Recreation

Recreation Pass for the Pool and Tennis Courts:

Residents, both owners and tenants, are entitled to one Pool/Tennis Pass per household. Passes for children older than 12 years of age will be distributed at the request of parents.  The combination to the tennis courts can be found on the front of your pass.

Your pass is permanent, you will not receive a new pass each year.  Replacement passes will be issued for a fee of $5 per pass.

Recreation Passes will not be issued to any unit (renters and owners alike) who owes any money to the Condominium. Debts must be handled through Community Management Corporation, the Mews’ management company. Once debts are paid, a Recreation Pass will be issued.

The request form may be submitted online.  Click here for the Recreation Pass Request Form.

Pool & Tennis Court Rules:

Pool Management: Community Pool Service, Inc. (CPS) has been hired to manage the pool for the 2016 season. CPS is responsible for the maintenance, cleanliness, and safety of the pool area. Its employees are in charge at all times and are responsible for the enforcement of these rules and regulations. At least one employee who holds an Arlington County swimming pool operator’s license will be on duty during operating hours.

Contact Information:

Recreation Committee:  Tiffany Kudravetz, hoomew@gmail.com.

Community Manager:  Sabiha Noorzai-Barbour, Community Management Corporation, 703-230-8579, Sabiha.Noorzai-Barbour@cmc-management.com.

Pool Management Company:  Erik Albers, Regional Manager, Community Pool Service, LLC, 703-283-7923.

Pool Access:  All residents must show their Mews Recreation Pass and sign in with the lifeguard on duty.

Pool Hours: The season runs from Saturday, May 28, through Sunday, September 11.

Memorial and Labor Day Weekends:
Saturday and Sunday:          10 AM to 9 PM
Monday:                                 10 AM to 8 PM

Independence Day
Monday, July 4:                     10 AM to 9 PM

Tuesday, May 31, through Wednesday, June 22 (last day of school):
Monday – Thursday:              4 PM to 8 PM
Friday:                                     1 PM to 9 PM
Saturday:                                10 AM to 9 PM
Sunday:                                   10 AM to 8 PM

Thursday, June 23, through Monday September 5:
Monday – Friday:                    11 AM to 9 PM
Saturday:                                 10 AM to 9 PM
Sunday:                                    10 AM to 8 PM

Post-Labor Day Weekend (September 9 – 11):
Friday and Saturday:              Noon to 9 PM
Sunday:                                    Noon to 8 PM

Lifeguards

  • The lifeguards major responsibilities shall be guarding, monitoring pool admittance, and enforcing the rules and regulations.
  • Proper respect and cooperation is due to the lifeguards who are to provide for the safe and orderly operation of the pool.
  • Lifeguards shall not serve as babysitters and shall not provide private services to individual residents while on duty.
  • Lifeguards are not responsible for supervising the wading pool.

Guests

  • Mews residents may bring up to four guests at at time at no charge and without a reservation.  Discretion is encouraged, however, particularly at times of peak usage.  The pool manager or lifeguards may, at their discretion, restrict or suspend guest privileges to prevent overcrowding.  Residents who would like to bring five or more guests must follow the reservation request proceeded outlined below in Parties.
  • Guests must be accompanied by the resident with a pass. UNACCOMPANIED GUESTS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED. Requests for exceptions to this rule (for example, temporary house guests or house-sitters) should be addressed to the Recreation Committee two weeks (14 days) in advance for receipt of Temporary Guest pass. Regular application procedures must be followed.
  • Guests are subject to the same rules and regulations that apply to residents. Guest conduct is the host’s responsibility at all times. 

Children

  • Lifeguards are not baby-sitters. Parents are responsible for their children at all times.
  • Children under the age of 12 who have not passed a swim test may not play in the deep end.
  • A child only needs to pass the swim test one time per pool season. The lifeguards will maintain a list of children who have passed the test for reference throughout the summer.
  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or approved caregiver 16 years of age or older. However, residents’ children aged 8 to 12 may come to the pool alone provided they have passed a swimming test approved by the lifeguard and written parental permission. Permission forms will be available from the lifeguards. Once these criteria have been met, a unique Pool Pass will be given to the child.  Parents must accept full responsibility for their children at all times.
  • Guests of children: Mews residents’ children aged 8 to 12 who have passed a swimming test approved by the lifeguard and have written parental permission to come to the pool unaccompanied (as outlined in the bulleted item directly above) may bring an unaccompanied guest provided that the guest child has passed the swimming test and has written permission from her or his own parents.
  • Children not toilet trained must wear a diaper covered by snug waterproof (plastic) pants in either pool at all times.
  • The wading pool is only for the use of children who have not yet entered the first grade. Lifeguards do not monitor the wading pool.
  • Children who cannot swim must be under the close supervision of a parent or approved caregiver. 

Adult Swim

  • Adult swim may be held the last fifteen minutes of each hour from 5 PM until closing time Monday through Friday and throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday. If the pool is not crowded, a lifeguard may use his or her discretion to not enforce adult swim time.
  • When adult swim is called, all children under 16 years of age must exit the water and are encouraged to drink water, use the restroom, and apply sunscreen as needed.
  • During adult swim, a parent or adult guardian may carry an infant or toddler (approximately age two or younger) into the main pool. 

Food

  • Food is permitted inside the pool enclosure on the grassy area only. If people do not pick up after themselves, this privilege will be revoked.
  • ALCOHOL IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED in all areas of the pool enclosure, including the grassy area, regardless of the type of container.
  • Glass containers are prohibited in all areas of the pool enclosure.
  • Lifeguards may eat regular meals at their station.

Health

  • Swimmers are encouraged to take showers before entering the pool. It is especially important to remove suntan lotion and oils that cause the pool to become murky on hot days.
  • Appropriate attire must be worn when swimming.
  • Persons with skin infections, open wounds, communicable diseases, and nasal, ear, or eye discharge are not permitted in the pool.
  • Spitting, spouting of water, blowing one’s nose, and chewing gum are not permitted while in the pool.
  • No smoking permitted within the pool enclosure.
  • All injuries occurring on the premises must be reported immediately to the pool manager.
  • If it becomes necessary to call for medical help, any charges will be the responsibility of the individual concerned. Residents will be responsible for themselves, their children, guests, and caregivers.

Safety

  • Game playing and the use of any flotation devices shall be at the discretion of the lifeguards.
  • Any child wearing a flotation device must be accompanied in the water and be within arms’ length of parent or guardian.
  • Running, pushing, wrestling, acrobatics, and roughhousing in and around the pool area are strictly forbidden.
  • Ball playing on the pool deck and inflatable beach balls or sponge balls in the pool are allowed when the pool is not crowded at the discretion of the lifeguard.
  • Diving is permitted only in the deep end.
  • No tricycles, bicycles, big wheels, scooters, skateboards, or other riding toys or devices are allowed in the pool enclosure.
  • Wagons and strollers are permitted as long as they are not obstructing the sidewalk or any common areas (i.e. placed against the fence).
  • Socializing with or distracting the lifeguards on duty is prohibited.
  • Pets of any kind are not allowed in the pool enclosure.
  • The presence of intoxicated persons anywhere within the pool premises is prohibited.

Parties

  • For scheduling purposes, residents wishing to schedule a pool party must submit a written request to the Recreation Committee two weeks (14 days) in advance.
  • Parties are defined as 5-15 guests, unless prior arrangements have been made to hire additional lifeguards (at party-giver’s expense).  For 1-4 guests, no reservation is required.
  • No loud music from any source is allowed during the party.
  • Food is allowed in the grassy area only, no glass containers allowed anywhere within the pool area.
  • Parties are limited to two hours in duration.
  • No pool parties of more than 12 guests on weekends in July.
  • Mews residents must supervise their guests at all times to ensure appropriate conduct in the pool enclosure.  In the case of parties with children, one adult chaperone must be present for every 3-4 children. Groups that do not provide adequate chaperonage may be asked to leave the pool 

Miscellaneous

  • Radios may be played with earphones. Lifeguards may listen to a radio as long as it does not interfere with the performance of their duties or disturb others.
  • Chairs may not be reserved for persons who leave or who are expected to arrive later. Chairs should be covered with towels, especially when using suntan lotion and oils, to prevent discoloration of the plastic webbing.
  • Repair and/or replacement costs for any pool property damaged will be charged to the appropriate resident. Residents are responsible for themselves, their children, guests, and caregivers.
  • Consideration should be given to lap swimmers when the pool is not crowded.
  • The Board of Directors, the Recreation Committee, the pool management and its employees shall not be responsible for personal articles brought into the pool enclosure. 

Enforcement

  • Proper respect and cooperation is to be shown to the pool employees who will take necessary action for the safe and orderly operation of the pool facilities.
  • The head lifeguard on duty has the authority to suspend pool privileges for the day as necessary. If the offender has repeated suspensions, the Recreation Committee will be notified for further action.
  • A request for additional suspension must be made in writing to the Recreation Committee and the management agent and approved by the Board of Directors.
  • Unauthorized entry into the pool enclosure when the pool is not open shall be grounds for suspension.
  • Enforcement authority for these rules and regulations derives from the Fairlington Mews Bylaws of the Master Deed.
  • Requests for exceptions to any of these rules should be addressed in writing to the Recreation Committee.
  • The Recreation Committee reserves the right to modify the Recreation Rules with Board approval.

Tennis Court Rules:

Location: The Fairlington Mews single tennis court is by the pool and the double courts are located on 36th Street, near the intersection of 34th Street.

Use:  With the exception of the basketball hoop on the single court, the courts are for tennis only and are for the sole use of Fairlington Mews residents and their guests. The double courts have a backboard for the use of residents who want to improve their tennis skills. The courts are locked and the combination is available to Mews residents.

**Other non-tennis activities are NOT permitted.**

Hours:  The tennis courts and basketball hoop are open for use from 9 AM to dusk.  Tennis courts are available for year-round use, weather permitting.

Recreation Passes:  All residents must display a current Fairlington Mews Recreation Pass at either court.  Players who do not post their cards may be asked to leave by a member of the Fairlington Mews Board of Directors, the Recreation Committee, or another resident with a valid Recreation Pass.

Reservations: Since the reservation sheets have not been used extensively in the past, reservation sheets will not be posted unless increased usage requires a change. Instead, the following rules of courtesy will apply:

  • Upon arrival at the court, players should post their Recreation Pass, ensuring one (1) hour of time for singles and one and one-half (1½) hours of time for doubles.
  • At the end of this time period, players must relinquish the court if people are waiting.

General rules:

  • Only adults and those 14 years of age and older may use courts during prime time (defined as evenings and weekends).
  • Those under age 14 must yield the court on request during prime time hours.
  • Backboard users must relinquish the court to adults wishing to play tennis.
  • Players must wear tennis shoes on the courts.
  • Standard tennis etiquette is expected from players and spectators. No one shall cross a court behind a player while play is in progress. The level of conversation should not distract other players or bother neighbors.
  • Players must lock the gates and remove all trash (cups, tennis cans, tennis balls, etc.) when leaving the court.