CHP HOA Pool Rules And Info!


Covid-19 Disclaimer For Pool Use Updated 8/28/2020

DUE TO COVID-19, THE POOL IS UNDER STRICT GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES. THE HOA HAS CHANGED RULES FROM PREVIOUS POOL SEASONS TO COMPLY WITH SUCH GUIDELINES.

***THE RULES HIGHLIGHTED HERE IN RED ARE IN ADDITION TO AND SUPERSEDE ANY RULES ATTACHED FOR THE REGULAR POOL SEASON. AS THE GUIDELINES ARE UPDATED, POOL RULES WILL BE UPDATED. BE SURE TO CHECK www.chestnuthillplantation.org REGULARLY FOR UPDATES.***

– NO MORE THAN 55 PERSONS ARE ALLOWED IN THE POOL AREA AT ANY ONE TIME. PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE OF YOUR TIME, SO THAT OTHER HOMEOWNERS HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO ENJOY THE POOL. DUE TO THIS CAPACITY RESTRICTION, HOMEOWNERS AND HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS ARE LIMITED TO 2 GUESTS PER HOUSEHOLD. HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS UNDER 18 ARE NOT PERMITTED TO HAVE GUESTS WHEN NOT ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT, GUARDIAN, OR PERSON 18 OR OLDER. POOL ATTENDANTS MAY REFUSE ADMITTANCE TO GUESTS BASED ON CAPACITY. HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS MUST ACCOMPANY GUESTS AT ALL TIMES. HOMEOWNERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDUCT OF THEIR GUESTS.

– HOMEOWNERS AND HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS WHO HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19, HAVE SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19, OR WERE KNOWINGLY EXPOSED TO COVID-19, SHALL NOT ENTER THE POOL AREA FOR 14 DAYS FROM TESTING POSITIVE, HAVING SYMPTOMS, OR BEING EXPOSED.

– HOMEOWNERS AND HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS SHALL:

WASH THEIR HANDS OR USE HAND SANITIZER BEFORE ENTERING THE POOL AREA AND REGULARLY WHILE IN THE POOL AREA;

REDUCE TOUCHING OF COMMON OBJECTS AND SURFACES SUCH AS DOORS, RAILS, BATHROOM EQUIPMENT, ETC.;

PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING BY STAYING 6 FEET AWAY FROM PERSONS FROM A SEPARATE HOUSEHOLD;

COVER THEIR MOUTHS AND NOSES WHEN COUGHING OR SNEEZING;

MINIMIZE OBJECTS BROUGHT INTO THE POOL AREA. ONE SMALL FLOTATION DEVICE OR TOY PER PERSON. PERSONAL WEARABLE SAFETY DEVICES SUCH AS GOGGLES, LIFEJACKETS, AND SWIMMIES ARE ALLOWED. POOL ATTENDANTS MAY REFUSE THE USE OF FLOTATION DEVICES OR TOYS FOR SAFETY OR OTHER REASONS. HOMEOWNERS, HOUSEHOLD MEMBER, AND GUESTS SHALL SANITIZE ALL OBJECTS PRIOR TO ENTERING THE POOL AREA, AND SHALL NOT SHARE OBJECTS WITH NON-HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS. ATTENDANTS WILL DISPOSE OF ALL OBJECTS LEFT UNATTENDED; AND

DO NOT MOVE POOL FURNITURE WITHOUT AN ATTENDANT’S PERMISSION;

– HOMEOWNERS AND HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO:

WEAR MASKS, EXCEPT IN THE POOL; AND

USE PERSONAL CLEANING AND SANITIZING PRODUCTS IN THE POOL AREA.

– IF HOMEOWNERS AND HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THESE RULES AND THE RULES ON THE FOLLOWING PAGES, THE HOA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SUSPEND OR REVOKE THE ENTIRE HOUSEHOLDS POOL PRIVILEGES AND CLOSE THE POOL.

– THE HOA HAS TAKEN STEPS TO IMPLEMENT GUIDELINES FOR REDUCING THE TRANSMISSION OF COVID-19, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE RULES SET FORTH ABOVE. DESPITE THE HOA’S REASONABLE EFFORTS TO MITIGATE ANY KNOWN OR POTENTIAL DANGERS, THE HOA CANNOT ASSURE HOMEOWNERS AND HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS THAT THEY WILL NOT BE EXPOSED TO COVID-19. BY ENTERING THE POOL AREA, HOMEOWNERS AND HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS, INCLUDING PARENTS OR GUARDIANS ON BEHALF OF THEIR HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS, ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THEY HAVE READ THESE RULES, UNDERSTAND THESE RULES, WILL ABIDE BY THESE RULES, UNDERSTAND THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH UTILIZING THE POOL AREA, AND WILL RELEASE THE HOA, INCLUDING HOA DIRECTORS, FROM LIABILITY ASSOCIATED WITH ANY SUCH RISKS. HOMEOWNERS AND HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS, INCLUDING PARENTS OR GUARDIANS ON BEHALF OF THEIR HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS, AGREE NOT TO SUE THE HOA, INCLUDING HOA DIRECTORS, FOR EXPOSURE TO COVID-19, WHICH COULD RESULT IN SICKNESS, DEATH, OR OTHER HARM. IF A HOMEOWNER OR HOUSEHOLD MEMBER DOES NOT AGREE, THE HOMEOWNER OR HOUSEHOLD MEMBER SHALL NOT ENTER THE POOL AREA. HOMEOWNERS AND HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS MAY BE ASKED TO SIGN A RELEASE BEFORE ENTERING THE POOL AREA. THE HOA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ADMITTANCE TO HOMEOWNERS AND HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS WHO DO NOT SIGN THE RELEASE.

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Season

May 23rd – September 27th

HOURS

5:00 – 8:00 am Morning Hours (18 or older only)

8:00 am – 8:30 pm Daytime Hours

8:30 – 11:00 pm Evening Hours (18 or older only)

MORNING AND EVENING HOURS

Only homeowners, household members, and accompanying guests 18 or older are allowed in the pool area during morning hours (5:00 – 8:00 am) and evening hours (8:30 – 11:00 pm). Household members and accompanying guests 17 or younger shall exit the pool area no later than 8:30 pm, regardless of whether a parent, guardian, or person 18 or older is accompanying the household member or guest. No lifeguards or attendants are on duty. Homeowners, household members, and accompanying guests swim at their own risk. If homeowners, household members, and accompanying guests do not follow the rules and keep the pool area clean and organized, the HOA reserves the right to discontinue morning and evening hours.

DAYTIME HOURS

All homeowners, household members, and accompanying guests are allowed in the pool area during daytime hours (8:00 am – 8:30 pm). No lifeguards are on duty. Homeowners, household members, and accompanying guests swim at their own risk. From May 23rd – September 7th, attendants will be on duty. The attendants will clean and maintain the pool area and enforce the rules. Attendants will announce a 10-minute adult swim every hour for homeowners, household members, and accompanying guests 15 or older. Household members and accompanying guests 14 or younger are not allowed in the pool during adult swim. From September 8th – 27th, attendants will not be on duty. If homeowners, household members, and accompanying guests do not follow the rules and keep the pool area clean and organized, the HOA reserves the right to end the pool season early.

TEMPORARY CLOSURES

Homeowners, household members, and accompanying guests are not allowed in the pool area, if there is thunder or lightning in the area, or the pool has been temporarily closed for safety or other reasons.

CHILDREN

Household members and accompanying guests 14 or younger must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or person 18 or older to access the pool area during daytime hours. The parent, guardian, or person 18 or older shall supervise the household member or accompanying guest 14 or younger at all times. Additionally, household members and accompanying guests must be 5 or younger to use the baby pool. Homeowners are responsible for the conduct of their household members.

GUESTS

Homeowners and household members 18 or older may have up to 5 guests per household. Household members 15-17 years of age may have up to 2 guests per household when not accompanied by a parent, guardian, or person 18 or older. Homeowners or household members must accompany guests at all times. Homeowners are responsible for the conduct of their guests.

GATE

Homeowners and household members shall use their HOA fobs to enter and exit the gate. Attendants have been instructed to not open the gate for any person, even if the person has a fob. Homeowners and household members shall not give or loan their fobs to non-household members. Also, homeowners and household members shall not use their fobs to open the gate or hold the gate open for non-household members, except accompanying guests, even if the non-household member has a fob. Homeowners and household members shall present their fobs to a pool attendant upon entering the pool area. Fobs will not unlock the gate from 11:01 pm – 4:59 am. If a homeowner, household member, or accompanying guest does not exit by 11:00 pm, the homeowner, household member, or accompanying guest will be locked in the pool area. If a homeowner does not have a fob, loses a fob, or the fob is not unlocking the gate, contact the HOA management company (732-9644).

SIGN-IN AND SIGN-OUT

Homeowners and household members shall sign-in when entering the pool area and sign-out when exiting the pool area. Only one member per household is required to sign-in and sign-out. The household member shall provide his or her name, Chestnut Hill Plantation address or lot number, and the number of accompanying household members and guests.

SWIMWEAR

Homeowners, household members, and accompanying guests shall wear appropriate swimwear in the pool area. Household members and accompanying guests in diapers or being potty trained shall wear swimwear designed to prevent pool contamination.

FLOTATION DEVICES AND TOYS

Homeowners, household members, and accompanying guests may use small personal flotation devices and toys in the pool area. However, attendants may refuse the use of floatation devices and toys for safety or other reasons. Homeowners, household members, and accompanying guests shall not jump into, onto, or off of floatation devices and toys.

FOOD AND DRINKS

Homeowners, household members, and accompanying guests may bring food and drinks, including alcoholic beverages, into the pool area, except glass items. However, homeowners, household members, and accompanying guests shall not have food or drinks in the pool or near the pool’s edge. Attendants have been instructed to contact law enforcement to remove homeowners, household members, or accompanying guests showing signs of drunkenness. Homeowners, household members, and accompanying guests shall clean up and dispose of trash and recycling.

MUSIC

Homeowners, household members, and accompanying guests may play music in the pool area; however, the music must be appropriate for a family environment and the volume must be kept at a minimum listening level. However, attendants may refuse the playing of music for safety or other reasons.

PARTIES

Homeowners, household members, and accompanying guests shall not have a party or bring party decorations in the pool area. Renting the clubhouse for a party does not include renting the pool area. Persons attending a party at the clubhouse are not allowed in the pool area unless they are homeowners, household members, or accompanying guests within the guest limit per household.

DIVING, RUNNING, AND ROUGH PLAY

Homeowners, household members, and accompanying guests shall not dive, run, or participate in rough play in the pool area.

TOBACCO OR SIMILAR PRODUCTS

Homeowners, household members, and accompanying guests shall not use tobacco or similar products in the pool area, including, but not limited to, smoking, vaping, chewing, and dipping. If a homeowner, household member, or accompanying guest exits the pool area to use tobacco or similar products, the homeowner, household member, or accompanying guest shall not leave a household member or accompanying guest 14 or younger unattended in the pool area. Homeowners, household members, and accompanying guests shall dispose of cigarettes and similar products in smoking urns placed in designated smoking areas outside the pool area, and shall not move the urns.

PROFANITY

Homeowners, household members, and accompanying guests shall not use profanity in the pool area.

ANIMALS

Homeowners, household members, or accompanying guests shall not bring animals into the pool area. Also, homeowners, household members, and accompanying guests shall not feed wildlife in or around the pool area.

FURNITURE

Homeowners, household members, and accompanying guests shall not move furniture within 10 feet of the pool’s edge. Homeowners, household members, or accompanying guests who move furniture, shall return the furniture to its original location before exiting the pool area.

PARKING

Homeowners and household members shall display valid CHP HOA placards on their rear view mirrors while parked in the clubhouse parking lot. Guests are not permitted to park in the clubhouse parking lot. If a vehicle does not display a valid CHP HOA placard, the vehicle will be towed at the owner’s expense. If a vehicle is towed, contact Schroeder’s Towing Company (772-7930). Homeowners who do not have placards can contact the HOA management company (732-9644). Additionally, homeowners and household members shall park golf carts in parking spaces, not on grass or concrete areas.

VIOLATIONS

A homeowner, household member, or accompanying guest who violates these rules will result in the entire household’s pool privileges being suspended or terminated. Attendants may refuse admittance to homeowners, household members, and accompanying guests or remove homeowners, household members, and accompanying guests because of misbehavior or failure to comply with rules. The HOA will not tolerate rude and disobedient behavior. Attendants have been instructed to contact law enforcement and the HOA to report inappropriate behavior. Also, off duty City of Columbia police officers monitor the pool area at night. The officers have the authority to enforce HOA rules, arrest persons, and run license plate tags on vehicles for towing.

SECURITY CAMERAS

The pool area has 24 hour security cameras. The cameras monitor and record all persons entering, exiting, and using the pool area.

UPDATES

Check back here regularly for updates. We will post them on the Home Page.

CONTACT

Please direct all questions, comments, concerns, or complaints regarding the pool to the HOA management company (732-9644) or the HOA Board of Directors at the above website.

Information

851 Lost Creek Dr, Columbia, SC 29212

contact@chestnuthillplantation.org

HOA Meeting October 26, 6:30
at the clubhouse

Clubhouse At CHP