Aquatics

AQUATIC CENTER FACILITIES


INDOOR


At the Indoor Aquatic Center at The Lodge, you can simmer in the warmth of the 104-degree whirlpool spa or drift along the gentle surf of the 84-degree wave pool, which doubles as a six-lane, 25-yard lap pool. The toddler pool is a playful puddle with fountains and spouts. An immense indoor flume slide shoots brave swimmers through loops that stretch outside the building before bringing them back for a splashdown. In our wave pool, you can brave the waves on a tube or float along, relaxing your cares away. Children love the beach-style entry, allowing them to ease into the waves slowly. In addition to chlorine, all of our indoor pools use an ultraviolet sanitation system to give you a safer and cleaner pool with fewer chemicals. Our main pool serves a multitude of functions including lap swimming, water walking, swimming lessons, water exercise and open swim.

OUTDOOR


At The Lodge Outdoor Pool, we see waters that are never still. We see our children’s sunny smiles as they shuffle between our two outdoor pools. Our lower pool features an oceanic entry, an otter slide and plenty of open play space. The upper pool is home to our cool water whirlpool, lazy river and two slides, a flume and 75 foot speed slide. Plus, the whole family will delight in the refreshing mist of our splash pad with its fountains, tumble buckets and spray features. Cruise down the lazy river inside a single or double tube designed for parent and tot. Teenagers will enjoy the sunning pad with just enough water to cover your feet and keep you cool in the hot St. Louis summer sun.

The Lodge is open to members, Des Peres Residents and Non-Residents.  Non-members can pay the Lodge Daily Admission Rates to enjoy the facility!

WHEN TO SWIM SCHEDULE


The Aquatic Center strives to provide a balance between open swimming, lap swimming and programming. “Open Swim” is defined as the time when our Aquatic Center is available for our members and guests to play in the pool(s). Additional Open Swim times offered during holidays and school breaks. Please view the monthly detailed schedule below:

INDOOR & OUTDOOR SUMMER

OPEN SWIM POOL SCHEDULE


May 25 - August 4
Monday
Indoor: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Open Swim without Waves
Outdoor: 11:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday
Indoor: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Open Swim with Waves
Outdoor: 11:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday 
Indoor: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Open Swim without Waves
Outdoor: 11:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Thursday 
Indoor: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Open Swim with Waves
Indoor: 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Open Swim without Waves
Outdoor: 11:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.**
Friday
Indoor: 1:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Open Swim with Waves
Outdoor: 11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.*
Saturday
Indoor: 12:00 - 7:00 p.m.  Open Swim with Waves
Outdoor: 11:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.***
Sunday
Indoor: 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Open Swim with Waves
Outdoor: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

**Adjusted holiday hours on 7/4/19 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
***Pool will close early on 7/20/19 at 6:30 p.m.


August 5 - 11
(The indoor pool will be closed for annual maintenance and cleaning re-opening on 8/12/19)
Monday - Thursday
Indoor: Closed
Outdoor: 11:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Friday
Indoor: Closed
Outdoor: 11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday
Indoor: Closed
Outdoor: 11:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Sunday
Indoor: Closed
Outdoor: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

August 12 - September 2
(Because most of our staff returns to school, the Outdoor Aquatic Center will close Monday through Friday)
Labor Day, 9/2/19
Indoor: 12:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Outdoor: 11:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday
Indoor: 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Open Swim without Waves
Outdoor: Closed
Friday
Indoor: 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Open Swim with Waves
Outdoor: Closed
Saturday
Indoor: 12:00 - 7:00 p.m.  Open Swim with Waves
Outdoor: 11:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Sunday
Indoor: 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Open Swim with Waves
Outdoor: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!


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. 

WEATHER WEBSITE

 
For weather information, please visit our weather cancellations website.

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.