The procedures listed below are required for BOTH pools.

At the beginning of the 2018 summer season, the Sea Trail Master Association opened the new MAC pool facility.  It quickly became popular with our members and proved to be an excellent addition to our amenities.  Excessive crowding on some days, especially on holiday weekends became a concern.  After discussions with pool monitors and regular users of the pool, it became apparent that some members were not following procedures regarding access for visitors and guests.  As a result, the STMA Board asked a committee to review access policies to ensure that only members and authorized visitors were using our facilities.

The committee included representatives from the Pool, Access, Rules and Facilities Committees.  They met multiple times, contacted representatives of area HOAs with similar amenities and carefully reviewed our existing rules and regulations.  Throughout the process, the goal was to ensure that only authorized members and guests were using our facilities in order to reduce overcrowding and vandalism and provide a safer environment.   At the same time, the committee did not want the new procedures to be so difficult that they would discourage members from using and enjoying our pools.

 

  • The first recommendation of the committee was to revise, and make more accessible, the forms necessary to enable guests and visitors to use our facilities in the absence of the property owner.  These forms had been in the Rules Handbook but were difficult to find and were sometimes ignored by members.  They have been rewritten, will be available on the website and can be filed electronically if you choose.
  • The second recommended change is to have all members and visitors sign in upon entry to our pool facilities.  This should take only a few seconds and will enable pool monitors as well as the Access, Rules and Facilities Committees to know who is using the pools and ensure that all users were properly authorized.
  • The Committee recognizes that this will be a minor inconvenience for some but feels these changes are necessary to protect our amenities and ensure everyone’s safety.  We also understand that filing the forms seven days in advance will sometimes be problematic.  In cases where following the procedures is impossible, contact our administrator and every effort will be made to accommodate your needs.
  • Our purpose is not to limit legitimate use of our pools, but to enhance the experience for all our members. We also intend to monitor the effectiveness of these new procedures during the upcoming season and make changes should they become necessary.
Jack Phillabaum, STMA President