22 CCR Section 65501-65503. Public Swimming Pools; Definitions and Scope
§ 65501. Definitions.
(a) “Ancillary Facility” means any area used in conjunction with or for the operation of a public pool, including, but not limited to, public dressing rooms, lockers, shower or bathroom areas, drinking fountains, equipment rooms, pool deck areas, pool enclosures, or building spaces, that is intended to be used by pool users.
(b) “Clean Pool Water” means public pool water maintained free of dirt, oils, scum, algae, floating debris, or visible organic and inorganic materials that would pollute the water.
(c) “Communicable Disease” means an illness caused by an infectious agent or its toxins that occurs through the direct or indirect transmission of the infectious agent or its products from an infected individual or via an animal, vector, or the inanimate environment to a susceptible animal or human host.
(d) “Clear Pool Water” means public pool water that is free from cloudiness and is transparent.
(e) “Enforcing Agent” means the local health officer, director of environmental health, registered environmental health specialist, environmental health specialist trainee, or an inspector of the State Department of Public Health.
(f) “Pool Operator” means the pool owner or a person the pool owner delegates to conduct public pool operation and maintenance. The public pool owner may delegate pool operator responsibilities to another person, but the pool owner shall retain responsibility for ensuring compliance with these regulations.
(g) “Pool User” means a person using a public pool or ancillary facilities for the purpose of participating in or watching pool users engaged in water activities such as diving, swimming, or wading.
(h) “Public Pool” means any public swimming pool, public bathhouse, public swimming place, and public bathing place that is or includes an artificial basin, chamber, or tank constructed or prefabricated with impermeable surfaces and such pools, bathhouses, and places are used or intended to be used for public swimming, diving, or recreational water activities. “Public Pool” does not include individual therapeutic tubs or baths where the main purpose is cleaning of the body.
(i) “Public Pool Sites” means all public pools, ancillary facilities, and water treatment systems at the public pool premises.
(j) “Recirculation System” means the system of hydraulic components designed to remove, filter, disinfect, and return water to the public pool.
(k) “Spa” means a public pool that incorporates a water jet system, an aeration system, or a combination of the two systems used in conjunction with heated water.
(l) “Special Purpose Pool” means a public pool constructed exclusively for a specific purpose, such as instruction, diving, or medical treatment.
(m) “Splash Zone” means the maximum distance the water from a spray ground can project horizontally.
(n) “Spray Ground” means a public pool with no standing water in the splash zone and consists of a surge basin with a recirculation system from which water is directed through water features for contact with pool users.
(o) “Surge Basin” means a reservoir or surge trench open to the atmosphere that receives water via gravity flow from the main drain, spray ground, or perimeter overflow system and from which the recirculation system operates.
(p) “Wading Pool” means a public pool intended to be used for wading by small children and having a maximum water depth of 18 inches (457 mm) at the deepest point.
(q) “Water Feature” means an interactive device or structure such as a water fountain, water spray, dancing water jet, waterfall, dumping bucket, or shooting water cannon through which water is directed at the pool user.
(r) “Water Treatment System” means all materials and equipment related to disinfection, water quality, recirculation, and filtration.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 116050, 131052 and 131200, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Sections 116025, 116035, 116043, 116050 and 116055, Health and Safety Code.
1. New Chapter 20 (Articles 1-3, Sections 65501-65547, not consecutive) filed 10-16-80; designated effective 10-1-81 (Register 80, No. 42).
2. Editorial correction of effective date of History Note No. 1 (Register 80, No. 52).
3. Editorial change filed 9-4-81 redesignating effective date of 10-16-80 order from 10-1-81 to 12-30-81 (Register 81, No. 36).
4. Repealer and new section and amendment of Note filed 10-14-2014; operative 1-1-2015 (Register 2014, No. 42).
This database is current through 5/15/20 Register 2020, No. 20
22 CCR § 65501, 22 CA ADC § 65501
§ 65503. Scope.
(a) The provisions of this Chapter shall apply to all public pools and public pool sites, including, but not limited to:
(1) Amusement park pools.
(2) Apartment house pools.
(3) Bed and breakfast inn pools.
(4) Campground pools.
(5) Club pools.
(6) Commercial pools.
(7) Condominium pools.
(8) Health or fitness club pools.
(9) Homeowner association pools.
(10) Hotel pools.
(11) Licensed day care facility pools.
(12) Medical facility pools.
(13) Mineral springs pools.
(14) Motel pools.
(15) Municipal pools.
(16) Public or private school pools.
(17) Recreational vehicle or mobile home park pools.
(18) Resort pools.
(19) Special purpose pools.
(20) Spray grounds.
(21) Swim school pools.
(22) Water park pools.
(23) Wave pools.
(b) Mineral springs pools that meet the fresh water flow exception standard in section 3123B.1, Title 24, California Code of Regulations (CCR), must comply with all the public pool standards in this chapter except for continuous public pool disinfection requirements in section 65529, if monthly bacteriological water-quality standards are met according to section 65531. Mineral springs pools that do not meet the fresh water flow exception standard in section 3123B.1, Title 24, CCR, shall comply with all public pool standards in this chapter and Title 24, CCR.
(c) The provisions of this Chapter shall apply to all ancillary facilities and equipment provided, operated, and maintained in connection with public pools, including, but not limited to:
(1) Dressing rooms.
(2) Drinking fountains.
(3) Fencing and enclosures.
(4) Locker rooms.
(5) Pool decks.
(6) Safety equipment.
(7) Shower rooms.
(8) Toilet facilities.
(9) Water treatment systems.
(d) A private pool is any constructed pool, permanent or portable, that is intended for use by occupants of not more than three residential units. Private pools are not public pools for the provisions of this chapter.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 116035, 116050, 131052 and 131200, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Sections 116025 and 116043, Health and Safety Code.
1. Amendment of section and Note filed 10-14-2014; operative 1-1-2015 (Register 2014, No. 42).
This database is current through 5/15/20 Register 2020, No. 20
22 CCR § 65503, 22 CA ADC § 65503