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Harvest Bend, The Meadow
Pool  2021
 


The pool area is provided for the enjoyment of homeowners who are current with their maintenance fees.  The pool is typically open from the end of May to early September (Labor Day).     There are several pool rules by which each user of the pool shall adhere.   These include:



How to Get Pool Tags
Important Information re Pool Usage
Pool Tag Registration Form
Pool Hours
Who is Eligible to Get Pool Tags





































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Pool Committee
·    Responsible for preparing for and distributing pool tags prior to pool opening.  Information and supplies are in the storage area at the pool .    The pool committee along with H-Rec management shall ensure that the pool is indeed ready to be opened for the season.  A walk-through should be performed. 
·    Pool Committee chair should have a key(s) to appropriate areas in the pool and, as an emergency back-up to H-Rec, should be familiar with pool maintenance, shut-off valves, etc.
·    The pool committee shall maintain current and on display in the pool area all the required pool signs (hours of operation, rules and regulations, etc.). 
·    The pool committee shall be responsible for ensuring that signs stating that any homeowner complaints about the lifeguards, the pool, the facilities, etc., shall be made by the homeowner to the TCM representative are posted in a couple of places at the pool.  Signs shall show names and phone numbers of appropriate contacts.  The pool committee may listen to homeowner complaints and then encourage the homeowner to call TCM.
·    The pool committee is responsible to check that the lifeguards meet the requirements, have the training, provide the services, and maintain the pool and facilities as stated in the contract (specifically, clauses 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 [excluding section on wages and insurance], 11, 12, 13, 14, 19, and Exhibit B).  Any of these types of non-compliances shall immediately be reported, in writing, to the TCM representative.
·    The pool committee shall not supervise, manage, or direct of the lifeguards.  Due to co-employer issues and as per the contract, this is the responsibility of Houston Recreation Management.  Any observed issues or concerns shall be reported to H-Rec for resolution with the lifeguards.  The Board liaison and TCM shall also be advised.
·    The pool committee shall report, in writing, any contractual or lifeguard non-compliances to the Board at the monthly meeting.
·    In case of an HS&E issue, pool committee shall respond immediately and appropriately.  Then advise TCM who will then advise the Board.
·    The committee should also make suggestions for improvement/change at the pool to the board as appropriate.
·    By agreement with the lifeguards, the pool committee may assist the lifeguards in ensuring that anyone and everyone entering the pool/pavilion area signs the “HBTM Pool Records” log, that pool tags are collected and filed in the recipe box entering the pool area and that that visitor $’s are collected for each visitor.
.    By agreement with lifeguards, ensure that anyone entering into the pool/pavilion area (that is anywhere inside the wrot iron fence) have current year pool tags or are guests of a homeowner that has current year pool tags and pay the visitor fee of $0.50.
.    Pool committee shall collect daily log sheets as well as visitor dollars each Monday, prepare a weekly summary report, and deliver to the board at the monthly board meeting.



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Swim Safety Item


As a safety issue, any person swimming through a divers path, intentionally or unintentionally, once the diver steps onto the diving board until 20 seconds until after the diver enters the water will be warned by the lifeguard.  Repeated infractions whether intentional or unintentional will result in lose of pool privileges.
As a safety issue, swimming too close to another swimmer, whether intentional or not may startle the other swimmer.  Repeated instances resulting in warning from the lifeguard, whether intentional or not, may result in lose of pool privileges.


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Can I have a private family function at the pool?


A:  Private Parties: 
1. Private parties may be held in the pool area before or after regular pool hours or on a day when the pool is closed.  There is no usage charge by HBTM, HOA. 
2.  Private parties shall end by 11:00 pm. 
3.  You must reserve a lifeguard for each 25 guests.  Arrangements for the lifeguard are made through Houston Recreation Management, Inc. and the cost is $25 per lifeguard for each hour worked.  You should contact H-Rec at least fourteen (14) days before your party date. 
4.  Let the Board know of the date and time of your party.  The Board requires a $100.00 cleaning deposit from the homeowner.  This must be given to the Board fourteen (14) days prior to the event.  The cleaning deposit will be returned to the homeowner after it is verified that the homeowner properly cleaned up after the party and that there was no damage to the property. 
5.  Once the pool closes for the season, typically no additional private parties will be allowed (as lifeguards may not be available) Should you have such a request, please contact the HBTM, HOA Board at least four (4) weeks before your planned date to discuss the details and reach agreement on whether this is possible. 
6.  The playground area cannot be reserved for private parties; however, any children attending the private pool party can use the playground with appropriate adult supervision and by following all rules and regulations with regard to playground usage. 
7.  And, obviously, you and your guests must at all times adhere to the stated rules and regulations as well as clean up after the party is over.

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Why do we have adult swim time each hour?
 

A:  Adult swim is required by the Red Cross as a rest period for children.

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