Pool Safety and Rules
For the safety and enjoyment of all pool patrons, the following pool regulations have been developed. Please follow the instructions of the pool staff, as they are responsible for the enforcement of all pool regulations.
*Children under 8 years of age must be accompanied by a guardian age 19 or older at all times.
*Children, ages 8 - 12 years, who wish to swim unaccompanied by a guardian must pass a swim test. Children over 12 years may swim unaccompanied by an adult.
*Diving Well Regulations: Children under 6 years of age are prohibited from using the diving boards. Chilren under 13 years of age are required to take a diving board test and must meet the height requirement of 4 ft. Anyone over the age of 13 years may be subject to take a diving board test.
*Noodles and Coast Guard approved flotation devices (Types I, II, and III) are the ONLY PFDs allowed in the pool. Life vests are available at no charge on a first-come, first-serve basis. No other flotation devices (water wings, air mattresses, rafts, etc.) are allowed at the pools. To view approved flotation devices click here.
*Swimsuits are required to enter the pools. No cutoffs or suits with loose strings are allowed.
*Infants must wear waterproof diapers with fitted elastic around each leg.
*The baby pool is limited to children under the age of 6 years. Children in the baby pool must be monitored by a guardian at all times. Children over the age of 6 years are not allowed in the baby pool.
*Patrons should take a cleansing shower before entering the pool.
*No persons with open sores, skin diseases, or bandages will be permitted in the pool.
*Boisterous or rough play is not permitted. No pushing or running is permitted. No profanity.
*Patrons are not allowed to play, sit, stand or hang on the lane lines.
*Spitting, urinating, or otherwise contaminating the pool or pool deck is prohibited.
*Patrons are allowed to jump in the main pool in a forward direction only, no backward jumping allowed. No flips are allowed from the side of the main pool. Flips are allowed only from the diving boards.
*Toys are prohibited in the diving well. Small toys, i.e. small balls and sinking toys are allowed in the baby pool and main pool as long as they do not interfere with other patrons using the facility. Balls are permitted only if they are soft, such as the following: Kush balls, foam balls and Nerf balls. No tennis, racquet or hard balls allowed.
*Avoid interfering with the duties of a lifeguard.
*All patrons must comply with the directions of the lifeguards.
*We feature a small snack bar at our pools that provide snacks and beverages to purchase. Glass bottles/containers and alcohol are NOT permitted at the pools.
*Smoking is NOT permitted at the pools.
*Pets are NOT allowed at the pool facility.
*Paying once grants access to the pool all day as long as the patron has signed in.
Pool Closure/Severe Weather Policy
The City will close a pool if any of the following conditions exist:
*Thunder and/or Lightning: The pools will be cleared of swimmers and will be kept clear until 30 minutes have passed without hearing thunder or seeing lightning.
*Severe Weather: If heavy rain is present such that the lifeguards cannot clearly see the bottom of the pool, patrons will be asked to clear the pool until the rain abates. If two hours pass during which patrons are unable to swim as a result of the inclement weather, the pool will be closed for the remainder of the day.
*Illness or Fecal Accident: If a patron becomes ill while in the pool or has a fecal accident, patrons will be directed to leave the pool. If the illness occurs in the baby pool, the baby pool will be shut down for the remainder of the day; however, the main pool and diving well can remain open. If the illness occurs in the main pool and/or diving well, then the entire facility will be closed for the remainder of the day. Notices will be posted.
*Mechanical failure or environmental hazard exists.
*A swimming or dive meet is scheduled (this applies to Samford Pool only).
It is the policy of the Auburn Parks and Recreation department that there will be NO refunds for the closing of a facility due to inclement weather. If the facility is able to reopen after the weather has passed, there will be no charge to re-enter the facility. If you have any questions regarding the pool schedule, please call Auburn Parks and Recreation at 501-2930, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., or call the pool directly.
If you would like to be added to the Parks and Rec. Pool Announcement List, please sign-up for our E-notifier. Every time the pool is closed for inclement weather or for other reasons, you will receive an e-mail notification. To sign-up, click here.