Normal Pool Season
- The pool is maintained and available year round. The normal swimming season is May to October. Hours – 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM . Hours for Groups/Parties – 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM -Monday through Saturday.
- Pool “Fobs” are issued to homeowners upon completion of the Pool Agreement Form. (Download Pool and Amenities Agreement). Homeowners need to contact the property management company immediately in the event the key fob is lost. Replacement cost is $30.00.
- The use of the Cabana, Pool and baths for groups are restricted to the following days/hours:
- Cabana and Baths – Monday through Sunday 9 am to 9 pm
- Pool Area – Monday through Saturday 9 am to 9 pm
- To reserve the Pool/Cabana, Homeowners need to
- Check with the Property Manager to see if the facility is available
- Complete the Pool/Cabana Reservation Agreement (download Reservation Agreement for Bayview Farms Pool and Cabana.)
- Return completed form and deposit to property management company, Sentry Management.
Community Association Manager
Sentry Management Inc
4925 Lacross Rd #11
North Charleston SC 29406
A deposit in the amount of $100.00 is required, 20.00 of which is non-refundable. If either trash or damage is found, you will be assessed the cost(s) incurred.
- A telephone is located on the pool side of the cabana by the equipment room doors. This is for emergency use only. A First Aid Box and Safety Equipment (buoys, etc) are located in the pool area for emergency situations. Please remember your HOA dues pay for these items and are not play toys for the children.
Revised July 2009
Bayview Farms Homeowners Association
Swimming Pool Rules & Requirements
- No solo swimming
- Parents will instruct children to obey all rules.
- Children 13 and under should be accompanied by skilled swimmer.
- Swim at your own risk. No lifeguard on duty.
- You will be responsible for all damages due to negligence.
- No person under the influence of alcohol or drugs should use the pool.
- No food in the fenced in area of the pool.
- No glass in pool or deck area.
- No abusive language or behavior.
- Showers required before entering the pool.
- No running, pushing, or horseplay in pool area.
- No pets.
- No smoking within 10 feet of pool.
- Children are required to take a 10 minute break for each hour they are in the pool.
- Only acceptable garments in pool, no bobby pins allowed in pool.
- Do not swim with open sores, abrasions or rashes.
- NO DIVING.
- No chewing gum while in the water. No spitting or blowing nose in pool.
- No person with communicable diseases allowed in the pool.
- Pool may be closed as needed for sanitation. If the pool is “closed” and the sign is on the gate and/or your key will not work, please do not jump the fence and swim.
- No persons with skin, eye, ear or nasal infections allowed in pool.
- Emergency phone and courtesy first aid kit is located near the pool equipment room.
- Guests must be accompanied by a resident member.
- Please remember that sound travels over open water, especially in the evenings as the neighborhood quiets down. Have respect for the homeowners around the lake. Hours Sunday – Saturday, 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Hours for Pool Groups/Parties – 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
- Use during daylight hours only No roller blading, roller skating or bikes allowed. Please remind your children of these rules. The court will cost the Association over $20,000 the next time it must be resurfaced.
Areas to Fish
- Along the banks of the cabana and across from the Cabana
Areas not to Fish
- No fishing on any other Homeowner’s property. There is an easement along each property which borders along the lakes. This easement is not common Association area. It is an easement for maintenance of the lakes as needed.
- Remember, it is not unusual to find alligators in our lakes. Please report any large alligator sighting to the Property Manager and Animal Control. Most alligator complaints involve animals too small to present a threat to people or pets, according to an alligator biologist with the SC Department of Natural Resources. “To many out of state visitors and some native Carolinians, an alligator is an alligator, and viewed as potential child attackers and dog eaters,” said Walt Rhodes, Alligator Project Biologist with the SC DNR based at the Dennis Wildlife Center in Bonneau. Walt states “Nothing could be further from the truth.” More than half of the 750 complaints investigated each year involve small alligators less than 5 feet in length, according to Rhodes. Alligators of this size feed on crawfish, aquatic insects, small snakes, frogs and turtles. The average body weight of alligators three feet in length is not quite four pounds.Four-foot alligators average about 11 pounds, while gators measuring five feet average about 22 pounds.”These small alligators still merit respect as they have about 80 very sharp teeth and will not hesitate to bite if cornered and threatened,” Rhodes said, “common sense is essential”. People should not swim nor allow pets to swim in water inhabited by large alligators, especially around dawn or dusk and after dark when alligators are most active.”While some people are entertained and amused by feeding scraps to gators, they need to realize that besides putting humans at risk, this literally puts a death sentence on the animal,” Rhodes said.
- Due to the hot, dry weather, a condition called “overturn” may occur in our lakes. This is nature’s way of thinning the fish population. Ponds stratify during the summer and the lower layer of water contains little or no dissolved oxygen. A high wind can physically mix the water in the pond or overturn it. This mixes the small amount of the oxygenated water in the upper layer with the large volume of unoxygenated water on the bottom, resulting in a mix that has too little dissolved oxygen in it for fish to survive. A heavy cool rain can have the same effect. Should this occur, do not panic! This is a natural occurrence. Collect and remove dead fish as soon as possible to eliminate odor and disease.