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Swimming pool instructions

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The pool is an exceptional facility and one that we want members to enjoy to the full. We ask that users comply with the relevant Club byelaws but are also mindful and considerate of their actions and behaviours and how these might affect other pool users, members and local residents.

The safety of users is paramount and so a member of the General Committee, a Club secretary, the Franchisee or any other Club official can ask people to leave the pool and temporarily close it for behavioural, health or other reasons.

Access to the pool is via members' access cards/wristbands.

Members should be aware of 'tailgating' which may enable non-eligible people into the pool enclosure.


a) The use of the swimming pool is restricted to Club members and temporary members under Rule 12. All use it at their own risk (see Club Rule 30). Guests introduced under Rule 67 are not permitted to use the pool.

b) The pool will be open from 0800 to 2000 or sunset whichever is earlier during the season.

c) Solo-swimming is not advisable and is done at the swimmer's own risk. Solo-swimmers must be at least 16 years old and capable of swimming 100 metres unaided. Members wishing to solo-swim must go to the office and sign a personal declaration.

d) All members using the pool, including Juniors aged 16 and above, must have attended and passed within the last 3 years, the St Johns Ambulance Resuscitation Class, the Club Resuscitation Class, or be the holder of a current relevant professional qualification or an equivalent qualification. Evidence of this must be provided to the office for the records.

e) All non-swimmers and persons under 16 years of age using the pool or entering the pool enclosure must be supervised by an adult (over 18) from within the pool enclosure. The adult must have obtained one of the qualifications listed in (d) above. No adult is allowed to look after more than 6 such persons in the pool.

f) The maximum number of people permitted in the pool at any time is 36.

g) On leaving the pool, members must ensure that the gate is closed and latched.

h) In the interests of safety and hygiene, no glasses, bottles or food and drink may be taken into the pool enclosure or consumed there.

i) Wet suits, flippers, balloons, airbeds, model boats, balls and noodles are forbidden in the pool. Swimming aids such as armbands are acceptable for less confident or non-swimmers.

j) There is to be no running, diving or jumping into the pool or boisterous play in the pool area.

k) A General Committee member, a Club Secretary or the Franchisee can ask people to leave the pool and temporarily close it if thought necessary for health or other reasons.

l) There will be adult-only swimming before 0915 and no children under 7 are allowed in the pool after 1830.

m) From 1900 hours, users of the pool should not disturb those swimmers wishing to swim lengths uninterrupted.

Pool opening and closing instructions

To Open - Go to Control Box and press Open once and the Pool Cover will open automatically.

To Close - take the coiled blue "pulling rope" to the rolled-up cover and attach the clip to the stainless ring. Then (taking the rope with you) press Close once on the Control Box. You then have a minute or so to walk to the other end of the pool with the rope stand in the middle. About 30 seconds later the roller will then start to unroll the cover. When this happens immediately pull the rope and proceed to pull the cover over the pool. When it reaches the end it will stop automatically. Unclip the "pulling rope" and coil ready for the next person. Hang the coiled rope back on the hook.

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