Persons using the swimming pool do so at their own risk. Serrano Del Vista Homeowners Association disclaims any liability for property loss or bodily injury or claims thereto.
a. Gate to pool must be closed and locked at all times.


b. Hours for guests who are under the age of 16 years are from 10:00 AM. until 4:00 PM


c. The Board of Directors may adjust hours of use for guests who are 16 years or younger.


d. Persons in diapers are not allowed in the pool.


e. Diaper changing is prohibited in the pool area.


f. Showers are recommended before entering the pool.


g. No soap or shampoo allowed in the pool/spa shower.


h. Glass or breakable items are prohibited in the swimming pool/spa areas.


i. Shoulder length hair or longer must be covered with a cap or tied securely.


j. Only small flotation devices will be allowed in the pool, such as those used as an aid to exercise. Use of flotation devices is not to interfere with other swimmers use of the pool. Large flotation devices, such as a lounge type float used to support a person, are not allowed. Smoking is not permitted in the pool/spa area. No drinking or eating while in the pool.


k. Shoes are required when in the Clubhouse. No wet bathing suits allowed in Clubhouse.


l All trash butts and their containers shall be removed by the resident upon leaving.


m. No one under the age of fourteen (14) is permitted to use the spa.


n. State, County and City Health Codes limit the temperature of the Spa to a maximum of 104 degree Fahrenheit.


Guests Must be Accompanied in the Pool or Spa area by a Resident

There have been several sightings of coyotes within our gates in the last week. The animals are generally not dangerous to humans unless you corner one. However, if you have a cat or small to medium sized dog that stays out after dark, they are in danger of being dinner for a coyote. They quite easily find ways into yards.  Two were seen on the way home from Bunco. If you walk after dark do not try to approach them. They normally run away from a human unless you accidentally corner one. Just stay away from them. Animal control will tell you the same thing and that we are in their back yard. 


The behavior of residents neighboring natural areas plays an important role in reducing conflicts with coyotes and other wildlife. People should never intentionally feed wildlife, and care should also be taken to not unintentionally feed coyotes as well. Residents should make sure to promptly pick up low hanging and fallen fruits in their yard, keep trash in a secure container, secure compost piles, feed pets inside, and keep small pets inside or on a leash near themselves, especially at night. Although use of human food sources is low, once a particular animal learns to associate humans with food, it may become more aggressive towards people and there will be more potential for nuisance behavior. If nuisance issues are occurring in your neighborhood try to identify areas of food availability and work toward removing the food source, which should in turn cause the coyote to quit using the area where it is being a nuisance. If confronted by a coyote, make loud noises and if this fails throw rocks and act like you are a major threat to the animal by yelling, stomping and throwing things at it. Continue this behavior until the animal completely leaves the area.

Comments from the Editor:

After writing many times on the need for our residents and visitors to slow down while driving through our community, I felt it might be appropriate to elaborate a bit more about this subject.

Here are the facts on distance, time and speed and a simple way to tell how fast someone is driving on our streets.

First, let’s take a look at Weather Way from Rainbow to the back gate.  It is roughly 0.2 miles, or 1056 feet from one end to the other.  A car traveling at 15 mph would take 48 seconds to go that far.  So if you were standing on Weather Way about halfway between Rainbow and the back gate, and you saw a vehicle turning on to Weather from Rainbow, you could begin counting the seconds (one thousand one, one thousand two, etc.) it takes that vehicle to go the distance and if takes less time than 48 seconds they are speeding.  If it took them 24 seconds they were traveling at 30 mph.  I have clocked some people driving that distance in 18 seconds - which means they were speeding at 40 mph.  You could time yourself doing this same distance in your vehicle and make sure you are driving 15 mph - or better yet, let your speedometer be your guide.  

One of the most important reasons for keeping your speed to 15 mph or below is that we live in a community with older folks with slower reaction times - both driving and walking along our roads with no sidewalks.  The table below shows stopping distance at various speeds, and includes the time to see an obstacle in the road, react, hit the brakes and have the vehicle come to a stop.

Here is a hypothetical situation: A vehicle is traveling 25 miles per hour on Weather way, and a pedestrian or car enters the roadway about 50 feet in front of the car. On average, it takes 1.5 seconds for the driver to see the obstacle, decide to stop the vehicle, and then press the brake. That means that before the driver has time to react, the car has continued moving at 25 mph for 1.5 seconds. The vehicle has moved about 55 feet before they even press the brake and avoid hitting the person or car or pet.  If the car has an average stopping distance from 25 to 0 mph of 30 feet that means that the car will have moved a total of 85 feet down the roadway before it comes to a stop -  30 feet after running over or hitting the object in the road. That’s under perfect road conditions - and they would have been able to avoid hitting the object if they had been driving at the 15 mph speed limit!  You can see how important reaction time is in this example, and why we all need to keep within the posted speed limits.  Nobody needs to have to live with having an accident due to speeding and possibly hurting a resident or pet in our community.


If we continue to have an issue, my suggestion would be to install stop signs at almost every intersection.  This would be expensive and would be a hassle to all of us!


Attention Dog Owners:

People not picking up after their dogs is becoming more and more of an issue in our community. There are new residents as well as older ones who are not taking care of their "business".  We have beautifully landscaped walkways and common areas and nothing could be more disgusting than having to avoid dog droppings left along the greenbelt or in our parks. This is also occurring on residents' lawns in the rest of our neighborhood. 


There are many responsible pet owners in our community who have the common courtesy to carry bags and clean up after their animals. However, there are some people that do not, and even walk their dogs after dark so their indiscretions cannot be observed. Dog feces draw flies which can transmit diseases. Dog waste is unsightly, unsanitary and not the type of thing that we should condone in our well maintained gated community.


Another issue is dogs barking excessively and disturbing the peace and tranquility of our neighborhoods and common areas including the greenbelt paths. It is one thing for dogs to be protective of their homes. We often own animals to provide this kind of alertness and notification of trespassers. But there are quite a few homeowners whose dogs who are left outside and they bark continuously and/or bark at every passerby on the walkways. This is not fair to your neighbors who simply like to enjoy the beauty and quiet of our community and tranquil greenbelts.


For those pet owners who do pick up after your dogs and keep them calm and quiet, we sincerely thank you.


For those who do not, we strongly encourage you to take on your responsibility as a pet owner and a member of our community and clean up after your dogs and also insure that they are not a noise nuisance. 


Please note that the above issues are covered in the SDV Rules and Regulations.  Copies of these can be found on our website at   All of our residents should "say something if they see something" - including reporting dog owners who violate these rules. 


It is not something that the HOA wants to do, but all of these rules are enforceable and violators are subject to fines.  Please work with us in keeping our community safe, healthy, relaxing and beautiful.

Special Notice: 

A VERY SPECIAL THANKS GOES TO EVIE SAMPLES for all all of her efforts to update and maintain the community database, set up the telephone directory, and find a print shop that would produce it at a reasonable cost to SDV.  In addition, Evie heads up the Welcoming efforts for new residents.  Way to go, Evie!!!! 


All residents of Serrano del Vista that wish to update their community directory information, please contact Evie Samples (email at: We are looking for updates to names and phone numbers for the community directory that was recently distributed. The directory is also posted on the Serrano del Vista website, accessible, printable and downloadable by residents only, with the proper password (contact John Teegarden via email at to get the password).


In addition we would also like to continue to update the master data base with any other changes/additions that need to be made to pet's names, emergency contact information, and vehicles at each address. This data base is not published or posted on the website, but is used for CERT and in the case of emergencies. Please contact Evie if you have any questions.