The 2018 pool season is underway, and the Smoketree Aquatics Committee (AQC) is hoping you're enjoying the pool so far! Our committee has two main priorities for each pool season; 1. Make sure everyone using our facility is safe; 2. Make sure every member has an excellent experience, but never at the expense of safety!
That is why we have decided to modify our policy on floats in the pool. Currently, floats are only allowed on Float Days and Movie Nights. However, some floats are so large, and so opaque, that they obscure the bottom of the pool from the vision of the lifeguards. This could mean guards might miss someone in distress at the bottom of the pool.
For that reason, we are going to only allow specific kinds of floats in the pool during Float Days and Movie Nights. These floats must be:
- Completely transparent — no solid halves or panels, not frosted and no opaque printing of any kind.
- An inner tube shape with an open hole in the middle — no rafts, no horses, no alligators or pizza slices — just inner tubes.
- Approved by the lifeguards — because they are tasked with keeping us safe, guards can ask that a float be removed from the water any time for any reason. If there is a concern about visibility and safety, guards may call for all floats to be removed from the pool.
An example of an acceptable style of float seen below can be found on Amazon if you have trouble finding one locally. As always, if you have questions or concerns about any of our policies, feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on Facebook.
This new policy only applies to the inflatables which have always only been allowed on Float Days and Movie Nights. The current policy on floatation devices still stands:
Only US Coast Guard (USCG) approved floatation devices and arm bands are permitted in the pool when being used as a primary flotation device for a child. Parents must remain within arm reach of the child using these devices and are not permitted in the diving well.
You can read and review all of our pool policies by clicking here.