Pool Rules

Please carefully review the pool rules with your family, so all will know what is expected. Safety and knowledge of the rules is vital, especially during swim-at-own risk hours, when lifeguards are not present.

 

Admission

  • Members must sign-in upon entering the pool grounds and we ask that you wear your member wristbands. 
  • Members must register and pay for any guests.  Members are fully responsible for their guests and should advise them of all Pool Rules.
  • Children 10 years or older may be permitted within the pool area unaccompanied ONLY during lifeguarded hours if they have passed the Basic Swimmer Test, which consists of completing the following: (1) Swim the length of the pool  (2) Tread water for 3 minutes (3) Jump off the low diving board and exit the deep end safely.
  • All children 9 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Safety

    • No solo swimming at any time.
    • No running on pool deck or diving boards.
    • No boisterous or rough play, including jumping on or near other swimmers.
    • Inflatable floats are permitted but no kayaks, etc.  Any items that have been used at a lake or ocean should be washed before bringing to pool.
    • No glass containers of any kind allowed on the pool grounds. 
    • No food should be eaten close to the pool itself.
    • No alcoholic beverages, drugs, or smoking allowed on pool property.
    • No bikes or skateboards permitted in pool area.
    • All vehicles, including golf carts, must be parked in the asphalt parking area.
    • Drivers should be aware of other patrons and drive slowly and carefully on pool property.
    • The maximum number of swimmers allowed in the pool is 200.

    Wading Pool

    • Use restricted to children 8 years and younger.
    • Children are the responsibility of their parents, not the lifeguard.
    • No metallic toys allowed .

    Diving Boards

    • Use of high dive is restricted to swimmers 9 years of age and older.
    • Use of high dive is only permitted when a lifeguard is on duty.
    • Only one person may be on a diving board at a time, including the ladders.
    • Divers must jump straight out from the board, not towards the side of the pool.
    • No one may swim across the deep end while the diving boards are in use.
    • No ball playing is allowed in the diving well while the diving boards are in use.

    Health

    • No persons with skin, eye, ear, respiratory, fungal infections,communicable disease, diarrheal illness, or nausea should enter the pool.
    • No persons with open lesions, wounds, or bandages should enter the pool.
    • No spitting or blowing nose in the pool.
    • All infants/toddlers that require a diaper must wear swimmer diapers and proper swimwear.  
    • No pets or animals permitted in the pool area.
    • All injuries should be reported to the lifeguard immediately.
    • First aid supplies are available in each restroom as well as the guard room, please ask the lifeguard for items from the guard room.
    • Phone is located under the clock.
    • The Certified Pool Operator at this facility is Kevin Cribbs. State Certification Number 1402.  

    Approprite Attire

    •  Allowed swimwear includes  1 and 2 piece swimsuits, trunks, rash guard type swim/surf shirts. 
    • The following attire is not allowed:
      • "Street clothes", such as shorts, cut-off jeans or other denim clothing,  and swim/surf shirts are preferred rathen than regular t-shirts. 
      •  Brazil/French-cut, thong style and/or overly revealing swim wear,  sport bras (unless worn under a rash guard type swim shirt),  dri-fit wear, compression shorts and compression shirts are prohibited.  

    Pool patrons may ask, "Why do I have to wear proper swimwear?"  Here are the reasons why it is important for only proper swimwear in a pool. 

    •  Street clothes (especially cotton) can transport airborne and ultimately water borne contaminants into the pool.
    • Lycra and Nylon are the best non-absorbent material for swimming and are the  fabrics used to produce approved swim wear.  Other absorbent materials can absorb the chemicals in the water, causing the water to become less effective at maintaining the proper chemical balance.  They can also break down in the water and cause fibers to clog filters.  Any “colored” material (unless specifically made for swimwear) can bleed into the pool, affecting water chemistry and balance. 
    •  If we allow people to swim in inappropriate wear, the pool will require more treatment, which means it will require higher maintenance/cost.

    Weather

    • The pool must be evacuated at the first sign of thunder or lightning.
    • Swimmers waiting to re-enter the pool must remain at least 20 feet from the water.
    • The pool must remain evacuated for 20 minutes after the last clap of thunder or 30 minutes after the last strike of lightning.
    • If the pool is cleared for more than 1 hour and the storm is predicted to continue, the lifeguard may evacuate all patrons from the pool grounds and close the pool until the storm passes.

    Responsibility

    • All persons using the pool do so at their own risk. 
    • The pool is not responsible for any loss or damage of personal property.  
    • Any damage to the pool property caused by a member or their guest will be charged to the responsible member.  
    • Members are responsible for keeping the pool clean. Please use provided trash containers. 

    Authority

    • The lifeguards have full authority to dismiss any person from the pool grounds for the remainder of the day if they infringe any of the Pool Rules or (a) Exhibits unbecoming conduct (b) Uses indecent language (c) Fails to show evidence of membership, upon request (d) Refuses to abide by the direction of the lifeguards.
    • No unauthorized persons are allowed in the Pump House or Guard Room.
    • The Pool President has the authority to operate the pool in a manner that maintains discipline and keeps pool activities functioning, within the rules and by-laws of the WHG Association.
    • Any complaints or repeated violations of the Pool Rules should be referred to the Pool President or Board, whose resulting actions or recommendations will have final authority.

    Guest Policy

    • All guests living within Greenville County must pay $3 before entering the pool.
    • No member may bring more than 5 guests at a time without prior notice to the board or a party reservation.  
    • A person may come as a guest on 5 occasions only.  
    • Members must be present at the pool with their guests at all times. 
    • Guests from outside Greenville County and ages 3 and under are permitted at no charge. 
    • Former members may not come as guests to the pool.

    Party Policy

    • Parties of less than 12 people can be held during normal lifeguard hours for the regular charge of only $3 per guest.  Use of the pavilion would be on a "first come, as available" status.  
    • The Pavilion area (all tables and grill) may be reserved during regular pool hours for up to 25 people for $50 and no extra lifeguard charge.  For 25-50 people, there will be an additional charge for a 2nd lifeguard at $15 per hour.  These parties will have the exclusive use of the pavilion but will be sharing the pool with other members.
    • The pool may be rented by a member for a PRIVATE party on Monday or Tuesday evenings from 6-8 pm for $75.  Again, if more than 25 guests , there will be a charge for the 2nd guard.  
    • There will no parties that extend beyond regular pool hours.
    • One of the pool's regular lifeguards must be scheduled to be on duty.
    • A second lifeguard must be present for parties with over 25 guests.  Fee for a 2nd guard is $15 per hour. 
    • The total number of guests must not exceed 50.
    • Host member is responsible for cleanup and removal of any decorations.
    • All parties require prior notification to the  Pool President.
    • To schedule a party, please use the online booking form. Once the request is received it will be added to the calendar.