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AMENITY ACCESS CARDS


The Board distributed new access cards for the pool during May of 2013.  Any card you have which was issued prior to 2013 is no longer valid and should be discarded.  For your convenience, the current cards were issued with a pre-printed paper label and that label will contain your street address and "2013 - 2016" in the upper right hand corner.  You can also identify the current card by looking for the 5 digit number on the card.  The numbers fall within the numeric range of 32101 to 32600 and only these 2013 cards will be recognized by the card readers at the pool and tennis court gates.

If you are a new homeowner without a card you can send an email to:EBEHNING@CMACOMMUNITIES.COM and a new card will be programmed. After programming the HOA Board will be immediately notified and a representative will contact you to arrange a time to deliver the card, welcome you to the Community, and have you sign the Amenity Card Use Agreement. After signing the Amenity Card Use Agreement, the card will be activated.

 

If you are a new homeowner and the seller left the card assigned to your home with you, the card would have been deactivated upon the transfer of the property ownership; however, once the Amenity Card Use Agreement has been signed and returned to CMA, the card will be immediately reactivated.


If you were previously issued a card but that card has been lost or damaged, please follow the procedure listed above for new homeowners but there is a $50 fee for a replacement card that must be paid prior to a new card being programmed and issued.

 

If your card has been disabled due to your account containing a past due balance, you will need to contact CMA to bring your account current at: 404-835-9100 or 404-835-9276 - or - send an email to:  EBEHNING@CMACOMMUNITIES.COM to arrange a payment. Once your account is in good standing, your access key card will be reactivated. This process can take up to 72 business hours.

The only exceptions for those with a past due balance to have the card activated are for those owners who have setup a formal payment plan with CMA and you satisfy all of these conditions:

You have requested and agreed to the conditions of a formal payment plan that you setup with CMA

You must be making regular monthly payments, on time, as agreed in the payment plan AND your current unpaid balance must be below $460 (1 year).


POOL RULES


  1. LIFEGUARD, WHEN ON DUTY, HAS THE AUTHORITY TO ENFORCE THE RULES AND ASK YOU TO LEAVE THE POOL AREA.
  2. PARENTS ARE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR CHILDREN AND THEIR ACTIONS.
  3. BATHERS SHALL SHOWER BEFORE ENTERING THE POOL AND BEFORE RETURNING TO THE POOL FOLLOWING USE OF THE TOILET.
  4. NO DIVING ALLOWED AT ANYTIME.
  5. NO RUNNING, BOISTEROUS OR ROUGH PLAY SHALL BE PERMITTED WITHIN THE POOL ENCLOSURE, DRESSING ROOMS, SHOWERS, OR OTHER AREAS.
  6. NO ROLLER BLADES, SKATEBOARDS, SCOOTERS, ANY MOTORIZED TOYS/VEHICLES OR BIKES ALLOWED IN THE POOL AREA.
  7. NO DRINKS OR FOOD ALLOWED INSIDE THE POOL BUT ALLOWED ON DECK.
  8. NO GLASS IN POOL OR POOL AREA.
  9. RESIDENTS ARE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR GUESTS AND THEIR ACTIONS.
  10. GUESTS AT THE POOL ARE LIMITED TO FOUR (4) PER HOUSEHOLD, CANNOT BE ANOTHER RESIDENT AND MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A RESIDENT AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE.
  11. NO SMOKING OR TOBACCO USE ALLOWED WITHIN THE POOL AREA.
  12. NO ANIMALS OR PETS ALLOWED AT THE POOL.
  13. IF YOU ARE ILL PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL OF OTHERS AND DO NOT SWIM.
  14. CHILDREN THAT ARE NOT POTTY TRAINED MUST WEAR SWIM DIAPERS OR RUBBER PANTS.
  15. NO COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY IS PERMITTED ON ANY COMMUNITY PROPERTY.  COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY INCLUDES BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO ANY ADVERTISING, SALES, OR SERVICES FOR A FEE.VIOLATION OF THESE RULES WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF POOL PRIVILEGES.

These secondary rules are also posted and in effect at the pool:


For the Safety and Enjoyment of Yourself and Others


  1. WEAR PROPER SWIM ATTIRE (NO STREET CLOTHES) WHEN ATTENDING THE POOL
  2. YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 15 YEARS OLD AND BE ABLE TO SWIM TO ATTEND THE   POOL ALONE.
  3. YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD TO SUPERVISE CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 15 OR ANY NON-SWIMMERS.
  4. USE THE "BUDDY SYSTEM" AND DO NOT SWIM ALONE.
  5. DO NOT USE FOUL OR OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE.
  6. NO SPITTING, SPOUTING OF WATER, NOSE BLOWING, ETC. INTO THE POOL.  IT IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
  7. DO NOT PLAY LOUD OR OBJECTIONABLE MUSIC WITHIN THE POOL AREA.
  8. PLEASE REFRAIN FROM ENTERING THE POOL UNDER THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:


  • YOU ARE SUFFERING WITH STOMACH ILLNESS
  • YOU HAVE SKIN, EYE, EAR, OR RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS
  • YOU HAVE OPEN BRUISES, CUTS OR LESIONS.


Pool Guest Policy


​There have been a few occasions when our pool has become over crowded and behavior problems have developed due to people not observing our policy concerning bringing guests to the pool. Simply stated, each household can bring a maximum of 4 guests outside of your immediate family members.  Any relatives or friends that are NOT permanent residents within your home are considered guests. We need to place a limitation on the number of guests we may bring to the pool so as not to cause overcrowding and in order to maintain an enjoyable environment for everyone.  Over-crowding can also create safety issues.

Only residents are permitted to bring guests to the pool and must remain with their guests at all times.  Residents are also responsible for the behavior of their guests and are to insure EVERYONE is aware it is "Swim at Your Own Risk".  If you bring guests to the pool who do not comply with the rules, it could result in the loss of your pool privileges.  The privilege of bringing guests does not extend to non-residents.  Guests cannot invite guests of their own and it is up to you to insure that this does not happen.  We would like all residents to enjoy the pool which means all residents have a responsibility to enforce the rules listed above.

There is one exception to the four (4) guest rule.  If you would like to have a party for a family member at the pool, please see the separate policy regarding pool parties at our pool.  You can find the complete information regarding pool parties below.


Policy regarding Pool Parties


​From time to time, residents like to have parties such as birthday parties for their children at the pool.  Due to our pool size we can only handle one party at a time.  Therefore, in order to coordinate all party requests and avoid confilcts, residents are required to:


  1. Notify secretary@apalacheeheritage.com to reserve a date and get approval through the HOA.
  2. Notify and get approval through the pool management company


​The guidelines for pool parties are as follows:


  1. ​You must submit a $100 deposit to the HOA (Check made payable to "Apalachee Heritage HOA").  You are responsible for all cleanup after the party and any damages incurred during the party.  The deposit will be returned to you after the pool area has been inspected by a Board memeber and all clean-up has been done and no damage is found.  You can set this up via email at secretary@apalacheeheritage.com.
  2. During the party you will not have exclusive use of the pool.  You can go up early and reserve some tables but other residents will still be able to use the pool during the time of your party.
  3. The size of your party must be limited to no more than 25 total people.
  4. You must contact our pool management company, AMS Pools, to inform them of your party, when it is, how many total will be expected to attend and what the ratio of adults to children will be and what the age group of the children will be.  AMS will determine the number of lifeguards that will be required during your party and you are required to pay the fee for the lifeguard(s). AMS has this function incorporated into their web site at www.amspoolsga.com.  Click on "Pool Parties" to find out about their requirements and follow the steps outlined for you there to notify them of your party. 
  5. All pool rules must be observed by your guests at all times.


Thunderstorm Safety Policy & a little advice


1) The Policy - We follow the same industry standard safety policy regarding thunderstorms in the area as other pools.  That is simply, whenever thunder is heard the pool must be cleared immediately and a 20 minute no swimming interval begins.  No one is permitted back in the water until that 20 minutes passes.  Every time thunder is heard again that starts a new 20 minute time period.  So there is no swimming for 20 minutes from the last time thunder was heard. 

2) The Advice - If a thunderstorm hits our area it can be very disconcerting to be huddled up under the covered area of the pool while lightning strikes close by.  It can be especially frightening for the little ones.  Additionally, if there is a power failure we have experienced times where the main gate is locked down and the exit button and card reader will not function.  We have a battery backup on the gate lock but still there have been times when residents where basically trapped at the pool during a thunderstorm and power outage.  So the best advice is to simply avoid getting into this situation.  If thunder is heard you are not to be in pool for at least 20 minutes anyway.  It might be wise to just head home before the storm hits and not get pinned down at the pool in the middle of a thunderstorm.


More about Pool Behavior & the Policy Regarding it


On hot summer days, many of us love to go to the pool to cool off, relax and have some fun.  We have had a few instances of inappropriate behavior at the pool that have interfered with residents' ability to do just that.  If your unacceptable behavior at the pool limits the enjoyment of others and you violate any of the items below then you will be warned once. If you still cannot control yourself and you continue to cause a disturbance you will be directed to leave the pool area.  If you refuse to leave , the police will be called and they will escort you out. If it comes to that point your pool privileges will be revoked for the remainder of the swim season. There is

nothing about this that is negotiable & these behaviors will not be tolerated at all:


  • Fighting, loud arguing, abusive language toward anyone, pushing and shoving
  • Vulgar or indecent acts, profanity, racial slurs
  • Behavior or language that is threatening to anyone
  • Overly loud, rude, boisterous or obnoxious conduct
  • Destruction, damage or abuse of pool property, equipment, furniture, etc.


This is not meant to be an all inclusive list - simply a guide.  We must maintain an environment at our pool where everyone feels comfortable and able to relax and enjoy themselves.


So what are you waiting for?
  Go make a big splash!