Pool Rules

A. Schedule

1. Dates and Hours of Operation

Hours of operation before full-time summer hours.

2. Full Time Summer Hours

Full Time operating schedule Begins June 12th as follows:

Sunday ~ 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Monday – Friday ~ 11:00 – 7:00 PM


Saturday ~ 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM



Memorial Day, Fourth of July & Labor Day ~ 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Notice: The pool closes at 4PM for Marlin home meets. Please note swim team bulletin board for home meet dates.

Closing time subject to change due to private parties.

3. Pool Closing Due to inclement weather, mechanical difficulties and/or low attendance, will be at the discretion of the pool management and/or board members.

4. The pool will be closed to members for swimming at 4:00 P.M. on home swim meet days. There are usually about three (3). Please see gatekeeper for these dates or refer to swim team information board.

5. Dates for pool board meetings will be posted at the pool.


B. Admittance of Members

1. Northampton Pool Association, INC. is a private membership pool. Dues must be paid prior to admittance.

2. Summer Members: Memberships should be paid by June 12th. Membership must be reapplied for each year.

3. All members and guests must check in with gatekeeper upon arrival at the pool.

4. Fee Schedules can be obtained at the gate, by calling the pool (826-9808) and are posted on the website (www.northamptonpool.com).


C. Admittance of Guests:

1. Guests must be accompanied by a member.

2. Guest must pay and register with gatekeeper.

3. Guest fees

$5.00 per day

Children under the age of five (5) are admitted free.

4. Guests are subject to the same rules as members.

5. Guests may be refused admittance by the management for just cause.

6. Upon payment of $45.00 Special Guest Fee, one or more out of town house guest(s), when accompanied by the member, will be admitted for fifteen (15) consecutive days from the day the guest is first admitted to the pool. Under no circumstances will this fee be refunded or prorated.

7. Spectator Guest:

a. Must be at least 25 years of age.

b. Must attend as a spectator only.

c. Must be accompanied by the member.

d. Name must be registered at gate by member.

e. No fee required.

f. Are subject to the same rules as members.

g. May be refused admittance by the management for just cause.

h. Spectators who decide to swim must re-register and pay regular guest fee.


D. Admittance at swim meets

1. Members, member’s guest and participating teams and their guests will be admitted

2. Fee and signing in are not required during swim meets.

3. After 4:00 P.M. on home swim meet dates, the pool is closed to everyone except the home swim team and their visiting opponent.

4. Pool rule and rules adopted by the GPSA for swim meets will apply

5. As the pool officially closes to the general membership at 4:00 P.M. on home swim meet days, it will not reopen for membership until the following day.

6. Swimming privileges following the home swim meet are limited to the swim team and their families.

7. The management can refuse spectator admittance for just cause during home swim meets.

8. Due to GPSA rules:



E. Swim Team

All members, 18 and under are eligible for swim team membership.

Swim Team information is posted on the swim team board and available at the gate.


F. General Operation of Pool Area

1. The pool managers and lifeguards on duty have full authority to enforce all rules for the pool. Criticism and recommendations concerning their actions shall be registered with a Board member or Gatekeeper.

2. Children under 10 years of age will not be admitted unless accompanied by an adult or responsible person age 15 and older. After 6:00 PM, an adult must accompany any child under 10 years of age. After 6:00 PM, children under 11 years of age will not be admitted unless accompanied by an adult.

3. Pets are not permitted inside the pool area at any time.

4. The management will refuse anyone admittance or require them to leave for just cause including INTOXICATION and/or ABUSIVE LANGUAGE.

5. Persons with OPEN SORE or DISCHARGE from nose or ears cannot enter pool.

6. Any damage to property caused by members or their guests will be charged to member involved.

7. All trash and litter must be placed in receptacles provided.

8. All unauthorized persons shall stay clear of lifeguard stand and avoid diverting attention of the lifeguards from their work.

9. Your association can assume no responsibility for the loss or theft of personal articles within the pool enclosure or parking lot grounds.

10. PERSONAL FLOTATION: WATER WINGS are allowed under the managers discretion. If the manager feels that the child needs more than just the water wings to swim then they would advice an adult to be in the water with them. Coast guard approved safety life vests are permitted in the baby and main pool. Floats are allowed in the pool under the managers discretion. If the manager feels that the pool is to crowed he/she may ask for the floats to be taken out of the pool. 

11. The addition or deletion of rules may be necessary from time to time for your safety and convenience. Please feel free to give us the benefit of your suggestions as to merit or necessity of any rule.

12. NO glass containers are permitted inside the pool area.

13. Any member or member’s guest found guilty of theft of personal property of a member or the Association will be banned from the pool.

14. Lost and Found items will be kept in the office area for a short time. If items are lost, please claim them as soon as possible.