Pool Rules & Policies
Pool Rules & Policies
Sunset Pool & Mill Creek Pool
The Geneva Park District aquatics staﬀ works diligently to maintain a safe swimming pool for our guests. Pool Management has the authority to implement and enforce rules that are more stringent or supplement to those listed here. If you see the pool rules are not be enforced, contact the Pool Manager or call the Geneva Park District Aquatics Supervisor at (630) 232-4542.
In order to avoid accidents or undesirable situations, please read and follow the pool rules below:
- Admission 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 also be refused admittance.
- Children under the age of ten (10) must be supervised by an adult (16 years of age or older). The adult must be in a bathing suit, in the water, within an arm’s length of the child at all times.
- Children under 3 years of age as of August 1 of the current year are not required to have a pass to be admitted to the pool during scheduled public swim time when accompanied by an adult.
- Children six (6) years of age and older must use the gender specific locker rooms or the family changing rooms.
- All person are encouraged to take a shower before entering the pool area.
ATTIRE & EQUIPMENT
- Street clothes, cutoffs, underwear, inappropriate swim suits and shoes may not be worn in the water of any pool. Sun hats, sunglasses, clean t-shirts, beach jackets, towels and reading material are allowed in the pool area. Proper swim attire for all patrons, both child and adult, is required on the pool deck. A determination of what is proper swim wear is at the pool manager’s discretion. Management has the authority to refuse entry to the pool due to improper swim attire.
- Children who are not toilet-trained must wear tightly fitted rubber pants or a swim diaper in the pool.
- Diapers are not allowed in the pool.
- Changing diapers on the pool deck is not allowed. Please use the locker room changing station. Wash hands with soap and water following a trip to the restroom or a diaper change.
- Baby carriers and baby buggies/strollers on wheels are allowed on the pool deck; however, children must be supervised by an adult at all times.
- All personal flotation devices must be “Coast Guard Approved”. Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: water wings, inner tubes, rafts, noodles, infant play-timer inner tubes, flotation suits, or other non-coast guard approved devices. Any person who using a personal flotation device must be supervised by an adult (16 years of age or older). The adult must be in a bathing suit, in the water, within an arm’s length of the person at all times.
- Swimming accessories such as beach balls, water pails, toys, and other such items will be allowed at the discretion of the pool manager in designated areas of the pool. Only soft spandex based objects are permitted to be thrown (i.e. balls, Frisbees, etc.). Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: tennis balls, footballs, and other items with a firm exterior. Face masks and goggles containing glass lenses are not allowed at the facility. Kickboards, pull-buoys, fins, snorkels are meant for swim instruction and may only be utilized by lap swimmers or Geneva Park District staff. Even approved items may be removed from the water if attendance does not permit for safe conditions.
- Music devices such as mp3 players, iPods, personal radios, and cell phones with audio capability must be used with headphones.
- Lockers are available for daily use only. No items may be left overnight. Guests must provide their own lock. Lost or stolen articles are not the responsibility of the Geneva Park District.
- Assist your child with frequent visits to the restroom to minimize accidents
- Goggles or masks that cover the nose are not allowed.
- Sunscreen and suntan lotions must be self-contained in either plastic or aluminum containers.
- Personal chairs and loungers are allowed on the grass and deck areas only. Chairs and loungers provided by the Park District will be allowed only in designated areas.
- The Geneva Park District is not responsible for lost or stolen belongings.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
- Lifeguards are responsible for enforcing safety rules and responding to emergencies. For the safety of all our guests, we ask all children under the age of 10 to remain within an arm’s length of an adult at all times.
- Smoking is strictly prohibited on all Geneva Park District property.
- In the event of a fecal contamination, the pool will be evacuated for at least 30 minutes, during which time the Pool Manager will direct the proper procedures for sanitizing the pool according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.
- The pool water is not suitable for drinking. Avoid swallowing pool water.
- Proper behavior is required in the aquatic facilities and locker rooms. Running or rowdy play will not be permitted.
- Behavior deemed improper, inappropriate or unsafe by the Aquatics Staff may be subject to expulsion of that person(s) from the facility without refund.
- Games that promote prolonged breath holding or false distress are not allowed to be play within the facility.
- 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.
- Diving in water less than 5 feet deep is not permitted.
- No running or rough plat, no throwing people in the pool, pushing people, no one is allowed on another person’s shoulders while in the pool.
- Spitting, spouting of water, blowing the nose or otherwise introducing contaminants into the pool is not permitted.
- 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 in the aquatic facilities.
WATERSLIDE/ROCK WALL REGULATIONS
- All patrons must be at least 42 inches to ride the water slides at Sunset Pool.
- T-shirts and googles are not permitted on the water slides.
- Must cross arms and ankles to go down slide, cannot go down head first or on belly, feet first entry only.
- One person at a time allowed on the slides, unless it’s the tube slide.
- No catching allowed at the bottom of the slides.
- Once you come out of the slide you must exit using the stairs.
- Only one person is permitted on the rock climbing wall at a time. Follow all Lifeguard direction.
LAP SWIM REGULATIONS
- Continuous, circle swimming must take place in designated lap swim lanes that have multiple swimmers.
- Kickboards, pull-buoys, flippers, and plastic facemasks may be used in these lanes only.
- Instruction may not be given in lap lanes during lap swimming times, except by a Geneva Park District Swim Instructor.
- Lifeguards on duty have the authority to enforce rules, move swimmers into correct lanes based on swimming speeds, and to implement circle swimming.
- Designated lap lanes are for lap swimming only. Lap swimmers are asked to circle swim in the appropriate lane based on their availability.
- Do not hang on the lane lines.
BIRTHDAY PARTIES AND PRIVATE POOL RENTALS
- All birthday parties and personal private pool rentals must have at least one adult supervisor (16 years or older) in the water, in a swimsuit for every five children under the age of 6, and at least one adult chaperone for every eight children ages 6 years and older. These adults are seen as designated child watchers, and should be in the water with the children at all times in a full swim suit.
- All birthday parties and private rentals must identify to the pool manager at least one English speaking supervisor to serve as the group interpreter of the pool safety rules. This person must remain on site during the group’s visit to the pool.
- Pool memberships are only for individual use. Birthday parties, private pool rentals and camps/group outings may not use pool memberships to reduce rates.
CAMPS AND GROUPS
- All camps and groups must provide a ratio of one adult supervisor (16 years or older) for every 8 children ages 6 and older, at all times, in the same pool area as the children. Failure to provide adequate supervision and comply with pool rules may result in loss of pool use privileges for that day. Camp directors will not be included in the counselor to camper ratio.
- All camps and groups must provide a ratio of one adult supervisor (16 years or older) for every 5 children under the age of 6, in the pool with the children at all times. Failure to provide adequate supervision and comply with pool rules may result in loss of pool use privileges for that day. Camp directors will not be included in the counselor to camper ratio.
- All camp and groups must identify to the pool manager at least one English speaking supervisor to serve as the group interpreter of the pool safety rules. This person must remain on site during the group’s visit to the pool.
- Pool memberships are only for individual use. Camp and Group rentals may not use pool memberships to reduce rates.
- Memberships are issued as a privilege to Geneva Park District residents and non-residents. Memberships are issued to a specific person and may NOT be transferred. Memberships will be confiscated, without refund if misused.
- A valid Geneva Park District issued photo I.D. membership card must be presented in order to gain admittance to the pool.
- Replacement membership cards are issued for a fee of $10.00.
- Those individuals, who need to bring in food due to a child’s allergy, must alert a manager and the admissions staff.
- Food and beverages are allowed only on the concession deck at Sunset & Mill Creek pools.
- Food storage containers (including and not limited to: coolers, bags, thermoses, etc.) may only be stored in the designated area within the concession area.
ADULT SWIMS/SAFETY BREAKS
- Until 5 pm, a ten-minute adult swim will be conducted, at the discretion of the Pool Manager. Aquatic Management may continue adult swims after 5pm if they feel attendance numbers are high enough to warrant additional adult swims.
- Adults 16 years of age and older may swim during adult swims.
- Adults are not permitted to hold children in the water during adult swim.
- Geneva Park District reserves the right to cancel or close due to mechanical problems, low attendance, or unfavorable weather conditions:
- Any situation arises that would jeopardize the public health or safety of patrons in attendance.
- The air temperature drops below 68 degrees.
- If lightning and/or thunder is in the area, the pool deck will be cleared and will not reopen until no lighting or thunder has been present for 30 minutes. If conditions force two consecutive 30 minute closures, or an all clear has not been given for ninety minutes, the facility will be closed.
- If the facility is required to close, staff will update the Rainout Line.
2021 Hours of operation, and available amenities, will be contingent upon the aquatic facilities opening at full operations per the Illinois Department of Public Health, Kane County Health Department and the Center for Disease Control’s most current aquatic guidelines.