Adelphi Pool Rules

Summer 2024

The following pool rules have been established for the benefit of all users of Adelphi Pool and its related facilities to assure safe operation and to provide enjoyable recreation for our members and guests. The Board is committed to maintaining an environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Pool members and guests are requested to use courtesy and treat pool management and patrons with respect. We urge the cooperation of all parents in enforcing these rules for the safety and enjoyment of all. 

Please listen to the lifeguards. They are here to provide for the safety of all patrons at the pool and to help PREVENT accidents.

Board Statement on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

The Adelphi Pool Board strives to build a community that ensures that all members feel welcome and safe; celebrates diversity and rejects actions that discriminate or marginalize; nurtures inclusion; and advances equity and accessibility.

Pool Rules

1. All pool members and guests entering the pool house must check in at the front desk.

2. An adult must accompany children 11 years old and under.

3. Members may bring guests into the pool once they pay the guest fee at the front desk. Members are responsible for the conduct of their guests

4. All swimmers must wear bathing suits—no street clothes may be worn in the pool.

5. Glass containers are not allowed on pool property.

6. Food is not permitted on the pool decks.

7. Smoking is not allowed anywhere on pool property.

8. Any person suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs is prohibited from entering the pool.

9. Children who are not toilet trained must wear swim diapers and plastic pants over the swim diaper. 

10. Children are permitted to wear arm flotation devices only when an adult is with them in the pool and within arm’s reach of the child.

11. Children must pass a basic swim test to swim in the diving well, and to use the diving boards and the slide. See a lifeguard to take the basic swim test.

12. Swimming lanes are for people actively swimming laps. Avoid crossing through the swim lanes. Hanging/sitting on the lane ropes is not permitted.

13. A whistle is blown by the guards in the last 15 minutes of every hour for adult swim. No one under the age of 17 is permitted in the pool during adult swim. Adults may swim with infants/toddlers ages 2 and under.

14. The head lifeguard has the authority to close the pool if the air temperature falls below 69 degrees. If there is thunder or lightning, all patrons must exit the pool and follow lifeguard instructions.

15. No running, pushing, chasing, or wrestling anywhere on pool property.

16. Diving is permitted only in water more than 4.5ft. deep.  

17. No flips off the side of the pool.

18. Immediately report any injuries that occur to lifeguard(s) on duty. Anyone with an open cut, sore, blister, or other lesion is prohibited from swimming in the pool unless covered with a waterproof bandage. 

19. Spitting, spouting of water, blowing nose, etc., in the pool is not allowed.

20. Be courteous and swim, splash, jump and play with toys in ways that do not disrupt the enjoyment of other patrons.

21. Toys that shoot water may be used in the pool only, not in the grass or the pool house, and may not be used in a manner that disrupts the enjoyment of other patrons. 

22. Floats and rafts are not permitted in the pool except during special events.

23. Pets are not allowed on the pool property except for special events.

Diving Rules

24. Children must have passed a basic swim test to use the diving boards.

25. Only one person on the board at a time.

26. Only one bounce is permitted.

27. Divers must swim directly to the nearest ladder and promptly exit the diving well.

28. No one may use the diving board if there are swimmers in the diving well.

29. Footgear, goggles, masks, and floats are not permitted when using the diving board.

Slide Rules 

30. Children must have passed a basic swim test to use the slide.

31. Only one person is allowed on the slide at a time. The next person in line must wait on the landing of the stairs.

32. Footwear, goggles, masks, or floats are not permitted when using the slide.

33. Those using the slide must go down sitting up and feet first.

Wading Pool Rules 

34. The wading pool is not guarded.  An adult must supervise children in the wading pool area at all times.

35. Only children five years of age or under may use the wading pool.

36. Children who are not toilet trained must wear swim diapers and plastic pants over the swim diaper.

37. Child-sized inflatable toys and pool toys may be used in the wading pool. No deck furniture of any kind (chairs, tables, etc.) are permitted in the wading pool.

38. The wading pool is designed for our youngest members.  No roughhousing or excessive splashing in the wading pool.