Pool

The Dutch Island Swimming Pool and recreational amenities within the ‘pool area’ include main pool, kiddie pool, covered patio area. This area is restricted for the use of Dutch Island residents and their guests or visitors.

Resident Access

Life guard schedules will be posted during the season, however residents who wish to access the pool 365 days a user can use the following form to request access

Pool Opening Procedures

Required Resident Pool Opening Procedures can be found here.

Pool Party Rental Application

Lifeguard Reservation

https://www.coastal-pmg.com/pool-parties

Pool Party Checklist Cleanup Form

Download

WiFi

Residents are welcome to utilize the WiFi at the pool. The network name is “Dutch Island Guest” and there is no security/pass code.

Rules

The Dutch Island Homeowners Swimming Pool and pavilion are restricted for the use of Dutch Island residents in good standing and their guests. These amenities of the Association are not for rent or lease to non-residents. The following policies are established to provide a safe environment for all residents and their guests.  

Open Access (Keyless) Regulations

  1. The pool is accessible to adult residents who register for keyless access and is contingent upon agreeing to all guidelines and requirements for non-lifeguard use of the pool. 
  • All safety and party rental guidelines described in the Summer/Lifeguard Regulations section apply to open access/keyless users of the pool.  This includes self-management during lightning/thunderstorms.
  • Children are not allowed keyless access unless they are accompanied by an adult.  Children may not be left unattended during open access/keyless use of the pool. 
  • Residents must apply for pool access via the Dutch Island website and agree to all terms of use including checking pool chemicals, signing a liability waiver, accepting full responsibility for their children as well as keeping the pool area free of debris.
  • Residents using keyless entry understand that security cameras record all entry activity at the pool.
  • Residents violating security and safety guidelines – including sharing their keyless entry code — will have their entry code deactivated.
  • First Aid and CPR training strongly recommended for adults planning to use the pool without lifeguards.

Summer/Lifeguard Regulations

  1. The pool will be staffed with certified lifeguards during the summer season.
  2. Resident parties utilizing the pool, both during regular hours and scheduled outside regular hours, must be staffed by certified lifeguards as required for safety.  Pool pavilion-only parties do not require lifeguards.
  3. There are no restrictions on the number of guests that may accompany a resident when guests are staying witha resident at their home. In town guests may accompany a resident, but the number of in-town guests may be limited due to safety reasons. 
  4. Children aged 9 or younger may only use the pool when accompanied and supervised by a parent or responsible person aged 16 and older.
  5. Children aged 10 and older may use the pool without an accompanying parent or responsible person aged 16 and older. Lifeguards are authorized to deny entry of a child until receiving verbal confirmation from the child’s parent or guardian of the child’s age.
  6. Children may be required to swim a 25-yard lifeguard supervised swim test prior to using the pool. Supervised swim test for children may be given at the discretion of the lifeguards at any time.  Failure to pass the supervised swim test will require the child to be accompanied by a parent or accompanying guardian at least16 years old.
  7. All pool patrons must follow the instructions of the attending lifeguard(s).  Lifeguards will utilize whistles to command the attention of the entire pool area. All inside the fence area will stop and listen to their instructions upon hearing a whistle sound.  Persons not adhering to lifeguard instructions may be asked to leave the pool area.
  8. When thunderstorms are detected within the pool area, lifeguards will instruct all patrons to exit the pool and remain in the covered pavilion area until the lifeguard signals the okay to resume pool entry. Lifeguards are employed under the direction of the pool management company and follow American Red Cross guidelines for weather safety.
  9. When only one lifeguard is on duty or when two lifeguards on duty have been unable to take a break, they will call a 5-minute break on the hour. All patrons under 18 will vacate the pool while those 18 and over may continue to swim.
  10. The Association reserves the right to close the pool for maintenance, mechanical breakdowns or for safety reasons.
  11. The pool may be closed by the attending lifeguard or the Association for inclement weather, chemical imbalance or when the number of swimmers exceeds the ability of the lifeguard(s) to properly protect those swimming.
  12. If the pool closes during a private use of the pool for reasons beyond the control of the lifeguard or the Association, no refund will be given for that event. You can reschedule at no additional cost to the next available date.
  13. The pool pavilion is available for private rental with approval of the Association. Fees will vary according to user requests. Refer to Pool Pavilion Rental Application for particulars on fees and party rules.
  14. No food, drink, bottles or wrappers shall be permitted within (3 feet) of the pool. No glassware in entire patio deck area, applies to after hour and non-swimming activities.
  15. Per health department guidelines, bathers must shower before entering the pool.
  16. Persons having an infectious or communicable disease are excluded from the pool. Persons with open blisters or cuts shall be warned of infection and cannot use the pool.
  17. No running, boisterous behavior or rough play, except for supervised water sports, will be permitted in the pool and its surrounding area.
  18. Spitting, spouting of water, blowing the nose, etc. in swimming pool is strictly prohibited.
  19. Guests and their actions are the responsibility of the resident.
  20. Children who are not toilet trained must wear swim diapers, no disposable diapers allowed.
  21. No diving is permitted in any area of the pool.
  22. Swimsuits, of appropriate nature, are required to enter the pool. Water shoes may be worn.     
  23. No smoking, tobacco use or vaping within the pool area at any time.
  24. Profanity will not be tolerated by any pool patrons.
  25. Pool users, especially children, should exercise caution entering and leaving the pool area.
  26. The above rules are for the health and safety of all pool patrons.  Please respect the lifeguards and HOA representatives who enforce them. Those found in violation of any rule(s) will be subject to the following:
    1. First offense: verbal warning.
    2. Second offense: violator will be asked to sit out of the pool for 30 minutes.
    3. Third offense: violator will be asked to leave and not return for the remainder of the day.
    4. Fourth offense:  loss of pool privileges for one week or longer depending on offense.  Those under 16 years of age are required to have a parent or adult (18+) accompany them when/if allowed to return to the pool.

Lifeguards and pool management maintain sole authority and decisions cannot be overturned by residents.  Lifeguards will report all incidents to the HOA.

Under Georgia law, there is no liability for an injury or death of an individual entering these premises if such injury or death results from the inherent risks of contracting COVID-19. You are assuming this risk by entering the pool common area.