They instituted the tag policy to try and get control over the chairs at the pool and beach.
The pool, people (during peak season) would head down to the pool at 5:30pm and place tags down and go back to their room. Then they made the policy that you had to stay with your chairs until 7:30am and then you could leave them and come back in 2 hours. More reasonable imo.
So I am not sure what this new policy is all about??
It's also used to keep "outsiders from claiming a chair at the pool by just wandering in. If you belong then you have chair tags. I guess they don't want people hogging the new chaise lounges and you can still "tag" one of the biminis- the chairs with the coverings at the new pool.
We were in Aruba in August. One afternoon two older women came up to the biminis and sat down. They were there in the lazy river for over 2 hours.
The older one (mother) told us they were staying at the Hyatt and just came up to use the pool. They also said they usually stop along the way up and enjoy whatever meal is being served at the hotels for their guests. LOL
I sent a return email to the the Manager of the Surf Club asking for clarification. His return email was more confusing than the first. I guess the only way to find out about the tags, chairs, biminis, etc. is to wait until you go on vacation and see what the Surf Club has up its sleeve then.