Water Park Rules and Regulations

Water Park Supervisor

Brad Graham
801-798-5091
bgraham@spanishfork.org

Recreation Program Supervisor

Bronco Hunter
801-804-4604
bhunter@spanishfork.org
General
  1. All persons entering Pool Area must pay admission.
  2. Swimming is permitted only when an authorized lifeguard is on duty.
  3. The lifeguard on duty shall enforce all pool regulations.
  4. The lifeguard on duty has the authority to suspend pool privileges if rules are violated.
  5. During Open Swim hours, there will be a minimum of one 5-minute break per hour during which the entire pool will be cleared.
  6. Absolutely no children under 8 years of age will be admitted unless they are accompanied in the water by a responsible person 14 years of age or older.
  7. Children under 14 years of age are not allowed in deep end of pool unless they can pass a deep water swim test administered by a lifeguard or lifeguard supervisor.
  8. Flotation devices or toys are allowed only in shallow water (NOT BEYOND 3 FEET).
  9. Running on the deck, playing tag, pushing, or shoulder riding is not allowed in or around the pool.
  10. Sitting or hanging on the section-dividing ropes is prohibited. Playing on ladders is prohibited.
  11. All accidents, however minor, must be reported to the lifeguard on duty and an accident report must be filed that same day.
  12. Spanish Fork City is not responsible for lost or stolen articles. Locker rental is available. Lock up your valuables. Do not leave them on the deck or in an unlocked locker.
  13. No smoking, food, drinks, or glass containers are allowed on the deck or in shower area.
  14. Do not drink the pool water.
Hygiene
  1. A cleansing shower must be taken before entering the pool. A "cleansing shower" means the cleaning of the body surfaces with soap and water to remove any matter that may wash off into the pool while swimming including fecal matter, lotion, hair products, makeup and deodorant. Wash children thoroughly (especially the rear end) with soap and water before swimming.
  2. Do not swim when you have had diarrhea and for up to 2 weeks after.
  3. Wash your hands after using the toilet or changing diapers.
  4. Take children on bathroom breaks or check diapers often.
  5. Change diapers in a bathroom and not at the poolside.
  6. No bandages or people with open wounds or stitches are allowed in the pool.
Clothing
  1. No street clothes or shoes are allowed in the water.
  2. Inappropriate swimwear may be disallowed by lifeguards.
  3. Infants must wear swimsuits if in the pool. APPROVED SWIM DIAPERS ARE REQUIRED IF THEY ARE TAKEN IN THE WATER. Approved swim diapers may be purchased at the Water Park Office.
Diving Board
  1. One person at a time on the diving board.
  2. Dive straight off the end of the boards.
  3. No double spring off the boards.
  4. Be sure the person in front of you has exited the pool before diving.
  5. No hanging from the diving boards.
  6. Diving into the pool from the deck is prohibited.
  7. Board surface will be slippery when cold & wet.
  8. Dive at your own risk!
Water Slide
  1. Follow the lifequard's instructions.
  2. Go down the slide in sitting position or on back.
  3. No head first. No trains.
  4. No STANDING or playing in the SPLASH DOWN area.
  5. Use certified PFD's (personal flotation device) if you can't touch bottom.
  6. Wait until the person in front of you is 1/2 way down the slide before you start down.
  7. Slide at your own risk!

Waterborne Illnesses

Cryptosporidium and other Recreational Water Illnesses
Crypto is a parasite that affects humans by causing severe diarrhea and other symptoms. It is one of many water borne illnesses that pools fight to kill every year. While all water borne illnesses exist in natural waters, they can be intensified in public swimming pools or water parks due to the high numbers of swimmers. The threat of a crypto outbreak always exists and the Spanish Fork Water Park wishes to inform all swimmers of what the park is doing to keep the water clean.

How the Pool Prevents Waterborne Illness  
Spanish Fork Water Park uses a three-tiered approach to water safety and filtration:

  • Ultraviolet Light Filter
  • Chlorine
  • Patron Education

What You Can Do
Crypto and other germs do not grow in the water; in fact, most germs or parasites in water slowly die. However, they get into the water from swimmers and can easily be picked up by other swimmers. The CDC (Center for Disease Control & Prevention) has issued “6 Plea’s” for public swimmers and safe swimming.

  1. Please don’t swim when you have diarrhea. You can spread germs in the water and make other people sick. This is especially important for kids in diapers.
  2. Please don’t swallow the pool water. In fact, avoid getting water in your mouth.
  3. Please practice good hygiene. Take a shower before swimming and wash your hands after using the toilet or changing diapers. Germs on your body end up in the water.
  4. Please take your kids on bathroom breaks or check diapers often. Waiting to hear “I have to go” may mean that it’s too late.
  5. Please change diapers in a bathroom or a diaper-changing area and not at pool side. Germs can spread to surfaces and objects in and around the pool and cause illness.
  6. Please wash your child thoroughly (especially the rear end) with soap and water before swimming. Everyone has invisible amount of fecal matter on their bottoms that ends up in the pool.

Children 3 Years of Age and Younger
Infants must wear swimsuits if in the pool. The County Health requires that SWIM DIAPERS AND WATERPROOF (plastic pants) SWIM WEAR ARE REQUIRED for children 3 and under regardless of whether or not they are potty trained. Swim diapers & Plastic Pants are available at most stores that sell diapers. They can also be purchased at the Water Park Office. Swim Diapers: $1.00. Reusable Waterproof plastic pants (heavier than what you can normally purchase) $7.00. BOTH ARE REQUIRED! Please click here to read more about this policy.