COVID-19 Pool Rules


The SAMLARC Pools are a treasured feature of our community, and the SAMLARC Board of Directors is thankful that so many Members have been able to enjoy the facilities over the past two weeks. The current pool reservation system allows Members to create reservations for lap swimming and/or recreational swimming while upholding safe social distancing measures. Pool reservations can be made anytime online at SAMLARC.org/pools.


SAMLARC Members are known for their consideration of others and respectful use of the pools, and the current public health climate provides an additional opportunity to care for our community. Please note that in addition to the standard Pool Rules, the additional protocols below have been implemented to comply with government requirements and support social distancing.

  1. Members must agree to NOT swim if they have any symptoms or exposure risks as listed by the CDC Guidelines.

  2. Members visiting the pool facility must comply with social distancing as mandated by the State of California and Orange County Department of Public Health.

  3. Members should wear a cloth face covering when traveling through common areas of the property where it may not be possible to maintain physical distancing, including to and from the pool, barbeque area and shared restrooms.

  4. All swimmers must be SAMLARC residents and must agree to NOT congregate around the pool facility.

  5. Pool furniture will be limited to what is supplied on the pool decks. The furniture may not be moved from the designated area as it is set according to social distancing guidelines.

  6. No outside furniture (including, but not limited to beach/camping chairs and tables) are permitted within the facility.

  7. No transportation or conveyance items (including, but not limited to wagons, carts, bicycles, scooters) are permitted within the facility.

  8. Community Pools are open for swim seven (7) days a week, from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM for Lap Swimmers by appointment only and 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM is reserved for Family/Recreational Swim by appointment only.

  9. Appointments can be made online any time at SAMLARC.org/pools

  10. Once an appointment has been booked, an email will be sent with confirmation. Only those with confirmations, a SAMLARC access card and photo ID will be admitted into the facility.

The Board understands that the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing government intervention has impacted the normal summer traditions that many SAMLARC Members enjoy. The Board is closely monitoring developments from the government to provide as much access to the SAMLARC facilities as is feasible, safe, and permitted. Thank you for your partnership and flexibility as we travel California’s Resilience Roadmap together.


For questions regarding the Pools, please contact Jerry Corpuz, Facilities Operations Manager, at jerry.corpuz@fsresidential.com. For questions regarding SAMLARC’s response measures to COVID-19, please contact Candice Fullenkamp, Community Executive Officer, at candice.fullenkamp@fsresidential.com.

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