Morris Pool Guidelines

The following rules and regulations have been established for the benefit of all users of the pool to assure the safe operation of the pool facilities and to provide enjoyable recreation for all. Patrons are requested to cooperate in observing these rules and to obey the instructions of the pool staff. Patrons violating swimming rules are subject to the revocation of their swimming privileges.

The Parks & Recreation Department reserves the right to refuse admittance into Morris Memorial Pool when the capacity of the pool has been reached or when otherwise deemed necessary for the health, welfare or safety of the patrons.

General Rules / Admission Policies:

  • No one will be allowed in the swimming area unless the pool is officially open and a lifeguard is on duty. Entering upon the pool facility when it is not open for public use in punishable by fines and / or imprisonment. 
  • All rules and requests made by lifeguards and pool personnel must be followed
  • All patrons entering the facility are required to pay the facility admission fee or show an ERC Membership keytag
  • Children under 6 years of age must be accompanied by an adult in the water within reach, due to the high risk nature of the activity.
  • Children 12 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult at the pool facility.
  • Children who are not potty trained must wear a swim diaper covered by a swimsuit
  • Persons in the water must wear acceptable swim wear. A complete description can be found at Check In
  • A group of more than 5 patrons under the age of 16 must be supervised at poolside by an adult in swim attire at all times.
  • Use of the wading pool is restricted to children 5 years or younger, and must be supervised by an adult in the water. Children must not be left unattended
  • Persons under the influence of alcohol or narcotics will be denied admission and/or asked to leave the premises
  • All patrons must shower before entering the pool. Persons with open cuts, sores, bandages, colds, coughs or infected eyes are not permitted in the pool. 
  • Spitting, spouting or nose-blowing in the pool is strictly prohibited. 
  • Patrons must not run around pool; climb sit or jump on fences; dive in shallow water; dunk, push, pull or splash swimmers. Jumps are permitted feet first. Back jumps, twisting and flips are not permitted at any time. 
  • Do not engage the lifeguard in unnecessary conversation
  • Emergency procedures must be observed. Swimmers must leave the pool area immediately upon the signal or request of the Pool Manager or lifeguards
  • Foul and abusive language will not be tolerated. 
  • If a patron with disability needs special accommodations to use the pool facility, please contact 512-285-6434 or a lifeguard supervisor on-site
  • Lifeguards have the authority to enforce all pool rules. Patrons who violate the rules can be removed from the pool facility, no refunds.
  • No large toys, balls, inner tubes, inflated boats, rafts or any other items that may impede the vision of the lifeguards or safety of the patrons in the pool facility.

Facility Guidelines

  • All trash must be placed in trash cans.
  • No food or other items in the water.
  • No glass in the pool area
  • No pets allowed in the pool area. Service animals are permitted in facility with appropriate paperwork.
  • No alcohol or drugs allowed on site.
  • The phone on-site is for Emergency Use Only. In case of emergency, notify pool staff who will dial 911
  • Employees are the only people allowed in staff rooms, equipment rooms and other restricted areas
  • No smoking
  • The pool will be cleared periodically for safety breaks. During this time patrons are requested to cooperate with the lifeguards by quickly exiting the pool
  • Pool rentals are only available Saturday and Sunday nights from 6:30-8:30PM. At this time, the pool will be closed to the public.
  • Equipment, personal items and other objects must be at least 10 feet away from the desk to ensure the desk is clear for rescues

Restrooms

  • Changing is only permitted in the restroom or other designated areas; this includes children
  • The Parks & Recreation Department is not responsible for personal items. Lost and Found items will be disposed of or recycled.
  • Shower before entering the pool

Attire

  • All patrons within the pool decks and pool area must be attired in swimming apparel. Street shoes and clothing are okay in the grass areas, but not in the pool
  • Pool users must wear swimsuits or trunks upon entry to the pool. Cut-offs, gym shorts, and underwear are not permitted swimwear. Swimwear should be colorfast and of lightweight material suitable for swimwear such as lycra, spandex or nylon. Clean t-shirts may be worn for modesty or medical reasons as sanctioned by the pool staff.
  • Infants/children who are not toilet trained and adult who are incontinent, who wish to enter any pool, must wear a clean diaper or disposable swim diaper covered by separate rubber/vinyl pants, all of which must fit snugly at the legs and waist. If the diaper becomes solid, this person must leave the pool immediately, and may not return until they have taken or been given a soap shower and has a new diaper with clean rubber/vinyl pants.

Weather

  • During storms, the pool will be closed and the entire area cleared of patrons at the discretion of the Pool Staff. Due to limited cover, patrons are asked to leave the facility. The pool will reopen when deemed safe.
  • No refunds issued for pool closures due to severe weather.