Windermere HOA Pool Rules (updated for 2004)

  1. The pool monitors have final authority. Determinations of rule violations made by the pool monitors are considered final. Obey all verbal instructions.
  2. Gate(s) are to remain locked at all times. The pool shall be accessed only with a valid cardkey. Never prop open the gate(s) or allow others to enter without their own valid cardkey.
  3. Pool users must have activity card to enter. Homeowners are responsible for supervising all persons who accompany them. Based on pool capacity and/or behavior, the pool monitors have the right to remove anyone or any group from the pool area. During peak pool-use hours, the pool monitors may give residents preference over guests. Guests must be accompanied at all times by a resident homeowner.
  4. No Running. No Diving. No Exceptions.
  5. No glass items such a tumblers, bottles, glass swim masks, etc.
  6. No food in pool area.
  7. No profanity in pool area. Please be considerate of others.
  8. No pets, skateboards, skates, or bikes in pool area.
  9. No loud radios, boom-boxes, etc.
  10. No alcohol, drugs, smoking or other forms of tobacco in the pool or park area.
  11. Flotation devices, masks, fins and snorkels and water guns may be allowed in the pool as long as they do not create a nuisance or inconvenience to other people in the pool area. These items are allowed only at the discretion of the lifeguard.
  12. Proper swim attire is required. No cut-offs are allowed. Children who are not toilet-trained are required to wear special disposable swim diapers.
  13. Persons with communicable diseases, open sores, wounds, or bandages are prohibited from swimming in the pool.
  14. Dangerous, unreasonable, or offensive conduct (including "horseplay") by any person is not allowed. Any pool user who does not comply with instructions from the lifeguards will have the pool cardkey deactivated for the rest of the season.
  15. Pool users are responsible for disposing of all trash generated by their family and/or guests.
  16. The Children’s Pool (wading pool) at the WHOA North Park is not supervised by lifeguards, even when a lifeguard is on duty. Parents must supervise their child every moment the child is in the Children’s Pool area.
  17. Every hour there will be a 10-minute break, during which time the lifeguards will not be watching the pool. The lifeguards may clear the pool during this time, at their exclusive discretion. If anyone is allowed to swim, they do so at their own risk.
  18. The Lap Lane is delineated by a lap rope. When a swimmer enters the Lap Lane to swim laps, all other pool users must leave the Lap Lane and no other pool user may enter the lap lane area. No swimming or jumping across the Lap Lane, sitting or hanging on the ladders or lap rope, or throwing objects into the Lap Lane.
  19. Anyone using the pool after hours may be prosecuted for criminal trespass and/or lose pool privileges.
  20. Cardkeys will be deactivated for unpaid assessments and in other situations as directed by the Board of Directors. Reactivation of a cardkey can take up to one week.
  21. Texas State Law requires that a child 12 and under be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian. Inattention by supervising adult may result in the child’s removal from the pool area. Lifeguards are not babysitters. It is the homeowner’s responsibility to monitor his or her child.
  22. Youths 13 to 17 years of age may use the pool unaccompanied by an adult only if the youth complies with special rules. Please contact the WHOA office for more information.
  23. Lost or stolen cardkeys must be reported to the WHOA immediately. A lost or stolen cardkey will be deactivated and a replacement may be issued, contingent upon availability, upon payment of a $30.00 replacement fee.
  24. Cardkey remains the property of the WHOA and must be surrendered upon request to a lifeguard, the Property Manager, or a WHOA Board Member.

Any questions or complaints should be directed to the WHOA Office at 512-251-WHOA.