Pool Rules

Please review these rules with your family before visiting the Montgomery Community Pool. If you have any questions about any of these rules, please contact the Pool Manager on Duty.

Closing Policy

The City has the right to close the pool early in the event of severe weather with no refunds due to the customer. The pool will close if the air temperature is 68° or below, or at the manager’s discretion based on inclement weather and attendance or a fecal accident. Please call 513-985-1640 if you have any doubt about the facility being open. On rainy days, the pool will strive to stay open until 5:00 pm. After that, if the weather is still unsuitable for swimming, the pool will be closed for the remainder of the day.

Pool Rules

  • Pool Membership ID cards are required and must be shown at the front desk each visit.
  • Please shower before entering the pool.
  • No alcoholic beverages or glass containers may be brought into the facility.
  • No smoking and no e-cigarettes inside entrance gates, on the front porches, and at the front entrance. Smoking and e-cigarettes are restricted to the parking lot area only.
  • Proper swim attire must be worn (no t-shirts or jean shorts).
  • Children under 10 years of age must be accompanied by an adult or approved baby sitter (14 years or older).
  • No floatation devices, goggles, masks, fins, sunglasses, toys, etc. may be worn or carried while using the diving boards or slide.
  • Beach balls, splash balls, koosh balls or other soft balls may be thrown in the pool. However, no frisbees, footballs, tennis balls or other hard rubber or plastic balls are permitted in the pool.
  • Large floatation devices, fins, snorkels or certain toys must have manager’s approval prior to being utilized. Floatation devices are never permitted in the deep end.
  • No running, pushing, dunking, climbing on shoulders or rough play shall be permitted. Lifting and throwing children into the water is also not permitted.
  • No diving allowed except off the pool deck in the ten-foot diving well when the boards are closed.
  • No flips, back dives, or jumping backward off the pool deck.
  • The lane is for lap swimmers only. Please stay out of the lane unless you are swimming at least one full length.
  • During adult swims/safety checks, all children under 18 years of age must be out of the water. They may not sit on the metal gutter or steps. The times for these swims shall be 1:45; 2:45; 3:45 and 4:45 pm. Times may vary if the crowd is extremely small or large.
  • No one may hang on railings, lane lines, ropes, diving boards or ladders.
  • No food is permitted anywhere on the pool deck or grass. Drinks are permitted only if they are in a plastic container with a lid. NO paper cups or cans.
  • All coolers (full or empty) and food items must be checked at the front desk for compliance (no glass bottles or alcohol) and eaten in the snack bar area only. Deliveries of food to the pool grounds for any pool patrons are discouraged. If you have rented the picnic gazebo, you may bring a cooler and food out to this site for preparation and consumption.
  • Please keep children from climbing on guard chairs, fence, and gates.
  • All chairs must remain at least 2 feet away from the edge of the pool and 6 feet away from the zero depth entry.
  • Squirt guns are permitted, but if they become a problem, they will be confiscated by pool staff.
  • Please do not walk or run on the metal gutter.
  • A “community toy box” is provided for your use, but please return the toys to the box when finished playing.
  • Management has the right to remove anyone from the facility, including misbehavior or safety purposes.
  • No pets shall be permitted inside the gate except on the date of the designated pool event at the season end.
  • No skateboards or roller blades may be worn or used inside the gate.
  • No grills, besides stationary grill, available with shelter rental.
  • All registered members, their family members, and guests must follow the verbal instructions and/or warnings of pool personnel.

Diaper & Health Policy

To ensure the safety of our patrons, the following guidelines shall be followed regarding diapers and health issues. Although it is rare, various diseases may be spread through contaminated water, so please help us monitor this facility.

  • Upon entering the facility, all parents will be responsible for ensuring that their diaper-aged children are properly attired in a swim diaper or tight-legged rubber pants and a bathing suit. This policy will be strictly enforced. Violators of this policy may be subject to revocation of swimming pool privileges.
  • To ensure that all swimming pool patrons in this age group have the appropriate swim attire, pool personnel may request parents to show proof that their child is properly outfitted with the approved protective attire.
  • If you have or have had diarrhea in the past two weeks, please do not utilize the swimming pool.
  • Do not change your child’s diaper on the pool deck or in the pool chairs. Use the diaper changing station in the restrooms.
  • Assist young children in making frequent visits to the restroom to avoid accidents. Toilets are difficult for young children to flush so please check and provide assistance when needed.
  • Do not drink swimming pool water and avoid putting it in your mouth.
  • Please report any fecal or other bodily fluid accidents to the pool management immediately.
  • Notify management immediately if you or a family member develop a gastrointestinal illness that you think may have been related to a visit to the swimming pool.
  • Swim diapers are sold at the front desk for your convenience.

Diving Board Rules

  • Only one person shall be on the board at a time. The next person in line shall wait on the pool deck, not the ladder.
  • Wait for the preceding person to reach the side before jumping.
  • Only one bounce may be taken.
  • Do not run on your approach to the end of the board. Take three or four walking steps.
  • Jump straight off the board, not toward the side. Exit the water immediately.
  • Exit the water by the ladder closest to the board from which you jumped.
  • To use the diving board, one must be able to swim 25 yards non-stop. Lifeguards have the right to ask someone to demonstrate this if the swimmer’s ability is in question.
  • Parents may not be located in the diving well to “catch” their child.

Wading Pool Rules

  • Must be 4 years of age or under.
  • Must be under direct supervision of an adult or approved babysitter.
  • Must wear proper swim attire and follow diaper policy.
  • No diving or jumping from side of pool.

Slide Rules

  • Must be 48” tall or able to swim 25 yards.
  • Only one rider at a time. No doubles, trains, or chains.
  • Enter slide in a sitting position.
  • Wait until preceding person swims to the ladder before riding.
  • Ride the slide feet first either sitting or lying down on back.
  • Keep arms and feet inside flume.
  • Do not stop on slide.
  • No tubes, life jackets, floatation devices, goggles, masks, sunglasses, fins, etc. may be worn on slide.
  • Exit immediately.
  • Pregnant women and riders with a heart or back condition should not ride the slide.
  • Failure to follow slide rules can result in serious injury to yourself and others as well as loss of your privilege to use the slide.

Refund Policy

  • Memberships will not be refunded after the pool opens.
  • Refunds for daily admission will not be given. For example, if you pay to enter the facility at 1:00 p.m. and a thunderstorm arrives at 2:00 p.m., we cannot issue refunds or rain checks.

Pool Equipment Use

The following items can be used at the pool for the day at the front desk:

  • basketball
  • noodle
  • kickboard


  • When the parking lot is full, please be careful not to park along the curbs as it is important that our emergency vehicles have proper access to exit and enter the pool and safety center sites.
  • Additional parking is located along the driveway at the Hopewell Cemetery, just one block from the pool.

Disclaimer: Members, their families, and guests must adhere to these rules and policies. The City may suspend or revoke membership privileges for a violation of these rules and policies. If action is taken to suspend or revoke such privileges, there will be no refund or partial refund of any season pass cost or daily admission fees. Parents are responsible for the action of their children and a family membership can be revoked or suspended in its entirety for a violation of these rules and policies if, in the opinion of the City or the pool personnel, the parent has not provided appropriate supervision in enforcing these rules and policies. Any decision by the City to suspend or revoke pool privileges may, at the request of the member, be reviewed by the City Manager or her designee. Any decision by the City Manager or her designee shall be final. By applying for and accepting membership in the Montgomery Community Pool, you agree to adhere to these pool rules and policies, and you agree to the City’s right to suspend or revoke such privileges as set forth herein.

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