Section 820.360  Patron Regulations


Rules governing the use of the swimming facility and instructions to patrons shall be displayed on placards at the entrance to bather preparation facilities and adjacent to the swimming facility entrance and shall be enforced by the swimming facility manager/operator.  The swimming facility management has the authority to implement and enforce rules that are more stringent than, or that supplement, those listed in this Section. Posting of rules and other instructions shall provide that:


a)         Admission to the swimming facility shall be refused to all persons having any contagious disease, infectious conditions such as colds, fever, ringworm, foot infections, skin lesions, carbuncles, boils, diarrhea, vomiting, inflamed eyes, ear discharges, or any other condition that has the appearance of being infectious.  Persons with excessive sunburn, abrasions that have not healed, corn plasters, bunion pads, adhesive tape, rubber bandages, or other bandages of any kind shall also be refused admittance.  A person under the influence of alcohol or exhibiting erratic behavior shall not be permitted in the swimming facility.


b)         The pool water is not suitable for drinking.  Patrons should avoid swallowing pool water.


c)         Littering is prohibited.  No food, drink, gum or tobacco is allowed in other than specially designated and controlled sections of the swimming facility. Glass containers are prohibited.


d)         No one should swim alone.


e)         Personal conduct within the swimming facility shall not jeopardize the safety of self and others.  No running or boisterous or rough play, except supervised water sports, is permitted.


f)         Persons less than 16 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible person 16 years of age or older unless a lifeguard is present.


g)         Spitting, spouting of water, blowing the nose or otherwise introducing contaminants into the swimming facility is not permitted.


h)         Glass, soap or other material that might create hazardous conditions or interfere with efficient operation of the swimming facility shall not be permitted in the swimming facility or on the deck.


i)          If present, lifeguards are responsible for enforcing safety rules and responding to emergencies.  Parents or guardians should supervise their children.


j)          All children who are not toilet-trained shall wear tightly fitting disposable swim diapers.


k)         Diving in water less than 5 feet deep is not permitted except when allowed for competitive swimming and training.


l)          Caution shall be exercised in the use of diving facilities.


m)        Swimming is prohibited at outdoor swimming facilities when thunder is heard or lightning is seen, including a 15-minute period after the last lightning or thunder is detected.


n)         All persons are encouraged to take a shower before swimming.


o)         Only clean footwear, baby strollers or wheelchairs are allowed in the swimming facility.


p)         All apparel worn in the swimming facility shall be clean.


(Source:  Amended at 37 Ill. Reg. 16539, effective October 4, 2013)