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Pool Rules

  1. The pool is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the swim season. Members and their guests must vacate the property no later than 8 p.m.

  2. The pool gate must remain closed and locked at all times; it should never be propped open.

  3. Members can access the facility during open hours using their designated key fob. Each household in good standing is entitled to one fob. Fobs are not transferable and must not be given or lent to individuals living outside the member household. Lost fobs can be replaced for a fee. 

  4. Adult members are limited to 10 guests at any one time.

  5. Party reservations are require for members with 11+ guests. BSIA reserves the right to ask members with more than 10 guests and no reservation to leave. 

  6. Guests must be accompanied by a member at all times. Members are responsible for their guests. BSIA reserves the right to ask anyone who is not adhering to the pool rules to leave the pool immediately.

  7. There should not be more than 50 children in the pool at any given time. Lifeguards are trained to monitor children at a ratio of 1:25 and may ask some swimmers to leave the water if the pool exceeds this safety capacity.

  8. When staffed, lifeguards will call “adult swim” during the last 10 minutes of every hour. Individuals under the age of 14 must vacate the water during adult swim. Anyone who is not a confident swimmer is also advised to leave the water. Children may NOT sit at the edge of the pool or on the steps during this time. Children must vacate the pool even if parents or caregivers are present. 

  9. Members and their guests should park in the parking lot located off Parquet Court. Street parking is reserved for the residents of Parquet and Harris Courts. 

  10. The Brighton Square pool should maintain a family atmosphere at all times. Excessive drinking, drugs, foul and/or abusive language, loud music, or any conduct that infringes on the rights of others or creates a dangerous or disruptive atmosphere are prohibited.

  11. Horseplay, such as snapping towels, running, pushing, wrestling, and other such potentially dangerous practices are prohibited and will be considered cause for expulsion from the facility after a maximum of three warnings.

  12. The consumption of alcoholic beverages is permitted only by those persons of legal drinking age (21). Any member or guest that is showing drunken behavior and endangering others WILL be asked to leave.

  13. Glass is strictly prohibited on the pool deck. This includes but is not limited to alcoholic beverages, condiment jars, etc. Please use a suitable alternative such as plastic. Colored plastic cups are preferable. Clear plastic is difficult to see if it falls into the pool. 

  14. The lifeguards are agents of BSIA. When on duty, they are in complete charge of the faculty and should be treated with respect. The lifeguards have full authority to a.) enforce these rules, b.) expel or exclude any person violating any rules, and c.) take any and all steps which, in their opinions, are necessary or proper to protect the health and safety of all persons using the facilities. 

  15. Bicycles, scooters, skateboards, etc. must be left at the rack near the pool entry. 

  16. No pets allowed inside the pool gates.

  17. Children who are not toilet trained must wear a swim diaper in the pool. No exceptions.

  18. Children under 14 years of age and those not deemed to be water safe (by a lifeguard), regardless of age, must be accompanied by an adult or responsible caregiver. Children ages 14-18, if deemed water safe, do not require an adult if they can understand and obey the pool rules and may be allowed up to two guests without an adult present.

  19. State health code requires the following:

    1. Persons with communicable diseases, skin diseases, and other possibly contagious physical disorders are not to enter the pool/

    2. Young children are to be taken to the lavatory before entering the pool.

    3. Bandages may be worn in the pool only with the approval of the lifeguards.

    4. All persons must shower in the appropriate facilities prior to entering the pool in order to assure proper cleansing of the body.


Violation Procedures

  1. The first violation of the pool rules will be a verbal warning. Continued violations on the same day may result in the offender being asked to leave the pool. 

  2. The second violation will be a letter sent to the homeowner regarding the violation. The homeowner may be put on notice that future violations could result in the loss of pool privileges.

  3. After a third violation, the homeowner will have to attend a hearing with the Board of Directors to determine whether the violation warrants expulsion from the facility for the remainder of the swim season.

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