Prior to the adoption of Ord. 16334 on 02/07/2000, Section 11-280 read as follows.


    Any person owning or operating a swimming pool (other than a family pool), ancillary commercial pool or a pool operated as ancillary service of a motel or hotel, shall provide and maintain the following:

    (1)    Lifeguard. At least one lifeguard on duty and at an appointed station for each fifty (50) persons in the pool area during the time that such pool is in use. Such lifeguard shall have completed the senior lifesaving course conducted by the American National Red Cross, and shall have in his possession a valid, unexpired card duly authenticated to that effect; except, that when organized classes are being conducted by an educational institution, the aforesaid requirements shall be satisfied by the presence of an appointed swimming instructor of the institution conducting the classes. All such lifeguards or instructors on duty must be physically able and fit to rescue any bather in danger of drowning.

    (2)    Rules of conduct. Rules for the conduct of bathers so as to minimize danger of injury to persons using the pool. All such rules shall be approved by the health department.

    (3)    "Swim at own risk" sign. Swimming pools operated in conjunction with a hotel or motel shall, at all times when a lifeguard is not on duty, have conspicuously posted at the entrance to the pool a sign with letters not less than two (2) inches in height reading "No Lifeguard On Duty--Swim at Own Risk."

    (a)  The director of health services shall have the authority to make rules and regulations to ensure safe and sanitary operation of swimming pools. The health department shall inspect all class A, B, C, E and F swimming pools regularly. If a swimming pool owner or operator does not consent to a health department inspection of the swimming pool facilities, the health department code enforcement official shall make application for a warrant pursuant to chapter 15 of this Code.

    (b)  The director may permit other protective devices or structures to be used instead of the fencing, gates, doors and latches required by this article if the degree of protection afforded by the substitute devices or structures is not less than the protection afforded by the fence, gate, door and latch required by this article.


(Code 1964, § 10.10110(A))