You may associate pools with the sound of children happily splashing away, but for one New Jersey pool, kids are no longer welcome.

Bally’s AC Hotel and Casino has instituted a 21-and-over-only policy effective immediately for their pool and fitness center.

Due to customer demand, Bally’s Pool & Fitness will be available to ADULTS ONLY (21+),” the casino said on Instagram. “Kick back, relax, and take a dip!

Couple in the pool, close up
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According to a statement from Bally’s:

The pool is an amenity for our hotel guests. After receiving many complaints, Bally’s changed its pool accessibility to guests 21 years or older, and it has been well received,” said Michael Monty, General Manager of Bally’s Atlantic City.

Apparently, unruly and unsupervised children running amok bothered the adult guests, who, it is assumed, paid a pretty penny to stay at Bally’s. So now the grownups can enjoy a relaxed day at the pool undisturbed.

Swimming in Clear Waters

Families who are put out by the rule change could always go to the Showboat, I guess. It unveiled its mammoth Island Waterpark this summer. The new Island Waterpark includes more than a dozen water slides, a 1,000 square-foot surf simulator, an 11,000 linear-foot lazy river, the largest arcade on the East Coast and the largest Zoltar fortune teller in the world. Construction of all the amenities at the park isn’t complete yet, as it’s a multi-phase opening.

Of course, if the families really want to go swimming together, there is a big ocean accessible to visitors to Atlantic City.

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