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Help stop the spread of germs. You share the water with everyone in the pool.
- Feed your children at least one-hour before swimming.
- Wash your body thoroughly with soap and water before swimming.
- Take your kids to the bathroom before swimming and take them on frequent bathroom breaks.
- Children who are not toilet trained must wear swim diapers made for swimming pool use.
- Change diapers in a bathroom and not at poolside.
- Wash your hands with soap and water after using the toilet or after changing diapers.
- Do not swallow the pool water. Try your best to avoid getting water in your mouth.
- Do not spit in the pool.
- Do not swim when you have diarrhea. This is especially important for children in diapers.
- Do not wear shoes from outside onto the pool deck.
- Do not bring strollers from outside onto the pool deck.
Swimming pool water sometimes becomes contaminated and we call this a pool fouling. When this happens, staff follow healthy pool standards:
- Everyone is called out of the water
- Staff removes contaminants from the water
- Staff adds chemicals to the pool
You might need to stay out of the water for 1 to 20 hours. Staff super-chlorinates and the pool is re-opened only when chemicals reach a safe level. For more information, visit www.cdc.gov/healthyswimming