Pool Rules

Big Bend Woods Bath and Tennis Club

Rules and Regulations


  • Admission to the pool is limited to members in good standing, their immediate families and guests.
  • Entrance to the pool facilities requires that all members must stop at the guard shack at the entrance to check in and sign any guests they may have. Passes will be kept at the pool.
  • No pets are allowed in the pool area. 
  • Admission to the pool is refused to all persons having any contagious or infectious disease. 


  • Each Full Family membership will include guest passes for ten (10) guests.
  • Guest fees are $3.00 per person. (Age 2 and under FREE) 
  • Each guest is allowed to visit Big Bend Woods a maximum of 5 times per season. 
  • Any gathering of 10 or more guests must register as a party. See guidelines. 
  • There will be member only designated events throughout the season, which may not be limited to, but will include, opening & closing weekends. 
  • Guests are not permitted on the premises without a member. A member must accompany guests at all times. 
  • Childcare providers who are not members of BBW may only be admitted when accompanying children of members. There is no extra charge for babysitters. 
  • Guests must sign in/register upon entering the facility. 
  • Members are responsible for guests’ conduct at all times. 
  • Parents, children, and/or grandchildren of Full Family members may be admitted without guest fees upon signing in at the entrance guard shack. 

Swim Pool Area

  • Food and drinks are allowed. Pizza boxes, candy wrappers, and all other miscellaneous waste materials are to be placed in the proper disposal containers.
  • Gum is not permitted. Tobacco use is only allowed outside of the fenced area, preferably on the back patio.
  • For the safety of our members, staff and guests, glass containers of any kind are strictly prohibited anywhere in the facility. Any item that is regularly packaged in glass must be transferred to a non-breakable, plastic container prior to entering the facility.
  • No eating, drinking, smoking, vapor or tobacco use is allowed while in the pool. Smoking and vapor are allowed only in “designated smoking areas”.
  • There will be 10 minutes in each hour whereby only those individuals 18 years and older will be allowed in the pool. This 10 minutes will be run from the hour until 10 minutes after the hour. During this time children must be sitting completely out of the pool on the pool deck. Not only does this provide for a 10 minute rest for the kids but also provides adults with the ability to enjoy the pool without children for a few minutes!
  • Appropriate behavior is expected at all times anywhere within the pool facility. Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. Those members/guests may be asked to leave the premises. If necessary, police enforcement officials may be contacted.
  • Chairs & loungers are primarily for use by adults. Children should relinquish them if pool and/or deck begin to fill up.
  • Hard balls, tennis balls, hard Frisbees and piggyback rides are not permitted in the pool area.
  • Inflatables, swim fins, masks, water guns and all other accessories shall be allowed in the pool at the lifeguard’s discretion.
  • Minors must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or sitter (13 years or older).
  • No child under the age of 10 will be permitted in the pool unattended until he/she can demonstrate the ability, upon request, to swim one width of the pool in good form and tread water for at least 30 seconds… Parent or legal guardian must be present during testing.
  • No child will be permitted in the deep-water section of the pool unless he/she can demonstrate the ability, upon request, to swim one width of the pool in good form and tread water for at least 30 seconds. Parent or legal guardian must be present during testing. Testing will be done DAILY.
  • Running and rough play is prohibited in the pool area at all times. This includes tag and chicken fight games.
  • Unnecessary conversation with, or annoying, a lifeguard while on duty will not be permitted.
  • Only swimming apparel will be allowed while swimming. No shorts or cut-offs.
  • Waste materials are to be placed in the proper disposal containers. Gum is not permitted.
  • No diving in water less than 5 feet deep. No swimming in diving area. No flips allowed off the side of the pool.

Diving Board Rules

  • All swimmers must be sitting on the side while people are diving.
  • Children are not allowed to stand or wade in the deep end.
  • Only one person is allowed on the diving board at a time.
  • Only one spring, no double bounces.
  • Dive only from the front of the board, do not dive sideways.
  • No handstands or cartwheels off the diving board.
  • Always check the diving area to be certain that it is clear of swimmers prior to diving.
  • After diving, the diver must swim directly to the side of the pool or ladder nearest the bard and leave the deep end.
  • No hanging on the rope in the deep end.

Baby Pool

  • Changing station is located in the women’s restroom. Disposal of all diapers must be placed in a trash receptacle.
  • For health reasons, babies will not be permitted in any pool without proper swim diaper.
  • No child over the age of six (6) is allowed in the baby pool, even during adult swims.
  • Parent or guardian must stay with their children in the baby pool. There is no lifeguard on duty for the babypool.


  • The pool will be open from the beginning of the Memorial Day weekend through the Labor Day weekend.
  • The pool is open 7 days a week. Periodically, the pool may be closed for swim meets or other club sanctioned events. These occurrences will be kept to a minimum.

2019 Hours of Operation

May 25 – August 12th

  • Monday – Friday: 12pm – 9pm (Pool will stay open until 10pm on Happy Hour nights)
  • Saturday and Sunday: 12pm – 9pm

August 13 – September 1st

  • Monday – Friday: 4pm – 9pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 12pm – 9pm

Labor Day, September 2nd – The Pool will be open from 12pm – 6pm

  • Monday – Friday: 4pm – 9pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 12pm – 9pm

Pool Property

  • All members shall drive slowly and carefully on the parking lot and temporary grass parking area.
  • Damage to club property, including trees and shrubbery, will not be permitted. Any person that shall cause such damage shall be held personally responsible. Individuals guilty of abuse, vandalism or theft of pool property will be suspended for the season. Serious offenders will be prosecuted.



Our lifeguards are responsible for maintaining a safe environment to ensure all members and guests have an enjoyable time. Lifeguards have the authority to enforce the pool rules and supervise the general conduct of pool users.

Any person(s) who refuses to follow the direction of the lifeguards will be reported to Management and the Board of Directors for appropriate action. Misconduct – as witnessed by a member of the Board and/or reported by a lifeguard and confirmed after investigation of multiple patrons – will not be tolerated and could result in termination of pool membership for the season. Membership Fees will not be returned to anyone having lost their membership as a result of “behavior”.

  • 1st Offense – Letter from the Board of Directors and Probationary Status for the Members for the period of 2 weeks (there will be no use of any BBW B&T facilities while on probation). No refund of Membership Fees will be given to a member on Probation.
  • 2nd Offense – Letter from the Board of Directors, loss of membership, no refund of membership fees.
  • Parent will be notified of all offenses.