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309 Beck Drive - P. O. Box 631 - Mount Airy, MD  21771 - 301-829-9765

Rules of the Pool


These important regulations are presented here for your convenience. For complete rules, see the official document (PDF file).


Safety

In order to gain admittance, children under thirteen (13) years of age must be accompanied by an adult.  Such adult will be responsible for supervising the child(ren) at all times while on the premises.


Inclement Weather

Weather plays a big part of how the pool is run. Being at the pool can be fun; however, safety is the Lifeguard's first priority.


- At the sign of a storm, the pool will be cleared. Signs that we look for             are any of the following:

         - Thunder: If we hear thunder, we will clear the pool.

         - Lightning: If we see lightning, the pool and deck area will be cleared as            well as the basketball court.


We are required to wait at least 30 minutes after thunder and 30 minutes after seeing lightning before re-opening the pool. This may seem like an inconvenience; however, it is for your safety and the safety of your family.


Temperature

Pool and air temperature are another consideration of the status of the pool. If the air temperature falls below 70° Fahrenheit, the pool is required to close until the temperature stabilizes above 70° again.


Tips

If it has been storming, raining, or looks bad outside call ahead to the pool and see what the weather is like where we are.


If a storm rolls up while you are visiting the pool, don't automatically think we will close for the day. The staff has to wait to see if the storm will pass and if the pool is able to open back up again.


Guest Inconveniences

If you happen to bring a guest to the pool and a storm comes and the pool is required to close, you may be entitled to a refund of your guest fee. This refund is decided on a case by case basis by the manager(s) on duty.


Swimming Diapers

Please remember that swimming diapers are mandatory for babies and toddlers who are not toilet trained. Regular diapers do not provide protection against fecal contamination of the pools. Children who are not toilet trained may not swim in the Main (lap) pool. They may swim in the Baby Pool and in the Leisure Pool. In the event of fecal contaminations we must close the contaminated pool long enough to recycle the entire water content, per Health Department Regulations.


Breaks

There is a 10-minute swim before each hour that is strictly for swimmers who are 16 years and older. All children, including infants and toddlers, under the age of 16 years must clear both the Leisure Pool and the Main Pool for the adult swim. Each year there are questions regarding this policy, specifically “hand-held” children (infants/toddlers). Adult swimmers may not bring “hand-held” children into the Leisure or Main pools during the 10-minute break period.


Smoking

We also have a “No Smoking” policy within the fenced pool and deck area. Members of legal age, 18 years and older, may smoke in the designated smoking area located outside of the fenced pool and deck area. Smoking by minors will not be allowed anywhere on the property.


Food & Drinks

Please remember that NO FOOD OR DRINKS, other than bottled water, will be allowed on the deck area of the pool. The covered snack area and pavilion are designated as the only areas where food or drinks will be allowed inside the pool.






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