Prior to the adoption of Ord. 16334 on 02/07/2000, Section 11-279 read as follows.


    (a) Water. Any person owning or operating a swimming pool or family pool shall provide and maintain the water in such pool so that it contains not less than 0.3 parts per million or more than 1.5 parts per million available of excess chlorine and pH between 7.0 and 8.0 at all times when the pool is in use, except that natural bodies of water shall only be required to be certified free of pollution and approved for swimming by the health department.

    (b) Telephone, phone numbers. Any person owning or operating a swimming pool or family pool shall provide and maintain a telephone in working order and the telephone number of the fire department and six (6) available doctors posted adjacent to such pool, or the owner or operator of such pool shall provide some other manner or means approved by the health department, of effectively summoning the fire department and a doctor.

    (c) Ingress, egress, pool markings. Any person owning or operating a swimming pool or family pool shall provide and maintain convenient means of ingress and egress, and shall clearly mark or indicate the depth of water and any dangerous irregularities of the bottom.

    (d) Fence. Every swimming pool and family pool within the city, whether public or private, or the property upon which such is located, shall be completely surrounded by a fence or wall not less than four (4) feet in height, having no openings or holes larger than six (6) inches in any dimension, except for doors and gates. All doors and gates shall be fastened and locked at any and all times that the pool is not in use or is unattended.

    (e) Condition of premises. The buildings, grounds, dressing rooms, and all other swimming pool or family pool facilities shall be kept in a sanitary and safe condition and maintained free from garbage, trash and other refuse, and objects hazardous to health and safety of bathers.

    (a) Removable ladders.   A Class D pool which is designed with a removable ladder shall have the ladder removed when the pool is unattended.  A Class D pool which has a safety ladder designed to swing upward and lock into place shall be locked into place when the pool is unattended.

    (b)    Closing inspection.  All Class A,B, C, E and F pools shall have a closing inspection for off season safety considerations.    

    (c)    Lifeguard.  Each Class A, C and F swimming pool shall have at least one lifeguard on duty.  The total number of lifeguards shall be based on anticipated usage and design characteristics.  Lifeguard requirements for Class C pools shall not apply for lap swimming, athletic competition, organized classes and for other activities specified by the director which are supervised by appropriate staff members.   Lifeguards shall have completed a nationally recognized lifeguarding course.  All lifeguards or instructors on duty must be physically able and fit to rescue any bather in danger of drowning.  Lifeguards shall be in the pool area when the pool is open to persons other than residents of a hotel, motel, apartment building or multiple-family dwelling.

    (d)    Rules of conduct.  Each Class A, B, C, E and F swimming pool shall have posted rules for the conduct of bathers to minimize danger of injury to persons using the pool.  All such rules shall be approved by the health department.

    (e)    “Swim at Own Risk” sign.  Each Class B swimming pool shall, when a lifeguard is not on duty, have conspicuously posted at the entrances to the pool a sign with letters not less than two inches in height reading “No Lifeguard on Duty - Swim at Own Risk.”

    (f)    Toilet and Shower Facilities.  Each person owning or operating a Class C pool shall provide toilet and shower facilities for nonresident swimming pool users.

(Code 1964, §§ 10.10110(B), 10.10120, 10.10130)