Life Guard Hours

Pool Opens May 8th

12:30-9:00 pm on weekends (May 8th)

12:30-9:00 pm daily (May 26th)

SHOA Pool Chair

Summer Hathcock 770-826-5312

United Pool Service

844-756-5648

Pool Closing

The Somerset pool will be closed in the afternoon on 5/27, 6/3, and 6/23 for Swim Team Home meets. Please see the Somerset Sharks website for a detailed swim team schedule.

Pool Rules

The Somerset Pool is a fun, active place to be in the summer. To ensure everyone’s safety we ask everyone to please follow the pool rules listed below.

POOL HOURS
  • The standard hours for lifeguards will be from 12:30 to 9:00 pm. Lifeguards will be available on the weekends starting May 8th, and then available daily after May 26th.
  • Extended Hour Access is available to members from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm, seven days a week. The Facility Access/SAYOR Card and a signed waiver form are required for swim-at-your-own-risk extended hour access. Lifeguards are NOT on duty during these hours. You can order additional cards for family members or to replace lost cards (@ $25) and electronic wristbands ($10)
  • The pool may be closed for any necessary maintenance, adverse weather conditions, or for any reason deemed necessary by the pool manager or SHOA Pool Chair. Advance notice of such action will be given to members if possible. Lifeguards may also immediately close the pool in case of inclement weather.
  • Membership for a babysitter for children of member households is included in the membership for that family while s/he is providing childcare for those children.

The Somerset pool offers flexible summer hours. If you are sending children between the ages of 13-17 to the pool unsupervised, please be sure to check the lifeguard hours. For children 9-12, please see age restrictions below.  Children under the age of 17 can not use the pool without a lifeguard on duty or accompanied by an adult during swim-at-your-own-risk hours.

PROOF OF MEMBERSHIP

Facility access: In order to make sure that only those members use the pool who have paid their annual swim & tennis dues, the outer pool door will be permanently locked and all paid swim & tennis members will have to use a Facility Access Card to enter the pool building.

New members will be issued this card free of charge and may use the card for the current and subsequent years in which they are paid Swim & Tennis members. Prior year pool members may continue to use their Facility Access/SAYOR cards. Each swim & tennis member will be required to sign the Somerset Facility Access Card and Swim at Your Own Risk waiver form. If you currently have a SAYOR card and a waiver form on file, you may continue to use this to access the pool building.

  1. If you do not yet have a Facility Access/SAYOR card, please be sure to pay your dues and complete the online waiver. Dues and Donations Form
  2. Once you have submitted the signed waiver form, your Facility Access/SAYOR card will be activated.

Membership for a babysitter for children of member households is included in the membership for that family while s/he is providing childcare for those children.

We ask all swim/tennis members to bring their access cards to the pool. Lifeguards will be performing spot checks to ensure all pool users are paid swim/tennis members.

GUESTS POLICY

Members are permitted to bring guests to the pool under the following conditions:

  1. Each member household is permitted to bring guests FOUR times each season.
  2. Somerset residents may not be guests of the pool or tennis courts. They are welcome to join Swim & Tennis as paying members.
  3. A maximum of five guests is permitted at one time. This is intended to permit family or friends visiting from out of town, or a small birthday party to use pool facilities.
  4. Guests MUST be accompanied by the member at all times.
  5. Members must notify the lifeguard on duty that they have guests with them. The lifeguards will keep a log of guest attendance.

Who doesn’t like hanging at the pool with friends? However please be respectful of all members and review our guest policy before bringing guests to the pool.

AGE RESTRICTIONS
  1. Children of member households who are age 13 and older may use the pool without parent or guardian supervision only during normal pool hours when a lifeguard is present.
  2. Children of member households ages 9 to 12 may use the pool without parent or guardian supervision during normal pool hours under the following conditions:
    1. The parent of each child has signed the Parent Permission Form.
    2. The child must pass a basic swim test to be administered by the lifeguard. The child must be able to swim the length of the pool without a floatation device and unassisted by others and must be able to tread water in the deep end of the pool for at least one minute.
    3. The lifeguard will issue a badge to each child who meets these qualifications. The child must bring the badge with them to the pool.
RULES OF CONDUCT, HEALTH, AND SAFETY
  • There will be a fifteen-minute “Safety Break” each hour for persons 18 years of age and older. The Adult Swim period allows for:
    • the lifeguards to perform maintenance duties and talk with members
    • kids that have been swimming in the pool to have a rest period
    • adult members to have space in the pool to swim
  • Accidents of any nature must be reported immediately to the lifeguard and/or pool manager.
  • Cars, trucks, and bicycles shall be confined to the designated drives and parking areas. No go-carts or similar vehicles are permitted on the pool deck.
  • No glassware is permitted in the pool area.
  • Members are to clean up after themselves before leaving the pool. This includes disposing of garbage, wiping off tables after use, and cleaning and putting away any kitchen items used.
  • Proper swimwear is required. Cut-offs are not allowed in the pool.
  • All members and guests are expected to give full consideration to the rights and privileges of others. The lifeguards and pool manager have the authority to eject any person whose conduct is unreasonable or violates the pool rules. A person who has been ejected three times for cause will be subject to permanent suspension, without recourse, by the pool manager, until that person and/or their parents appear before the SHOA Board of Directors to ensure that objectionable conduct or actions will be corrected. The member/parents will be informed by letter regarding ejections and membership status.
  • Admission to the pool may be refused to anyone with a cold, cough, skin ailment, infection, or malady deemed contagious by the lifeguard.
  • No running, pushing, roughhousing, or undue disturbance is permitted in the pool area.
  • Flotation gear will not be allowed in the diving area. Rafts will be allowed at the discretion of the lifeguard depending on how crowded the pool is. Other toys may be prohibited at the lifeguard’s discretion.
  • The playing of electronic devices at a loud volume so as to disturb others is not permitted.
  • Children who are not potty-trained MUST wear tight-fitting rubber pants and a swim diaper along with a bathing suit while in the pool. Children shall not wear paper diapers while in the pool.
  • Do not talk with the lifeguards who are on duty, except during the safety break period.
  • Use of the wading pool is restricted to children six years old and younger. The lifeguard will not supervise this area.
  • Recognized rules of sanitation and safety shall be observed at all times.
  • Parties for more than five guests held during regular pool hours must have prior approval by the Pool Chair. The party sponsor must notify the pool management company of party date and time to ensure that lifeguard coverage is adequate. Required lifeguards must be hired from the pool management company. The party sponsor must pay in advance for the additional lifeguard(s).
  • To keep the tennis courts clean and in good condition, unaccompanied children are not permitted to play or hang out on the courts during pool visits.
GENERAL
  1. The club is not responsible for loss or damage to any personal property.
  2. The responsible Swim & tennis member will be assessed the value of any Club property damaged by the member or his/her guest.
  3. Pets are not allowed within the fenced areas or clubhouse.
  4. Annual dues must be paid before any member of a family may use the pool facility

COVID-19 ADVISORY
• Pool users acknowledge and accept the risk of exposure and warning to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. By
entering the pool area, users assume responsibility for their protection and the protection of their minor children by
following federal, state, and local guidelines including disinfecting hands and shared surfaces in the pool area. Do not
use the pool if you are or have had a fever or been sick in the past two weeks.
• You must maintain a distance of at least 6 feet between you and others who are not a part of your household.
• Anyone using pool facilities, including bathrooms and kitchen, assumes all personal risk.

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