The Pool Rules
A Reminder for Renters and Residents
The pool AND the spa must both be uncovered when anyone is present and the covers stored well away from the water, even if they are not being used and the only activity taking place is sunbathing. Failure to do this may result in Lee County Health Department closing the pools for a period of time. Additionally all items must be at least 4ft from the waters edge of both the pool and spa. The pool and spa must have a clear path around it at all times in case of an emergency.
Florida State rules for pools and spas are posted in the pool areas (and shown below). The association also enforces additional safety rules required by the Lee County Health Department. Adherence to these rules keeps our pools safe and open after inspections. Our pools and spas are inspected by the Lee County Health Department on a regular basis. Failure to adhere to rules listed below can close down our pools and prohibit access by all residents. Let’s be careful to follow the rules and keep our pools and spas open.
All pool areas are fenced and gated. Gates must close automatically with a child resistant closure lock at the top of the gate. Gates should never be propped open.
During the winter months, the association uses pool covers to conserve energy and save on energy costs. This usually happens from December – March when nighttime temperatures drop below 55F. Covers on the pool and spa cause an additional safety issue because any fall into the pool while the covers are on may lead to drowning. The Lee County Health Department requires that when pool/spa covers are on, the pool must be locked with access limited to specific key holders and to those individuals who service the pool.
During the months affected, the pool is locked with a different combination lock. Specific individuals are authorized to uncover the pools (and unlock the gate) on a daily basis.
Pools will be open from 9 AM until sunset every day, unless the weather is inclement. When the high temperature for the day is not expected to exceed 68 degrees or rainy, the pools will remain closed and covered. The Pool and Spa must be uncovered once the combination lock is open and taken off for the day. Covers must be stored well away from the water.
If you have volunteered to either uncover or cover the pool below is the best way to do this:
Unlock the gate
The pool and spa heaters at both pools are not to be tampered with. No one should tamper with the covers or change the temperature settings. Tampering will cause unnecessary repairs and expense to the association. Please notify the management company if you see any body attempting to access or alter the temperature settings.
When the pool covers are not in use during the rest of the year, the pool is locked with a key lock to keep outsiders from using the pools. The key to the unlock the boatyard also unlocks the pool.
Children of diaper age must wear “swimmer diapers” when using the pool. Children of all ages must be carefully watched by an adult when in the pool area since there are no lifeguards on duty. Use of the spa is not recommended for infants and small children.
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For those of you who are resident at BCK, you may have noticed the new AED's (Defibrilators) at both pool sides. A vital life saving tool in
an emergency. These are the work of Jim Saywell who kindly raised the necessary funds. So a big thank you to Jim for making all our lives a little safer.
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