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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 460. Regulations Governing Tourist Establishment Swimming Pools and Other Public Pools
6/16/2024

12VAC5-460-250. Disinfection equipment.

All swimming pools shall be provided with approved chlorine feeding equipment. The chlorinating equipment shall be capable of applying a dose up to 6.0 ppm of chlorine at the rate of recirculation. Chlorine gas feeding equipment and chlorine gas cylinders shall be installed in an enclosed space or room separate from the filter room and equipped with a door capable of being locked. When this chlorinator room is tight, it shall be equipped with a forced draft fan exhausting to the outside from the floor level, and a fresh air inlet shall be provided near the ceiling. Forced draft apparatus shall have sufficient capacity to exhaust the contents of the room in at least three minutes. The chlorine gas tanks shall be protected from direct sunlight and fastened in place during storage and use. An approved type gas mask shall be provided where chlorine gas is being utilized. Gas masks shall be located accessible to, but outside of, the chlorinator room.

Nothing in this section shall be construed as debarring any other method of disinfection or filtration equipment demonstrated to be of at least equal efficiency and approved by the State Health Commissioner.

Statutory Authority

§ 35.1-13 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-35-05 § 25, eff. March 1, 1962.

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