Patron Regulations For Swimming Pools

(Per the Illinois Department of Public Health)

Admission to the pool shall be refused to all persons having any contagious disease; any infectious conditions such as colds, fever, ringworm, foot infections, skin lesions, carbuncles, boils, diarrhea, vomiting, inflamed eyes, ear discharges; or any other condition that has the appearance of being infectious. Persons with excessive sunburn, abrasions that have not healed, corn plasters, bunion pads, adhesive tape, rubber bandages or other bandages of any kind also shall be refused admittance. A person under the influence of alcohol or exhibiting erratic behavior shall not be permitted into the pool area.

The pool water is not suitable for drinking. Avoid swallowing pool water.

Littering is prohibited. In Addition, no food, drink, gum, or tobacco is allowed in other than specially designated and controlled sections of the pool area. Glass containers are prohibited.

All persons are encouraged to take a shower before entering the pool area.

Personal conduct within the pool facility must be such that the safety of self and others is not jeopardized. No running or boisterous or rough play, except supervised water sports, is permitted.

Only clean footwear, baby strollers or wheelchairs are allowed in the pool area or bathhouse.

Spitting, spouting of water, blowing of the nose, or otherwise introducing contaminants into the pool is not permitted.

Glass, soap, or other material that might create hazardous conditions or interfere with efficient operation of the swimming pool shall not be permitted in the swimming pool or on the pool deck.

All apparel worn in the pool shall be clean.

All children who are not toilet-trained shall wear tight fitting rubber or plastic pants.

Diving in the water less than 5 feet deep is not permitted except when allowed for competitive swimming and training.

Caution shall be exercised in the use of diving facilities.

Swimming is prohibited at outdoor swimming pools when lightning is present, including a 15-minute period after the last lightning is observed.

If present, lifeguards are responsible for enforcing safety rules and responding to emergencies. Parents or guardians should supervise their children.

No one should swim alone.

The pool management has the authority to implement and enforce rules that are more stringent or that supplement those listed here.

Illinois Department of Public Health