Swimming & Pools

Healthy Pools

Please assist us in providing healthy pools for your enjoyment.

Here are healthy behaviours that promote healthy swimming:

  • Feed your children at least one-hour before swimming.
  • Wash your body thoroughly with soap and water before swimming.
  • Take your kids to the bathroom before swimming and take them on frequent bathroom breaks.
  • Children not toilet trained must wear swim diapers made for swimming pool use.
  • Change diapers in a bathroom and not at poolside.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water after using the toilet or after changing diapers.
  • Do not swallow the pool water. Try your best to avoid getting water in your mouth.
  • Do not spit in the pool.
  • Do not swim when you have diarrhea. This is especially important for children in diapers.
  • Do not wear shoes from outside onto the pool deck.
  • Do not bring strollers from outside onto the pool deck.

Help stop the spread of germs. You share the water with everyone in the pool.

Why Is The Pool Closed?

Swimming pool water sometimes becomes contaminated. This is known as a pool fouling.

What happens when we close the pool??

You will see staff clear the pool, scoop any contaminates out of the water and add chemicals. To ensure healthy pool water (depending on the severity of the fouling) you may have to wait from one to 20 hours before you can re-enter the water.

When there is a fouling, we super chlorinate to ensure all germs are killed. The pool is re-opened when the chemical levels reach the safe levels recommended by Public Health officials.

Protecting swimmers and their families from recreation water illness (RWI) is very important. Staff routinely check both chlorine and pH levels as the first defense against germs that can make swimmers sick.

For more information, visit www.cdc.gov/healthyswimming


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