The Salter Square pool is for the use of all residents and their guests. The following rules are intended to ensure that using the pool is a safe and enjoyable experience for all.
All residents using the pool must present their pool tag to the lifeguard on duty. Residents must accompany their guests to the pool, and inform the lifeguard on duty that they are bringing a guest. Pool tags are available from the lifeguard for a nominal fee (to cover the costs of producing the tags). Lost tags can be replaced, also for a nominal fee.
The lifeguard on duty will restrict the number of persons within the white pool boundary line in accordance with provincial safety legislation. If it is necessary to reduce the number of people in the pool, preference will be given to residents.
Swimming at unauthorized times and/or when there is no lifeguard present is not allowed.
Children under the age of 10 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Please note that parents are responsible for their children. The lifeguards are not babysitters.
Children more than 10 years of age may swim without their parents provided that they are competent swimmers as determined by the lifeguard on duty. As well, strict adherence to the rules of the pool is expected. Lifeguards will enforce the rules with the following system of consequences:
First offence: the offender will receive a 5-minute time out
Second offence: the offender will be banned from the pool for two days and will only be allowed back with a signed note from his/her parent(s)
Third offence: the offender will not be allowed in the pool for the remainder of the summer without a parent being present
All swimmers must take a shower immediately before entering the pool and following the use of the toilet;
No person infected with a communicable disease or having open sores on his/her body will be permitted to enter the pool;
No person will pollute the water in the pool in any manner (spitting, spouting water, blowing the nose, urinating, defecating, etc.). Babies and children who are not toilet-trained must be wearing a swimming diaper;
Running, shoving, towel flicking and general horseplay are not permitted in the pool enclosure;
Foul language will not be tolerated;
Smoking is not permitted in the pool enclosure;
No food or drinks of any kind are permitted in the pool enclosure;
No pets are permitted in the pool enclosure;
No street footwear is allowed inside the white line bordering the pool;
Proper swimming attire must be worn in the pool; cut-offs and street attire are not permitted while swimming;
No objects are to be thrown into the pool for diving or any other reason;
No inflatable toys or objects are permitted in the pool with the exception of approved life jackets, 'floaties', flutter boards and eye goggles; and
No glass containers of any kind are allowed in the pool enclosure.