all members entering the pool area that a party is in progress.
 3.  Party hosts are responsible for all set-up and clean-up.
 4.  If party guests are under 15 years of age, an adult chaperone (21 and older) must be present during the entire party. During FAMILY SWIM hours, standard rules apply, requiring an adult chaperone for party guests under 18 years of age. During FAMILY SWIM hours, lifeguard services must be arranged directly with the pool management company and paid for by the host.
 Grill Use Policy

 1. Grills may only be operated by an adult member 21 years or older and may only be used during pool season and during hours when the pool facility is open.
 2. If you use a grill, you agree to leave it in a clean and usable condition when you are done, and to close the lid and replace the cover if you are the last to leave. Studdiford does not provide grilling utensils; please bring your own.
 3. Ensure that the propane tank valves are closed after use. Smoking is not permitted at any time near the spare propane tanks.
 4. Please report any problems to pool@studdiford.org.