Heritage Hills Recreation Club has two pools adjacent to each other, as well a diving well.

The HHRC primary pool is 25 meters long and eight lanes wide.  It also includes a roped learning area for young swimmers and a diving area with two springboards, including one of the only high diving boards in Chapel Hill.

In addition, HHRC has a gated zero-entry baby pool area that includes a shelter and picnic tables.  The baby pool is ideal for toddlers because of it's beach like walk-in entry and two splash fountains.


Special Pool Closings

  • The pool will close at 4:00PM on the day of all home weekday swim meets and will not reopen. For Saturday home meets, the pool will be closed in the morning and open at 1:00PM. Reminder notices will be posted on the gate and emailed to you.

  • In the case of inclement weather, the pool will close due to thunder and electrical activity and remain closed for 30 minutes following the last activity.

  • The pool will also close if the forecast air temperature or the actual temperature is below 65 degrees F and the skies are cloudy and overcast, or rainy. An email will be sent to members and a note left on the front gate.

Guest Policy.

  • All guests must be accompanied by a member and signed in at the desk.  All guests must also sign the waiver liability form.
  • Guest Fees: A $5 per day fee will be charged at the pool for each guest. All guests must be paid for at the front desk upon entering the pool. Members may pre-purchase guest passes at the front desk anytime to avoid delays at check-in. 
  • Guest Limits: No adult individual may be a guest more than 6 times during the summer.   No member may bring more than 6 guests during one visit.
  • An adult (at least 18 years old) must sign in all guests. 

Pool Rules​

  • No swimming without a lifeguard on duty.
  • Distracting the attention of a lifeguard is dangerous and prohibited. All policy complaints should be taken up with pool management or the HHRC Board of Directors.
  • Do not call for help unless you need it. A false alarm will result in a time-out for the first offense.
  • No patrons allowed on the lifeguard stands.
  • Adult supervision is required for all non-swimmer or children under ten years of age—no exceptions.
  • Non-swimmers must stay in the shallow end, or stay in water that is no deeper than arm pit level.
  • Non-swimmers must have adult supervision.
  • A parent must remain within arm's length of the child.
  • In order to swim in the deep end, swimmers must pass the swimming test.  If they fail, the swimmer must wait 24 hours before trying another test.
  • Swim tests are only conducted during adult swim.
  • A swimmer may be asked at anytime to retake the swim test.
  • No floating aids or air mattresses (this includes water wings and rings). Coast Guard-approved life jackets are allowed.
  • Instructional Floatation Devices (IFDs- such as noodles and kickboards) are for instructional use only, and should not be used in lieu of a Coast Guard Approved personal floatation device (PFD).
  • Adult swimmers may use IFDs for lap swimming only.
  • Dive mask, fins and snorkel use must be discussed with pool staff prior to use.
  • Mermaid tails are not permitted (unless it is required for medical reasons).
  • No paper diapers in the pool. Swim diapers or regular diapers with tight-fitting plastic pants are required.
  • The wading pool is for children five years of age and under. All children in the wading pool must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
  • No diving in the main pool. No flips or stunts off the side of the pool.  Diving is only allowed in the diving well area.
  • No rough play in the pool or on the pool deck.
  • No running allowed. No skateboards or other wheeled toys may be used inside the pool fence.
  • No eating on the pool deck, except behind the food line.
  • No chewing gum allowed in the pool.
  • No glass or metal objects allowed on the pool deck.
  • No personal audio speakers are allowed.
  • Only proper swimming attire allowed in pool.
  • No hanging on lane ropes.
  • Lap lanes are for lap swimming only. Patrons may not play in the fitness lanes.
  • At least two lap lanes will be open at all times, with one lane open during swim team practices. When there are three or more swimmers per lane, swim should proceed in a counter-clockwise circle. With two swimmers, the lane may be split.
  • No pets (except for seeing-eye dogs) are allowed in the bath house or pool area.
  • Lifeguards may call an adult swim at 10 or 15 minutes before the hour at their discretion.
  • Adult swim is for swimmers 18 years of age and older.
  • Anyone abusing property may be denied use privileges and assessed values of the property destroyed.  This includes flushing foreign items down the toilets.
  • The lifeguards can and will bar habitual offenders from the pool for any length of time they deem necessary.
  • Only authorized personnel are allowed in the pump room.
  • Please notify the lifeguard if you are in need of assistance or have any medical conditions (e.g., allergy to bee stings).