Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
12/3/2022

Part IV. Posting Requirements

Article 4
Hearings and Appeals

12VAC5-462-280. Posting of water quality test results and water quality standards.

A. The test results and water quality standards shall be posted in a location where it is readily observable by the users of the swimming facility.

B. The test results and water quality standards shall be posted on durable waterproof material.

C. The owner is responsible for meeting the requirements set forth in this chapter.

D. The water quality tests shall be performed and posted at least once daily and as often as necessary to maintain the standards as set forth in this chapter. When more than one test is conducted during an operating day, the most recent test results shall be posted.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-248.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-35-700 § 4.1, Virginia Register Volume 10, Issue 20, eff. August 1, 1994.

12VAC5-462-290. Water quality standards.

Free chlorine and bromine residuals and pH values and temperature shall be continuously maintained within the following ranges:

1. Pools.

Water Quality Standards

Free Residual Disinfectant

Minimum

Maximum

Chlorine

1.0 ppm

3.0 ppm

Bromine

2.0 ppm

4.0 ppm

pH

7.2

7.8

Temperature

none

104° Fahrenheit
(40° Celsius)
(Heated Pools Only)

2. Spas.

Water Quality Standards

Free Residual Disinfectant

Minimum

Maximum

Chlorine

2.0 ppm

10.0 ppm

Bromine

2.0 ppm

10.0 ppm

pH

7.2

7.8

Temperature

none

104° Fahrenheit
(40° Celsius)

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-248.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-35-700 § 4.2, Virginia Register Volume 10, Issue 20, eff. August 1, 1994.

12VAC5-462-300. Test kits.

Test kits for the measurement of all required chemistry parameters in this chapter shall be provided and maintained at each public swimming pool. The test kits shall be capable of measuring the disinfectant residuals accurately to within 0.5 ppm.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-248.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-35-700 § 4.3, Virginia Register Volume 10, Issue 20, eff. August 1, 1994.

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