Pool Rules

2021 HOURS OF OPERATION:

The pool will open for Memorial Day weekend – Saturday, Sunday and Monday – 12pm to 8pm.

Special schedule while School is still in session:

Tuesday, June 1st – Friday, June 4th 4pm-8pm

Summer hours will start on:

Saturday, June 5th, 12pm – 9pm every day.

Members may pick up their pool tags at the pool office during regular business hours.

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A BLUE FLAG INDICATES the pool is OPEN.
A RED FLAG INDICATES the pool is CLOSED.

Closing of the pool will occur when:

  • There is severe weather or tornado warnings.
  • If the air temperature is 64 degrees or below.
  • The pool may be closed at Board members’ discretion due to weather conditions or other circumstances.

If the pool is closed for the first part of the day due to weather, it may open if weather clears for the last part of the day.

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Children 10 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Any child of age 11 and 12, who wishes to swim at Cannon Pool without adult supervision, must take the independence test. This test is administered by a Cannon Pool Life Guard.

To pass the test a child must complete the following;

  • Tread water for 30 seconds
  • Swim the length of the pool (shallow to deep — not the width)
  • Hold their breath with their faces in the water for more than 10 seconds.

Children who pass this test will be given a permission slip that MUST be signed by a parent or guardian and returned to Cannon Pool. This form also confirms that the parent/guardian had read the Rules of Conduct and confirms that their child will abide by those rules. This form will be kept on file in the Cannon Pool Office for the remainder of the pool season. Every child must be re-certified every pool season.

GENERAL HEALTH AND SAFETY:
All bathers MUST take a soap shower before entering the pool. THIS RULE IS A STATE LAW AND MUST BE ENFORCED.

All bathers MUST shower before returning to the pool after using suntan lotions, creams, or oils, because these items clog the water filters.

General hygiene must be followed when going swimming. It is up to the discretion of the lifeguard if he/she thinks someone should not be in the pool.

A person with a bleeding cut; bandage or a possible infectious condition, such as a virus, skin eruption, open blister or inflamed eyes must be excluded from the pool.

In the instance of fecal contamination or vomit, we must meet the requirements established by the State Health Department. Members are asked to remain out of the water and the pool will be closed. The contamination is removed and the pool is swept and vacuumed. The pool is then shocked with chlorine. All toys and lane markers are cleaned with a bleach solution. After a safe time the pool is reopened.

Users are participating at your own risk. Users are responsible for their own health, dental and vision insurance.

FOOD AND BEVERAGES:
No glass containers are allowed on the pool grounds. Paper and styrofoam may be used for drinking non-alcoholic beverages.

Food is ONLY allowed in the food court area. Exceptions to this rule are ONLY when organized pool activities are held. Please be responsible and clean up after yourselves.

All litter is to be placed in the proper receptacles.

NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES OF ANY KIND ARE ALLOWED ON POOL GROUNDS.
GENERAL RULES:

NO SMOKING IS ALLOWED ON POOL GROUNDS.
The Guest Policy can be found at http://www.cannonpool.org/members/guests.php.
No pets are allowed within the pool premises.
Street shoes are not allowed beyond the blue deck lines.
Food is allowed ONLY in the picnic area under the awning.
All wheeled vehicles MUST be parked in the designated area on the north lawn area. Bikes should not be parked on the sidewalk.
No one except authorized personnel shall be allowed in the pool office or maintenance room.
Unnecessary visiting with on-duty life guards is prohibited.

PROPER MEMBER CONDUCT:
Each member of the pool is to treat each other with respect. We have organized this pool for the benefit of all members. It is important that everyone have an enjoyable experience.

Any member (youth or adult) that is using improper conduct or horseplay on the pool premises will result in discipline up to and including suspension of pool privileges.

Please be considerate of the South lane for lap swimmers or walkers.

Specific violations:

Vandalism:
Vandalism will result in an immediate one-week suspension of pool privileges. A second offense will result in a complete suspension. Depending on the level of vandalism and the proof of the act, this information will be reported to the local police.

Horseplay / Improper Conduct:
Horseplay or Improper Conduct on pool deck/bathhouse/or pool will result in a verbal warning.
Improper conduct violations are at the discretion of the lifeguard.

Verbal Warnings:
Three verbal warnings in one (1) day will result in a one day suspension to be served the next open swim day. Refusing to take a verbal warning is an automatic one (1) day suspension.
Parents/guardians will be notified of 3 or more verbal warnings.

Suspension:
Parents will be notified of a suspension from the pool.