Pool Rules & Regulations

A. USE OF FACILITY

The Castlegate II HOA (hereafter referred to as “CGII”) pool is a community facility intended for residents’ private use and personal enjoyment. All CGII homeowners in good standing are entitled to issuance of an access code to the pool facility. Residents who are not in good standing with association dues are subject to revocation of pool and other facility use privileges. Proof of residency must be shown for all adults (18 & older) who are not CGII homeowners, including adult children of a homeowner. A current driver’s license, bank statement, or utility bill, that lists the adult’s name as an occupant, or settlement sheet for new owners with corresponding CGII address, will suffice as identification. Renters must submit a current lease copy, annually, before a code will be issued or reactivated.

Pool Rules and Regulations are intended to provide maximum benefit to association members while maintaining a safe and wholesome environment for the community. Any member who knowingly allows another person to use their pool access code is subject to loss of pool privileges.

Swimming pool access codes: CGII residents who are current in their assessment payments and own or have a valid lease are eligible for pool access codes. Registration for pool access codes begins in late April of each year.

Daily guest passes: Guests are not considered members of the association; only active members may have guests. The number of guests allowed per member at any one time may be limited for crowd control or safety reasons and will be determined by the CGII HOA and/or the current pool management company and their staff. Members under the age of 18 will be limited to two guests at a time. Daily guest Passes are $5 each and can be purchased at the pool during staffed hours. Purchased daily guest passes are valid for single use and unused guest passes expire at the end of the swim season. All daily guests must be accompanied by a member with a valid pool access code.

10 Visit guest passes: Passes offering discounted guest entrance fees for 10 individual pool visits and are available for purchase at the pool during staffed hours. The cost is $40.00. Purchased guest passes are valid for single use and unused guest passes expire at the end of the swim season. Guests must be accompanied by a member with a valid pool access code.

Castlegate II Club memberships are available and must be applied for and purchased from the CGII HOA office. A club membership may be purchased for $300 and is valid for only the current year. Club members may use the pool facility as a guest of the membership without being accompanied. 2019 Club Memberships may be purchased beginning on April 16th, with a start date of May 1st. Access to the pool will be available on May 1st – September 30th.

Grandparent passes: CGII residents who are current in their assessment payments and own or have a valid lease are eligible to obtain passes for their grandchildren. The grandchild must be between the ages 1-17. Grandparents must add grandchildren to their pool access code form. Grandparents of minor members may accompany their grandchild(ren) who holds a valid CGII pool access card, at no charge.

All persons using the pool do so at their own risk and expense. All persons using the pool agree to abide by the rules for use of the facility. The CGII HOA assumes no responsibility for any accident or injury during such use or for any loss or damage to personal property. Residents (owners and tenants) are responsible for the actions of their children and guests.

Children under 14 years of age must be accompanied and supervised by a responsible person age 18 years or older. You are ultimately responsible for the safety and behavior of your children.

The Board has delegated the pool management company the responsibility of day-to-day maintenance of order, safety and cleanliness in and around the pool area; for supervising the pool operating staff; and for temporary and immediate enforcement of the rules, regulations and fees established by the Board. The pool management company and staff are responsible for interpreting the pool rules and regulations and for making on-site decisions. Their on-site interpretations or decisions must be obeyed by all patrons, and their instruction must be followed without hesitation. Any disagreement with the pool operator’s decisions may be presented to the Community Manager or designated staff person at the CGII HOA. The Community Manager may also forward specific matters to the Board of Directors for information and action as required.

The pool management company and its designees have the authority to require anyone to immediately and temporarily leave the pool facility for infractions of the rules, inappropriate behavior, or when safety is threatened. The pool management company and its designees may temporarily suspend pool use for anyone for up to three (3) days for a violation. If the pool facility management deems it necessary to suspend swimming privileges for more than three days they will provide an Incident Report to the CGII HOA Community Manager or designated CGII HOA staff representative, typically within 24 hours of the incident. The CGII HOA Community Manager may suspend facility access and swimming privileges for up to one (1) week based on the pool management Incident Report. Any recommendation for suspensions for more than seven (7) days must be reviewed and approved by the Board of Directors.

B. WEATHER POLICY

CGII HOA requires immediate closure of the pool in the event that lightning, thunder, heavy rain or severe weather is present in or around the area. As recommended by the National Lightning Safety Institute**, the pool will remain closed until 45 minutes after audible thunder, the last occurrence of visible lightning or the rain/weather event has passed at the pool.

**Pool activities should remain suspended until thirty minutes after the last thunder is heard. The distance from Strike A to Strike B to Strike C can be some 5-8 miles away. And it can strike much farther away.

The pools may be closed at the discretion of the Pool Manager on duty in case of operational breakdown, contamination, or other conditions, which, in the opinion of the Pool Manager, present a danger to the health and safety of pool patrons. No person shall use the pool facilities unless the pool is officially open.

C. HEALTH & SAFETY

Persons who have obvious infections (colds, lesions, open sores, etc.) will not be allowed in the pool. Sanitary habits are the responsibility of everyone and anyone displaying improper behavior will be asked to leave the pool area. Also, please do not enter the pool if you are experiencing or recovering from diarrhea or if you have had any signs or symptoms of stomach disease in the previous seven days.

Children who are not toilet trained or children who are recently toilet trained MUST wear a swimming diaper AND rubber swim pants that fit snuggly at the waist and legs with their bathing suit. DISPOSABLE AND CLOTH DIAPERS ARE PROHIBITED IN THE POOL.

Intoxicants are not allowed in the pool area. Anyone who appears intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be refused entry or will be asked to leave the pool facility. Refusal to leave may result in College Station police being dispatched.

Smoking and/or Vaping or the use of any tobacco product or e-cigarettes is not permitted within the confines of the fenced pool area, including the restrooms, or within 50 feet of the pool house and entrance to the pool area.

No large play equipment, playpens, wheeled vehicles, etc. (except wheel chairs, strollers and wagons) are permitted in the pool area.

Breakable objects including glassware are not permitted in the pool area.

Steps and ladders into the main pool are to be used for ingress and egress purposes only and shall be kept clear at all times. Sitting or playing on the steps or the ladders is not permitted.

Any child wearing a life vest and all non-swimming minors must be within arm’s reach and directly supervised in the water by an adult over the age of 18.

Use of any hard-plastic dive toys, dive rings, dive sticks, nerf balls, small soft or inflatable balls, or other “tossed toys” may only be permitted at the discretion of the pool management staff on duty and only during uncrowded conditions, only when their use does not reasonably adversely affect the enjoyment of the pool for other members and guests. Tossing objects to or from an individual entering the pool from the deck area or to or from the diving board is prohibited.

Sound producing toys or other electronic devices with speakers, when used with headphones are permitted in the pool area.

All trash must be placed in containers provided for this purpose. Keeping the pool area clean is everyone’s responsibility.

All injuries that occur on the premises must be reported immediately to on duty pool management staff.

D. RULES OF CONDUCT

Swimmers must wear proper and appropriate bathing attire. No thong style or see-through swimsuits, cut-offs, jeans or other inappropriate attire will be permitted. Anyone wearing street shoes must remain outside the pool perimeter line.

All concerns must be directed to a pool manager or the Community manager.

Use of bicycles, rollerblades, inline skates, skateboards, scooters, wheelies, healies, etc. is not permitted within the pool area. Bikes and mopeds must be parked in designated parking lot areas and not along the pool fence.

Running, pushing, wrestling, punching, standing or sitting on another’s shoulders, chewing gum, spitting, somersaults from the sides of the pool, or any other action that in the view of the pool management staff detracts from maintaining a safe and healthy environment is prohibited.

“Squirt” guns, water guns, or water cannons of all types are prohibited in the pool area.

Abusive, offensive, or profane language is prohibited. Inappropriate physical contact and exchanges are also prohibited.

Pool furniture is prohibited in the pools. pool management staff may request furniture be moved further from the pool if it impedes line of vision or pedestrian traffic around the pool.

No pets, except for qualified service animals for the disabled, are permitted in the pool area.

Disruptive behavior will not be tolerated and is prohibited.

E. FOOD & DRINK

No eating is permitted on the pool deck. Food may only be consumed in the designated eating area or outside of the pool deck.

Only water in plastic or unbreakable containers is permitted outside of the designated eating area.

Tables and chairs in the designated eating area may not be reserved by placing towels and/or personal belongings on them. Pool patrons must clear their food, trash, and personal belongings promptly so that the tables are available to other patrons.

The eating area may be reserved during the day for private party use at the following times: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Contact CGII management for more information.

Breakable objects (glass, brittle plastics, etc.) are not permitted in the pool area; coolers may be inspected, at the discretion of the LRRHOA and/or pool management company.

Alcoholic beverages will not be permitted in the pool area during normal hours of operation.

G. FEE BASED AQUATIC INSTRUCTION

Aquatic instruction of CGII residents is permitted providing the following guidelines have been met and approved by the CGII HOA:

Aquatic instructors who are teaching two or more students simultaneously, must provide a Certificate of Liability for conducting aquatic instruction with CGII HOA named as an additional insured, under the policy/certificate. The insurance certificate and a roster meeting the requirement of at least 55% CGII resident participants, including names, addresses and fees paid, must be submitted to the CGII HOA office at least 10 business days prior to the start of the proposed instruction. Instructors will be charged 30% of the total class registration fee.

Aquatic classes must take place in a predetermined area of the pool as to not unnecessarily interfere with other patrons.

The CGII HOA does not endorse nor represent the capacity of any personal, private, or other proclaimed aquatic instruction.

Aquatic instructors and students must comply with these rules and with all instructions of the lifeguard and pool management staff.

H. GENERAL

All lost articles turned over to the pool management staff will be kept for 15 days for reclamation and possible retrieval by the person losing the article. All unclaimed articles will be disposed of at the discretion of the LRR HOA staff.

Members are responsible, and will be charged for the cost of any property damage caused by the member or their guests.

Violating any pool rule and/or failing to obey pool management staff instructions or direction may result in loss of swimming and facility use privileges.

Individuals vandalizing and/or trespassing at pool facilities will be prosecuted. Further, the individuals will be immediately barred from the pool facilities indefinitely pending a Board of Directors review and reinstatement of privilege.