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Preventing Pool Closures

City of WaterlooCity of Waterloo

A pool fouling will force us to close the pool anywhere from one to 24 hours. When this happens, customers miss out on pre-paid swim lessons, and the public is unable to attend recreational swims.

Here's what you can do to help keep our pools clean and prevent unnecessary pool closures. 

Healthy swim habits:

  • Wash thoroughly with soap and water in our showers before entering the pool.
  • Make sure your child goes to the bathroom right before entering the pool.
  • Take your child on frequent bathroom breaks.
  • Check your child's swim diaper often and leave the pool immediately if the diaper needs to be changed. 

Friendly reminders:

  • Do not attend a swim lesson or participate in a public swim if you or your child are feeling sick, have flu-like symptoms or diarrhea, or if you have been sick in the past 48 hours.
  • Remember to use swim diapers - these are mandatory for children who are not fully toilet trained. We recommend Little Swimmers diapers for children aged three and younger.
  • Take your child to the bathroom right away. It may be too late if you wait until the end of the swim class or public swim.
  • Refrain from feeding your child within one hour of a swimming lesson or recreational swim. 

Thank you for helping us maintain a clean and healthy swim environment for all.