The following policies pertain to gate entry and use of the facilities. As these policies are in effect for the safety of all members and guests, please be sure to review them and adhere to the rules set by the Board of Directors. If you have any questions, please contact Jolene, our Member Relations Coordinator at 302-514-POOL (7665). Please note: All non-swimmers are included as members if they will be using the facilities on a regular basis, which would also include occupying a chair.
1. Gate Entry: Members must stop to sign in as you enter each day. Everyone entering the complex must be a bondholder or non-bondholder member, the guest of a member or enter under a special GARA promotion. The only exceptions to this policy are for prospective members touring the facility, open house days, and any person needing to pick up children or contact a pool member.
2. Guests: Guests are admitted by checking off an entry on prepaid guest cards which are available to members from our Member Coordinator or at the front desk. Guests must enter the facility with a member, so members please meet your guests at the front desk and escort them in. If purchasing a guest card at the gate, a personal check is required as the volunteer and pool staff are not authorized to handle cash. The volunteer and pool staff are also not authorized to sell single entry guest tickets. Everyone age 3 and over counts as a guest and this applies to use of all facilities whether or not the guest plans to swim. Unused or partly unused guest cards purchased in previous years do not expire.
3. Pool Parties: Use of the facilities by bondholders/non-bondholders for the purpose of a pool party must be reserved and payment received at least 1 week in advance. Reservation forms, including cost information, may be obtained at the gate or on this website. Completed forms, along with payment, should be returned to the pool staff or other contact person listed. For admission purposes, the gate staff should be provided with a list of names of guests to admit.
4. Complaints: If you have a complaint or issue, the board needs to hear about it so we can improve your experience and maximize health and safety. Please submit a full explanation of your concern to any board member via phone or email or use our contact form. Please do not bring frustrations over a particular policy to the lifeguards or volunteer gate attendants, as they are trained to uphold the rules, and their full attention must be on pool health and safety. However, if you observe a hazard that places any member in imminent danger, notify a guard or pool manager immediately.
Rules & Regulations
Lifeguards and managers must uphold these rules and are authorized to warn or bench anyone who does not follow the rules. A serious or repeated infraction may lead to ejection of the member or guest from the facility, possibly leading to revocation of membership without refund.
✓ The following are prohibited: Glass of any kind, running on deck, horseplay, roughhousing, pets, littering, and throwing sand.
✓ GARA does not provide babysitting services. Parents or guardians are responsible for the behavior and actions of their children.
✓ Children under the age of 12 years must be accompanied and supervised by a parent, guardian, or another adult approved by the parent or guardian. Guards may require a swim-test of children who are unsupervised before allowing them to swim.
✓ Swimming is permitted in the upper and lower full sized pools ONLY when a Lifeguard is present and on-duty.
✓ Adults age 21 and up are permitted to bring limited quantities of alcohol as long as there is no glass, usage is discreet, and behavior is kept in control as is appropriate for a family-oriented environment. A lifeguard may prohibit someone who seems intoxicated from entering the pool, and we ask that you politely respect their judgement. No glass containers.
✓ Anyone using the diving board or deep end MUST be able to swim across the width of the pool unassisted (no flotation devices). Lifeguards are authorized to test for this ability.
✓ Playground is intended for children 10 years and younger. Lifeguards do not supervise this area – supervision is the sole responsibility of parents and guardians.
✓ The splash pool is intended for children 5 years and younger. Lifeguards do not supervise this area. Parents or guardians must carefully supervise children at all times when inside the splash pool gates.
✓ Children in diapers must have rubber pants over diapers or wear “swimmie” diapers when using any of the pools. Use appropriate disposal container located in the upper pool shower.
✓ NO SMOKING inside the pool fence. Smoking is permitted outside and well away from the entry gate.
✓ Members and guests are responsible for cleaning up their own area. Please check your area before leaving the pool premises.
Additional rules are posted on the pool grounds.
The Green Acres Recreation Association appreciates your complete cooperation with these policies. They are intended to keep everyone safe and our pool a pleasant and fun place to spend time. Again, GARA appreciates your complete cooperation. Enjoy the pool and have a SAFE and FUN swim season!