Pool Rules

To help us provide a safe and healthy experience for everyone, we ask that you comply with the following policies:

  1. All people who enter the facility will be required to pay the daily admission fee during open swim hours.
  2. All people must shower before entering the water.
  3. Children under the age of NINE years must be supervised at all times by an adult/caregiver (must be at least 16 years of age).
  4. Children who are under the age of three years must be in the arms of their adult/caregiver while in the main pools and within arms reach of their adult/caregiver while in the wading pools.
  5. Children who are not potty-trained must wear swim diapers.
  6. If your child has had stomach illness, please wait two weeks before allowing your child to swim. Persons with open sores or infectious disease are not permitted in the pool.
  7. Masks, snorkels, and fins are only allowed during adult lap swim hours.
  8. Boise Parks and Recreation is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  9. Proper swim wear is required to use the facility. No denim shorts, jeans or cut-offs. Thongs are not allowed.
  10. Diving is allowed in designated areas only. Any jumping should be made straight out into the pool. Front and back flips, back dives and twirls are not permitted when jumping in the pool from the pool edge.
  11. Lifeguards may require swimmers to demonstrate their swimming ability before entering deep water and lifejackets may not be worn while participating in the swim test.
  12. The wading pools are limited to children ages six (6) years and under and their parents. An adult/caregiver must accompany each of these children at all times.
  13. Rough play, abusive language and excessive noise are not allowed in the facility. No pushing, shoving or throwing people from the deck.
  14. Spitting, spouting water or blowing your nose in the water is not permitted.
  15. Running is not allowed in the facility.
  16. Food and drink may be consumed only in designated eating area. Tobacco products, chewing gum and alcoholic beverages are not allowed. NO GLASS CONTAINERS!
  17. Patrons age 16 years and up have priority use of chaise lounge chairs.
  18. All pools have a maximum capacity of swimmers. Admission is based upon a first come, first served basis with no exceptions. Season pass holders are NOT guaranteed admittance when the pool is at capacity.
  19. Any unsafe act either observed by or reported to pool staff will be subject to discipline as necessary.

Flotation Devices

  • Non-swimmers may use properly fitted coast guard approved life jackets under direct supervision. Direct supervision is defined as an adult within arm’s length of the non-swimmer. NO outside inflatables such as arm bands, baby floats, etc. Examples of approved jackets pictured below.
  • Participants in life jackets may not be in water greater than 5 feet.
  • Lifejackets may not be worn on Ivywild tower slide, diving boards or while demonstrating skills for the swim test.
Lifejacket red
Lifejacket blue
Lifejacket for arms
Orange Lifejacket

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