Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Pool Rules

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Pool Rules

The following rules have been instituted to ensure the safety and well-being of all members and guests. All members and guests must abide by these rules and cooperate with the staff. Individuals using the club facilities do so at their own risk. The club will not be responsible for personal accidents or injury. Violation of the rules may result in suspension of pool privileges for such a time determined by the Board of Trustees.
Keep safe, use good judgement, have fun, and respect the water and others at all times.


  • Members are required to sign in and pay for all guests upon arrival each day.
  • Any person showing evidence of any communicable disease may be refused admission.
  • All persons must be clean before entering the pool. Please use the showers and the foot wash.

Children at the Club

  • Parents/guardians must watch their children in the pool and on the grounds at all times.
  • Lifeguards are solely responsible for swimmer safety.
  • Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a responsible person over the age of 13.
  • Children that are not toilet trained are allowed only in the wadding (kiddy) pool. They are not permitted in the main pool. NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • Children shall not be left unattended within the fenced wadding pool area without adult supervision and the supervising adult must be within the fenced area.
  • Parents/guardians must accompany children under the age of five to the bathroom
  • Parents/guardians are responsible for cleaning up messes left by young children.


  • All accidents must be reported to the pool staff immediately.
  • Members are responsible for replacing property damaged by them or their guests.
  • Personal property should not be left unattended. Lockers are available upon request, but you must bring your own lock.

NOTE: The club is not responsible for loss or damage to personal property.

Pool Rules

  • Swimming is permitted only when a lifeguard is on duty.
  • The following is not permitted:
    • Running within the fenced pool areas;
    • Disruptive behavior and/or foul language;
    • Rough physical contact – this includes but is not limited to towel fights, chicken fights, roughhousing, and dunking;
    • Sitting or climbing on the handrails, fence, or ladders;
    • Pulling, sitting, laying or hanging on the lane lines;
    • Smoking or vaping anywhere on the premises
  • No pets are allowed on the premises, except Certified Service animals.
  • Roped lanes are for lap swimmers only.
  • Diving is only allowed in the deep end (8 feet or more) of the main pool where indicated.
  • Only one person at a time is allowed on the diving board.
  • Anyone 12 and under that meets the height restriction who wishes to go off the diving board must pass a deep water test, administered by the manager on duty.
  • The height restriction posted on the slide must be obeyed.
  • Only one person is allowed on the slide or slide ladder at any time.
  • The area in the pool at the base of the slide must be clear before sliding down the slide.
  • Swimmers must stay clear of the area in the pool at the base of the slide.

Inclement Weather

  • Swimming is not permitted during an electrical storm. The pool will remain closed for 30 minutes after the last incident of thunder or lightning.
  • If the pool closes due to inclement weather, a refund will be granted to any guests, providing the guest has been signed in for a period of no longer than 60 minutes

Seating Area

  • No audible music is allowed.
  • Be considerate of other members and only take the number of chairs and lounges that you intend to use. Please consider giving up chairs that you are reserving for children that will be using the pool or playground instead of sitting.
  • Make unused seating available to other members by positioning lounges along the fence and chairs along the pool deck.

Food & Drink

  • No food or drink consumption is allowed in the pool or on the concrete pool deck or the grassy areas adjacent to the pool.
  • All food must be consumed in one of three picnic areas:
    • Paved patio area,
    • Tables located behind the bathhouse, or
    • Tables located outside the fenced areas.
  • Drinks in glass containers must be consumed from a plastic or paper cup and glass containers must be safely stored in coolers at all times.
  • Glass containers are not to be deposited in the recycling or trash receptacles on the club premises. Glass containers must be taken home for recycling.
  • Picnic tables and grills cannot be reserved and must be shared. Please only use one grill and one table per family or group during peak hours of use. Clear and clean tables and grills after each use.
  • See a staff member if you need assistance igniting the grill.
  • Alcohol is permitted on the premises as long as it is consumed sensibly and respect for others is maintained at all times. The consumption of alcohol is limited to those of age 21 and over.
  • Persons suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol will not be allowed in the pool and may be asked to leave the premises.

Personal Flotation Devices (PFD)

  • Only U.S. Coast Guard Approved jackets or vests (Type 2-5) may be worn.
  • Only U.S. Coast Guard approved PFDs may be worn while using the diving board or slide.
  • All PFDs except those noted above, may only be used on Float Day and only if the person using the PFD is accompanied by an adult or guardian who enters the water and maintains close supervision of the PFD wearer.


  • All games, toys, and other pool equipment must be returned to their designated station promptly after use.
  • Only toys provided by the club or approved by the staff can be used in the pool.

Diving well game rule:

  • Games have a ten-minute time limit in the deep-end. The game may continue if no one has asked to jump off the board after the ten minutes is up. Games have a patron limit up to ten people at one given time.
  • During any game, the orange cone will be placed on the board, and the diving board will be closed for the duration of the game.
  • Under no circumstances should any patron jump off of the diving board while a game is in progress.
  • The entire diving well must be clear before any patron jumps of the diving board. Once a patron jumps off the board they must leave the diving well immediately, whether it is swimming to the ladder and exiting the pool, or crossing under the rope into the main porition of the pool.

Guest and Party Policy and Rules

Please refer to the Guest Policy & Party Policy