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We know there are a lot of rules and
policies in the paragraphs below,
but they can be summed up with the following
5 BIG COMMANDMENTS
1. PAY WHAT YOU OWE.
2. DON'T DO OR ALLOW ANY DANGEROUS ACTIVITY.
3. DON'T DO OR ALLOW ANY DESTRUCTIVE ACTIVITY.
4. CLEAN UP YOUR MESSES.
5. DON'T DO ANYTHING THAT ANNOYS OTHERS.
These Rules, Policies and Procedures may be revised from time to time, as deemed necessary by the LRI Board of Directors. Please check the pool bulletin board and/or website for revisions.
I. Facility Hours
7:00 AM until 10:00 PM - exceptions only as approved by the Board of Directors. The pool may be cleaned before 10 AM or after 9 PM, and must be vacated at that time. or during swimming lessons (if offered, and at lifeguard’s discretion).
The front gate must be closed and locked at all times. A key is required for access. Each member family will be provided with ONE key. If you lose your key there is a $10 fee for replacement.
A. Lifeguard hours are 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM (subject to change - check schedule @ pool):
Weekends only - opening day in May to mid June;
Every day - mid June to early September (when school is out for summer);
Back to weekends only until we close in October.
ALL POOL RULES APPLY WHETHER THE LIFEGUARD IS ON DUTY OR NOT.
SWIMMING IS AT YOUR OWN RISK DURING NON LIFEGUARD HOURS.
B. All members and their guests, whether they will swim or not, MUST SIGN IN on the sign-in sheet located at the front gate or in the lanai, upon arrival at the pool, whether the lifeguard is on duty or not.
C. Children under 6 years old must be accompanied by an adult (18 years or older) or a RESPONSIBLE BABY SITTER, even if the child has passed the swimming test. This also applies to children who are guests. The lifeguard will expel any child who is not properly supervised.
D. BABY SITTER: A member may send a responsible baby sitter, who is AT LEAST 13 YEARS OLD, to the pool with the member child. The sitter MAY NOT SWIM, even if he/she is a member, but may go into the pool with the children being cared for. The sitter should be instructed by the member that the lifeguard is the authority in ALL matters regarding the facility. A baby sitter may not be allowed to baby-sit at the pool if he/she does not properly supervise the children.
E. Members and their guests under 15 years old MUST pass the deep water test (annually) with an "A" or "B" grade, to be administered by the lifeguard, or other LRI official, in order to use the deep end of the pool. Parents may accompany their children (1 on 1) who have not passed the test into the deep end, provided they use "touch supervision" (physically touching the child) at all times, and the pool is not crowded, and conditions are safe (to be determined by the lifeguard). Children 5 years old and under may only pass the swim test conditionally. They must still be accompanied by an adult to go in the deep end, and will not be allowed in the deep end, even with an adult if the pool is crowded or the diving board is in use. Additionally, parents are expected to ACTIVELY SUPERVISE their non-swimmer children even when the lifeguard is ON duty.
F. Every hour, on the hour, all persons under 15 years old MUST clear the pool for at least a 10 minute break. Refreshments may be
purchased from the lifeguard or a person in charge during those breaks. All children must use the restroom before entering or re-entering
G. If at any time, in the judgment of the lifeguard, the pool should become crowded, the lifeguard may close the diving board and restrict the use of pool toys.
H. The lifeguard will not actively supervise children using the PLAY STRUCTURE or SWING SET. The lifeguard's ultimate responsibility is the safety of those in the pool and on the pool deck.
I. The lifeguard is the ultimate authority at the pool and is responsible for enforcement of the pool rules. Any person disobeying the rules or making a nuisance of himself will be denied the use of the pool or expelled from the facility by the lifeguard. Repeated behavior will be reported to the Board of Directors for action.
J. If lifeguard is not on duty, members under 15 years old or who have not completed the 9th grade, MUST be accompanied by an adult (18 years or older). When it's time for the lifeguard to leave, members and their guests who are under 15 years old and not accompanied by an adult must also leave.
K. Members 15 thru 17 years old are NOT allowed to swim alone. When lifeguard is not on duty, they
may not bring guests who are under 15 years old. Offensive behavior will result in restricted privileges.
L. The lifeguard schedule for any particular day may be suspended because of illness, to allow for maintenance of the pool, because of inclement weather, or other reasons. Pool rules, policies and procedures still apply when the lifeguard is not on duty. Parents should be sure a lifeguard is on duty before dropping off their children.
M. Should a fecal or vomiting accident occur in the pool, the pool is to be shut down and off limits for 8 hours. Please inform the lifeguard or a board member so appropriate health and safety measures may be taken.
A. L R I is not responsible for lost or stolen articles.
B. Glass is not allowed anywhere on the pool grounds.
C. Lawn games must not interfere with any members' enjoyment of the facility.
D. Be sure the water is turned off and rest rooms left clean. Report any deficiencies to the lifeguard or Board member.
E. Please be considerate of our neighbors regarding noise, litter, and parking (don't park in the last available spot in front of our neighbor's homes). Please park at least 3 feet from driveways and 13 feet from the fire hydrant.
F. No person may use the pool or grounds for private commercial purposes (i.e. giving swimming / diving / scuba lessons, business seminars, etc.), or as part of any business venture, or for personal profit.
G. Pets are not allowed on the pool grounds, without approval of the Board of Directors.
H. Copies of the Cabana Club Rules, Policies, and Procedures will be posted in the lanai. Each member is encouraged to pick up a copy and read it. Emergency procedures and phone numbers are posted on the pump house / rest room building.
I. Rules, Policies, and Procedures may be revised as deemed necessary by the Board of Directors.
J. Problems at the club should be reported to the lifeguard and/or any Director. Complaints and suggestions for improvement should be submitted directly to the Board of Directors, by dropping a note in the pool mailbox, guest fee slot, or by attending the monthly Board meeting.
K All members are required to serve on the Board of Directors at some time at some time during their membership. Additionally, LRI is a "co-op" type of club. All members are expected to participate in keeping the facility clean and in working order.
I. Personal Conduct
A. Parents MUST watch their children at all times. Do not let children swim or play unsupervised, especially behind lanai, and in restrooms where they cannot be seen. The area around the storage shed and along the back fence behind the trees is OFF LIMITS.
B. Unorthodox diving, acrobatics, (and any dive which is not straight off the front of the board) hanging on the diving board, or more than one person on the board at the same time are not allowed. Swimmers should stay away from the diving area when someone is diving. Diving is not allowed in the shallow end of the pool.
C. No running or rough play. Parents, please remind children frequently not to run on the pool deck or the lanai area as the concrete is very slippery.
D. Sand, mud, paint, and other grime should be rinsed off before getting in the pool.
E. Yelling, screaming, crying, excessively loud behavior, "noodle slapping" and the use of foul language are not allowed. . At 6 PM we go into "quiet mode". Please keep noise to a minimum.
F. Metallic objects (coins, etc.) are not permitted in the pool as they will react with the chemicals in the water.
G. Diapers are not allowed in the pool. Babies, toddlers, and children recently graduated from diapers must wear a "swim diaper" AND A TIGHT FITTING BATHING SUIT to prevent fecal accidents. Bacteria and infections can spread quickly in the water, so people with wounds, rashes, earaches, colds and other ailments are not allowed in the pool. Changing diapers is not allowed anywhere on the grounds except in the rest rooms.
H. Neatness counts. Please confine your "stuff" to a single area (lounge, table, etc), keeping it neat, off the ground and out of the walkways. If you move the furniture, please return it to its proper place before you leave. Balls, toys, and games are to be returned to the shelf in the lanai. Food is not allowed in the pool or on the pool deck, and glass bottles are not allowed anywhere.
I. It is expected that members and their guests will wear proper swimming attire when using the pool. Changing clothes in any place other than the dressing rooms, even for small children is prohibited.
J. Do not mistreat club property. Climbing trees, fences, buildings and on the furniture is not allowed. Members may be required to pay for damages incurred by themselves and their guests. Items are to be used only for the purpose for which they are intended. Children are not to play with rocks, tree branches, hoses or sprinklers, and are to leave the sand IN the horseshoe pits.
K. Electric powered equipment may only be used in the lanai. Battery powered radios, etc., should be played at a reasonable level for the comfort of all.
A. Use of NON-ESSENTIAL swimming equipment is restricted, requiring special permission of the lifeguard. Tire inner-tubes and extra large inflatables are not allowed at any time. The plastic play cubes and other toys of that type are for small children and may not be used on the pool deck. The lifeguard will have absolute authority in restricting any non-essential equipment in the pool. Squirt guns are not allowed in the pool. Equipment that IS allowed in the pool should be removed if the pool becomes crowded.
B. Game equipment (volleyballs, etc.) are located in the lanai and are for our members enjoyment. The equipment is to be returned in good condition. users will be responsible for any damaged equipment. Please return any toys to the shelf in the lanai.
C. The lifesaving equipment is not to be used except for saving someone's life. Children are not to play with LIFE RINGS, and LIFEGUARD RESCUE EQUIPMENT.
D. PLAY STRUCTURE AND SWING SET are to be used by small children only. Running or climbing UP the slide is not allowed. Rough play and use of the equipment other than for which it was intended is not allowed. Parents are responsible for the safety of their children on the swing set and play structure. The lifeguard's primary concern is for the safety of those in the pool and on the deck, and is not expected to supervise other areas.
E. The LIFEGUARD CHAIR is OFF LIMITS to everyone except the lifeguard.
F. If you move any furniture, chairs, lounges, etc., return them to their proper place before you leave. DO NOT take down the lifeline (pool rope). The Dept. of Health and Safety REQUIRES that the lifeline (rope) be in place at all times.
A. Vehicles are not allowed up the pool driveway at any time (except emergency or official vehicles). Bicycles and motorcycles must be walked up the driveway, and parked in the bike rack OUTSIDE the gate. They should not block the gate entrance to the pool.
B. Skateboards, roller-skates, roller-blades, scooters, bicycles, etc. may not be used at any time on the pool grounds.
C. Laurelhurst pool was originally built for the immediate neighborhood, where everyone was within walking distance, so parking is extremely limited. Members are encouraged to walk to the pool whenever possible. Cars parking along Colony Hills, and Fallenleaf should not block the pool or neighboring driveways (leave at least a 3 foot clearance on either side of driveways). Don't take the last available spot in front of our neighbor's homes. Cars must be parked at least 13' from the fire hydrant. Do NOT drive cars up the pool driveway (except official vehicles).
A. Membership in LRI is restricted to SINGLE FAMILY MEMBERSHIP ONLY (all family members residing at the same address). IF THE PEOPLE WITH YOU ARE NOT MEMBERS OF THIS CLUB, AND ARE NOT LIVING PERMANENTLY IN YOUR HOME, THEN THEY ARE GUESTS.
B. Members are responsible for the conduct of their guests. It is recommended that new members not bring guests on their first few visits, in order to familiarize themselves with our rules and procedures.
C. All guests must be accompanied by a member at all times, and must sign the register ("SIGN IN" sheet may be in lanai if lifeguard is off duty).
D. During lifeguard hours, guests who are under 6 years old must be accompanied by an adult member (18 years and older) at all times. Guests between the ages of 6 and 14, inclusive, must be accompanied by an adult member (18 years or older) or pass the deep end swim test.
E. During NON lifeguard hours, all guests under 15 years old must be accompanied by an adult member (18 years old and older).
F. GUEST LIMIT: 4 guests per day / 8 guests total per week per member family. The same guest may not come to the pool more than 2 times in the same week, even if they come with different members, without prior approval. For those members who occasionally bring too many guests, there will be a penalty guest fee of $10 for each guest over the limit. Members who consistently abuse our guest privileges will have those privileges revoked and may be asked to resign their membership. Members are discouraged from bringing former members as guests on a regular basis. Former members should be encouraged to rejoin.
G. GUEST FEES: A $5.00 guest fee will be charged to members for EACH GUEST (children and adults). Members reserving the lanai and grounds for parties must pay a $5.00 guest fee for each guest. Guest fees are applicable during all hours, whether a lifeguard is present or not, whether your guests use the pool or not. "Guest Passes" are only valid in the year in which they are issued and may not be used for party guests, nor may they be used to pay your IOU's. Members will be expected sign in at the gate or in the lanai and deposit guest fees into the slot in the equipment cabinet in the lanai. Overnight guests are also subject to guest fees. Special arrangements may be made for multiple visits for overnight guests. Please check with the Social Director for the current procedure regarding overnight guests. Guest fees are important to the operation of your club. They make possible the purchase of new patio furniture, games and recreational equipment. Were on the HONOR SYSTEM here - so please no cheating. Members who consistently abuse our guest rules will have their guest privileges revoked and may be asked to resign their membership.
V. Food and Beverages
A. Picnicking and other eating is ONLY permitted at the tables IN THE LANAI AND ON THE LAWN. No food is allowed on the pool deck or in the pool. Sunflower seeds and gum are not allowed on the pool grounds.
B. The barbecue grills may be used by adults only. Please use them only in the BBQ area, or on the lawn, away from buildings and trees. Barbecues must be left clean. Dump your ashes and clean the grill.
C. Glass containers of any kind are not permitted on the pool grounds.
D. All refuse must be cleaned up immediately. Please use the trash receptacles provided. Don't leave your mess for someone else to clean. Recycle glass, plastic and aluminum in the recycle container.
VI. Parties / Reservation of Pool Grounds and Lanai
CLASS PARTIES - PLEASE CLICK HERE.
A class party is defined as a party for STUDENTS, and must take place during NORMAL SCHOOL HOURS. (May & June, up to 4 hrs, M-F, between 9 AM and 2 PM). ALL PARTIES require a party application and must meet the approval of the LRI Board of Directors. The school must also provide at least 1, up to 3 adult chaperones (no guest charge for up to 3 chaperones), to help with the party and keep order. All personnel with the party must vacate the grounds by the end of their reserved time. Please allow adequate clean-up time before the end of your scheduled reservation. The pool itself will close 15-30 minutes prior to the end of the party, to allow swimmers time to get dried off and changed. The cost for class parties is: $25 reservation fee + $3 per student + $20 per hr (3 hr minimum) for the lifeguard.
A. The pool grounds consists of: lanai, barbecue grills, picnic tables, volleyball court and horseshoe pits. The pool itself is not included in the definition of pool grounds. Deck furniture (tables, chairs, umbrellas, and lounges) are reserved for our members' use.
B. Members may reserve the use of the pool grounds, subject to the approval of the LRI Social Director. Use of the pool is included with the reservation, BUT not to the exclusion of other LRI members.
AN ADULT LRI MEMBER (SPONSOR) MUST BE PRESENT AT ALL TIMES DURING THE EVENT FOR WHICH THE FACILITY HAS BEEN RESERVED.
C. Reservations MAY NOT be made for any of the following times:
Any public holiday;
Any black-out dates, or restricted hours (FRI, SAT, SUN, 2PM to 6 PM are restricted hours);
Any days when there is already another reservation (unless pre-approved by the Social Director).
D. All party reservations must be confirmed with the social director. A RESERVATION FORM and RELEASE OF LIABILITY must be filled out, signed, and filed with the social director. Check the social calendar to see that your date is available. Add your name to the calendar - if there's a problem with your date, the social director will contact you.. Fill out the reservation form and return it to the pool as indicated on the form. The social director will confirm your reservation by phone. No reservations will be accepted until after the season opening day.
E. USE FEE/DEPOSIT:
MEMBER FAMILY PARTIES (birthdays, anniversaries, etc. and groups of 20 people or less): A use fee/deposit of $10 must be paid at the time of reservation, plus $5.00 per person guest fee to be paid after the party.
ORGANIZATIONAL PARTIES (teams, schools, companies, etc., and groups of 21 or more) a use fee/deposit of $25 must be paid at the time of reservation, plus $3.00 per person guest fee to be paid after the party.
In both cases, use fee/deposit is non refundable. Should it be necessary to change the reservation date, and it is still 7 or more days prior to the original reserved date, the use fee/deposit will be applied to the new date (current year only). If it is less than 7 days prior to the original reserved date, then use fee/deposit will be forfeited and a new use fee/deposit for the new date must be paid.
F. Each member family may make up to two (2) advance reservations. Additionally, any unreserved dates, which are not restricted as outlined in C above, may be reserved for "last minute" parties provided the reservation is requested 7 days or less from the date requested. All use fee/deposits and guest fees still apply.
G. PARTY SIZE / TIME LIMIT: The party size is the total number of all children and adults attending. The pool capacity is 31. At no time shall there be more than 31 people in the pool. Parties of 50 or more are subject to Board approval. Maximum party size is 70 people. Unless special arrangements have been made with the LRI Social Director, maximum party length is 3 hours. Parties on any Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, may not be scheduled between 2 PM & 6 PM.
H. LIFEGUARD REQUIRED: Lifeguard(s) are required for all parties regardless of size, at a cost to the reserving member of $15 ($20 for school parties) per hour per lifeguard (2 hr. minimum), and should be paid along with your guest fee at the end of your party. Make your check payable to LRI. Lifeguard(s) must be regular guards on the LRI staff - no exceptions.
1 to 20 swimmers - 1 LRI lifeguard required.
21 or more swimmers - 2 LRI lifeguards required.
Regularly scheduled lifeguard may serve as the party lifeguard simultaneously with their regular duty. They still must be paid by the party giver.
I. LRI equipment available for party use includes: picnic tables (except those reserved for LRI members), table cloths, two kettle barbecues, the unlocked refrigerator, and game equipment (volleyball, horseshoes). Deck furniture (tables, chairs, umbrellas, and lounges) are reserved for our members' use. See the Social Director or lifeguard to obtain equipment from the locked storage cabinet. Member is responsible for any damage to the pool, facility, structures, plants, toys, and other items belonging to LRI, which may be caused during their party.
J. The grounds, lanai, pool, and rest rooms, must be cleaned up promptly after the party. Facility closes at 10 PM. You may remain until 11 PM to clean up after your party. The lanai floor should be swept and hosed out, if necessary (do not let run-off water go into the pool). Garbage and trash should be disposed of in the proper receptacles. Pool and patio furniture should be straightened up and returned to the lanai, as necessary. Recreation equipment should be returned to the storage cabinet. Be sure to turn off all lights (lanai, deck, rest rooms, pool, and volleyball court) before leaving the facility. Colored lights are on a timer and do not need to be turned off. Future reservation privileges may be discontinued for a member who fails to clean-up after a party.
K. A "Release of Liability" will be attached to all party reservation forms, and must be signed.
VII. SWIMMING LESSONS (if offered):
Depending on demand, swimming lessons may be given by LRI Instructor Certified lifeguards, between 9:30 AM and 12 Noon, Monday through Thursday. Private and semi private lessons may be offered.
A schedule of lesson times will be posted in the lanai. The pool may or may not be used exclusively for swimming lessons during the posted times, as determined by the lifeguard.
Membership is for a single year and is limited to 75 single residence families (subject to change per Board approval). Each membership must be approved by the Board of Directors for each year. Membership one year does not guarantee membership the next. Dues and membership categories are listed below. New members are subject to an initiation fee of $100 in addition to their membership dues. . Dues and fees may be paid by personal, business, or cashier’s check. There will be a $10 charge for returned (bounced) checks for any reason. Membership in LRI is NON-TRANSFERABLE, and NON-REFUNDABLE. The Board may elect to offer a "pro-rata" membership no earlier than August 1st, depending on the status of the pool roster. Members who abuse our rules and procedures will be asked to return their key and resign their membership. The gate key is property of LRI and must be returned to LRI, should a member family resign or not be renewed for the next year.
2013 DUES AND MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES
IGNORE WHAT YOU READ BELOW.
PRORATED FULL FAMILY MEMBERSHIP IS NOW $500 !
(as of 6/16/13)
$700 REGULAR family dues. (Beginning March 1), (may be paid in four equal installments);
$300 Couples family (no children under 18 years old living at home);
$200 Charter family (15 years LRI member, Board service recommended - by invitation only);
$50 Initiation fee for new members.
BOARD MEMBER family ($100 discount to members serving on the 2012 Board of Directors).
2013 LAURELHURST RECREATION, INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
President: Don Zirilli 408-257-2533
Vice President: Stuart Yusem 408-973-9344
Secretary: Rochelle Silveira 408-253-6758
Social Director / Facility Coordinator: Margie Zirilli 408-257-2531
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