GREENBRIAR COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION RULES FOR THE USE OF THE SWIMMING POOL FACILITIES
Cooperation of all Residents is expected in the application of these rules. The pool staff will gladly review any rules with Residents. Use of this pool comes with the understanding that our community is made up of people from wide and diverse backgrounds. Therefore, we require all Residents and guests to behave in a manner so as not to offend your neighbors. Failure to exhibit modesty and decorum may result in expulsion and / or termination of Recreation privileges. The rules and fees noted may be amended at the discretion of the Greenbriar Community Association Board of Directors.
- Pool Enclosure is defined as the area within the pool fence. It includes the walkway, pool desk area, bathhouse, pool deck, main pool, grassy areas, steps, wood deck, and the wading pool.
- The resident is defined as an owner of a home in the Greenbriar Condominiums as defined in the bylaws, a lessee of a Greenbriar Condominium home which has a valid lease on file with the Management office, or a lessee of a Glen Oaks rental property as defined in the lease.
- Pool Manager is defined as the manager of the pool or the head lifeguard left in charge of the pool in the manager’s absence.
- Board/Board of Directors (BoD) is defined as the Board of Directors of the Greenbriar Recreational Association, Inc. t/a Greenbriar Community Association (GCA). • Association is defined to be the Greenbriar Recreational Association, Inc. t/a GCA.
- Management is defined as the professional Management agent for the Greenbriar Recreational Association, t/a GCA.
USE OF POOL
All Residents and their guests using the pool or pool area do so at their own risk. The Association, Board of Directors and Management are not responsible for any accident or injury in connection with such use. The Resident agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Association, Board of Directors and Management for any and all claims, liabilities and actions of whatever nature by such Residents or any of his/her guests stemming from their use of the swimming pool or pool area.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Pool opens on the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend and closes on the Monday of Labor Day Weekend.
THE POOL IS CLOSED ON THURSDAY.
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays 11am – 7pm
Weekdays while Prince George’s schools are in session 3pm – 7pm
Weekdays while Prince George’s schools are NOT in session 11am – 7pm
Exceptions to this are as dictated by the GCA BoD.
- Application forms must be filled out by Residents at the Greenbriar or Glen Oaks office. Please bring ID/proof of residence to the office with you for verification during the application process. Greenbriar lessees must submit a copy of their current lease (rental amounts can be blacked out) to the Greenbriar office. The lease must state that the tenant must abide by all Association Rules & Regulations.
- Recreational passes are not distributed at the pool. They must be obtained in advance. Greenbriar Residents must obtain passes from the Greenbriar Management office and Glen Oaks Residents must obtain passes from the Glen Oaks Management office: Greenbriar – 7600 Hanover Parkway #101 / M-F 8am -5pm ** ** Glen Oaks – 7509 Mandan Road #104 M-F 9am – 6pm Sat 10am–5pm Number of passes allotted per unit is based on the Greenbriar Condominium Association docs (available at the offices above or on the Greenbriar web site):
- 1 bedroom (with or without den) 2 passes
- 2 bedroom (with or without den) 4 passes
- 3 bedroom 6 passes
- All legal, permanent Residents will receive a “Permanent Resident’s pass” up to the allotted amount. Should there be fewer Residents than the allotted amount, the remaining passes will be “Permanent Guest pass(es)”. These plastic guest passes are valid for the entire pool season and may be used on multiple occasions. They also are required to use the common picnic area and tennis courts.
- Each year, all Permanent Resident Passes and Permanent Guest Passes need to be updated with a current year sticker to be valid. Stickers are available where and when passes are distributed. • The following may receive a recreation pass upon request: o Employees of companies who rent space in the Greenbriar Community Building who actually work a full time job in the community building. They may bring one guest with them free of charge. o GCA and Glen Oaks employees may use the pool while off duty. They may bring one guest with them free of charge.
- There is a $5 replacement fee for each lost pass.
Residents must present their valid Recreation Pass and sign in at the pool desk upon entering the Pool Enclosure.
- GUESTS Residents may bring guests into the pool subject to the following requirements:
- Guests must be accompanied by a Resident at check-in and have a guest pass.
- Residents are responsible for the conduct of their guests.
- Guests who cannot be covered by the Permanent Guest passes allotted above, can pay a $3.00 guest fee, per person/per visit and obtain a Temporary Guest Pass – noting the days that it can be used. These passes can be purchased at the Greenbriar or Glen Oaks Management offices (see hours above) or, on Saturdays at the Glen Oaks office. Temporary Guest Passes for Greenbriar Residents may be obtained at Glen Oaks on Saturday, but must be paid in the form of a check.
- A maximum of 10 Temporary Guest passes per Resident is allowed per person, per day.
- Residents who have used all of their guest passes, may purchase, subject to GCA BoD approval, a Seasonal Guest Pass for $50.00, at the Greenbriar or Glen Oaks Management office.
- Private pool parties are not permitted.
- The Pool Manager on duty may limit, at his/her discretion, the total number of pool guests to ensure the safety of all.
- Residents and guests are required to shower before entering the pool. All children under the age of 13 must have a parent or guardian present with them in the shower areas.
- No Resident shall knowingly enter the Pool Enclosure, or permit a child or guest to do so, while wearing bandages or suffering from an infection or communicable disease.
- Spitting or spouting of water, etc., is prohibited.
- Use of tobacco products, alcohol, drugs and chewing gum is strictly prohibited in the Pool Enclosure.
- Disposable diapers are not allowed in the pools.
- No running, pushing, fighting, wrestling, or other undue disturbance within the Pool Enclosure is permitted.
- No person shall push or shove any other person under or into the water.
- No glass containers of any kind are allowed in the Pool Enclosure.
RULES THAT PERTAIN TO CHILDREN, RESIDENTS, AND GUESTS
- Parents or guardians must supervise their children in all locations of the Pool Enclosure at all times.
- Should that parent or guardian wish to leave, even for only a short time, they must take the child(ren) with them.
- All parents or guardians are cautioned not to allow over-fatigue of their children. If anyone exhibits fatigue or chill, the lifeguard will require the individual to leave the water.
- Adult swim/rest periods occur at: 11:45, 12:45, 1:45, 2:45, 3:45, 4:45, 5:45 and 6:45 and will last 15 minutes. Children under the age of 18 will be required to leave the pool
- Children may enter the pool unsupervised provided:
- a. They pass the basic swimming test each year. The basic swim test shall consist of:
- Swimming the lap lane from the shallow to the deep end of the pool.
- Floating on their back with minimum arm and leg motion for one minute.
- Treading water for 90 seconds in the deep end.
- b. They have a sticker on their current pass showing they have passed the swim test.
- c. They are wearing a lifeguard issued wristband.
- a. They pass the basic swimming test each year. The basic swim test shall consist of:
- Children under 13 years of age, who do not have a sticker on their pool pass and a wrist band indicating that they have passed the swimming test, shall not be permitted on the pool apron surrounding the deep end and swimming lanes unless they are accompanied by an adult.
- Children under the age of three years old coming to the pool as a guest will be admitted free of charge.
- Children under the age of 13, who have not passed the swim test, must be accompanied by someone over 18 years old.
- The wading pool may be used only by children under 8 years of age.
- Lifeguards are not on duty at the wading pool. Parents must provide supervision and be responsible for children in the wading pool and adjacent areas.
- The use of kick boards and all other swimming equipment will be regulated by the Pool Manager. Rafts and toys may be used at the Pool Manager’s discretion.
- Adults unable to demonstrate, upon request of the lifeguard, their ability to swim are not permitted in the main pool’s deep end.
- Persons who appear to be under the influence of alcohol and/or any other drugs will not be permitted in the Pool Enclosure. Or may be asked to leave – per the Pool Manager’s discretion.
- The Pool Manager shall close the pool when weather conditions dictate.
- The Pool Enclosure will be cleared of all people in the event of an emergency.
- Any injury occurring in the Pool Enclosure shall be reported to the Pool Manager immediately. The Pool Manager shall give a written report of all such incidents to Management within 24 hours.
- Any person physically or mentally impaired shall be under the direct supervision of his/her sponsor. What constitutes adequate supervision shall be determined on a case by case basis by the Pool Manager. • No loitering is allowed at the pool steps and ladders. These areas must also be kept free of clutter at all times. • All pool furniture and personal items are to be kept at least eight feet from the pool steps and ladders. Chairs, tables, etc. must be returned to their proper location after use.
- Residents and guests shall not loiter in the vicinity of, or distract the attention of, the lifeguards while they are guarding the pool.
- Lap lane use is dictated by the Pool Manager.
- Wheelchairs and baby strollers are allowed in the Pool Enclosure.
- Bicycles shall be parked outside the pool fence without blocking the front or service gates or walkways. Bicycles, skate boards, roller blades/skates, or similar gear may not be used in the Pool Enclosure.
- Abusive, offensive, or profane language is not permitted.
- No pets shall be allowed in the Pool Enclosure, unless they are properly identified service animals.
- Proper swimming attire (swimsuits with linings) is required. This is a family-oriented facility and no thongs or underwear without additional covering are permitted in the Pool Enclosure. No street attire, athletic shorts, tee shirts, sports bras, cutoffs, etc. are allowed in the water. The Pool Manager has the authority to determine appropriate dress.
- All entertainment devices, i.e. radios, video games, etc. are required to have earphones.
- Food is permitted in designated areas only (grass cook out area, brick enclosed eating area, wooden deck). Beverages are permitted around the pool deck. No glass containers of any kind are allowed in the Pool Enclosure. Waste from food consumption or other trash must be deposited in the trash containers provided.
- The BoD or Management will not be responsible for loss or damage to any personal property of any kind.
- Destruction or defacement of Association property is prohibited and shall constitute a nuisance and reason for removal from the Pool Enclosure. In addition, the cost of any property damage will be charged to the responsible Resident.
- No one is allowed in the pool area after the pool closes. Trespassers will be prosecuted.
POOL MANAGER’S RESPONSIBILITIES
The pool management company is responsible to assign a Pool Manager to the Greenbriar pool. The Pool Manager has full charge of the facilities and is responsible for the supervision of the pool staff and all phases of pool operation. He/she is empowered to make decisions concerning proper enforcement of the rules subject to the Association’s policies and guidelines.
- The pool may be closed at any time due to equipment breakdown, other operational difficulties or hygiene issues at the discretion of the Pool Manager.
- The Pool Manager assumes the responsibility for the enforcement of these published rules for the use of the swimming facilities and acts with the full authority of the GCA BoD.
- The Pool Manager shall keep accurate records of disciplinary actions/issues, children who have passed the swim test, health or other information as directed by GCA BoD or Management.
- The Pool Manager has the authority to suspend the use privilege of a Resident or guest, for up to one week, in order to promote safety and operational efficiency. Three suspensions are grounds for termination of pool privileges. Termination of pool privileges is up to the GCA Board and must be supported by a written statement from the Pool Manager.
- Consideration of termination of pool privileges must constitute repeated behavior that is: (1) in direct conflict with the written rules, (2) constitutes a blatant disregard for proper procedures or a blatant disregard to the health and safety of others or oneself or (3) wanton destruction of Association property.
All grievances must be in writing and sent to the Board of Directors of Greenbriar Community Association, c/o Greenbriar Management, 7600 Hanover Parkway, #101 Greenbelt, MD 20770.
- Grievances will be reviewed by the GCA BoD within two weeks.