According to an article in the Orlando Sentinel, quite a few changes will be taking place at Walt Disney World’s most popular pools.
The first of the major changes is that lifeguards will now be on site all day. Previously, lifeguards were only around for part of the day, with the rest of the day being swim-at-your-own-risk. (Signs were up indicating this.)
The other very large change is that guests will no longer be allowed to swim after posted pool hours. To enforce this, the installation of fences and gates is planned at resorts that don’t currently have them. Feature pools will now open at either 7 a.m. or 9 a.m. (depending on the season) and will close at 11 p.m. nightly.
As of now, the smaller, quiet pools will remain accessible at all hours, with no lifeguards in place.
All pools will be changed over by November 2013.