Rules & Regulations

General Rules

  1. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by a person 15 years of age or older to be admitted into the pool.
  2. All swimmers must be in a swimsuit (no cut-offs allowed). Spectators may accompany a person attired in a swimsuit into the pool grounds provided the spectators remain in the concession area or on benches. Spectators wearing street clothes are not allowed in the water. Spectators must pay the regular admission fee.
  3. All patrons age 3 and over must pay the full price of admission. Patrons who leave the pool must pay to re-enter unless they have a season pass.
  4. Admission to the pool may be denied for any individual for any of the following reasons:
    • When it is apparent that the individual is physically or mentally unable to care for him or herself.
    • Intoxication or under the influence of drugs.
    • Evidence of contagious disease.
    • Open wounds or sores.
    • Any person whose admittance, in the opinion of the Pool Manager, would be detrimental to the safety of patrons and the operation of the pool.
  5. The Pool Manager has the authorization to request anyone to take a soapy shower before entering the pool.
  6. Abusive or profane language will not be permitted.
  7. Smoking, alcoholic beverages, tobacco (of any kind), drugs, gambling and chewing gum are not permitted.
  8. No fireworks are permitted on pool grounds.
  9. Glass bottles and containers are not permitted. Food and beverages brought into the facility must be in plastic containers and confined to the designated areas.
  10. There shall be no running, rough play, or fighting on the pool deck, in the locker rooms, or in the water. Dunking, riding shoulders, etc. are not allowed. Patrons are not allowed to throw other patrons into the water. Diving off the shoulders or hands of other patrons is not permitted.
  11. Acts of physical affection are not permitted.
  12. Swimmers must stay off lane ropes, safety lines, and lifeguard stands.
  13. Loitering is not permitted adjacent to the pool entrance.
  14. Only U.S. Coast Guard-approved floatation devices are allowed. No other type of flotation device is permitted except during designated times.
  15. No fins are allowed.
  16. Only employees are permitted in the filter areas, mechanical rooms, storage rooms, guard rooms, etc.
  17. Animals are not allowed inside the pool area.
  18. Diving is not permitted in water less than 5 feet deep or where NO DIVING is posted.
  19. Swimmers are not allowed in water past shoulder depth unless they pass the following test:
    1. Jump (feet first) into deep water (defined as the water level at the chin).
    2. Level off into a swimming position.
    3. Swim the width of the pool and back using any stroke.
    4. Demonstrate an ability to breathe while swimming.
  20. Unnecessary conversation with lifeguards while on duty is not permitted.
  21. Infants must wear swim pants with elastic around the legs or the appropriate waterproof diaper while in the pool.
  22. The City of Alvin Parks and Recreation or pool staff will not be held responsible for theft or loss of unattended valuables.
  23. No thongs allowed.
  24. Pool will be cleared 15 minutes prior to closing.

Splash Pad Area

  1. Children of any age are permitted in the splash area.
  2. It is recommended that all children be supervised by a responsible person at least 15 years of age near or around the splash area.
  3. All general rules and regulations for the pool grounds apply to the use of the "0 depth" pool.
  4. Balls and small toys are permitted in the "0 depth" pool.
  5. No diapers are to be worn. Infants and children must have on a swim diaper.

Slide Rules

  1. Swimmers must be able to swim safely to the exit ladder.
  2. Parents may not wait under the slide to catch a child going down the slide.
  3. Only one person may go down each slide at a time.
  4. Only one person is allowed on ladders at a time.
  5. You may go down the slide with a lifejacket.
  6. Swim Tests are mandatory to go down the slide without a life jacket for ages 12 and under. Swim tests are conducted during the day at 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm, and 5 pm. During evening swim, swim tests are at 7:30 pm and 8:30 pm. 

The pool manager may eject and suspend persons from the pool area for violation of pool rules, not following lifeguards or managers, or any other action detrimental to the safety and orderly operation of the pool. In case of serious misconduct, the police department will be called. In cases involving children, parents will be notified.