The Key West Club follows local and national safety standards in regards to lightning. Our lifeguards are instructed to clear the pools and hot tub upon hearing thunder or seeing lightning, and these areas must remained cleared for at least thirty minutes following the latest sighting/hearing; no one can be in the water or near the edge of the pool.
We realize that clearing the pool represents an inconvenience to our guests, but our policies are in line with both local and national facilities. Keep in mind that our pool facility is connected to underground water pipes, gas lines, telephone and electric wiring, etc.; a lightning strike to the ground anywhere near this metallic network could induce shocks elsewhere. Please do not argue with or interfere with a lifeguard who is following the requirements of his/her job by calling a thunder break.