Swimming Pools/Spas

Pools and Spas

 Swimming is second to walking as the most popular exercise in the United States with more than 368 million annual visits to swimming pools. When people swim in pools, water parks, spas, hot tubs, lakes, rivers, and the ocean, they share the same water. If someone is ill, he or she can contaminate the water for everyone who is swimming. Contaminated recreational water can cause a variety of illnesses such as diarrhea or skin, ear, eye, and upper respiratory infections.

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In 2001 the City of Wichita Falls adopted by reference, the rules established by the state of Texas, that governs the standards under which public and semi-public pools are operated in the state, health inspectors routinely monitor public and semipublic swimming pools to assure they adhere to health and safety regulations.

Pool and Spa Ordinances

Wichita Falls Ordinance No. 02-2019 Aquatic Facilities Public and Semi - Public Pools and Spas here.

Dept. of State Health Services Laws and Rules http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/poolspa/laws-rules.aspx

Title 5, Chapter 341, Minimum Standards of Sanitation http://www.lawserver.com/law/state/texas/tx-codes/texas_health_and_safety_code_341-064

Health and Safety Code Chapter 757, Pool Yard Enclosures http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/HS/htm/HS.757.htm

Virginia Graeme Baker Act http://www.poolsafely.gov/pool-spa-safety-act/virginia-graeme-baker/