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Indoor/Outdoor Pool Rules


  • Height and age requirements must be met
  • Walk on the pool deck - do not run
  • Access to showers, lockers, washrooms will be reduced and cleaned frequently, as will public spaces. Deck chairs will not be available; patrons may bring their own chairs. Picnic tables will be cleaned frequently.
  • Patrons are encouraged to bring their own lifejackets/PFDs.
  • Other than PFDs no other pool equipment will be provided.
  • Inflatable toys, buoyant objects or skin diving equipment are not allowed in the pool unless specific authority is given by the lifeguard in charge
  • Spitting, spouting of water, pushing and horseplay is not permitted
  • When emergency buzzer sounds, clear the pool immediately
  • Proper swim attire is required
  • Non-toilet trained infants/toddlers and participants who experience incontinence must wear leak-proof swim pants or garments of a similar nature
  • Do not use loud or abusive language in or around the pool
  • Street shoes are not permitted on the pool deck
  • Have fun and respect others

Sodium hypochlorite; a Manitoba Health approved disinfecting product for COVID 19, is being used for disinfecting public high touch services every two to three hours or more frequently, if required, including:

  • doors and door handles for entrance/exits, change rooms, equipment rooms
  • counters and desks in lobbies and offices
  • toilets, urinals, sinks
  • on-deck hand rails, slide hand rails, lifeguard chairs, rescue equipment, chair lifts
  • specialized equipment including control knobs and levers for water sprayers
  • PFD pick up and drop off locations
  • light switches
  • picnic tables–no other deck furniture will be provided

From the Public Health Act

  1. No person infected with a communicable disease or having open sores on his or her body shall enter the water;
  2. No person shall bring a glass container onto the deck area of the pool or facility; and
  3. No person shall engage in play hazardous to other persons in and around the pool or facility.

Lifeguards Have Complete Authority

The onsite supervisor has the right to allow or prevent access to any part of the pool or the pool in its entirety should there be any safety concern regarding the patron's use of the facility

Let's work together to keep the pool water free from fouling, and the pool open for all swimmers by practicing Healthy Swimming Behaviours

  • Please do not go swimming if you are feeling unwell, especially if you have an upset stomach. Do not bring you child to swimming lessons if they are feeling unwell, have diarrhea, are vomiting (or have vomited in the past day), or have a cough.
  • Shower with soap before swimming; wash your hands after using the toilet or changing diapers
  • Non-toilet trained infants/toddlers and participants who experience incontinence must wear leak-proof swim pants or garments of a similar nature.
  • Take children for frequent bathroom breaks, ensure your child uses the bathroom prior to entering the pool and if it appears your child needs to use the bathroom during swimming , take him/her to the washroom immediately!
  • Change diapers in the change rooms and not at the pool side. Dispose of diapers properly and clean up the diaper changing area.
  • Avoid swallowing the pool water or getting water in your mouth.
  • Please do not feed your child before swimming and do not go swimming for one hour after eating.

In the unfortunate event that our pool water is contaminated with fecal matter or vomit, facility staff are required to close the pool in order to properly disinfect the water and ensure water quality is within the appropriate range set by the Public Health Act before swimmers can re-enter the pool.

Please practice healthy swimming behaviours!

Use of Technological Devices at Aquatic Facilities

  • For a positive and safe experience for everyone at our aquatic facilities, patrons wishing to use cameras, video cameras or other photographic/smart devices to take pictures or video at the pool must have permission from onsite staff before doing so.
  • The use of all technological devices is prohibited in washrooms, change rooms and locker rooms.

Rules for Sauna Use

  • Must be 15 years of age or accompanied by an adult
  • Maximum time limit is 10 minutes
  • Persons with the following conditions  should consult their physician prior to using sauna:
    • Heart conditions
    • High or low blood pressure
    • Diabetes
    • Other medical conditions
    • Women who are pregnant
  • Do not use prior to, during  or  after strenuous exercise
  • Please shower after use, prior to entering pool
  • Dry sauna – do not  use water on rocks
  • Do not exercise in sauna
  • No shaving  in sauna
  • No personal grooming in the sauna

Rules for Whirlpool Use

  • Must be 12 years of age or accompanied by an adult
  • Maximum time limit is 10 minutes
  • Keep head above water at all times
  • Long hair must be restrained or tied up to minimize risk of being caught in equipment

Rules for Use of Elmwood Kildonans Water Slide

  • Must be 42" (107 cm) to ride this slide
  • Follow the instructions of the Lifeguard - they will tell you when it is safe to slide
  • One slider at a time
  • No running, standing, kneeling, rotating, tumbling or stopping on the slide
  • Slide feet first, on your back, or in sitting position
  • Keep arms, hands, and feet inside the flume
  • Jewelry, locker pins, eye glasses should be removed or placed in a spot which will not cause damage to the slider or the slide
  • Suitable swim attire must be worm; no buckles, rivets or sharp objects which may cause damage to the slider or the slide
  • Shoes, sandals or footwear are not permitted on the slide

It is considered unsafe to use a waterslide:

  • If you are pregnant
  • For persons with limb or back/ neck weakness or disability
  • For persons with heart or blood pressure ailments
  • For persons with any condition which could predispose them to further aggravation of their pre-existing condition or injury
Last update: July 2, 2020

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