North Harbor Pool Rules and Guidelines

The following rules and regulations are for the protection and benefit of all users of the pool facilities and are designed to assure safe and sanitary operation of the pool. Please be reminded to share these rules with all family members and guests.

All persons using the pool do so at their own risk and NHNA, Inc. assumes no responsibility for injury or damage resulting from such use. The responsibility of parents and/or adult members who accompany children to the pool continues while the children are in or near the pool.

Age Limits

  • The minimum age to gain entrance to the pool and grounds is 13 years old unless accompanied by an adult, regardless of swimming ability. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS! All swimmers over the age of 13 must have demonstrated swimming ability to the satisfaction of the lifeguard before they are allowed to remain at the pool without parental supervision.
  • The last 15 minutes of each hour there will be a break for the lifeguard on duty. At that time, “adult swim” will be called. All persons 17 years of age and under must clear the pool unless accompanied by an adult.


  • Guests are allowed only when accompanied by a NHNA member. Residents of North Harbor, who are not members, will not be allowed entrance into the pool area, regardless if accompanied by resident member.

General Rules

  • The lifeguard in charge has full authority to enforce all rules, both written and unwritten and to ask members and/or guests to leave the pool area should they not adhere to the rules or cause a nuisance.
  • Diving is permitted only in the deep end diving well. No diving in shallow water.
  • Lifeguards will not guard wading pool. No child may be left alone in wading area. All children using the wading pool are to be supervised by parents/guardian.
  • No running, pushing, wrestling or rough behavior is permitted in pool area.
  • No climbing on lifeguard stand.
  • No sitting on or pulling of deep end ropes.
  • No glass containers are allowed in the pool area. Food and can/plastic bottle drinks are allowed, but individuals must clean up the area upon departure.
  • No pets allowed in pool area.
  • No bicycles, skateboards, razor-type vehicles, rollerblades/skates are permitted in the pool area.
  • No smoking in the pool area.
  • Any person found to violate these rules will be subject to discipline deemed appropriate by Lifeguard or Pool Chairperson including suspension of pool privileges.

Rules Regarding Children and Diapers

  • Children under the age of three, or older if not potty trained, must wear a swim diaper with one of the following: swim pants, plastic cover pants, or a suit with a swim pant liner. Children under the age of four who are potty trained must wear a swim pant under their suit or a suit with a swim pant liner.
  • To ensure availability of the main pool, children under the age of three or children who are not potty trained will be limited to the use of the wading pool 24 hours prior to any major planned events such as large scheduled parties (e.g. annual Fourth of July party).
  • Please don’t swim when you have diarrhea. This is especially important for kids in diapers. You can spread germs in the water and make other people sick. If you or someone in your party visiting the pool has or has had diarrhea in the past seven days, please do not enter the swimming pool.
  • Please change diapers in a bathroom and not at poolside. Do not change your child’s diaper on the pool deck or in the pool chairs. Germs can spread to surfaces and objects in and around the pool and spread illness.
  • Assist young children in making frequent visits to the restroom to avoid accidents. Please take your kids on bathroom breaks or check diapers often.
  • Please report any fecal or other bodily fluids accidents to the pool management immediately.