Rain: The pool will remain open as long as the lifeguards on duty can still see the bottom of the pool from their lifeguard stands. At the point in time where it becomes difficult or impossible for a lifeguard to see the bottom of the pool due to rain or other conditions, the pool will immediately be closed.
A Lightning Advisory notification will be issued when lightning is detected within 20 miles of the facility; the facility will not close during this advisory, but preparations will be made to do so. During this time, staff will inform patrons before paying to enter the facility that inclement weather is in the area, and reminded that no refunds are issued.
A Lightning Warning notification will be issued when there is lightning within 10 miles of the facility; the facility will be required to close down at this point. Patrons will be cleared from the pool, deck, tented areas and pavilion and advised to seek safe shelter.
An All-Clear notification will be sent out once the severe weather has left the area. At this time the facility will re-open and resume normal business operations.
The city has weather monitoring stations at all three pools monitored by Perry Weather. To avoid confusion, the data from this system supersedes all other weather information sources.
In the event the Perry Weather system is down for any reason, city staff will implement the following weather policy:
- “If you see it, flee it.” – Any visible lightning will automatically cause the pool to be closed.
- “If you hear it, clear it.” – Any audible thunder will automatically cause the pool to be closed.
- The pool will remain closed for 30 minutes following the last observed instance of thunder or lightning.