Rules and Regulations


Bathing Attire - Appropriate swimwear is mandatory. Swimming in street clothes, such as cut-offs, is not permitted. Clean swim shirts, shorts or pants for coverage are allowed over proper swimwear.

Swimmy Diapers & Plastic Pants - Per Pennsylvania State Health Code, all children in diapers must wear swimmy diapers with snug fitting plastic pants on top. Children should be encouraged to use the rest room before entry into the pools, and periodically throughout their stay at the facility. Immediately report any accidents to a supervisor.

Wristbands - Children age 12 and under who pass the deep water skills test will be given a yellow HAC wristband (indicating proficient deep water swimming skills). This allows them access to restricted areas such as the Fit Pool, diving boards and slides. Deep-water assessment tests are given by HAC Lifeguards and Supervisors. Visit the Guard Station on deck to determine if your child should take the deep water swim test. Sharing of wristbands could jeopardize pool membership. Kindly remind your children to protect and value their wristband. One wristband is given at no charge. Replacement bands must be purchased for a fee of $3.
*There is no record kept of those who pass the swim test. Should a child lose his/her wristband, s/he will be required to retake the deep water swim test.

Key Tags - Must be presented for admission each time you enter the facility. One key tag is provided at no charge. Key tags should be kept for future seasons. Replacement tags must be purchased for a fee of $5.

Personal Items and Chairs - Supervisors will instruct you to move any and all items that present a safety issue or hazard.

Food & Drink - Small coolers with your snacks and beverages are allowed. All food and drinks should be kept away from all pool areas. No glass containers are permitted anywhere on site, per Pennsylvania State regulations. The concession stand offers a variety of choices for meals, drinks and snacks.

Flotation Devices - Only properly fitting, coast guard approved flotation devices are allowed. Anyone using a flotation device must be accompanied at arms length by a responsible adult in the water. Aids such as, swimmies, back bubbles, or rings are not allowed in any pool areas. Balls, floats, and noodles are provided by Aquatic Center staff at announced and posted times. ADA flotation collars are provided by the HAC.

No Pets/Animals - With the exception of Service Animals, pets and animals are not allowed within the Aquatic Center.

Bag Checks - Management reserves the right to check coolers and backpacks. All coolers and bags will be checked upon entry to the facility. 

Personal Conduct - Management reserves the right to deny entrance to, and/or remove individuals who display conduct which endangers the safety and comfort of others, staff, and public.

Supervision - No child under the age of 14 may enter the facility without a caregiver. Children under the age of 9 must be under constant watch and control by their caregiver at all times. Caregivers must be at least 16 years old.

No Smoking/No Alcohol - There shall be no smoking nor consumption of alcohol at any time on Aquatic Center property, including outside entrances, parking lots, or after hours.

Weather Policy - Unfortunately, the weather doesn't always cooperate with swimming plans. The Hatfield Aquatic Center (HAC) will attempt to offer uninterrupted service and remain open as long as possible when there is inclement weather. Our goal is to offer the best guest service possible without compromising the safety of our guests and staff. Please see our weather policy for specific details

Unscheduled Closing Policy - At the discretion of HAC management, the pool may be closed due to the following related conditions and will be consistent with DVIT guidelines and other prevailing practices of like facilities: Chemical, Mechanical Failure and Water Contamination

HAC Communication for Weather and Unscheduled Closures in the following ways: For weather related and pool closing updates, check Facebook and/or the main page of Hatfield Aquatic Center website under "Announcements."