Rules

General Ross Park Aquatic Complex Facility Rules



The following rules pertain to the use of facilities at the Ross Park Aquatics Complex (RPAC):

  1. Anyone entering Ross Park Aquatic Complex must pay an admission fee. No exceptions.
  2. Swim diapers and plastic pants are required for all toddlers under 3 years of age.
  3. Proper swim attire required.
  4. Well-fitted, Coast Guard-approved life jackets are allowed if used within parental reach.
  5. Glass containers are not allowed in the facility.
  6. Alcoholic beverages or tobacco/vape products of any kind are not permitted.
  7. Patrons must supply their own locks for lockers, and valuables should never be left unattended. The City of Pocatello is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

General Pool Rules



  1. No running
  2. No diving (including no back dives)
  3. No flips or cartwheels
  4. No flotation devices
  5. No riding on shoulders
  6. No water balloons
  7. No spitting
  8. No pushing
  9. No food, drinks, or gum in the pool
  10. No barbecue grills allowed
  11. Lifeguards' rules and instructions are to be followed at all times

Main Pool Rules



  1. Noodles are allowed
  2. No walking or standing on the wall
  3. No swimming while on the ramp
  4. Do not climb over the rail
  5. Do not hang on the ropes
  6. Do not float on the basketballs
  7. Do not hang on the basketball court net or rim
  8. Non-swimmers must stay in shallow area
  9. No sitting or standing on the rails
  10. Any suspected non-swimmers must be swim tested by lifeguards
  11. Lifeguards' rules and instructions are to be followed at all times

Lazy River Rules



  1. No tipping tubes
  2. Do not deflate the tubes
  3. No jumping into tubes from side
  4. Do not hang on the bridge
  5. Do not walk along the sides under the bridge
  6. Do not block the river
  7. Do not stand or kneel on the tubes
  8. Do not stack the tubes
  9. Do not bounce on the tubes
  10. Noodles are not allowed
  11. Lifeguards' rules and instructions are to be followed at all times

Activity Pool Rules



  1. Noodles are allowed
  2. No jumping on lily pads
  3. No running across lily pads
  4. No floating on the basketballs
  5. No hanging on the basketball court net or rim
  6. One at a time on the lily pads
  7. People are required to keep moving along the lily pads
  8. No climbing on top of the cargo net
  9. Do not tip the lily pads
  10. If you fall off the lily pads, you must start over
  11. Any suspected non-swimmers must be swim tested by lifeguards
  12. Lifeguards' rules and instructions are to be followed at all times

Kiddie Pool Rules



  1. Ages 10 and under only on toy
  2. No chairs in the water surrounding the edge
  3. Feet first only down the slide
  4. No adults riding the slide or on the tire swing
  5. One at a time down the slide
  6. Only 3 kids on the tire swing at a time
  7. No standing on the tire swing
  8. Lifeguards' rules and instructions are to be followed at all times

Slide Rules



  1. Only people with wristbands are allowed to ride down the slide
  2. Do not crowd
  3. One person at a time
  4. Only lifeguards can catch kids
  5. Patrons must immediately exit slide pool
  6. No sitting on laps
  7. No trains
  8. No stopping in the slide
  9. May only ride sitting up and facing forward
  10. No crawling up the slide from the slide pool
  11. Cannot go down wearing jeans or jean shorts
  12. Cannot wear goggles or glasses (they need to be held or worn around the neck)
  13. Lifeguards' rules and instructions are to be followed at all times