Indoor Swimming Pool, Sauna & Whirlpool Rules

  • HOURS: These facilities shall be open for use daily between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 12:00 midnight.
  • GROUP CLASSES: The Joint Operations Committee may require part or all of the pool to be reserved for designated group classes at specified hours.
  • AGE: This pool is unsupervised. Bathers under the age of twelve (12) years are not allowed within the pool enclosure unless accompanied by an adult. The total number of bathers on the deck and in the pool shall not exceed ten (10). For the purpose of this rule the deck is defined as the area between the pool and the delineation line.
  • SKILL: No person other than a skilled swimmer may swim alone. An unskilled swimmer must be supervised at all times.
  • ACCESS: Access to and exit from the pool, whirlpool and sauna areas shall be via the change rooms or by the door leading directly to the outdoor pool.
  • LOTIONS: Sun tan oils, lotions, creams, grease or other such preparations must be showered off thoroughly before entry or re-entry into the swimming pool, sauna or whirlpool.
  • SHOWER: Each bather shall take a shower using warm water and soap and thoroughly rinse off all soap before entering or re-entering the pool area.
  • REGULATIONS: Each person entering the pool or pool enclosures must comply with the Ontario Health Regulations and all other cautionary signs posted in these facilities.
  • ATTIRE: Proper swimming attire must be worn in the pool. Cut-off shorts are not considered proper attire. Street shoes may not be worn in the pool area.
  • DISEASE: Residents with sores, open wounds, infections/communicable diseases or any known unhealthy condition of the body potentially detrimental to others shall not use the swimming pool, sauna or whirlpool.
  • OBJECTS: No person shall bring skin diving or scuba gear, inflatable item, toy, ball, floating object, flippers or other device into the pool, whirlpool or sauna enclosures. (Approved therapeutic flotation equipment may be used upon prior approval from the Joint Operations Committee).
  • SWIMMING AIDS: Flotation devices, exercise equipment, and the Corporation’s flutter boards may be used only during scheduled group classes; such classes shall not be held on Saturdays, Sundays. Bathers may wear personal swimming aids in the pools.
  • BEVERAGES: No one shall use glass containers, or consume food or any beverage except water within the pool enclosures. [Ontario Health Protection and Promotion Act, R.R.O. 1990, PUBLIC POOLS, SECTION 10(5)]
  • NON-POLLUTION: No person shall pollute the water in the swimming pool or whirlpool in any manner; spitting, spouting of water and blowing the nose in the pool are prohibited. Anyone who causes either pool to be polluted shall reimburse the Joint Operations Facility for all associated cleaning costs and expenses.
  • CONDUCT: No person shall engage in boisterous play, fighting, reckless behaviour or unseemly conduct in or about the swimming pool, whirlpool or sauna. Diving or jumping into the whirlpool is prohibited.
  • EMERGENCY: The emergency telephone is located to the right of the whirlpool and emergency rescue equipment is located on the wall near the pool; they shall be used for emergency purposes only and shall not otherwise be tampered with.
  • CHAIRS: All lounge chairs normally kept in the pool area are for indoor use only and must not be taken out of the pool enclosure.
  • RADIOS: Portable radios or tape players or similar devices are permitted on the pool deck only when earphones are used. Common element outlets should not be utilized for re-charging of the personal electronic devices.
  • WET SWIM SUITS: Wet bathing suits are not allowed in the hallways, elevators or corridors of the buildings and Recreation Centre. Suitable footwear should be worn at all times outside the pool, sauna, whirlpool, shower and locker areas.
  • GUESTS: A maximum of four (4) guests per suite are permitted at any one time providing they are accompanied by an adult Resident.
  • INFANTS: A child under the age of two (2), or any other child lacking toilet training, shall not be permitted use of the swimming pool unless the child is wearing disposable swimming pants designed to minimize the chances of defecating or urinating in the pool. In the event that the child pollutes the pool their parent or guardian shall reimburse the Joint Operations Facility for all associated cleaning costs or expenses.

    SAUNA & WHIRLPOOL

  • CAUTION: The sauna and whirlpool should be used with caution. Consult your physician regarding your health risk. Heat can place undue stress on the heart. A duration of no more than ten (10) minutes at a time is recommended.
  • AGE: Children under the age of twelve (12) years are not permitted in the whirlpool or sauna unless accompanied by a Resident adult who is held responsible and accountable.
  • WATER JETS: CAUTION: Prolonged exposure to direct force of whirlpool water jets can cause injury.
  • DRY SAUNA: Due to the nature of the DRY sauna, NO WATER should be splashed on the rocks because this will damage the heating element.
  • OBJECTS: Buckets, containers, glass, and combustible materials are not allowed in the sauna.
  • SAUNA DOORS: The sauna doors shall not be left open.
  • TAMPER: No one shall tamper with the sauna or whirlpool controls. The timer in the sauna or the whirlpool must not be turned off prior to the time being elapsed.

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