pool etiquette & guidelines

Lap Pool Etiquette & Guidelines
 

The lap pool is a multi-purpose pool designed for lap swimming and aquatic classes. Pool scheduling is subject to change and often includes multiple activities at any one time. For more information, visit our Lap Pool page.

  • There is no lifeguard on duty
  • Lap lanes will be reserved during posted aquatic classes
  • Sharing swim lanes is encouraged and a commonly accepted practice during peak swim hours (politely address current swimmer)
  • Swimmers are required to shower before entering the pool
  • Proper swim attire is required; aquatic shoes are highly recommended for classes
  • No diving or jumping into the pool
  • No food or beverages are allowed in the pool area
  • Admission to the pool is refused to all persons having any infectious or contagious conditions, or conditions which have the appearance of being infectious; persons with abrasions, open sores, wounds that have not healed or wounds requiring bandages are not permitted
  • Children under the age of 16 are not permitted unless under the supervision of Lake Forest Health & Fitness Center staff
  • Persons under the influence of drugs and alcohol, or exhibiting erratic behavior are not permitted into the pool
  • No spitting, spouting of water, blowing your nose or introducing other contaminants into the pool is allowed
  • Personal conduct within the facility must be such that the safety of self and others is not jeopardized
  • Pool temperature range is 80–84º F

The pool will be closed and classes canceled in the event of a local electrical storm. We suggest you call (847) 535-7000 to get a pool closing update. An emergency phone is also located near the locker room entrance: (847) 535-7373.
  

Warm Water Therapy Pool Etiquette & Guidelines
 

The Warm Water Therapy Pool is a multi-purpose pool designed for individual and group classes, physical therapy and pool walking. With an average temperature ranging from 90 to 92 degrees, the pool is handicap accessible and ideal for those suffering from joint pain, arthritis or fibromyalgia.

  • There is no lifeguard on duty
  • No lap swimming
  • Members are required to shower before entering the pool
  • Proper swim attire is required; a clean t-shirt and shorts are permitted and aquatic shoes are highly recommended
  • Diving, jumping, loud activity, food or beverages are not permitted in the pool area
  • Please keep turbulence and/or splashing to a minimum
  • Use of equipment such as snorkels, fins and other diving equipment is prohibited
  • Maintain a clear path in pool to allow others to move freely; during Arthritis Classes and Physical Therapy Hours, registered participants and patients have priority. For more information on the Warm Water Pool Open Hours, view the Open Hours Schedule.
  • Admission to the pool is refused to all persons having any infections or contagious conditions, or conditions which have the appearance of being infectious
  • Persons with abrasions, open sores, wounds that have not healed or wounds requiring bandages are not permitted
  • Persons under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or exhibiting erratic behavior are not permitted into the pool
  • No spitting, spouting of water, blowing your nose or introducing other contaminants into the pool is allowed
  • Only those who have been instructed by staff may use the chair lift
  • Personal conduct within the facility must be such that the safety of self and others is not jeopardized
  • Pool temperature range is 90–92º F

The pool will be closed and classes canceled in the event of a local electrical storm. We suggest that you call (847) 535-7000 to receive information on& pool closing updates. An emergency phone is located near the engineering door: (847) 535-7373.

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