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-====== Rules ======+====== ​Pool Rules ======
-==== Pool Rules ====+NWT pools commonly use the following rules, based on best practices. ​Pool rules need to be consistent with NWT Public Pool Regulations. ​
-The following are suggested ​rules that all community aquatics facilities should abide by.  Pool rules should also follow the policies and procedures outlined in the NWT Public Pool Regulations.+//​**General ​rules: Posted**//
-=== General Rules: Posted === +  ​Take a shower before ​you enter the pool. 
-  +  * Walk on the deck at all times. 
-  ​Every person using the pool shall take cleansing ​shower before ​entering ​the pool water+  * Obey pool staff. 
-  * No person shall use or take glass containers ​into the change/​shower rooms, ​onto the pool deck, or in or near the pool. +  * Do NOT take any glass containers ​in the change/​shower rooms, ​on the pool deck, or in or near the pool. 
-  * No person shall walk on the pool deck while wearing ​footwear ​(especially outdoor footwear), unless it is worn exclusively for that purpose. ​ (e.g. deck shoes.) +  * Do NOT wear any footwear ​on the pool deck, except ​footwear ​such as deck shoes that you only wear there
-  * No person shall engage in play considered hazardous or dangerous to themselves or another person in and around the pool. +  * Do NOT spit, spout water, blow your nose, or pee in or otherwise pollute the pool water. 
-  * No person shall spit, spout water, blow his or her nose, urinate, ​or otherwise pollute the pool water. +  * Do NOT enter the pool if you have an openweeping ​sore/rash or diarrhea
-  * A child under 7 years of age shall not use the pool unless: +  * Do NOT dive, unless ​the water is deep enough, the depth is clearly marked, and there is a sign that says “DEEP END” or “DIVING ALLOWED”
-    * the child is accompanied by a person who is 12 years of age or older, and +  * Do NOT bring any food, drinks, or chewing gum into the pool area. 
-    * that person stays within arm’s reach while the child is in or about the pool.  +  * Do NOT play in and around ​the pool in a way that is dangerous ​to any person. 
-    * However, this does not apply when the child is in swimming lessons, swim club practice or meet, or other activities where a qualified instructor, lifeguard, or coach is supervising them. +  * Do NOT bring any drugs or alcohol to the facility
-  * Infants must wear garments that contain all fecal matter (e.g. tight fitting rubber panties either by themselves or worn over a diaper). ​ Persons responsible for looking after the child are required to ensure the garments are properly maintained, changed when required and do not fall into a state of deterioration so as to contaminate the pool. +  * Do NOT enter or try to enter the facility if you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
-  * Nude children are not allowed to enter the pool water. +
-  * A person with open weeping ​sores/rashes ​or diarrhoeal illness shall not enter the pool water+
-  * All persons shall walk on the deck at all times. +
-  * There will be no diving (unless there is deep end of sufficient ​depth and it is clearly marked)+
-  * Food and chewing gum will be kept outside of the pool area. +
-  * Any person entering ​the pool who is shorter than the height marked of the deepest area of the pool and is unable ​to swim must wear a PFD at all time and be accompanied by a person ​12 years of age or older(child height under 130cm or at the Pool supervisor’s discretion) +
-  * Obey all pool staff+
-  * No drugs/​alcohol ​or those under the influence of drugs/alcohol ​may be permitted within or around the facility.+
-=== General ​Rules: ​Not Posted ​===+//**Rules about children: Posted**//
-  * Don’t stand on flutterboards. ​ (Inevitably the person falls off and the flutterboard shoots to the surface and could cause injury.) +A child under seven years of age can use the pool ONLY IF: 
-  * Don’t stand on mats.  (Someone will fall off and hurt himself/​herself or someone else.) +  * The child is with person that is 12 years of age or older
-  * No hanging on the buoy lines. ​ (To help them last longer.) +  * The person stays within arm’s reach when the child is in or around ​the pool.
-  * Don’t hang on the thermometer. ​ (So it doesn’t break.) +
-  * Pool Noodles are not weapons. +
-  * Don’t eat the Pool Noodles (it does happen!). +
-  * No pushing or throwing people into the pool from the deck or in the water. +
-  * All toys brought to the pool must be approved by the lifeguard. ​ (Check to see if they might damage the liner. ​ e.g. hard flippers could cut it easily, could cause injury; other toys could pollute facility or pool water) +
-  * No riding on people’s shoulders, piggybacking ​is ok.  (People on shoulders fall off too easily and will fall great height, possibly hurting themselves.) +
-  * No throwing people in the pool.  (This includes holding your hands so they can put one foot in and jump over your shoulder etc. It is possible to gain great height and given how shallow the pool is, someone will get hurt.) +
-  * Rescue equipment is used for rescues and swimming lessons only. +
-  * PFDs are available for all to use, but they are to be worn properly, they are not toys for floating on, sitting on, etc... +
-  * No foul language. +
-  * At no time shall any patron pretend to be a drowning victim. (False alarms for the lifeguard.) +
-  * No dogs or other animals allowed in the facility+
-  * No backwards entry. (Kids do not look before they jump and may land on someone, or they can hit their chins on the deck.) +
-  * No playing on or jumping from the ladders.  +
-  * Swimming attire. Given that not everyone ​in town owns or can afford a bathing suit the requirements of bathing attire are simpleThe individual swimming should not be naked or indecently dressed. Shorts, t-shirts, even cut-offs are acceptable as long as the person is wearing clothing and it is clean+
-----+This does not apply when the child is at an activity with a qualified instructor, lifeguard, or coach to supervise them. For example: swimming lessons or swim club practice.
-**Each community pool is unique and may require other rules that are not listedPool Supervisors should make sure they recognize ​actions ​that may endanger ​the health ​and safety of the public and setting up rules to reduce the possibility of it happening.**  ​+Infants must wear garments that contain all fecal matter (e.g. tight fitting rubber panties). People responsible for the child must: 
 +  ​Maintain the garment. 
 +  ​Change it when needed. 
 +  * Take any other needed ​actions ​to prevent ​the child and their garments from contaminating ​the pool.
----- +Nude children are not allowed in the pool.
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 +A child must wear a lifejacket at all times and be with someone 12 years or older if:
 +  * The child is shorter than the water depth at the deepest part of the pool. AND
 +  * The child cannot swim, according to the lifeguard. ​
 +//**General rules: Not posted**//
 +Each community pool is unique and may need other rules. Pool supervisors need to recognize actions that may endanger public health and safety. Set up rules to reduce the possibility of those things happening.
 +  * Do not stand on flutter-boards. A person can fall off and the flutter-board shoots to the surface and may cause injury.
 +  * Do not stand on mats. Someone can fall off and get hurt or hurt someone else.
 +  * Do not hang on the buoy lines. This helps them last longer.
 +  * Do not hang on the thermometer—so it doesn’t break.
 +  * Do not eat pool noodles or use them as weapons.
 +  * Do not push or throw people into the pool from the deck or in the water.
 +  * Ask the lifeguard to approve all toys brought to the pool. Check to see if they may damage the pool liner (e.g. hard flippers can cut it easily and cause injury; other toys can pollute the facility or water.)
 +  * Do not ride on a person’s shoulders. Piggybacking is okay. People on shoulders fall off too easily, fall a greater height, and can get hurt.
 +  * Do not throw people in the pool. This includes holding your hands so they can put one foot in and jump over your shoulder etc. It is possible to gain great height and given how shallow the pool is, someone can get hurt.
 +  * Use rescue equipment ONLY for rescues and swimming lessons.
 +If a person wears a lifejacket, they MUST wear it properly. Lifejackets are available for anyone to use.
 +If people bring their own lifejacket, the lifeguard must make sure it is sanitized and used only indoors so it does not contaminate the pool.
 +  * Do not use foul language.
 +  * Never pretend to be a drowning victim.
 +  * Do NOT bring dogs or other animals into the pool facility.
 +  * Do NOT enter the water backwards. Kids do not look before they jump and may land on someone, or they can hit their chin on the deck.
 +  * Do not play on or jump from the ladders. ​
 +  * Wear acceptable swimming attire.
 +  * Not everyone owns or can afford a bathing suit. Acceptable swimming attire includes (clean) shorts, T-shirts, cut-offs.
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