10.17.01.15

.15 Standards for Limited Public-Use Pools.

A. An owner of a limited public-use pool shall ensure that:

(1) The construction of the pool is in compliance with:

(a) The American National Standard for Residential Inground Swimming Pools, if the pool is constructed in the ground or as a permanent structure in a building; or

(b) The American National Standard for Aboveground/Onground Residential Swimming Pools, if the pool is removable and located above ground or on ground;

(2) The barrier around the pool is in compliance with:

(a) Appendix E of the American National Standard for Residential Inground Swimming Pools, if the pool is used by a family day care home; or

(b) Local building codes, if the pool is donated for use by an organized group, agency, or other person for swimming lessons or water safety training;

(3) The pool and the operation of the pool are in compliance with Regulations .01—.05, .09—.12, .15, .19—.20, .24, .25B(3), .28, .31, .34, .37—.41, and .43—.54 of this chapter;

(4) The circulation system includes a properly sized flow meter to indicate the rate of flow;

(5) The dimensions of a diving area are:

(a) In conformance with Regulation .27B of this chapter; or

(b) If the diving area does not conform to Regulation .27B, the diving equipment is restricted from use by temporary barriers or is removed;

(6) A suction outlet is in compliance with Regulation .28 of this chapter to prevent suction entrapment;

(7) The following safety equipment is immediately available:

(a) A first aid kit as recommended by the American Red Cross;

(b) A mouth piece for CPR;

(c) Disposable latex plastic gloves;

(d) A light, strong rescue pole with a rescue hook designed for lifesaving;

(e) A rescue tube for each lifeguard, if a lifeguard is on duty; and

(f) A telephone for reaching 911 emergency service and the telephone location posted with the:

(i) Name and phone number of the nearest available police, fire, and ambulance or rescue unit,

(ii) Name of the facility or the name of the owner of the property where the pool is located, and

(iii) Location of the pool;

(8) An individual certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for the professional rescuer and certified in first aid is on duty while the pool is in use;

(9) Pool chemicals are used and stored in accordance with manufacturers' directions and the material safety data sheet for a particular chemical; and

(10) The pool has backflow protection:

(a) For a potable water supply, in conformance with COMAR 09.20.01, and

(b) For waste water, in conformance with COMAR 09.20.01.

B. An owner of a family day care home using a limited public-use pool shall ensure that water safety supervision is provided in compliance with COMAR 07.04.01.22.

C. An organized group, agency, or other person using a limited public-use pool for swimming lessons or water safety training shall ensure that water safety supervision is provided as follows:

(1) An individual certified as an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, or with an equivalent certification that has been approved by the Secretary, is on site to conduct swimming lessons or water safety training; and

(2) Aquatic rescue staff are on site as follows:

(a) An individual certified in American Red Cross Basic Water Rescue, or with equivalent certification as approved by the Secretary, for each ten bathers, or fraction of ten bathers, if the pool:

(i) Is no more than 3 1/2 feet in depth at the shallow end of the swimming area,

(ii) Is no more than 5 feet in depth at the deepest point,

(iii) Has a rescue pole that can be practically used to reach beyond the midpoint of the pool and can be used within the pool enclosure without an obstruction, such as a wall or tall fencing, that restricts the use of the pole, and

(iv) Has no diving board, sliding board, or recreational play equipment, or the equipment is blocked off to restrict use; or

(b) An individual certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding, or with an equivalent certification as approved by the Secretary, for each 25 bathers, or fraction of 25 bathers, if the pool:

(i) Is more than 3 1/2 feet in depth at the shallow end of the swimming area,

(ii) Has an area more than 5 feet in depth at the deepest point,

(iii) Does not have a rescue pole that can be practically used to reach beyond the midpoint of the pool, or an obstruction, such as a wall or tall fencing, exists within the pool enclosure that restricts the use of the pole, or

(iv) Has a diving board, a sliding board, or recreational play equipment that is not blocked off to restrict use.

D. This regulation does not prohibit an organized group, agency, or other person using a limited public-use pool for swimming lessons or water safety training from providing the portable safety equipment, aquatic safety personnel, pool operator, test kits, or other materials required for a limited public-use pool, to meet the requirements of this chapter.