Little Rocky Run Homeowners Association
2017 POOL RULES & REGULATIONS
A. USE OF FACILITIES
Little Rocky Run (hereafter referred to as “LRR”) pools are community facilities intended for residents’ private use and personal enjoyment. All LRR homeowners in good standing are entitled to use the pool facilities upon presentation of a valid pool access card. 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 LRR 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 LRR address, will suffice as identification. Renters must submit a current lease copy, annually, before a card 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 pass is subject to loss of pool privileges.
Swimming pool access cards: Scannable access cards are issued to residents of LRR. Reissuance of cards requires a $25 replacement fee. Issuance and use of cards will be verified prior to collection of any replacement fees. LRR residents who are current in their assessment payments and own or have a valid lease are eligible for pool access cards. Registration for pool access cards begins in May 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 LRRHOA 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 Monday through Friday at the LRRHOA Office. Purchased daily guest passes are valid for single use and unused guest passes expire at the end of the following swim season. All daily guests must be accompanied by a member with a valid pool access card.
10 Visit guest passes: Passes offering discounted guest entrance fees for 10 individual pool visits and are available for purchase Monday through Friday at the LRRHOA Office. The cost is $35.00. There is no expiration for these passes. Guests must be accompanied by a member with a valid pool access card.
Extended guest passes must be applied for and purchased from the LRRHOA office. An extended guest pass may be purchased for $200 and is valid for the entire pool season. Extended guests may use the pool facilities unaccompanied by an association member. Extended guests must have permanent residence outside of Fairfax County and be staying in their hosts’ LRR home for at least two consecutive weeks.
Childcare provider/Nanny passes must be applied for and purchased from the LRRHOA office for $200 and is valid for the entire pool season. One childcare provider pass is allowed per family. A childcare provider pass is transferable if there is a substantiated change in the provider. Childcare providers may use the pool facilities unaccompanied by an association member.
Grandparent passes: LRR 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 card form and provide a current photo of each child. Grandparents of minor members may accompany their grandchild(ren) who holds a valid LRR 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 LRRHOA 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.
Members must be at least 11 years old to attend the pool unsupervised and may not supervise children of any age. Children age 7 to 10 years of age must be accompanied and supervised by a responsible person age 13 years or older. Children 6 years of age and younger must be accompanied and supervised by an adult 18 years of age and older. You are ultimately responsible for the safety and behavior of your children.
The Board of Trustees has delegated to 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 of Trustees. 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 LRRHOA. The Community Manager may also forward specific matters to the Board of Trustees 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 LRRHOA Community Manager or designated LRRHOA staff representative, typically within 24 hours of the incident. The LRRHOA 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 Trustees.
B. WEATHER POLICY
LRR HOA requires immediate closure of all three pools 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**, all three pools will remain closed until 30 minutes after audible thunder, the last occurrence of visible lightning or the rain/weather event has passed at any of the 3 pools. i.e. if there are weather occurrences at Pool #1 then Pools #2 AND #3 will remain closed until all occurrences of weather have passed at Pool #1.
**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 and lifeguards are on duty.
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 ALL POOLS INCLUDING THE BABY 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 Fairfax County 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.
There will be a rest period each hour, on the hour for members under the age of 18. There will NOT be a rest period during the first hour of pool operation each day. During the rest period, children under the age of 18 must leave the pool and remain completely out of the water. Breaks will last ten (10) minutes (7) days a week.
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.
Swimmers who wish to use the diving board or diving well area may be required to pass a swim test administered by the pool management company. The swim test criteria will be clearly posted at each pool throughout the pool season. Swim tests will be conducted during the hourly rest period, upon request.
All instructional safety devices must be labeled as “U.S. Coast Guard” approved and certified. 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.
Single person, recreational flotation devices and/or noodles may only be used during designated special events (i.e. “Floaty Fridays”, “Movie Nights”) as designated by the LRRHOA. The pool staff may limit use due to device size and pool conditions or may prohibit the use of any device or toy at any time in the interest of safety. Oversized inflated devices that accommodate more than one rider are prohibited.
Use of tempered or safety glass masks, swim fins, and kick boards are permitted during uncrowded conditions at the discretion of the pool management staff on duty.
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.
Persons must stay clear of the guard stations at all times and in no way, distract on-duty lifeguards in the chairs. All concerns must be directed to a pool manager, lifeguard on the deck 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.
Diving is permitted in the diving well area of the pool. Only one person is permitted on the diving board at a time. Divers may not use the diving board until the previous diver has reached the ladder. Divers may only progress in a forward direction toward the center of the pool while on the diving board. Dives which propel the diver toward the diving board (such as inwards, cutaways, gainers etc.) are prohibited. No one (including parents, guardians, or instructors) is permitted in the diving area to “catch” or “assist” others going off the diving board. No diving is permitted outside of the deep end diving well area, except during authorized competitive events. Goggles and masks are not to be worn while diving. Tossing objects to or from an individual entering the pool from the diving board is prohibited.
General swimming in the diving well area is prohibited while the diving board is in use. However, on duty pool management staff may close the diving board to allow the deep end diving well area of the pool to be used by members and guests for authorized and permitted activities or group games. The dive well will be re-opened for diving at the request of any member.
Lap lanes will be maintained in all LRR pools as the lane closest to the dive well. This lane will be used exclusively by the lap swimmers; other patrons should only cross this lane expeditiously.
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. Domestic canines are allowed only during the end of the year “Doggie Swim”.
Disruptive behavior will not be tolerated and is prohibited.
Photographs and video are strictly prohibited in restrooms/pool house areas.
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 areas are not intended for extended private parties and cannot be reserved.
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.
F. BABY / WADING POOL
The baby pool is an unguarded facility. Use of the baby pool is restricted to children 6 years of age and younger and their parents or guardians age 18 years of age and older. Babies using the baby pool must remain in arm’s length from their caregiver, at all times.
Play toys used in the baby pool are limited to small, floating, unbreakable items, no rafts are permitted in the baby pool.
G. FEE BASED AQUATIC INSTRUCTION
Aquatic instruction of LRR residents is permitted providing the following guidelines have been met and approved by the LRR HOA:
Aquatic instructors who are teaching two or more students simultaneously, must provide a Certificate of Liability for conducting aquatic instruction with LRR HOA named as an additional insured, under the policy/certificate. The insurance certificate and a roster meeting the requirement of at least 55% LRR resident participants, including names, addresses and fees paid, must be submitted to the LRR 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 pre-determined area of the pool as to not unnecessarily interfere with other patrons. No aquatic instruction will be allowed during break period.
The LRR HOA does not endorse nor represent the capacity of any personal, private, or other proclaimed aquatic instruction outside of instruction provided by the Pool Management Company retained by LRR.
Aquatic instructors and students must comply with these rules and with all instructions of the lifeguard and pool management staff.
- All patrons must enter and leave through restrooms, not through the guard office or emergency gates.
- 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 Trustees review and reinstatement of privilege