General Pool Information
Quick Links: About Our Pools & Aquatics Programs | Statement on COVID-19 Pool Safety & Body Zone Disinfection Policies | General Pool Rules & Regulations | Tentative Pool Schedule | Fees | Aqua Fitness Class Information | Lap Swimming Information | Swim Lesson Information | How To Buy & Book Lap Swimming & Aqua Fitness Classes
About Our Pools & Aquatics Programs
Our pool and pool programming such as lap swimming and aqua fitness will be fully operational on Monday, September 28, 2020.
All pool programs and services are now reservation-only, fee-based and offer a multitude of safety measures for your health and well-being. More information about these details is outlined below. The hydrotherapy pool will remain closed until further notice.
Body Zone’s Aquatic Center is home to a six-lane 25-yard pool with a zero-depth access ramp and two starting blocks, hydrotherapy pool, two locker rooms and family changing area. The pool and hydrotherapy pool underwent a major renovation in January 2019, including a total overhaul of the air handler system and many other structural repairs and improvements.
We’re proud to offer extensive programming in the pool with something for every member of our community. From lap swimming to our popular Swim School, Aqua Fitness classes, water safety certification programs and more, we’re Berks County’s swimming headquarters. Whether you’re looking to learn how to swim or become a lifeguard, we’ll get you there.
Statement on COVID-19 Pool Safety & Body Zone Disinfection Policies
In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the pool area, we are following strict CDC and PA Dept of Health guidelines to keep our members and guests safe. For pool programming, this becomes especially difficult and challenging. Because of social distancing mandates, capacity restrictions and required cleaning protocols all pool programs are now based on availability and require a reservation. The hydrotherapy pool and family changing areas will be closed indefinitely.
Per the CDC, there is no evidence that COVID-19 can spread to people through the water used in pools, hot tubs, or water playgrounds and proper operation and disinfection of pools, hot tubs, and water playgrounds should kill the virus that causes COVID-19.
During our shutdown, our pools and adjoining locker rooms were thoroughly disinfected and received daily and weekly maintenance on pool water and systems per our regular high standards of sanitization and testing protocols which already followed CDC guidelines. Pool water is tested by BZ staff three times per day and receives weekly testing from a local laboratory. Pool water is treated with calcium hypochlorite, via a new filtration system (December 2019) which is a form of chlorine and sphagnum moss and EPA-registered for pool disinfection.
Body Zone’s pool ventilation system was completely overhauled in 2019 with a state-of-the-art air handler that receives regular filter replacement and inspection.
Pool staff, via an established schedule (see our Tentative Pool Schedule below), cleans and disinfects all touchpoints and pool deck as well as check the water chemistry prior to camp pool times and immediately afterward. Pool staff has been trained in all cleaning strategies and is required to wear and enforce masks and practice and enforce social distancing.
General Pool Rules, Regulations & Safety Measures For Programs
Click here to read Pool Rules, Regulations & Safety Measures For Programs
Tentative Pool Schedule – Updated September 12, 2020
Fees For Lap Swimming & Aqua Fitness Classes
|Body Zone Member*: $5/class or 45-minute lap swimming session|
|Non-member fee: $15/class or 45-minute lap swimming session (includes a day pass to fitness center too)|
|*SilverSneaker members registered at Body Zone are eligible for the member fee.|
Aqua Fitness Class Information
- Classes begin on September 28
- Learn more about the class schedule and buy/book classes HERE.
Lap Swimming Information
- Lap swimming begins September 28.
- Learn more about lap swimming and buy/book classes HERE.
- Lap swimming sessions are 45-minutes long.
- Five lanes will be open for reservation — one person per lane.
Swim Lesson Information
Body Zone offers swim lessons for all ages through our popular Swim School and Private Swim Lessons “On-Demand.” Learn more and register for a program online here.
For more information about our aquatic facility and programs, please contact:
Director of Aquatics