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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

12VAC5-460-30. Plan review.

A. To ensure the health and safety of all swimming pool patrons, any person planning to initially open a swimming pool after construction, remodeling, or major alteration at a tourist lodging facility must, prior to operation of the swimming pool, submit to the local health department in the locality in which the tourist lodging facility is located complete plans or statements that show the following:

1. Plans for the pump and recirculation system.

2. Plans for the operation and maintenance of the pool disinfection and filtration system, including plans for the filtration room.

3. The proposed source and location of the pool water supply and the proposed method and location of all wastewater disposal systems.

4. The name and mailing address of the person operating the pool and the physical address of the pool.

5. Such other pertinent information as the State Health Commissioner may deem necessary to ensure a safe and healthy environment for users of the swimming pool.

B. When, upon review of the plans, the State Health Commissioner is satisfied that the proposed plans if executed will meet the requirements of this chapter and other pertinent laws and regulations designed to protect the public health, written approval shall be issued by the State Health Commissioner.

C. When, upon review of the plans, the State Health Commissioner determines that the proposed plans prevent a safe sanitary operation, the plans shall be disapproved and the applicant shall be notified in writing of any deficiency in the plans that constitute the basis for disapproval. The applicant shall be notified of the opportunity for administrative process as provided by the Administrative Process Act (§ 2.2-4000 et seq. of the Code of Virginia).

D. No person shall operate a tourist establishment swimming pool or spa until written approval has been granted by the State Health Commissioner.

E. Any person whose plans have been disapproved may request and shall be granted an appeal as described by the Administrative Process Act (§ 2.2-4000 et seq. of the Code of Virginia).

Statutory Authority

§ 35.1-11 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-35-05 § 3, eff. March 1, 1962; amended, Virginia Register Volume 36, Issue 1, eff. October 17, 2019.

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