Talega’s Clubhouse features a large Club Room and a smaller Terrace Room, both of which are available to homeowners only to rent for private functions. Due to COVID-19, they are currently unavailable to reservations until social gatherings are permitted. The Clubhouse also features a sitting room with a fireplace, a TV room, and a catering kitchen facility. By calling the clubhouse, you may reserve the fireplace room and TV room during the day for small meetings.
The Terrace Room primarily holds all of Talega’s programs. Talega homeowners may rent this room to host cub scout, girls scout meetings as well as personal parties with a capacity of 32 people.
TSAC Access Fobs
New or replacement fobs are issued at the Talega Swim & Athletic Club, Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
To obtain your TMC pool access FOB or vehicle gate equipment, please bring your photo I.D. and settlement statement (hud-1) or recorded grant deed to the T.S.A.C. Clubhouse. If the previous homeowner left keys or gate equipment for you, please bring those with you to the office.
RESIDENTS RENTING A HOME:
To obtain your TMC access FOB(s) or vehicle gate equipment, the homeowner on the title must first fill out the Rental Membership Registration form and have indicated that there will be renters in the property. The form has 2 sections that need to be completed.
PINNACLE OR MENDOCINO RENTERS:
To obtain your TMC access FOB, please bring a photo I.D. and a copy of your fully executed current lease agreement reflecting the start and termination date of your lease.
All forms are available at TSAC Clubhouse and in the Homeowner Portal. Please call the Talega Swim & Athletic Club for questions.
Talega Pool Facilities
Living in Talega you have access to four pools. Two are located at the Talega Swim and Athletic Clubhouse (Recreation, Lap, and Splash-n-play). The third pool is the Saluda Lap Pool and is located at 380 Calle Saluda. The fourth pool is Tierra Grande Recreation Pool and is located at 401 Camino Tierra Grande. The Lap pools are 25 yards.
Pool Hours: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Pool temperatures: Recreational 81-84, and Lap pools (79-82)
The Recreation/Resort pool is heated April – October.
Tierra Grande Pool is heated April – October.
The TSAC Lap pool is open and heated year-round.
Saluda Pool is open and heated year-round.
With the swim season here, please take a moment to review the following pool & safety rules and practices with your children. Please do not drop your children off at the Swim & Athletic Club if they are under the age of 14. They are NOT allowed in the pool area unless accompanied by a parent or adult (over the age of 18).
–WARNING: There is NO Life Guard on Duty at any of the pool facilities. We maintain a “SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK” policy-parents are responsible for watching their children at all times.
-During the summer months pool monitors are scheduled. The primary function is to ensure the well being of Talega residents and guests and to enforce the TMC policies.
-As you gather with family and friends for a fun-filled day at the pool, remember that each home is permitted a maximum of five (5) guests per day at the pool facilities.
-All pools are open for recreation use, although the lap pools are designed for lap swimmers. Please do not hand on the lane lines or swim across in front of the lap swimmers.
-Foam noodles are NOT allowed in the resort pool or the lap pool unless they are used with a specific conditioning class with an instructor. The foam breaks apart and gets caught in the circulation system.
-Plastic blow-up toys, life rings, baby boats, and floating apparatus are not allowed. The only flotation devices that may be used are U.S. Coast Guard-approved with the Coast Guard approved seal on the device. “Water Wings” or “Swimmies” are called Puddle Jumpers and are US Coast Guard Approved. You may buy them from places like Amazon or Target.
-For safety reasons, only the following water toys are permitted at any of the pool facilities: Blow up beach balls, diving rings, and similar diving toys, plastic masks, and goggles.
-Disposable diapers are NOT allowed (even with the plastic pants) as they break apart and form a film on the pool water surface. Swim diapers are allowed provided they are worn with the plastic pants.
-Alcoholic beverages, glass, pets, smoking, bicycles, roller-skates/blades and skateboards, and portable BBQs are NOT permitted.
SWIMMING POOLS ARE FOR PEOPLE, NOT DOGS
The swimming pools are maintained for the pleasure and enjoyment of all residents. However, this does not include the residents’ dogs. County health codes forbid pets in community pools. County inspections are random and unannounced, and when the inspectors discover a violation, both the dog owner and the association may receive citations. If you know of residents who are bringing their dogs into the pool, please let Talega staff know immediately.
Pool parties or social gatherings are not permitted at this time due to social distancing.
Pool parties are permitted only at the TSAC clubhouse location and require an approved completed application.
They can be scheduled Monday – Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM with a 24 guest maximum.
SWIMMING LESSONS AND SWIM INSTRUCTOR POLICY
As of 2016, Homeowners can hire whomever they choose for swim instruction, as long as the instructor providing swim services (within the facilities maintained by the association) completes the “Agreement for Instructional Services and Use of Facilities” form found in the Homeowner Portal AND provides the required insurances naming the Talega Maintenance Corporation as additionally insured. At this moment, Talega is currently maxed out with allowed Swim Instructors. We are currently not accepting additional applications for instructors.
Once authorized, swim lessons may be provided to TALEGA RESIDENTS ONLY and may only take place at the Talega Clubhouse pools. Swim lessons are not permitted at the Saluda and Tierra Grande Pools. Only the Talega Tiger Sharks will have permission to continue the swim team at Saluda.
Each authorized instructor will have their picture posted at the gate so that all homeowners know who is allowed to be instructing. All others will be asked to discontinue the instruction and/or to apply for authorization if they wish to continue teaching.
In order for a person to apply to become an authorized instructor at the Talega pools, they must be requested by at least one homeowner of Talega; this information is requested on page 5 of the contract.
Additional stipulations can be found on the attached Application and Agreement for Instructional Services and Use of Facilities. Please return this packet to the Talega Swim and Athletic Club or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Homeowners that have a “friend” or “relative” teaching swimming to them at No Charge, must sign “Exhibit B,” the Participant Waiver, Release and Assumption of Risk Agreement. This should be carried with them during all instructional times.
Should you have any questions regarding the policy, please contact the Talega Swim & Athletic Club at (949) 361-8466.