NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: HB 492 (1988 Acts) directs the Cabinet for Health Services to regulate the design and construction of water distribution and treatment systems for swimming pools.directs the Cabinet for Health Services to adopt administrative regulations relating to public facilities, and their operation and maintenance in a safe, sanitary manner to protect public health and prevent health hazards. This administrative regulation establishes uniform standards for public swimming pools and other swimming or bathing facilities. The function of this administrative regulation is to assure the proper design and construction of new facilities as related to water distribution and treatment systems, and the proper operation and maintenance of all such facilities in a manner which will protect the public health. Executive Order 96-862, effective July 2, 1996, reorganizes the Cabinet for Human Resources and places the Department for Public Health and its programs under the Cabinet for Health Services.
It includes those operated by communities, subdivisions, apartment complexes, condominiums, clubs, camps, schools, institutions, parks, mobile home parks, hotels, recreational areas, or similar public facilities. It does not include any of the above facilities which are at private single family residences intended only for the use of the owner and guests.
Turnover Rate. The turnover rate shall be as shown in the following table:
Type of Facility
8 hours or less
Wading Pools, Spas
30 minutes or less
Water Slides, Handicap Pools
2 hours or less
All Other Pools
6 hours or less
Higher flow rates may be necessary in pools with skimmers so that each skimmer will have a minimum flow rate of thirty (30) gallons per minute.
Pregnant women, elderly persons, and persons suffering from any heart condition or disease, diabetes, or high/low blood pressure should not enter the spa without prior medical consultation and permission from their doctor.
Do not use the spa while under the influence of alcohol, tranquilizers, or other drugs that cause drowsiness, or that raise or lower blood pressure.
Do not use at water temperatures greater than 104 degrees Fahrenheit.
Do not use alone.
Unsupervised use by children is prohibited.
Enter and exit slowly.
Observe reasonable time limits (that is, ten (10) to fifteen (15) minutes), then leave the water and cool down before returning for another brief stay.
Long exposure may result in nausea, dizziness, fainting, or death.
Keep all breakable objects out of the area.
Shower before entering the spa.
902 KAR 10:120
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS Chapter 13B, 194.050, 211.090(3), HB 492 (1988 Acts), EO 96-862