Photo: Open for the crowds
With the expected weather forecast for this weekend calling for record heat, the Belmont Recreation Department is anticipating a high volume of users at the Underwood Pool at the corner of Cottage and Concord.
Following state code, the pool may not exceed 275 swimmers in the water at any given time. In the event that maximum capacity is reached, the lifeguards will need to rotate groups in and out of the water in 15-minute intervals to ensure compliance with the law.
In addition, if the pool reaches capacity, the pool staff may need to limit the sale of single entry day passes.
The department also wants to remind patrons of some key rules to know so to enjoy this town resource:
- Showers: A cleansing shower is required before entering the pool. Please apply sunscreen 30 minutes before entering the pool. Sunscreen applied right before entry will wash off and impact water quality.
- Storm Related Closing: Upon hearing thunder or observing lightning, the pool will be closed immediately. The pool will remain closed for one hour after the last sighting of lightning or last sounds of thunder.
- Membership Tags: As a reminder, membership tags are required for entry to the pool. If you do not have tags, you must show ID to the front desk staff to gain entry.