Utah Administrative Code
Health
Title R392 - Disease Control and Prevention, Environmental Services.
Rule R392-302 - Design, Construction and Operation of Public Pools.
R392-302-29 - Supervision of Pools.

Universal Citation: UT Admin Code R 392-302-29

(1) Public pools must be supervised by an operator that is certified or recertified by a program of training and testing that is approved by the Utah Department of Health. The local health department may determine the appropriate numbers of pools any one certified operator may supervise using criteria based on pool compliance history, local considerations of time and distance, and the individual operator's abilities.

(2) The pool operator must keep written records of all information pertinent to the operation, maintenance and sanitation of each pool facility. Records must be available at the facility and be readily accessible. The pool operator must make records available to the Department or the local health department having jurisdiction upon their request. These records must include disinfectant residual in the pool water, pH and temperature of the pool water, pool circulation rate, quantities of chemicals and filter aid used, filter head loss, filter washing schedule, cleaning and disinfecting schedule for pool decks and dressing rooms, occurrences of fecal release into the pool water or onto the pool deck, bather load, and other information required by the local health department. The pool operator must keep the records at the facility, for at least two operating seasons.

(3) The public pool owner, in consultation with the qualified operator designated in accordance with R392-302-29(1), shall develop an operation, maintenance and sanitation plan for the pool that will assure that the pool water meets the sanitation and quality standards set forth in this rule. The plan shall be in writing and available for inspection by the local health department. At a minimum the plan shall include the frequency of measurements of pool disinfectant residuals, pH and pool water temperature that will be taken. The plan shall also specify who is responsible to take and record the measurements.

(4) If the public pool water samples required in Section R392-302-27(5) fail bacteriological quality standards as defined in Section R392-302-27(5), the local health department shall require the public pool owner and qualified operator to develop an acceptable plan to correct the problem. The local health department may require more frequent water samples, additional training for the qualified operator and also may require that:

(a) the pool operator measure and record the level of disinfectant residuals, pH, and pool water temperature four times a day (if oxidation reduction potential technology is used in accordance with this rule, the local health department may reduce the water testing frequency requirement) or

(b) the pool operator read flow rate gauges and record the pool circulation rate four times a day.

(5) Bather load must be limited if necessary to insure the safety of bathers and pool water quality as required in Section R392-302-27.

(6) A sign that meets the requirements of a "2 Inch Safety Sign" in R392-302-39(1), (2) and (3)(b) must be posted in the immediate vicinity of the pool stating the location of the nearest telephone and emergency telephone numbers which shall include 911 or other local emergency numbers.

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