Pool Rules

The Briarhill Cabana Club (BHCC) rules and regulations are established to provide for optimum operation, maintenance, and enjoyment of this facility.  They are not a substitute for the good judgment of each pass holder.  Pass holders are responsible for using good judgment and adherence to these rules at all times by both their families and their guests. Violations of these rules may result in either temporary or permanent forfeiture of BHCC Season Pass.


1. Prohibited Items

  a. No bottles, glasses, or glass containers are permitted in the pool area at any time.

  b. Smoking is not allowed anywhere on Cabana Club property. 

  c. Pets

  d. Weapons of any sort

  e. Over-sized water toys/gear

2. Pool and Lifeguard Hours 

  a. Subject to limitations below, the facility is available to season pass holders over 14 year of age and younger pass holders accompanied by adults without restriction from sunrise to 10PM in season.  

  b. Lifeguard is normally on duty from 1PM to 5PM 7 days a week from opening day through closing day. We will make every effort to notify pass holders in advance if there will not be a lifeguard during these hours.

    i. During lifeguard hours pass holders 10 years old and over (and their paid guests 10 years old and over) may use the facility without adult supervision provided that pass holders and guests can pass the BHCC Water Safety Test (see below).

   ii. A 15-minute adult swim and guard break is scheduled every hour, starting at 2 PM and ending at 5PM.  During this time, only patrons 14 years and older may enter the pool.  At his/her discretion, lifeguard may allow younger pass holders with adult supervision to use the pool during adult swim.  

  c. Weekdays: During the Briarhill Swim Team (BHST) swim season, the main pool is not available until 1 pm.  Their are a 1 or 2 other BHST events at the pool where pool access for pass holders will be limited. Please see Calendar link above for more information.    

 d. Weekends: The pool will be closed to general swimming for a few BHST meets and events. The pool will be open to season pass holders during some of these BHST events. Please see Calendar link above for more information. 

e. Guests: BHCC season pass holders have the privilege of admitting guests under these conditions.

  i. Between 10PM and sunrise, season pass holders may use the pool with these restrictions:

    - No one under the age of 18 is allowed in the pool facility

    - Use of the facility is for in-pool exercise and lap swimming only

    - No activities outside of the pool are allowed (no socializing, no loitering on the pool deck or lawn areas, food and drink are prohibited)

    - Pass holders must not be heard by any of our neighbors during these quiet hours     - if you need to have a conversation, do it in your car or on the sidewalk

    - Pass holder must notify a BHCC board member at least 8 hours in advance if he wishes to take advantage of these extended hours.

    ii. Any pass holder found to be in violation of the above rules will have their quiet hours privileges removed or their season pass revoked


3.  Security and Safety

  a.  The Pool gates must remain locked at all times.  This rule applies during any season pass holder parties hosted at the pool

  b.  BHCC season pass holders must not loan pool keys to others.

  c.  BHCC must not admit non-pass holders other than their own paid guests into the pool area

  d.  Failure to abide by rules 3.b. or 3.c. will result in forfeiture of violator’s season pass for the balance of the season.

  e.  Each BHCC season pass ownership entitles the individual or family to one gate key.  A replacement key may be issued for $5. Please contact BHCC Membership for this purpose. 

  f.  Each season pass holder will ensure that bathroom doors are shut and locked if he is the last person to leave the facility.

  g.  BHCC season pass holders will not request that the lifeguard leave her post to open the gate.

  h.  The lifeguard is charged with the serious responsibility of protecting the lives and ensuring the safety of pool users. The lifeguard is the BHCC representative in charge of the pool area and has the authority to expel anyone from the premises for disorderly conduct, disregard of pool rules or for the sake of safety.

  i.  The lifeguard is not a babysitter and is not responsible for supervising children. The lifeguard will not provide special attention or services to any season pass holder.  Please see paragraph 3.m. below for information regarding minimum age and ability requirements use of BHCC by unsupervised youth.

  j.  Any pool toys or equipment deemed by either the BHCC Board or the lifeguard to be either unsafe or a nuisance to others may be banned at any time. Inner tubes, inflatable mattresses and water guns are not allowed at any time.

  k.  The pool may be cleared of all swimmers at any time at the lifeguard’s discretion,

  l.  At the discretion of the lifeguard, diving may be prohibited.

  m.  BHCC season pass holders and paid guests over the age of 10 may enter BHCC without an adult guardian present when the lifeguard is on duty only if said season pass holder and any guests over 10 and under 14 have passed the Water Safety Test. This test will be administered upon request at a time convenient to a BHCC lifeguard on duty. The lifeguard will keep track of which swimmers have passed this test and is the final arbiter regarding who is on this list and whether or not the swimmer has the required proficiency. The Water Safety Test is as follows:

    i.Swim two lengths of the pool or 4 widths (at the lifeguard's discretion) without touching the bottom 

    ii. Jump into deep end and stay submerged for 15 seconds

    iii. Tread water for 30 seconds in the deep end

  n.  The Alameda County Health Department requires that all persons must shower before entering the pool. However, BHCC showers are to be used for this purpose only. They are not for bathing. Season pass holders must limit their time in the showers. This will ensure there is hot water for other season pass holders and will help to keep our fees as low as possible.

  o.  No persons with a communicable disease or any open sore will be allowed in the pool.

  p.  All bicycles must be parked in the bike rack near the wading pool.  Using a bicycle, skateboard, roller blades, or other wheeled toy anywhere within the pool area is forbidden.

  q.  The phone at BHCC is for use by BHCC staff or in the case of emergency use by anyone else. No other use of the phone is allowed.

  r.  Any child not fully potty trained must wear water proof swimming diapers while in the water.


4.  Wading Pool

  a.  The wading pool is for the exclusive use of non-swimmers 6 years and under.

  b.  Parents are responsible for their own child’s safety and behavior in the wading pool. Parents must supervise their children in the wading pool and remain in the immediate area. 


5.  Pool Area Maintenance and Cleanliness

  a.  Season pass holders are responsible for policing any areas of the pool they have used. Trash must be placed in proper containers.  Recyclables must be placed in appropriate recycling containers.

  b.  If a season pass holder has trash or recycling that will occupy more than a third of any single receptacle, the season pass holder must remove that trash from the facility on their own.

  c.  Season pass holders are responsible for replacing deck furniture onto the pool deck after use.  

  d.  Pool furniture is to be used only for its intended purpose. Stacking of furniture or making structures of same, climbing on same or putting furniture in the pool are examples of unintended purposes.

  e.  Season pass holders must fully close any deck umbrella after vacating a deck table.

  f.  Season pass holders should notify BHCC staff if they notice anything on BHCC property that requires maintenance.

  g.  Season pass holders using the barbecue area must clean that area after use. Please do not dump ashes from the barbecue on the ground.        


6.  Guests

  a.  BHCC season pass holders have the privilege of admitting guests under these conditions:

    i.  All guests must deliver a signed BHCC guest waiver to the lifeguard or BHCC Membership chair prior to or upon entering the facility. Parents/guardians of any minor guests must complete this form for their children. Waiver form can be found here:        http://tinyurl.com/BHCC-Waiver

Completed form may be carried to the pool and delivered to the lifeguard during lifeguard hours. If the pass holder and guests will not arrive at the pool during lifeguard hours then the waiver may be signed, scanned and emailed to BHCC membership by the pass holder. Waiver is not valid until pass holder receives acknowledgement from BHCC Membership Chair that is has been received.

   ii. There is a guest fee of $5 per day for each guest.  Any guest may not enter BHCC more than once a week.  Season pass holders will contact the BHCC Board regarding extenuating circumstances (i.e. entertaining out of town house guests) prior to any extended use of the pool by guests. 

   iii.  Guest fees must be delivered lifeguard immediately upon entry. If life guard is not present, guest fee must be placed into a guest fee envelope on the office door, envelope must be completed and then deposited in the guest fee box on the office door.  

   iv.  All guests must be accompanied by a pool season pass holder. 

   v.  These rules apply to any season pass holder bringing day care children into BHCC. 

   vi.  While a lifeguard is on duty, season pass holders age 12 or over are allowed to bring a paid guest without adult supervision per the restrictions in 3.m. above. 


7.  Season Pass Fees

  a.  All season pass fees are non-refundable. 

  b.  Season pass holders may transfer their pool season pass to another person or family (as per type of season pass purchased). The assigning season pass holder must notify BHCC in writing of this change and will relinquish their BHCC key to BHCC Membership Chair at time of transfer.  The assuming season pass holder must register with the BHCC in order for BHCC to honor the transfer.


8.  Pass Holder Hosted Events at BHCC

  a.  Season pass holders must contact BHCC Membership for approval prior scheduling any “group events” at BHCC. Events are scheduled on “as available” basis.

  b.  An event fee of $100 must be paid in advance for an event that will include 15 or more attendees. Maximum event size is 30 attendees. This number includes both BHCC season pass holder and non-season pass holder guests. No more than 20 non-season pass holder guests are allowed without BHCC Board approval

c.  For events under 15 total attendees, normal guest fees will apply.

  d.  The hosting season pass holder may also be required to schedule and pay for a BHCC approved lifeguard at $15 per hour.  BHCC Membership can provide a list of approved lifeguards.

  e.  No private parties (those that occupy BHCC on an exclusive basis) are allowed during the BHCC season.


9.  Use of BHCC for Purposes Other Than Recreation by season pass holders

  a.  BHCC season passes are intended solely for the enjoyment of its season pass holders and their paid guests. Any use of BHCC for monetary gain by season pass holders is prohibited. Violators may be subject to temporary or permanent revocation of season pass.

  b.  BHCC may contract with swim instructors to give lessons in at BHCC on a limited basis. It is intended that any use of the pool by authorized swim instructors shall have no impact on BHCC season pass holders use of the facilities. No other use of the pool for this purpose is allowed.


10.  Complimentary Wi-Fi Access

  a.  The BHCC wireless network is for our pass holders and guests only. Please do not share the password with anyone.

SSID: ATT2c6G643 Password: guest7084

  b.  BHCC’s wireless network is essentially open and unsecured. Pass holders and their guests use the network at their own risk. By using the network, BHCC pass holders and their understand that BHCC is not responsible for the security of any information sent on the network or for the integrity of devices on the network.


11.  Lost and Found

  a.  BHCC is not responsible for any property brought to the pool.

  b.  Left items found by BHCC staff at the end of each day will be placed in the Lost and Found Box.

  c.  The Lost and Found Box will be emptied on the last day of each month during the season. At that time, any items from the box will be disposed.

    d.  Season pass holders are encouraged to help keep our pool area neat by moving obviously left items to the Lost and Found. However, please do not place anything damp in the box. Rather, place it where it can dry and BHCC staff will place it in the box later.