Come on in… the water’s GREAT!

Orchard Brook maintains a complex of two heated swimming pools for the benefit of residents. There is a 25-yard lap pool and a kiddie pool. The pools (like the clubhouse) are largely paid for by the annual assessment, with additional funding from guest fees and other pool activities.

The pool is one of the features that makes Orchard Brook unique. Downers Grove
does not have a public, outdoor swimming facility, and many residents join local
private swim clubs at a cost of around $700 per season. We are very fortunate to
have our own facility.

About the pool

  • The pool does not open unless the temperature is at least 70 degrees.
  • In the event of lightning or thunder, the pool will be closed for 30 minutes after each subsequent episode of either lightning or thunder. Pool closings are up to the discretion of the head guard on duty.
  • If the pool is closed due to inclement weather, it does not re-open that day.
  • The wading pool is for children 7 years of age and younger. There is NO lifeguard for the wading pool and thus guardians MUST be with their children at all times.
  • There is an adult swim for everyone ages 18 and older on the hour for 15 minutes.
  • A “deep water test” is recommended for young swimmers who are either new to the pool or have not previously passed such a test. A lifeguard may ask any child to retake the test if the lifeguard believes it to be necessary for that child’s safety. The test consists of 1) swimming one length of the pool and 2) treading water for one minute in the deep end with head above the water and then exiting the pool safely. When a child passes the test we will record their name and they will receive a wristband that we request be worn at all times when swimming.

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Want to help?

If anyone would like to join the Pool Committee to help us develop creative ideas on how to make our pool an even greater experience, please contact me directly to learn how to get involved. Send a message with this link.

Questions? Contact the Pool Manager

1089 35th St, Downers Grove, IL 60515