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SPS 390.16(4)(c) (c) Makeup water quality. Makeup water to maintain the water level in all public swimming pools and water attractions and water used as a vehicle for disinfectants or other pool chemicals, for pump priming or for other such additions, shall meet the requirements listed in ch. SPS 382, Table 382.70-1.
SPS 390.16 Note Note: Refer to Appendix A-390.16 (4) for s. SPS 382.70 Table 382.70-1.
SPS 390.16(4)(d) (d) Spray feature water. Water used for spray features or water falling onto patrons shall be disinfected if supplied from a whirlpool or wading pool basin.
SPS 390.16(5) (5)Wastewater disposal. Wastewater discharges shall be in accordance with ss. SPS 382.38 Table 382.38-1 and 382.33.
SPS 390.16 Note Note: See ch. SPS 390 Appendix for a reprint of Table 382.38-1.
SPS 390.16(6) (6)Equipment room.
SPS 390.16(6)(a)(a) An equipment room or equipment enclosure shall be provided to serve all public swimming pools and water attractions.
SPS 390.16(6)(a)1. 1. An equipment room shall be ventilated in accordance with ch. SPS 364.
SPS 390.16(6)(a)2. 2. An equipment room shall be drained.
SPS 390.16(6)(a)3. 3. An equipment room shall be accessible for operation and maintenance of equipment.
SPS 390.16(6)(b) (b) The doors to all rooms in which a chlorine gas feeder is located or a cylinder of compressed chlorine gas is located or stored shall be labeled “DANGER-CHLORINE GAS" in clearly readable letters.
SPS 390.16 History History: CR 08-056: cr. Register February 2009 No. 638, eff. 3-1-09; correction in (1), (2) (a), (e), (4) (a), (b), (c), (5), (6) (a) 1. made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672.
SPS 390.17 SPS 390.17Sanitizing equipment.
SPS 390.17(1) (1)Equipment standards.
SPS 390.17(1)(a)(a) Sanitizing equipment shall be certified to comply with the requirements of NSF/ANSI 50.
SPS 390.17(1)(b) (b) A chemical system that provides the residual required by ch. ATCP 76 shall be installed when an alternative means of disinfection is proposed.
SPS 390.17 Note Note: Alternative disinfection systems include ultraviolet light, ozone and electrolytic chlorine generation, but are not limited to those systems.
SPS 390.17(1)(c) (c) Sanitizing equipment shall be capable of introducing a sufficient quantity of a U.S. EPA-approved sanitizer for normal operating procedures.
SPS 390.17 Note Note: See ch. ATCP 76 for disinfectant concentration and efficacy requirements.
SPS 390.17(1)(d) (d) Sanitizing equipment shall be certified by a nationally recognized testing laboratory.
SPS 390.17(2) (2)Sanitizing equipment.
SPS 390.17(2)(a)(a) Skimmer baskets may not be used as chemical feeders.
SPS 390.17(2)(b) (b) An automatic controller for controlling the sanitizing equipment shall be installed on all public swimming pools and water attractions.
SPS 390.17(2)(c) (c) The automatic controller shall include a flow sensor installed so that the chemical feed pump will not operate without a return flow to disburse the chemical.
SPS 390.17(2)(d) (d) The automatic controller shall be electrically interlocked with the circulation pump control circuit.
SPS 390.17 Note Note: Pool operation requirements are found in ch. ATCP 76, Wis. Adm. Code.
SPS 390.17(2)(e) (e) The automatic controller and circulation pump shall have separate disconnect switches.
SPS 390.17 History History: CR 08-056: cr. Register February 2009 No. 638, eff. 3-1-09; correction in (1) (b) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register February 2009 No. 638; correction in (1) (b) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register February 2017 No. 734.
SPS 390.18 SPS 390.18Safety features.
SPS 390.18(1) (1)Rope and float lines.
SPS 390.18(1)(a)1.1. Except as permitted in subd. 2., a rope and float line shall be provided in all basins:
SPS 390.18(1)(a)1.a. a. To separate activity areas, such as plunge areas, climbing walls, pad walks and other areas where patron activity may harm others.
SPS 390.18(1)(a)1.b. b. To restrict access to the caisson wall in wave pools.
SPS 390.18(1)(a)1.c. c. To identify water depth greater than 5.5 feet in combination pools and activity pools.
SPS 390.18(1)(a)2. 2. Rope and float lines are not required in areas where the department determines that the installation of the rope and float line would constitute a safety hazard.
SPS 390.18(1)(b) (b) For water depth, the rope and float line shall be located one foot toward the shallow end for each location where the purpose of the rope and float line is to mark a depth change.
SPS 390.18(1)(c) (c) A 4-inch-wide boundary line of contrasting color shall be installed on the basin walls and floor corresponding to the location of the rope and float line.
SPS 390.18(1)(d) (d) For wave generators, the rope and float line shall be located a minimum of 5 feet from the caisson wall.
SPS 390.18(1)(e) (e) The rope and float lines shall be securely fastened to wall anchors.
SPS 390.18(1)(f) (f) Rope and float lines shall be of sufficient size and strength so as to provide temporary support for a pool patron in the water.
SPS 390.18(1)(g) (g) Rope and float lines shall be installed with limited slack so as to provide temporary support for a pool patron in the water.
SPS 390.18(2) (2)Depth markers.
SPS 390.18(2)(a)(a) Depth markers shall be installed on all public swimming pools and water attractions that incorporate a water depth over 6 inches.
SPS 390.18(2)(b) (b) Depth markers shall be installed at the maximum and minimum water depths and at all points of slope change.
SPS 390.18(2)(c)1.1. Except as provided in subd. 2., water depth markers shall be installed around the perimeter of the basin at intervals no greater than 25 feet and at lesser intervals when indicating a change in water depth not to exceed 2 feet.
SPS 390.18(2)(c)2. 2. Water depth markers for leisure rivers shall be located every 25 feet on alternate side walls and at all entry points.
SPS 390.18(2)(d)1.1. Depth markers shall be indicated in feet, inches or feet and inches and when abbreviated so indicated as “FT" or “IN."
SPS 390.18(2)(d)2. 2. Depth markers shall be plainly and conspicuously installed at all of the following locations:
SPS 390.18(2)(d)2.a. a. On the vertical basin wall except where no portion of the basin wall is visible and above the waterline.
SPS 390.18(2)(d)2.b. b. On the top of the coping or edge of the deck next to the basin.
SPS 390.18 Note Note: Additional depth markings may also be indicated in metric.
SPS 390.18(2)(e) (e) When additional depth markers are indicated in metric, “meters" shall be abbreviated as “M."
SPS 390.18(2)(f) (f) All water depths indicated on depth markers shall be the depth at the location of the depth marker.
SPS 390.18(2)(g) (g) All depth markers installed on vertical basin walls shall be located so as to be read from the waterside.
SPS 390.18(2)(h) (h) Depth markers installed on decks shall be located no greater than 18 inches from the basin edge and positioned so as to be read while standing on the deck facing the water along the affected perimeter.
SPS 390.18(2)(i) (i) All depth markers installed on decks shall be of slip resistant materials.
SPS 390.18(2)(j) (j) The minimum height of depth marker characters shall be 4 inches. Characters shall be clearly visible and of permanent contrasting color to the background on which applied.
SPS 390.18(2)(k) (k) Depth markers for water deeper than 5 feet shall indicate the maximum basin depth.
SPS 390.18(3) (3)Warning markers.
SPS 390.18(3)(a)(a) Pools or water attractions having water depths of 5 feet or less shall be provided with diving prohibition markers located on the deck at intervals of no more than 25 feet.
SPS 390.18(3)(b) (b) Diving prohibition markers shall be printed with the text, “No Diving."
SPS 390.18(3)(c) (c) The “No Diving" text shall be at least 4 inches in height.
SPS 390.18(3)(d) (d) Diving prohibition markers shall include the international “No Diving" symbol.
SPS 390.18(3)(e) (e) “No Diving" text and the “No Diving" symbol shall be clearly visible and of a contrasting color to that of the marker background.
SPS 390.18(4) (4)Barriers.
SPS 390.18(4)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), public swimming pools, water attractions and water attraction complexes shall be separated from surrounding property by a barrier consisting of a fence, wall or building.
SPS 390.18(4)(b) (b) Independent interactive play attractions are not required to be surrounded by a barrier.
SPS 390.18(4)(c) (c) A fence or wall shall be constructed so as to afford no external handholds or footholds.
SPS 390.18(4)(d) (d) The barrier shall be at least 5 feet in height.
SPS 390.18(4)(e) (e) Gates in the barrier shall be equipped with a self-closing, lockable closure mechanism at a height of at least 54 inches from the bottom of the gate.
SPS 390.18(4)(f) (f) Fences serving as barriers shall have no opening greater than 4 inches in width or diameter.
SPS 390.18(4)(g) (g) The bottom of a fence or wall shall be a maximum of 4 inches from grade.
SPS 390.18(4)(h) (h) Doors in fences and walls shall be self-closing and lockable.
SPS 390.18(5) (5)Emergency stop buttons. Wave action pools, vortex pools, water slides and leisure rivers shall have emergency stop buttons accessible to designated staff as outlined in a staffing plan for the purpose of stopping the propulsion system.
SPS 390.18 Note Note: See the electrical code, ch. SPS 316, for location and installation requirements.
SPS 390.18 History History: CR 08-056: cr. Register February 2009 No. 638, eff. 3-1-09.
SPS 390.19 SPS 390.19Toilet room and sanitary facilities.
SPS 390.19(1)(1)General requirements.
SPS 390.19(1)(a)(a) Toilet and handwash facilities, and public drinking fountains shall be located so to be accessible by a length of paved walking surface no greater than 300 feet from the nearest rim of the most distant public swimming pool or water attraction.
SPS 390.19(1)(b) (b) Showers and dressing facilities shall be provided and located on the premises and accessible by a length of paved walking surface.
SPS 390.19 Note Note: All applicable building requirements of chs. SPS 361 to 366 shall apply to the construction of bathhouses.
SPS 390.19(1)(c)1.1. The floors of toilet rooms and dressing areas serving public swimming pools or water attractions shall have a smooth, hard, nonabsorbent, slip-resistant surface.
SPS 390.19(1)(c)2. 2. A smooth, hard, nonabsorbent surface shall extend upward on the walls at least 6 inches.
SPS 390.19(1)(c)3. 3. Junctions between walls and floors shall be coved.
SPS 390.19(1)(c)4. 4. When floor drains are installed, drain openings shall be ¼ inch or less in width or diameter.
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.