Walnut Country offers three heated pools and one heated kiddie pool (at the Main Pool) for the exclusive use of its residents. Pool availability dates and times are subject to change without notice.
To use the Main and Side Pools you must have a pool key and your CHOA badge. No lifeguards will be on duty at the side pools; however, lifeguards will be at the Main Pool from noon until closing, beginning June 13, seven days a week throughout the summer.
All swimmers swim at their own risk.
Main pool hours
The Main Pool is open to residents in 2017 as follows:
May 19 – June 12
Monday – Friday: 9a – 3p*; Saturday and Sunday: 9a – 9p
Closed for WC Swim Team (WCST) meet:
- May 20, 9a – 1p
- May 31, 3 – 9p
- June 7, 3 – 9p
- June 10, 9a – 1p
June 13 – August 12
Monday – Friday: 12 – 9p*; Saturday and Sunday: 7a – 9p
Closed for WCST meet:
- June 17, 7a – 1p
- June 21, 3 – 9p
- July 8, 7a – 1p
- July 21 (12p) to July 22 (all day) for Crossings Challenge
- July 26, 3 – 9p
August 13 – September 30 (weather permitting)
Sundays to Saturdays – 7a – 8p
Side Pools Open
From May 27 until the end of warm weather: 7a – 9p, 7 days/week.
No lifeguards on duty at side pools so all swimmers with swim badges may only swim alone at the Main Pool when a lifeguard is on duty.
* The WCST has exclusive use of the Main Pool area during these dates, Mondays through Fridays, from 3:30 to 8p (until June 12), and from 9a – 12p (June 13 – August 12). The team pays to maintain and operate the Main Pool during these periods.
Pool Area Access
The following list of Rules are highlights and not all inclusive from the CHOA Rules Booklet. Please review the Rules Booklet before using the pool.
- A homeowner may enter the pool only using an assigned CHOA pool key and have a CHOA ID badge.
- Nobody may allow another pool user to enter the pool area by “piggy-backing” or following someone before the gate door closes.
- Upon entering the pool area after 12p, the homeowner must sign-in on the attendance sheet that is with the lifeguard.
- A homeowner is allowed up to five guests at the Main Pool by bringing their five assigned guest passes. Additional one-day passes may be purchased at the Clubhouse.
- Nobody under the age of 14 years old may enter the pool area unaccompanied by a parent or responsible adult, unless the 14-year-old has a swimmer badge.
- Swimmers (residents and guests) who are between 8 and 14 years of age, pass the swim test (see below), and have written authorization from their parent or guardian will be given a guest swimmer badge. A guest may accompany a member who has a swimmer badge without a parent in attendance when a lifeguard is on duty.
- The swimmer badge test is given during a lifeguard’s 15-minute rest period as available. More information is in the CHOA Rules Booklet.
Pool Area Rules
- All pool users must adhere to lifeguard instructions at all times.
- No alcohol allowed within the pool area.
- Food and drinks are allowed no closer than five feet from the pool edge.
- Only authorized staff may give swim lessons at a CHOA pool. CHOA Board-approved lessons are given at CHOA pools for a fee. Contact the Clubhouse for swim lesson information.
- All residents and their guests must acknowledge and follow lifeguard whistle procedures:
- Short whistle = enforcement of rules
- Short whistles = indicates a rest period
- Long whistle = emergency situation and everyone to clear the pool
- When a lifeguard is on duty, rest periods occur every 15 minutes so that chlorine and pH levels may be checked and recorded. All swimmers between 4 and 18 years old must exit the pool and not stand near the edge. Swimmers less than four years old may remain in the pool under the watch of a parent or responsible adult in the pool too.
- No unreasonable noise, including, music is allowed in the pool area.
- No profanity, or abusive/offensive language is allowed in the pool area.
- No smoking allowed in the pool area.
- Street clothes may not be worn in the pool; proper bathing attire is required
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