Why is proper pool attire required at the BCA pools?

Similarly to showering, wearing a proper and dedicated swimsuit or attire reduces the risk of bringing waterborne illnesses and contaminants into the pool. Cotton and some other materials can hold detergents, germs, and bacteria which can be released into the water. This can cause a swimmer to get ill and affect water chemistry and clarity.    

Cotton also:

  • Tends to absorb water and pool chemicals, requiring the use of more disinfectant;
  • Becomes heavier when wet which can weigh down swimmers;
  • Becomes tight-fitting to the body which can increase the risk of underwater entrapment;
  • Breaks down fibers in the water which can clog the filter system;
  • Color-dyed cotton can release dyes into the water, causing poor water clarity and chemistry balance.

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1. What is the guest pass policy and how do I use my guest passes?
2. At what age can my child go by themselves to the pool?
3. Do I need to register for a Bram Life Pass?
4. Who is eligible to register for Bram Life Passes?
5. Can I obtain a pass for my nanny, au pair, or babysitter?
6. Why is proper pool attire required at the BCA pools?
7. Can I bring food to the pool?