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ATCP 76.25 ATCP 76.25Permissible patron load.
ATCP 76.25(1)(1)Water attractions. The maximum number of patrons permitted to be in an individual water attraction at any one time shall be calculated on the basis of allowing one patron for every 15 square feet of water surface area. The splash zone of any water attraction shall be included in the calculation of the water surface.
ATCP 76.25(2) (2)Pools.
ATCP 76.25(2)(a) (a) Pools used for swimming and combination pools. The maximum number of patrons permitted to be in the water of a pool used for swimming or a combination pool at any one time shall be computed on the basis of allowing one patron for every 15 square feet of the shallow portion of the pool and one patron for every 25 square feet of the deep portion of the pool. Three hundred square feet of pool water surface around each diving board and platform may be excluded in computing the permissible patron load. An additional 10 patrons for each diving board shall be included in the computation.
ATCP 76.25(2)(b) (b) Whirlpools. The maximum number of patrons permitted to be in the water of a whirlpool at any one time shall be computed on the basis of allowing one patron for every 10 square feet of whirlpool surface area.
ATCP 76.25(2)(c) (c) Wading pools. The maximum number of patrons permitted to be in the water of a wading pool at any one time shall be computed on the basis of allowing one patron for every 15 square feet of wading pool surface area.
ATCP 76.25(2)(d) (d) Therapy and exercise pools. The maximum number of patrons permitted to be in the water of a therapy or exercise pool at any one time shall be computed on the basis of allowing one patron every 15 square feet of the shallow portion of the pool and one patron for every 25 square feet of the deep portion of the pool.
ATCP 76.25 History History: CR 06-086: cr. Register August 2007 No. 620, eff. 2-1-08; renum. from DHS 172.25 Register June 2016 No. 726.
ATCP 76.26 ATCP 76.26Rescue equipment.
ATCP 76.26(1)(1)Required equipment.
ATCP 76.26(1)(a)(a) All rescue equipment shall be maintained in good repair. Rescue equipment shall be mounted in a conspicuous place and shall be readily accessible.
ATCP 76.26(1)(b) (b) For each basin of water over 4 feet in length and over 2 feet deep, a shepherd's crook-type pole shall be provided. In addition, for each lifeguard chair, or for a pool 30 feet or more in width that does not have lifeguard chairs, at least one of the following shall be provided:
ATCP 76.26(1)(b)1. 1. A ring buoy having a minimum outside diameter of 20 inches. Each ring buoy shall be attached to a 1/4 inch rope having a length not less than 11/2 times the maximum width of the pool or 50 feet, whichever is less.
ATCP 76.26(1)(b)2. 2. A rescue tube.
ATCP 76.26(1)(c) (c) The safety rope required in s. SPS 390.18 (1) shall remain in place except during a lifeguarded activity or adult only lap swim. The responsible supervisor shall ensure the rope is in place during required times.
ATCP 76.26(1)(d) (d) A spine board with straps and head immobilizer in good condition shall be available at a pool where a lifeguard is required.
ATCP 76.26(2) (2)Telephone. For outdoor pools, a working telephone shall be available in the pool area. For indoor pools, a working telephone shall be available within the enclosed area around a pool. A current list of emergency numbers and the facility's location shall be attached to or posted near the telephone. Cellular or cordless phones may not be used to comply with this subsection.
ATCP 76.26 Note Note: A request for an alternative location for a telephone or another system of communication that provides access to emergency service during hours of pool operation may be made under s. ATCP 76.03.
ATCP 76.26 History History: CR 06-086: cr. Register August 2007 No. 620, eff. 2-1-08; CR 09-115: am. (1) (b) and (c) Register May 2010 No. 653, eff. 6-1-10; correction in (1) (c) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register January 2012 No. 673; renum. from DHS 172.26 Register June 2016 No. 726.
ATCP 76.27 ATCP 76.27First aid supplies.
ATCP 76.27(1)(1)A first aid kit of a sort approved by the department and 2 durable blankets in good condition shall be available at each pool area. The first aid kit shall contain all of the following items:
ATCP 76.27(1)(a) (a) Gauze pads - 4 x 4.
ATCP 76.27(1)(b) (b) Gauze pads – 8 x 10.
ATCP 76.27(1)(c) (c) Adhesive bandages.
ATCP 76.27(1)(d) (d) Triangular bandages.
ATCP 76.27(1)(e) (e) Scissors.
ATCP 76.27(1)(f) (f) Gauze roller bandage.
ATCP 76.27(1)(g) (g) Tweezers.
ATCP 76.27(1)(h) (h) Adhesive tape.
ATCP 76.27(1)(i) (i) Eye wash.
ATCP 76.27(1)(j) (j) Elastic bandage.
ATCP 76.27(1)(k) (k) Disposable surgical gloves.
ATCP 76.27(1)(L) (L) Resuscitation pocket face mask.
ATCP 76.27(1)(m) (m) Instant cold packs.
ATCP 76.27(2) (2)Biohazard safety equipment, including a blood and biohazard disposal kit shall be located at the first aid station or another location on the premises approved by the department.
ATCP 76.27 History History: CR 06-086: cr. Register August 2007 No. 620, eff. 2-1-08; renum. from DHS 172.27 Register June 2016 No. 726.
ATCP 76.28 ATCP 76.28Food and drink. Food or drink service facilities may not be located within 12 feet of the water's edge of a pool.
ATCP 76.28 History History: CR 06-086: cr. Register August 2007 No. 620, eff. 2-1-08; renum. from DHS 172.28 Register June 2016 No. 726.
ATCP 76.29 ATCP 76.29Posting pool and water attraction rules.
ATCP 76.29(1)(1)General.
ATCP 76.29(1)(a)(a) The operator shall post pool use rules governing safety and sanitation and shall enforce those rules.
ATCP 76.29(1)(b) (b) A legible sign showing pool use rules shall be posted in a conspicuous place or places in the pool area. The sign shall include at least all of the rules in this paragraph in letters at least one inch high. Pool rules in connection with water attractions, therapy pools or other specialized pools defined in ch. SPS 390 or this chapter may not be eliminated or modified without approval by the department.
ATCP 76.29(1)(b)1. 1. Do not enter the pool if you have a communicable disease or an open cut.
ATCP 76.29(1)(b)2. 2. Do not bring food, drink, gum or tobacco into the pool.
ATCP 76.29(1)(b)3. 3. Shower before entering the pool and after use of toilet facilities.
ATCP 76.29(1)(b)4. 4. Do not run or engage in rough play in the pool area.
ATCP 76.29(1)(b)5. 5. Do not bring animals into the pool area.
ATCP 76.29(1)(b)6. 6. Diaper changing on the pool deck is prohibited.
ATCP 76.29(1)(b)7. 7. Glass and shatterable items are prohibited in the pool area.
ATCP 76.29(1)(c) (c) A pool that is 200 square feet in area or greater that does not have an approved diving well configuration shall have “NO DIVING" signs in at least 4 inch high letters included with the rules listed under par. (b).
ATCP 76.29(1)(d) (d) A sign showing the maximum patron load shall be conspicuously displayed in each pool area. The maximum patron load as stated in s. ATCP 76.25 may not be exceeded.
ATCP 76.29(1)(e) (e) If non-toilet-trained children are permitted in the pool, the children shall be required to wear swim diapers.
ATCP 76.29(2) (2)Pool slides and waterslides. For the plunge section of a pool, the pool use rules signage required under sub. (1) shall also be conspicuously posted at the entrance to the slide tower and include all of the following rules:
ATCP 76.29(2)(a) (a) Do not use the slide while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
ATCP 76.29(2)(b) (b) Follow the instructions of the attendant.
ATCP 76.29(2)(c) (c) No standing, kneeling, rotating, or stopping in the flume.
ATCP 76.29(2)(d) (d) Keep your hands inside the flume.
ATCP 76.29(2)(e) (e) Leave the plunge area immediately.
ATCP 76.29(2)(f) (f) WARNING: Water depth is ____ feet.
ATCP 76.29(3) (3)Whirlpools. For whirlpools, the signage required under sub. (1) shall also be conspicuously posted in the whirlpool area and include all of the following rules preceded by the word WARNING conspicuously printed in at least 1 inch letters:
ATCP 76.29(3)(a) (a) Elderly persons and persons suffering from heart disease, diabetes, or high or low blood pressure should not enter the whirlpool.
ATCP 76.29(3)(b) (b) Minors under the age of 12 who are unsupervised may not use the whirlpool.
ATCP 76.29(3)(c) (c) Persons under the influence of alcohol or drugs may not use the whirlpool.
ATCP 76.29(3)(d) (d) Pregnant women should consult their physician regarding whirlpool usage.
ATCP 76.29(3)(e) (e) Lengthy exposure may be hazardous to your health and may result in nausea, dizziness or fainting.
ATCP 76.29(3)(f) (f) Minors under the age of 6 are not permitted in the whirlpool.
ATCP 76.29(4) (4)Vortex pool and current pools. For vortex pool and current pools, the signage required in sub. (1) shall also be conspicuously posted in the vortex pool and current pool area and include “Artificial Current; Strong Swimmers Only." in 4 inch or larger letters.
ATCP 76.29(5) (5)Cold soak pools. For cold soak pools, the signage required under sub. (1) shall also be conspicuously posted in the cold soak area and include a sign that states the water temperature in Fahrenheit in at least 4 inch high letters.
ATCP 76.29(6) (6)Interactive play attractions. Signage shall be conspicuously posted on the periphery of the interactive play water attraction and shall clearly state all of the following in at least 1 inch letters:
ATCP 76.29(6)(a) (a) Do not enter the interactive play attraction if you have a communicable disease or an open cut.
ATCP 76.29(6)(b) (b) Do not bring food, drink, gum, tobacco, glass, or street shoes into the interactive play attraction.
ATCP 76.29(6)(c) (c) Do not bring animals into the interactive play attraction area.
ATCP 76.29(6)(d) (d) Recreational wheel-based methods of transportation are prohibited.
ATCP 76.29(6)(e) (e) Diaper changing is permitted in designated areas only, and not allowed on splash area.
ATCP 76.29 History History: CR 06-086: cr. Register August 2007 No. 620, eff. 2-1-08; CR 09-115: am. (3) (f) Register May 2010 No. 653, eff. 6-1-10; correction in (1) (b) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register January 2012 No. 673; renum. from DHS 172.29 Register June 2016 No. 726; correction in (1) (d) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register June 2016 No. 726; correction in (1) (c) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register June 2016 No. 726.
ATCP 76.30 ATCP 76.30Pool closing criteria. Any of the following conditions or situations shall constitute sufficient reason for the operator or responsible supervisor to close a pool or for the department or its agent under s. ATCP 76.07 (3) to order that the pool be closed:
ATCP 76.30(1) (1)The presence of a hazardous substance or object in the pool or the existence of any condition creating an immediate danger to health or safety, including fecal accident events.
ATCP 76.30(2) (2)Failure to comply with the water quality requirements in s. ATCP 76.16.
ATCP 76.30(3) (3)Failure to comply with the disinfectant residual levels established in s. ATCP 76.14, or pH values that are less than 6.8 or equal to or greater than 8.0.
ATCP 76.30(4) (4)A nonoperational circulation pump, filter, or disinfectant feeder.
ATCP 76.30(5) (5)Failure to comply with the number of lifeguards or attendants required in s. ATCP 76.23.
ATCP 76.30(6) (6)Absence or non-availability of a responsible supervisor.
ATCP 76.30 History History: CR 06-086: cr. Register August 2007 No. 620, eff. 2-1-08; renum. from DHS 172.30 Register June 2016 No. 726; correction in (intro.), (2), (3), (5) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register June 2016 No. 726; correction in (4) made under s. 35.17, Stats., Register June 2016 No. 726.
ATCP 76.31 ATCP 76.31Fecal accident response.
ATCP 76.31(1)(1)In responding to a fecal accident, the operator shall consider guidelines for fecal accidents in pools used for swimming published by the federal centers for disease control and prevention.
ATCP 76.31 Note Note: Centers for Disease Control guidelines for responding to fecal accidents and blood and vomit spills my be viewed at: http://www.cdc.gov/healthyswimming/fecalacc.htm.
ATCP 76.31(2) (2)The operator shall document each fecal contamination as follows:
ATCP 76.31(2)(a) (a) The date and time of the event and the free available chlorine and pH level at the time of the event and after the event, before reopening the pool to the public.
ATCP 76.31(2)(b) (b) Whether the stool is formed or loose.
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Published under s. 35.93, Stats. Updated on the first day of each month. Entire code is always current. The Register date on each page is the date the chapter was last published.