Rules & Regulations

                                                                                          May 2018

Pool Operating Hours 

General Admission

 Weather permitting, and except during swimming dive meets, the pool will be open for general membership use according to the following schedule:

During Swim/Dive Season                          After Swim/Dive Season (July timeframe)
Sunday 1:00-7:00pm                                    Sunday 1:00-7:00 pm
Monday 12:00-8:00 pm                               Monday 10:00-8:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00- 8:00 pm                              Tuesday 10:00-8:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00-8:00 pm                         Wednesday 10:00-8:00 pm
Thursday 12:00-8:00 pm                             Thursday 10:00-8:00 pm
Friday 12:00-8:00 pm                                   Friday 10:00-8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00-8:00 pm                              Saturday 10:00-8:00 pm

When school starts in the fall, the pool will open at 4:30, Monday-Friday. Saturday/Sunday hours will remain the same.

The pool will open the end of May of each year. For 2018, opening date will be Saturday, May 26. It will close in September (last day being Labor Day). The Board may choose differing opening and closing days.

The pool will be closed at the discretion of the Pool Management at any time pool conditions, weather, or emergency may dictate. The Pool Manager will use his/her judgement in returning guest fees should weather become inclement. (If a guest pay and shortly thereafter it storms and the pool closes, it would be appropriate to make a refund).

Swimming and Diving Team Practice and Meets

 Pool time for team practices is set aside weekday morning from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm during the season. On days Camelot hosts meets, the pool will close at 5:00 pm. A notice will be posted on Facebook and a reminder will be displayed on the website.

Inclement Weather

 Should inclement weather occur during pool operations, the pool will be shut down and swimming discontinued until the weather improves and the pool is reopened by the pool manager on duty. The pool will remain closed 15 to 30 minutes after the last occurrence of lightning depending on conditions as judged by the pool manager on duty. If there are any questions about whether the pool should be closed, the operation manager should be notified. The pool manager or any board member is the only individuals authorized to close the pool for weather (see Pool Operating Hours).

Pool Rules and Policies

 Failure to comply with the following regulations by any member or guest may result in ejection from the pool by the pool manager on duty for one or more days:

  • All members and guests must sign in prior to entering the pool. Your name will be check against our current membership listing and if there is a balance owned, you will not be granted accessed until paid. There will be a book at the counter with each family’s name listed alphabetically, you will need to sign each time to you visit the pool.
  • No person is allowed in the pool unless a lifeguard is on duty.
  • No unauthorized person is allowed in the pool enclosure when the pool is not in operation.
  • Children under 10 must be accompanied by a responsible person (16 years or older). Non swimmers of any age must not enter deep areas.
  • Only small children (6 and under) with direct adult supervision are permitted in the baby pool.
  • Persons with contagious or infectious health conditions (colds, flu, ear fungus, skin diseases, etc.) are not permitted in the pool.
  • Children in diapers are prohibited from swimming in the main pool. If children are in diapers or not otherwise toilet trained they must swim in the baby or junior pool. No swim or normal diapers are allowed in the regular pool.
  • Proper swim attire is required.
  • All swimmers must take a shower before entering the pool.
  • The lifeguard is in full charge of bathing and has the authority to enforce all rules of safety and sanitation.
  • No gum or food is allowed near the pool perimeter. Designated areas only.
  • No pets allowed in pool area.
  • Camelot DOES NOT allow alcohol. No alcoholic beverages or intoxicants allowed on the premises during normal operating hours (this includes alcohol being in hidden containers). Only exception where alcohol may be consumed is at adult socials. If member is seen with alcohol at any other time, they will be asked to leave the facility. We encourage members to notify personnel if you see someone drinking.
  • No weapons of any type are allowed on Camelot property for any reason.
  • No tobacco, dipping, or vaping is allowed on the premises.
  • No running allowed in the pool area.
  • No flips off the side of the pool.
  • No standing in the gutter of the pool.
  • No dunking, pushing, shoving, hitting or rough housing allowed.
  • No unnecessary noise, music, shouting, etc.
  • No diving from the side of the pool in the shallow end.
  • No spitting in the pool or around the pool area.
  • No talking to the lifeguards while they are on the stands. If there is a question, speak to a lifeguard not on the stand or the pool manager.
  • Water play equipment to be used with permission. Group games must be properly supervised.
  • No swimming in the diving area when diving boards are in use.
  • No profanity or loud, abusive language tolerated by anyone.
  • The pool limit is 80 swimmers.

Diving Safety Rules

  • No diving from boards with floats, flippers, masks, tubes, goggles, balls, etc.
  • Only one person at a time allowed on a diving board or ladder.
  • No loitering or sitting on diving board or ladder.
  • No diving until everyone is clear of the diving area.
  • One bounce only on the boards before diving (except dive team).
  • Diving straight off the end of the board only, no diving towards the side of the pool.
  • Divers must swim to the nearest ladder immediately after diving.

 Guests

  • Full members are permitted to bring local residents as their guests. Members wishing to exercise local guest privileges will be charged $5.00 per guest. These fees apply to ALL guests entering the facility (including those not swimming). If a member brings a guest, the member must register the guest at the office each day and remain on the pool premises as long as the guest stays.
  • Out of town house guests are not subject to the visit charge or visit maximum. An out of town guest is defined as living outside a 30 mile radius or who is an overnight guest at the member’s home.
  • Babysitters who are not members may accompany a member’s child into the pool area (no charge) after signing in. Babysitters are subject to all pool rules and may be asked to leave if noncompliant. If repeated, the sponsoring member will need to make other sitting arrangements. A grandparent will be classified as a ‘babysitter’.

Food and Beverages

  • No glass containers of any kind allowed.
  • Candy wrappers and other trash must be placed in the trash cans. All members are responsible for keeping the pool area clean.

Tennis

  • Only tennis shoes are allowed on the court.
  • Bicycles, skates, skate boards and other similar equipment are prohibited.
  • Courts will be kept locked when not in use. The last person leaving the court is responsible for locking the gate and turning off the lights if on.
  • Lights will be turned by off by 10:30 pm.
  • Members are responsible for the conduct of their guests and dependents.
  • Play on courts is limited to members of the association and their guests. Members must accompany guests.
  • Play is limited to 1 ½ hours when others are waiting. 
  • Reservations may be made during summer pool hours for courts. The pool lifeguards will maintain the reservation list. Courts may be reserved by calling or visiting the pool office.

Miscellaneous Policies

  • Admission to Pool: All members who are in good standing will be admitted upon signing the register. A file of members and their standing will be maintained at the pool office for identification purposes.
  • Public Address Music: Reasonable volume control is expected by the pool staff at all times. Volume will be low enough so as not to disrupt normal conversation anywhere in the pool area. Any reasonable request by a pool participant to reduce the volume OR appropriate music selection will be honored.
  • Rest Breaks: 10 minute breaks will occur hourly. Those under the age of 16 will be asked to leave the pool. Adults are allowed to stay in the pool.

Pavilion Reservations/Parties (Parties During Regular Hours)

Application (click here)  poolpartyapplication 2018 (regular hours)

 Member’s First Request

  • Private parties require notification of at least 1 week.
  • The CRA Pool Party Application will be completed and processed by the publicity chair ([email protected]) who will post the reservation on the website and work with the pool manager to get the reservation sign displayed for the event as well as processing the money transaction that will be forwarded to the treasurer.
  • A Camelot member (in good standing) will be allowed to reserve the pavilion area one time during the season at no cost.  Nonmember guests will be accessed a $3.00 charge (swim or no swim) with a cap charge of $50.00. Any fee for guests over the age of 62 will be waived.
  • Time limit:  2 hours maximum.  30 minutes before and 30 minutes afterwards will be allowed for set up/clean up (3 hours total).  Any time before that timeframe, other members have the right to be in the area.
  • Once your reserved time is completed, please vacate so that other members can use the area.
  • Your reservation will be annotated on the website and a notification will be placed at the site for others members’ information.
  • Members are responsible for the conduct of their guests and dependents.
  • Any type of food, drinks, etc. (with the exception of alcohol) is allowed.

Member’s Subsequent Request

Application (click here) poolpartyapplication 2018 (regular hours)

  • Private parties require notification of at least 1 week.
  • The CRA Pool Party Application will be completed and processed by the publicity chair ([email protected]) who will post the reservation on the website and work with the pool manager to get the reservation sign displayed for the event as well as processing the money transaction that will be forwarded to the treasurer.
  • After first reservation, cost will be $50 (full Pavilion) or $25 (1/2 Pavilion) for 2 hours. In addition, a charge of $3.00 per person will be charged with a cap amount of $50 guest fees. Any fee for guests over the age of 62 will be waived.
  • Time Limit:  2 hours maximum.  30 minutes before and 30 minutes afterwards will be allowed for set up/clean up.  Any time before that timeframe, other members have the right to be in the area.
  • Once your reserved time is completed, please vacate so that other members can use the area.
  • Your reservation will be annotated on the website and a notification will be placed at the site for other members’ information.
  • Members are responsible for the conduct of their guests and dependents.
  • Any type of food, drinks, etc. (with the exception of alcohol) is allowed.

 Parties After Hours

Application (click here)  poolpartyapplication 2018 (after hours)

 After hour parties require notification of at least 1 week. A manager is required at all times! Available most evenings, Sunday-Saturday, 8:30 pm- 10:30 pm. Music must be turned off by 10:00 pm. No alcohol or tobacco use. Base cost is $150 with additional charge for pool manager/lifeguard(s) salary, depending on how many guests attend. (One lifeguard is required for every 15 swimmers.) A deposit of 50% of all fees is required at the time the pool is reserved. This deposit will be refunded if 24 hours’ notice of cancellation is given, or if inclement weather occurs preventing the pool from opening. It is expected that all remaining fees be paid the day of the event. This payment will be paid to the manager on site. It is expected that all party participants be made aware by the host of all posted rules and policies. Private after hour parties shall last no later than 10:30 pm.

Security/Key Distribution

 The pool manager is provided a key to the pool facility. The pool manager will open the facility each operating day (during swim/dive team practice a swim/dive coach may open the facility) assume that any area on the premises which is potentially hazardous is secured by lock and key and check each of these areas before the facility is closed.

In addition, a set of keys is provided to each member of the Board.

Work Parties 

Work parties are organized by the facility manager and are normally conducted in the month of April. All Camelot members are encouraged to participate in these activities. Tasks to be performed are determined by the facility manager and will be based on inspections and include normal pre-opening activities. A $50 will be reimbursed for a 4 hour work from your membership fee.

Pool Staff Descriptions

 Pool Manager/Assistant Pool Manager

 CRA employs a manager and one or more assistant managers.  The manager or an assistant manager is required to be on duty during public swimming sessions.  They are required to hold current certificates in both CPR and Red Cross First Aid. Must have back board training. It is desirable but not required for the Manager or Assistant Manager to be certified in an American Red Cross Lifeguarding Course and/or the American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Course.  Must have completed the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) Certified Pool/Spa Operators (CPO) Training Program and provide proof of certification. The Manager or Assistant Manager is responsible for answering any questions or complaints from the members.  Any issue which cannot be resolved by them must be referred to the Camelot Board President.

The Manager is responsible for the scheduling of lifeguards to ensure that the pool is properly staffed for safe operations.  The Manager or Assistant Manager is responsible for the day to day operation of the pool facilities.  They are responsible for ensure that the guards conduct themselves in a professional and responsible manner.  They assure that all normal staff tasks are completed in a timely manner. Must adhere to the Duties and Responsibilities outlined to them in the job description they were given and signed at hiring.

Life Guards

 CRA employs full-time and part-time lifeguards and maintains a list of substitutes.

In addition to a Manager or Assistant Manager, lifeguards are on duty at all times during public swimming activities.

Lifeguards are required to hold current certification in CPR, Standard First Aid, and one of the two American Red Cross Lifeguarding Courses (Basic Lifeguarding or Lifeguard Training). Proof of certifications is required to be provided to Camelot.

The lifeguards are responsible for enforcing pool rules and ensuring the safety of all swimmers. All complaints from the members shall be referred to the Manager or Assistant Manager on duty for resolution. Abusive language or behavior on the part of a member or guest will not be tolerated! Must adhere to the Duties and Responsibilities outlined to them in the job description they were given and signed at hiring.

Camelot Responsibilities

  • Charge cost of property damage (done by a member) to the responsible member.
  • Assumes no liability for loss or damage of personal assets or objects brought to the pool area.
  • Assumes no liability for accident or injury of its members or their guest. Members and their guests swim at their own risk.
  • Members should take a personal interest in the pool and help keep the grounds in good shape by using the facilities as intended. Use the waste and recycling receptacles and to not deface or destroy the Association’s property.
  • Violation of any of these Rules and Regulations may result in suspension or expulsion from the Camelot Pool.