Pool Hours:
The pool will be open June 20 to Aug, 23 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Ephrata Community Pool

General Rules and Regulations

Ephrata Pool
  • Please Read: COVID-19 Regulations
  • All patrons must present a valid season pass or pay the daily admission rate upon entering the pool.
  • The Community Pool and Park are tobacco free facilities; smoking/tobacco use is prohibited.
  • PROPER SWIM WEAR IS REQUIRED. Sports bras, cut-offs, gym shorts, underwear are NOT permitted. Aqua shirts may be worn for medical reasons upon approval by the Pool Manager.
  • Alcoholic beverages or persons under the influence of alcohol/drugs will not be permitted in the pool complex, surrounding areas or any part of the park. Use of such will result in immediate expulsion from the pool complex and park.
  • The use of abusive or profane language or other improper conduct on pool/park property shall be grounds for expulsion.
  • Glass containers of any kind are prohibited in the pool facility. Only six pack coolers (11”x12”x10”) will be allowed for snacks and beverages.
  • No deliveries of food are allowed to be made to the pool grounds for any pool patrons.
  • All children that are not toilet trained is required to wear specifically designed swim diapers and appropriate swim wear. Caretakers must provide own swim diapers.
  • No dogs, cats or other pets are allowed within the pool complex unless classified as a service animal.
  • Diving, running, pushing, dunking and horseplay are strictly prohibited.
  • Children under the age of 10 must be supervised at all times by a responsible person age 16 or over.
  • Children under the age of 12 who wish to use the slides, aqua climbs and deep end of pool must pass a swim test to obtain a neon colored wrist band which will allow usage of the above.
  • Only US Coast Guard approved personal floatation devices are permitted in the pool complex. Swimmies, masks, inner tubes, snorkels, fins are not allowed.
  • Public address equipment may be used only to deliver messages of an emergency nature.
  • Patrons are requested to leave valuables at home. The management is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Patrons are not to visit or engage in unnecessary conversations with lifeguards while they are on duty.
  • Pool staff reserves the right to make a request of a patron regarding issues not written explicitly in the rules. Please keep in mind that the staff has patron safety as the primary consideration.
  • Disobeying pool staff will result in immediate ejection from the pool facility.
  • A pool pass identification card must be rendered in order to borrow recreation equipment.
  • If the pool is closed for more than 1 hour due to weather, a pool pass will be issued for another day’s Use within the 2016 season. (If the closing is after 5pm, the pass will be for an after 5pm admission).

AquaClimb Rules

  1. Obey all instructions given by the lifeguard on duty.
  2. Climbers must be 48" or taller and have passed the deep water swim test.
  3. Eyeglasses are prohibited.
  4. Swimwear with exposed zippers, buckles, rivets or metal ornamentation is not permitted.
  5. Climbers may not wear any type of floatation device including built-in floatation swimwear.
  6. Only one person may use each wall at a time.
  7. Climbers may not jump from the wall and must enter water feet first.
  8. Only one swimmer is permitted in the drop zone at a time.
  9. Adults may not help children.
  10. For safety reasons, pregnant women and persons with heart conditions or back problems should not climb the wall.

Waterslide Rules

  1. Obey all instructions given by the lifeguard on duty. Lifeguards have the authority to prevent any conditions which leads to unsafe operation of the waterslide.
  2. To use the slide, sliders must pass the deep water swim test.
  3. No diving, running, standing, kneeling, rotating, tumbling, or stopping in slide flumes.
  4. No traveling head first down slide.
  5. One person at a time. No grouping or forming chains.
  6. Must keep all parts of the body within the flume.
  7. After exiting from the slide, sliders must exit the roped area immediately.

Swim Test Procedures

To ensure the safety of all members, the Ephrata Community Pool requires a swim test for all children ages 12 and under. Upon successful completion, children may swim in the deep end of the main pool, use the competition pool without an adult, and use the waterslides and AquaClimb features.

The swim test will consist of the follow:

  1. Jump into water that is above the participants head and resurface.
  2. Swim 20 meters of proper front crawl with a rhythmic stroke and face in the water.
  3. Float on back for 20 seconds and then swim to safety and climb out of the pool.
  4. Tread water for 1 minute without touching the side or bottom of the pool.
  5. Swim tests will be administered at the discretion of pool management. Children will only be allowed 1 attempt to pass the swim test per day.
  6. Upon successful completion of the swim test, participants will receive a neon sticker for their membership card. Present your neon sticker at the admission desk to receive a disposable wristband upon entry of the facility.