As a board we have noticed the ‘honour-system’ on which the pool is based, has started being abused quite frequently. We have had a fair number of incidents where a member is bringing a guest and claiming that they are a member to avoid paying the guest fees. When addressed by the staff some members are denying that they have guests with them or pretending that they are someone in the family. We have also had a few incidents where non-members are trying to get into the pool without a member present.
Please take a few moments to review our FAQ’s about bringing Guests to Fairfields:
Can members bring a guest?
Yes. A fee of $5.00 per guest per day will apply and MUST be paid to the guards (correct change or small bills would be appreciated). Guest passes are available in booklets of 10 for $40.00 and can be purchased from any Director or at the pool office. Although we welcome your friends to the pool, please keep in mind our rules to ensure everyone enjoys themselves. All guests must be accompanied by a Member in good standing. Please ensure that when you bring a guest to the pool to notify the guards upon entering of any disability or medical conditions that may require their attention. All guests intending to swim in the deep end are also required to take a deep end test when they go to the pool by asking the lifeguard on duty to perform this test.
My guest isn't swimming, do I have to pay a guest fee?
Yes. All guests must pay the guest fee whether they are swimming or not.
Our chief caregiver is bringing our kids to the pool, can the caregiver bring their children or other guests with them?
No. Only a member that is 10 and over can purchase & use guest passes for their membership. Chief caregivers are not able to purchase or use guest passes. Any exceptions to this rule must be discussed with the head lifeguard and the board of directors in advance.
What is a chief caregiver?
A chief caregiver is someone that will be looking after your child(ren) regularly when you are not at the pool. Typical examples of this are nannies, mother's helper, grandparents, etc. There is no guest fee for a chief caregiver when bringing the member children to the pool, however, they must be listed on your membership form at the time of registration, renewal or when this information changes. A chief caregiver does not have access to the facility when not acting in that capacity.
When you come to the pool, ensure that you identify yourselves to the guard that will be sitting at the front desk when you walk in. The guards will then review your membership details. You will still need to sign in to the visitor book and if you are purchasing a guest pass for a non-member, both the member & guest must be present while it is being purchased. Please ensure you review any disability or medical conditions that your guest may have that could require the guards attention. All guests intending to swim in the deep end are also required to take a deep end test when they go to the pool by asking the lifeguard on duty to perform this test.
Please help to enforce the rules of the pool and if you notice any abuse of the pool, feel free to contact me directly.
2016 Board of Directors