Park Rules And Regulations

Bather Rules under New Jersey Law

Bather rules for swimming pools, wading pools, hot tubs and spas under New Jersey Law [N.J.A.C. Sections 8:26-5.4 and 8:26-5.8(d)]



Please carefully read the below rules and regulations.  Each time you purchase or receive a ticket or membership to, or are admitted to or enter or use, the park, you thereby acknowledge and agree that you have read, understood, accepted and agreed to abide by the below rules and regulations.  A violation of any rule/regulation is cause for ejection without refund or credit.


Park Rules and Regulations: Bather rules for swimming pools, wading pools, hot tubs and spas under New Jersey Law [N.J.A.C. Sections 8:26-5.4 and 8:26-5.8(d)]


New Jersey Law [N.J.A.C. Section 8:26-5.4] requires compliance with the following:


Any person showing evidence of any communicable skin disease, sore or inflamed eyes, cold, nasal or ear discharges, or any other communicable disease shall be denied admission.


Any person with excessive sunburn, open blisters, cuts, or bandages shall be denied admission.


Do not enter the water if you are experiencing or recovering from diarrhea or have had any signs or symptoms of a gastrointestinal (stomach) disease in the past seven days.


All children in diapers must wear plastic pants with snug fitting elastic waist and leg bands. Do not wash out soiled diapers in the bathing water.


Children should be encouraged to use the restroom before entering the water. Immediately report any accidents you observe in the bathing waters to a lifeguard.


No animals, except for service animals, shall be allowed in the swimming pool, wading pool, hot tub, or spa area, dressing rooms, or other parts of the enclosure.


Glass containers shall be prohibited in food and drink areas.


All persons shall shower before entering the water.


Conduct which endangers the safety and comfort of others shall be prohibited.


Outdoor bathing shall be prohibited during an electrical storm.


Persons suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol shall be prohibited from entering the water.


To ensure a safe bathing environment:


Only U.S. Coast Guard-approved Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) are permitted.  No other flotation devices are permitted.  No “swimmies,” “floaties,” “water wings” or other types of inflatable armbands are permitted.


Weak swimmer or novice must wear U.S. Coast Guard-approved PFD.


Vests are available.  Ask admissions, a supervisor or a lifeguard for assistance.


Exercise caution in deep water.  Prolonged exposure to wave action may result in fatigue.


No rafts, tubes, inflatables, foam or other toys or devices.


No water toys, snorkels, squirt guns, or similar items.


No balls, Frisbees or other flying objects or sports equipment or similar items.


No diving, jumping or running.


No pushing, dunking, shoulder-riding, excessive splashing or other horseplay.


No inappropriate or unsafe behavior or activities.


No spitting, spouting or nose-blowing.


No underwater breath-holding exercises.


No prolonged underwater swimming for time or distance.


No competitive/repetitive underwater breath-holding.


Do not distract any lifeguard or other safety personnel. Do not engage any lifeguard or other safety personnel in unnecessary conversation.


Do not enter pool, ride or other attraction areas except at permitted points of entry and exit (as indicated by signage) when permitted or directed to do so by park personnel.


Do not sunbathe, lie, sit, etc. close to the edge of the pool or anywhere else where swimmers/walkers may trip over you.  You may only sunbathe, lie, sit, etc. in an area designated area for such activity.


All patrons must shower before entering or re-entering the pool.  Please shower after using the toilet facilities.  The use of sunscreen is encouraged; however, patrons using suntan oils are not permitted in the water.


Changing diapers on or around the pool deck is not allowed.  Diapers must be changed in restrooms.  Please wash with soap and water after changing a diaper.



New Jersey Law [N.J.A.C. Section 8:26-5.8(d)] requires compliance with the following:




Pregnant women, elderly persons, those suffering from heart disease, diabetes, high or low blood pressure, or those using prescription medications should not enter [any] hot tub or spa without prior medical consultation and permission from their doctor.


Unsupervised use [of any hot tub or spa] by children under 16 years of age is prohibited [by New Jersey law.  Further at Sahara Sam’s Oasis, children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian, or group leader.]


Do not use [any] hot tub or spa while under the influence of alcohol, anticoagulants, antihistamines, vasoconstrictors, vasodilators, stimulants, hypnotics, narcotics, or tranquilizers.


Do not use [any] hot tub or spa while alone.


Shower before entering [any] hot tub or spa.


There shall be a 15 minute time limit on time spent in [any] hot tub or spa. Long continuous exposures may result in nausea, dizziness, or fainting.