Pool parties are fun ways to relax and socialize with friends and family. We will be happy to provide well-trained lifeguards for your after-hours pool parties.
Please note that some facilities restrict Pool Parties. Check with your HOA or Club Manager to find out if pool parties are allowed at your facility.
Residents/Members having pool parties while the pool is closed to the general membership must adhere to the following guidelines:
- You must be a member of the club or Homeowners Association to sponsor a party at the pool. Indianapolis Pool Management DOES NOT have the ability to reserve tables or specific locations within the pool area for your pool party.
- The number of people attending the Pool Party is limited depending on the facility. Please contact Indianapolis Pool Management for further information prior to scheduling your pool party.
- Pool Parties must be scheduled a minimum of 2 weeks in advance.
- Pool party request forms must be completed prior to the pool party. Pool Party Request Forms must be sent to the Indianapolis Pool Management office, with full payment, to be scheduled.
- A pool party is not confirmed until you receive an e-mail from the Indianapolis Pool Management office.
- A non-refundable administration fee of $20.00 will be charged for each scheduled party.
- Lifeguards are required for all after hour’s parties. The party sponsor is responsible for payment of that fee prior to the After Hours Pool Party. The sponsor is also responsible for any additional guest fees that may apply.
- Rate for lifeguards is $20.00 per lifeguard per hour.
- Party sponsor is responsible for helping clean-up after the party. Clean up includes proper disposal of all party materials and returning the furniture to the original location. For those facilities that require a security deposit, any additional time required by lifeguards to clean up will be deducted from the deposit.
- The pool party sponsor may also be required to pay an additional rental fee and security deposit, depending upon the Association. Please contact Indianapolis Pool Management or your Homeowners Association for further information.
- Some HOA's do not allow alcohol. Please check with your HOA.
Pool Party Policy for After-Hours Children’s Pool Party:
After-hours pool parties are high-risk events and in our commitment to the safety of pool patrons, we have made some modifications to our Pool Party Policy involving children. These changes also come at the recommendation of some of the Pool Industry’s leading safety experts, Dr. Tom Griffiths and Michael Oostman.
For all After-Hours Pool Parties involving children 12 years old and younger, Lifeguards will conduct a Pool Party Orientation at the start of the party, before anyone is allowed in the pool. The Orientation will include:
- Show all participants the areas they need to be more aware of, such as deep ends or areas the pool may transition quickly to deeper water.
- Show participants where the No Diving Areas are located.
- Go over the rules for your specific facility.
- Show participants where the emergency telephone is located.
- Show participants where the bathrooms are located.
- Conduct a swim test to identify non-swimmers. A child must be able to swim the width of the pool without stopping or touching the bottom to pass the test. If a child is determined to be a non-swimmer, then they must:
- Wear a Coast Guard Approved life jacket, which is not provided by us, or
- Be accompanied by an adult in the water at all times, or
- Stay out of the pool.
It will be the Pool Party Host’s responsibility, since the Lifeguard will have to be watching the swimmers in the pool, to conduct the Pool Party Orientation for all late arriving participants and assist the Lifeguard in conducting the swim test prior to late arrivals joining the party. And also, to help insure that all non-swimmers are wearing a Coast Guard approved life jacket (not provided), or are accompanied by an adult in the pool, or do not go in the pool.
We hope you understand that this policy is to protect the children at your party. We are sorry for any inconvenience you may feel from these policy changes. However, we’re sure you will have a greater peace of mind from the additional precautions for this higher risk event involving your children.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.