Swimming Pool

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Holidays 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The Towers swimming pool season will be from May 18, 2019 to September 29, 2019.

A. Rules, Regulations and Responsibilities

  1. Management reserves the right to refuse entry and deny pool privileges to anyone for due cause which includes but is not limited to:
    • Improper, disturbing or disruptive conduct;
    • Causes injury to others;
    • Presenting a safety hazard;
    • Intoxication;
    • Violations of these rules.
  1. The pool is open only when a lifeguard is on duty. The lifeguard is the on-site authority on pool-related issues. No swimming, or access to the pool area, is allowed when the pool is closed.
  2. All persons using the pool or pool area do so at their own risk. The Towers Condominium Association and its agents assume no responsibility for any accident or injury in connection with such use or in connection with any damage to or loss of personal property.
  3. Residents will be held responsible for all actions of their family members and guests.
  4. Pool users must abide by all rules and lifeguard directives. Failure to do so can result in removal from the pool.

B. Who May Use the Pool?

Any resident of The Towers Condominium may use the pool if he or she meets the following criteria:

  1. Has a current TCA Resident Activity membership I.D. card ($15 per year);
  2. Is not in arrears to TCA;
  3. Has signed a TCA Amenities Waiver 2018 (parents must sign and be responsible for dependents under 18), (The 2018 Amenities Waiver can be used for 2019);
  4. Non-resident owners and non-resident family members are considered to be guests and will be permitted to use the pool only with valid guest passes

C. Guests

  1. Towers residents holding a valid and current pool membership may have a maximum of four (4) guests per unit per day.
  2. A daily guest pass is required for each guest and may be purchased (by check only – payable to the TCA) by pool members only from the Management Office or the Front Desk. Weekday guest passes are $5 per person, per day and weekend/holiday passes are $10 per person per day.
  3. Guests must be signed in by the pool member (or have the resident’s membership ID card), sign the pool register, and present a guest pass.
  4. The resident membership ID card must be left at the lifeguard station until all members of the group leave the pool area.

D. Emergency Closure/Reopening of the Pool

  1. The ranking lifeguard and/or TCA Management may close and reopen the pool based on weather or other health/safety conditions.

E. Admission to the Pool Area

  1. Only soft-soled footwear is allowed on the deck, and suitable attire must be worn over swimwear to and from the pool.
  2. Swimmers must sign the pool register and leave their resident membership ID cards, which must be picked up when they leave the pool area.
  3. Persons with skin abrasions, colds, coughs, inflamed eyes, contagious conditions or infections, and persons wearing bandages, may be denied admission to the swimming pool by the lifeguard.
  4. Anyone under the influence of intoxicants will be denied admission by the lifeguard.
  5. Swimmers are expected to observe all hygiene protocols when using the pool and may be barred from the pool for non-compliance.
  6. Non-swimmer residents and guests may enjoy the pool area without charge or guest passes.

F. Conduct

  1. Shouting, abuse, harassment or intimidating behavior toward the lifeguard/security personnel by residents and/or guests will not be tolerated. Such action will result in immediate expulsion from the pool area.
  2. Running, pushing, wrestling, ball playing or horseplay, such as Marco Polo, in and out of the water, are prohibited.
  3. No play equipment, toys, or floating devices are allowed in the pool. Noodles, appropriate infant floating devices, kickboards, “water aerobics devices” or equipment provided by or specifically exempted by the Towers are permitted. The use of “diving rings” or equivalent by swimmers is permissible unless, at any given time, the lifeguard temporarily disallows due to the high occupancy in the pool. Any use of such rings shall not result in loud horseplay, splashing, or accidental bumping or kick into other swimmers. If the lifeguard determines this is the case, the parties will be warned two times, after which permission will be temporarily revoked for the day.
  4. Loud talking, yelling, shouting, or other unreasonable noise and breaches of the peace are prohibited. Radios, MP3 players, iPods, tape recorders, and other sound-producing devices may be used only with earphones and must be inaudible to others.
  5. Noisy or disruptive individuals may be required to leave the pool area.
  6. Diving or jumping into the pool is prohibited.
  7. All food, alcoholic beverages, glass containers, and smoking are prohibited.
  8. All pool users will refrain from unnecessary conversation with the lifeguards, which distracts them from their duties.
  9. Lap swimming is permitted in the designated lane(s) at all pool hours. Lap swimming is permitted in other areas of the pool as long as it does not interfere with the casual swimmers.
  10. Pool users are encouraged to use the restroom facilities available in the B1 level of the West Building.
  11. Incontinent individuals must (under DC code) wear protective clothing under their swimsuits.

G. Pool Safety

  1. Non-swimming individuals must not use the deep end of the pool.
  2. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times while in the pool area.
  3. While in the water, any child who is not able to swim, and any person who requires physical assistance and is not able to swim, must be properly supervised by a responsible adult who is able to swim (other than the lifeguard).
  4. Children under the age of 13 must pass the lifeguard administered deep-water swim test before being allowed to the deeper end of the pool without proper supervision by a responsible adult who is able to swim (again, other than the lifeguard).
  5. Only Safety devices approved by the Coast Guard or Red Cross are permitted and must have such identification on the device.

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