Aquatics

THE LODGE AQUATIC CENTER FACILITIES

COVID-19 UPDATES
Recently St. Louis County Health Department released their official guidelines for reopening fitness centers and pools. The Lodge Des Peres reopened on Monday, June 15, 2020.  
Click here for updates on Lodge Operations as it relates to COVID-19

DAILY ADMISSION INFORMATION
Click here for details on Daily Admission information 

WEATHER WEBSITE

 
For weather information, please visit our weather cancellations website.

INDOOR SUMMER OPEN SWIM POOL SCHEDULE


Due to COVID-19 restrictions, beginning 6/15/20, The Lodge indoor pool will be available for lap swimming only (no open swim/waves) until further notice.  Please check back for schedule updates or see our monthly when to swim schedule below:

July When to Swim Schedule

OUTDOOR SUMMER OPEN SWIM POOL SCHEDULE


June 15 - August 23
Monday - Saturday*
11:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Sunday
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

*Independence Day, 7/4
 
Indoor:  TBD
Outdoor:  11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

August 24 - September 7
(Because most of our staff returns to school, the Outdoor Aquatic Center will close Monday through Friday)
Monday - Friday**
Closed
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Sunday
1:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

**Labor Day, 9/7 
Indoor:  TBD
Outdoor:  11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!


NEW OUTDOOR POOL GUIDELINES DUE TO COVID-19


We will be instituting the following operational changes to comply with St. Louis County Department of Public Health guidelines
  • Enter the outdoor pool at the outdoor pool gate. You will not be able to access the outdoor pool from the indoor facility so plan and park accordingly. All guests will be required to checkout with the pool cashier upon leaving the facility.
  • Face coverings/masks are required by pool patrons (age 3 and older) at all times unless swimming or eating.  Please check in with your face covering on so we know each patron has one.
  • We will screen all patrons who enter the facility. If you or anyone in your family is experiencing symptoms, has been exposed, or has been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, we urge you to please stay home. Our staff will send guests home who are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms.  
  • All Lodge staff will be temperature checked and screened at the beginning of their shifts. 
  • 6 feet of social distancing is required throughout the facility for individuals not in the same household.  
  • All outdoor pools will be open except our splashpad per St. Louis County guidelines.  The lazy river will not have tubes and will be open for both water walking or leisure swimming.  Access to the indoor pool is not available from the outdoor pool. The indoor pool will be limited to lap swimming and only accessible from the main Lodge entrance.
  • Life jackets will be available to borrow at the outdoor pool on a first come, first served basis. There will be separate bins to distinguish ‘sanitized’ or ‘used’.
  • There will be no towel service, padlock rentals, or equipment rentals until further notice.
  • Goggles and swim diapers will continue to be available for purchase while supplies last.
  • Our deck chairs and loungers will be available to use.  Please do not move any furniture on the deck as they are properly spaced out to maintain social distancing.
  • Concessions will be open with limited menu and operate per Saint Louis County Food Code and the County’s Restaurant Opening Protocols
  • There will be no lost and found. All items left behind for the day will be discarded. 
  • Additional staff have been scheduled to prioritize disinfecting and sanitizing of all high-touch surfaces and equipment.  Additional sanitizing stations will be set up in high touch areas.
  • Bring your own refillable water bottles.  Bottle fillers will be available but drinking fountains will be off.
  • Our written pool reopening plan on how we are meeting St. Louis County guidelines and complete list of pool rules can be found below.

NEW INDOOR POOL GUIDELINES DUE TO COVID-19


We will be instituting the following operational changes to comply with St. Louis County Department of Public Health guidelines

  • Enter the indoor pool through the main Lodge entrance. You will not be able to access the outdoor pool from the indoor facility so plan and park accordingly. All guests will be required to checkout with the front desk staff upon leaving the facility.
  • Until further notice, the indoor pool will be for lap swimming and water walking only. No more than two swimmers allowed in each lane.
  • Face coverings are required for all patrons (age 3 and older) at all times except during exercise, when in the swimming pool or eating.   
  • We will screen and temperature check all patrons who enter the facility. If you or anyone in your family is experiencing symptoms, has been exposed, or has been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, we urge you to please stay home. Our staff will send guests home who are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Due to restricted capacity, we ask that you limit your Lodge visit to one hour until further notice.
  • There will be no showers, towel service, padlock rentals, basketball rentals or shared magazines until further notice.
  • The sauna and steam room are closed indefinitely per St. Louis County Health Department.
  • All Lodge staff will be temperature checked and screened at the beginning of their shifts. 
  • 6 feet of social distancing is required throughout the facility for individuals not in the same household.  
  • Our deck chairs will be available to use.  Please do not move any furniture on the deck as they are properly spaced out to maintain social distancing.
  • There will be no lost and found. All items left behind for the day will be discarded. 
  • Additional staff have been scheduled to prioritize disinfecting and sanitizing of all high-touch surfaces and equipment.  Additional sanitizing stations will be set up in high touch areas.
  • Bring your own refillable water bottles.  Bottle fillers will be available but drinking fountains will be off.
  • Our written pool reopening plan on how we are meeting St. Louis County guidelines and complete list of pool rules can be found below.

GENERAL RULES

  • A complete set of aquatic center rules are available. 
  • Swimsuits with metal or plastic zippers, buckles, rivets, buttons or metal/plastic ornamentation are not permitted on any slide.
  • United States Coast Guard-approved lifejackets are the only acceptable outside floatation device and are available to borrow in the bins provided. Noodles, floaties, rafts, etc., are not permitted. 
  • Proper swimsuit attire is required; loose fitting clothes are not permitted due to entrapment hazards. 
  • The Lodge Pool Written Operating Plan per St. Louis County COVID-19 guidelines.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY


The pool will not open if the air temperature is below 70 degrees and the skies are cloudy. The water and deck will be cleared for at least 30 minutes in the event of:
  • Lightning or thunder (see or hear) 
  • Emergency warning siren sounds 
  • Tornado warning or watch 
  • Heavy rain or winds obscure visibility 

LOW ATTENDANCE POLICY


The Lodge Outdoor Pool will close when a minimum of 60 minutes have passed with five patrons or fewer swimming and/or entering the outdoor facility. In this case, the Outdoor Pool will be closed according to the following schedule:
 9 - 11 a.m., 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. , or 4 - close.
Weather evaluations will be conducted by 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. or 3:30 p.m. when applicable.

DINING


When it’s time for snacks, meal or a treat, visit the Lodge Café serving your favorites to keep you cool and refreshed (no outside food or beverages allowed besides water). 


LAP SWIMMING


When choosing a lane, join with a swimmer who matches your speed, then notify the swimmer that you are joining them. Lodge staff may ask lap swimmers to change lanes as needed. A list of lap swimming guidelines is available. 


SWIM DIAPER POLICY


Any person not yet completely toilet-trained or diaper dependent, must wear an aquatic diaper in the pool.  For your convenience, youth swim diapers are available for purchase at the front desk.  Diaper changing stations are located in the restroom areas.  For health reasons, please do not change a child’s diaper on the pool deck. Adult diapers can be purchased from a variety of organizations.