Maple Lawn Homeowners Association, Inc. Rules for Use of the Pool
Please complete the form below to agree to the rules for use of the pool. Completion is required before access to the pool can be granted through AmenityLInc.
All Maple Lawn Homeowners Association, Inc, (HOA) residents, as well as their guests and anyone under the resident or guest’s care or supervision (Pool Patrons) shall obey the Rules for Pool Use (Rules) while at the Maple Lawn Pool Facility and surrounding areas (Pool Facility). The Rules have been implemented for the safety and enjoyment of all Pool Patrons, and include rules mandated by the Maryland Health Department.
- All Pool Patrons use the Pool Facilities at their own risk. The HOA assumes no responsibility for any accident or injury, in connection with such use or for any loss or damage to personal property.
- Pool Patrons are allowed pool access subject to these Rules. The HOA reserves the right to refuse admittance to, or eject from, the Pool Facility any persons failing to comply with any health and safety regulations or these Rules.
- Pool Patrons at the Pool Facility without approved access will be asked to leave. If an HOA resident assists anyone to gain access to the Pool Facility illegally, the HOA may suspend or revoke that resident’s pool privileges.
- Only lifeguards and HOA Management may check if a Pool Patron has properly signed in. Anyone questioning whether a Pool Patron has properly signed in, should inform the lifeguards or HOA Management who will perform the re-verification. (a.) In order to access the Pool Facility, HOA residents are required to register and upload a profile picture of themselves to their American Pool App Account. (b.) Pool Patrons leaving the Pool Facility for any period of time may be asked to check back in with the lifeguards upon their return.
- Pool passes are issued to all HOA residents and members of their immediate household living at the same address. Every household within the HOA is provided 10 complimentary one-use guest passes. Guest admittance is tallied at the pool entrance and every person, regardless of age, counts as a Pool Patron. Once HOA residents have used their initial 10 guest passes, HOA residents may purchase additional guest passes at $5 per entry. There is no refund at the end of the season for unused entries. Currently, guest passes cannot be used on Memorial Day Weekend. HOA residents must be present at the pool facility with their guests at all times.
- Every household may purchase 1 childcare provider/nanny pass for $30, which will be valid for the entire pool season. A household with multiple childcare providers can only use their pass for 1 childcare provider at a time.
- Only 10 guests per household are allowed entry on any given day. Groups over 10 (maximum of 20) must rent a party space. This limitation is subject to additional rules regarding parties at the Pool Facility, as further stated in these Rules.
- Renting the Cabana/Snack Room: Rental of these spaces is on a first come-first served basis and may only be rented by an HOA resident. There is a 2-hour maximum time limit for all parties. All party attendees who are not HOA residents with pool privileges must leave the Pool Facility within 30 minutes after the party has ended. HOA residents with pool privileges do not count against guest totals. Rental use of the snack room or pavilion does not include access to the pool. The HOA resident who is the party host must provide adequate supervision for all party attendees and there must be at least one responsible person for every 5 attendees under the age of 10. The party host is responsible for inquiring and determining whether any of the party attendees is not water safe. Any such attendee must be supervised by a responsible person who can pass a water safety test.. Please see HOA Rental Rules and Contract for further information.
- No person is permitted in the Pool Facility unless it is officially open and the lifeguards are on duty.
- Pool hours will be posted. Please note: There are occasions when the pool must be closed and all Pool Patrons must leave the Pool Facility. For instance, as required by the Health Department of the State of Maryland, the Pool Facility may be closed at any time due to weather (rain, thunder, lightning, etc.), pool pump or associated equipment failure, operational defects, contaminated water, high water temperature (chemicals cannot react properly), and Howard County Inspections. The Pool Facility may also be closed for the Maple Lawn Swim Team (with Board approval), or other unavoidable causes as necessary.
- Lifeguards are present to ensure the safety of all Pool Patrons. Any Pool Patron who the lifeguards determine is not water safe must be supervised by a responsible person who can pass a swim test.
- Residents 13 and older may come to the Pool Facility unaccompanied, provided they meet applicable residency and identification standards. Residents 13 and older may also accompany one guest age 12and younger. For safety reasons: (a.) Provided they pass a water safety test, residents between the ages of 10-12 may use the Pool Facility without supervision by a responsible person, who must be 13 or older. (b.) Residents 9 and younger must be supervised by a responsible person who is 13 or older.
- Anyone not toilet trained or incontinent must wear a swim diaper or diaper covered by tight fitting waterproof pants in the main pool and the kiddie pool.
- For safety reasons, the Kiddie Pool is limited to Pool Patrons 6 years and younger who must be supervised by a responsible person who is 13 or older. Lifeguards do not monitor the Kiddie Pool.
- No running or boisterous or rough play is permitted in the Pool Facility, including, in dressing rooms, restrooms/shower rooms or the pool deck area.
- At the discretion of the lifeguards, swimmers wishing to swim in the deep end of the pool may be required to take a water safety test. The test will be administered by the lifeguards. Swimmers who do not pass the test cannot swim in the deep end of the pool.
- Consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited in the Pool Facility.
- No person may enter or use the Pool Facility while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Glass bottles or other hazardous objects are not permitted within the Pool Facility/Restrooms.
- All animals, with the exception of service animals, are prohibited within the Pool Facility.
- Diving is not permitted.
- No gum chewing on the pool deck or in the pool.
- The use of tobacco products is prohibited in the Community Center, the Pool Facility, and surrounding grounds.
- Radios and CD players may be played only with earphones or at a volume that does not disturb others.
- Floats or inflatables other than noodles, pre-swimmer safety devices, accessibility devices, or small inflatable balls/toys are not allowed in the pool.
- Chairs may not be reserved for persons who leave the Pool Facility or who are expected to arrive later. Chairs may not be placed in the pool.
- Persons having or reasonably suspected to have any considerable area of exposed subepidermal tissue, cuts, or known or recognizable contagious or communicable diseases, cough, cold, open sore, blister, bandaged wound, fever, inflammation of the eyes, nasal or ear discharges shall not be allowed to enter the pool.
- Spitting, urinating, blowing of the nose, spouting of water or depositing foreign matter in the pool is strictly prohibited.
- Lap lanes are for lap swimming only.
- At the discretion of the lifeguards, there may be a 10-minute break each hour for lap swimming, pool walking, or swimming lessons.
- The basketball apparatus must be used safely. Dunking is not permitted. Only HOA provided balls may be used. At their discretion, lifeguards may remove balls from use based on the behavior of the participants. Ignoring lifeguard warnings will result in immediate expulsion. Be respectful of others and don’t monopolize the hoop.
- Proper respect and cooperation are due the lifeguards. Lifeguards have the authority to enforce the rules and may discipline Pool Patrons for misbehavior by setting a period of time that the Pool Patron must stay out of the pool. Lifeguards may also demand that a Pool Patron leave the Pool Facility if the rules are not being followed and may report the incident to HOA Management resulting in the potential pool/community center privileges being revoked. If a Pool Patron refuses to leave the Pool Facility, the lifeguards and the HOA reserve the right to call the police to escort the Pool Patron from the Pool Facility.
- Lifeguards, at their discretion, may stop games, activities, and participation by Pool Patrons for infractions, unsafe play, bullying, taunting, or other actions that can result in injury or distress to any Pool Patron.
- The Guard Shack is off limits to everyone other than the lifeguards.
DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
All Pool Patrons are advised that entering a Pool Facility is a potentially hazardous activity which could cause serious injury or death. Pool Patrons shall not enter the Pool Facility unless they are medically able and properly trained or are under the appropriate supervision of a person who is medically able and properly trained. Pool Patrons assume all risks associated with use of the Pool Facilities including, but not limited to, personal injury, drowning, and death.
Pool Patrons are solely responsible for any injuries they may suffer as a result of their use of the Pool Facility. The HOA and the Board of Directors disclaim all liability for any occurrence, accident, or injury related with Pool Patrons’ use of the Pool Facility, unless such loss, injury, or damage is proven to have resulted from and been proximately caused by the direct gross negligence of the Maple Lawn Homeowners Association, Inc., its Board of Directors, its Managing Agent, or anyone acting on its behalf in relation to the operation, care, or maintenance of such facilities.
The costs to repair all property damage or other expenses arising from the violation of these rules by a Pool Patron, including but not limited to damage to the building, recreational facilities, or other Community Areas or equipment will be assessed to the HOA resident responsible for such violation or responsible for the Pool Patron who committed such violation.
MAPLE LAWN HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. POOL AND COMMUNITY CENTER USER AGREEMENT
I hereby certify that I have received, read, and agree to comply with all provisions of the current Maple Lawn Homeowners Association, Inc. “Rules for Use of the Pool” as they may be amended from time to time by the Board of Directors.
I understand and acknowledge that my use of the Pool Facility is a potentially hazardous activity which could cause serious injury or death. I agree not to enter the Pool or the Pool Facility, or allow my guests or those under my supervision to do so, unless I am/they are medically able to do so and have been properly trained, or unless I am/they are under the appropriate supervision of a person who is medically able and has been properly trained. I assume all risks and am solely responsible for any injuries I may suffer, or that a person under my supervision may suffer, as result of my/their use of the Pool Facilities.
I agree to hold harmless and indemnify the Maple Lawn Homeowners Association, Inc., its Board of Directors, its Managing Agent, and anyone acting on its behalf, from any and all claims of any nature arising from my use of the Pool Facility and Community Center and its related facilities, as well as from such use by any guest or other individual under my supervision. Such waiver and obligation of indemnification shall not apply where the loss, injury, or damage is proven to have resulted from and been proximately caused by the direct gross negligence of the Maple lawn Homeowners Association, Inc., its Board of Directors, its Managing Agent, and anyone acting on its behalf, in the operation, care, or maintenance of such facilities.
I further accept full responsibility for any and all damage to the Pool Facility and Community Center and its related facilities, equipment, furnishings and accessories arising from my violation of the Rules for Use of the Pool, or from such violation by any guest or other individual under my supervision.