Planterra Ridge Community Pool Rules


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2020 Planterra Pool Rules and Etiquette

These Rules are in Addition to Previously Posted Rules


POOL HOURS:  10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. DAILY.  

2.  The pool will be open for LAP SWIM ONLY from 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.  No others will be permitted on the pool deck during this time

3.  TWO NEW KEY FOBS will be issued to each residence whose dues are not in arrears.  NO EXCEPTIONS!  If you need to replace a key fob, you will be assessed a $20 replacement fee.

4.  Entrance to the pool will be on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS.  TOTAL CAPACITY ALLOWED BOTH ON DECK AND IN THE POOL IS 44 PERSONS.  This includes adults and children.

5.  Use of the swimming pool and swimming pool area is AT YOUR OWN RISK, including risk of exposure to the Coronavirus-COVID-19, which could be present on these premises as well as any other diseases or illnesses.

6.  If you or anyone in your household have been diagnosed with COVID-19, have symptoms of COVID-19 or had contact with a person that has or is suspected of having COVID-19 within the past 14 days, you are not permitted to enter the swimming pool area.  You have an affirmative duty to immediately self-report to the Association if you or anyone in your household tests positive for COVID-19 after using this facility.  According to current CDC guidance, symptoms of COVID-19 may include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea. 

7.  All Residents must check-in with the Monitor before gaining access to the pool area and have an executed Amenity Use Agreement and Release and Acknowledgement of COVID-19 and Assumption of Risk (“Release”) on file with the Planterra Ridge Homeowner’s Association. NO EXCEPTIONS! If a monitor is not present, access to the pool area is not permitted. See 2020 check-in procedures that have been posted for additional guidance including ID and key fob requirements.

8.  Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times.

9.  All Residents are encouraged to wash their hands before entering the pool area.

10. The use of a cloth face covering is encouraged, but not required.  Do NOT wear a face covering in the water as it can make breathing difficult when wet.

11. PARENTS AND GUARDIANS OF SMALL CHILDREN are asked to consider if their children are capable of observing the social distancing requirement of 6 feet between them and any other person not living in their household before bringing them to the pool.  This 6 foot requirement is for both in and out of the water.

12.  NO GUESTS WILL BE ALLOWED while we are operating at reduced capacity and required to follow social distancing guidelines.  It will be RESIDENTS ONLY.  Substituting guests for the number in your household will not be permitted. 

13.  The pool deck has been marked with tape into “PODS”.  Only residents who live in the same household will be allowed to use the same POD.  Residents must bring their own chairs.  The furniture under the pergola is off limits and has been roped off.  Please do not cross into this secured area. If you are in a POD with a stationary table, you are required to notify the Monitor when you leave so it can be sanitized for the next group. You are to remain in your POD unless you are in the water.  Social distancing must always be observed both in and out of the water  

14. There will be a Monitor who will walk around cleaning and sanitizing the tables, handrails, restrooms, commonly touched areas etc.  The Monitor will also make sure all residents follow the 6-foot social distancing requirement at all times. This applies in and out of the water. If you cannot maintain 6 foot social distancing, you will be asked to leave and your privileges could be suspended.

15. The restroom doors must remain open and only one guest is allowed in at a time.  Stall doors may be closed.  The only exception to this is for those with young children who need assistance in the restroom.  Please follow CDC sanitation guidelines posted in the restroom and outside the pool entrance.

16. Due to COVID-19, social distancing and sanitation requirements, THE KIDDIE POOL, GRILL AND PLAYGROUND WILL REMAIN CLOSED. These areas will be roped off for safety and security.  Please do not cross over into the secured areas. This could change as additional Executive Orders and guidelines are issued.

17. NO OUTSIDE PERSONAL TOYS OF ANY KIND No floats, rafts, pool noodles, diving sticks, toys, leather, rubber, or hard plastic balls (soccer, football, basketball, tennis balls, water balls, etc.)  Lifesaving vests or arm flotation devices for those who are unable to swim will be allowed.

18.  NO SMOKING INSIDE THE POOL AREA, UNDER THE PAVILLION, IN THE RESTROOMS OR NEAR THE FENCELINE.  This includes vapor products, e-cigarettes, cigars, pipes, regular cigarettes, tobacco products of any kind, etc.  If you leave the pool area to smoke, you must take your belongings with you and you will be required to check in with the monitor before gaining entry again. 

19.  NO GLASS CONTAINERS ARE ALLOWED ANYWHERE ON THE POOL PREMISES, including the parking lot and grass area surrounding the pavilion and pool.  Any glass broken anywhere on the pool deck or within the pool fence requires the pool to be drained and vacuumed before refilling the pool.  This procedure is very costly.  Should the glass break, you will be assessed by the Association the costs to render the pool safe.  Please, for the safety of everyone, leave glass at home.  

20.   NO PERSONS WITH COMMUNICABLE DIESEASE/CONDITIONS should enter the pool area including persons with vomiting or diarrhea.  Persons with open sores, skin, nose, or eye infections should not enter the pool area.

21.  NO FOOD OR DRINKS in the pool or within 30” (adult arm length) of the edge of the pool.  No chewing gum, spitting or nose blowing in the pool.  Please make sure all trash is collected and disposed of properly in the trash cans provided outside the pool gate.   


23.  ABUSIVE, OFFENSIVE, PROFANE LANGUAGE OR BEHAVIOR IS NOT ALLOWED!  This is a family pool and small children are present.






VIOLATION OF POOL RULES:  depending on the severity of the violation, first a warning will be issued, and the resident given the opportunity to correct the situation.  If the violation continues, the person will be directed to leave the premises.  If a person refuses to leave the premises when directed, the police will be contacted for assistance.  All incident reports are filed and given to the Board.  The Board will review the incident and contact the resident.   THE LIFEGUARDS AND MONITORS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ENFORCING THE PLANTERRA RIDGE ASSOCIATION POOL RULES AND CHECK-IN PROCEDURES AND HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO SUSPEND AN INDIVIDUAL’S POOL PRIVILEGES FOR THE DAY FOR ANY INFRACTION OF THESE RULES.  

Planterra Ridge is a community pool.  We ask that all residents be mindful of the environment and refrain from behaviors that may be considered noxious or offensive in manner and be done tending to cause or result in the embarrassment, discomfort, annoyance, or nuisance to your neighbor.  This includes aggressive displays of affection, foul language, aggressive play, improper bathing attire, loud music and public intoxication.

This year due to the fluid nature of the current pandemic situation and changing guidelines, the Board reserves the right to change, alter and extend these rules and the pool check-in procedures at any time.  Please check for updates on the pool rules and procedures. Thanks to everyone for abiding by these rules and procedures.  This has been an exceedingly difficult time for all of us and we appreciate your understanding.  We have done our best to protect everyone.

Baby Pool

  1. No children
  2. over the age of 6 allowed in the baby pool
  3. No rough play will be permitted.
  4. Please do not allow your children to throw toys in or around the baby pool. 

Food Items

  1. Food items are allowed on the pool deck but you are asked to clean up before leaving the pool area.
    1. Ice cream is not allowed on the deck but is allowed in the pavilion area.
    2. No glass of any type is allowed on the deck or the pavilion area.
    3. Consumption of drinks in the pool is permitted around the edges of the pool deck only. No drinks of any kind should be carried away from the edge of the pool.
    4. Adults who appear intoxicated will be asked to leave the pool area.


  1. Language or behavior that is disruptive or offensive will not be tolerated and is cause for dismissal from the pool area.
  2. Smoking is NOT permitted on the pool deck but is allowed in designated areas in the pavilion.
  3. Diving from the edge of the pool is not permitted.
    1. Diving will be allowed with supervised instruction (i.e. paid lessons)
  4. No running on the pool deck is permitted, as deck can be slick.
  5. No child is allowed in the pool wearing a diaper that is not a swim pant.

Toys & Flotation Devices

  1. Rafts, large inner tubes or other large flotation devices are not permitted because they can create unsafe blind spots for the lifeguards.
  2. Small flotation devices are permitted such as kickboards, noodles, etc.
  3. Water guns and water balloons are not permitted on the deck or in the pavilion area.
  4. Hard balls of any sort may not be thrown or permitted in the pool. 5. The lifeguards will use their best judgment on the use of other items. 

Help Keep it Clean

  1. If you come from the volleyball area, please use the outdoor shower to remove the sand and keep it out of the pool. Parents should make sure their children also observe this rule.
  2. Lifeguards can ask anyone bringing sand into the pool to leave and shower.
  3. Any lost and found items will be kept for only 2 weeks. They will be disposed of after that time.

Disciplinary Action

1st Offense – Child is asked to sit out 30 minutes.
2nd Offense – Child is asked to sit out 1 hour and parents are notified.
3rd Offense – Child is not allowed in the pool for one week and no longer allowed in the pool area unless accompanied by a parent/adult.

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1013614312082 Declaration of Covenants Declaration of Covenants5381 MBDeclarations and Covenants.pdf3/28/2017
2013614112082 Bylaws Bylaws4601 MBBylaws.pdf3/28/2017
3013614412082 Planterra Ridge Rules and Regs - Final 2010 Planterra Ridge Rules and Regs - Final 201056426 KBPlanterra Ridge Rules and Regs - Final 2010.pdf3/28/2017