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(A) Except as provided below, the terms defined in 410 I.A.C. 6-2.1 and 675 I.A.C. 20 shall carry the same definitions wherever used in this chapter as the definition provided in those regulations.
(B) For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
BATHER. Any person using the facility and adjoining area for the purpose of therapy, relaxation, recreation or related activities.
CERTIFIED TRAINED OPERATOR. A person who demonstrates knowledge of pool operation and has shown proficiency of the safe and effective operation and maintenance of pool water through passing a test that is part of a certified pool training program.
DEPARTMENT. The duly appointed, qualified and acting Health Officer of LaPorte County, Indiana, or his or her authorized representative.
PERSON. Any individual, partnership, firm, company, corporation, association, municipality, other division of government, or his or her legal representative or agent.
POOL. Any structure, basin, chamber, or tank containing a body of water for swimming, diving, therapeutic, competition, relaxation or recreational use; however, nothing in this chapter shall be construed as applying to any swimming or wading pool constructed or maintained by an individual for the sole use of his or her household and house guests, or to a pool in a hospital or health facility approved by the State Department of Health, which pools is used for individual therapy only and is drained and filled prior to each individual. POOL shall also include auxiliary structures including chemical rooms, pump rooms, dressing and locker rooms, toilets, showers, and other areas and enclosures that are intended for the use of persons using the pool, but shall not include pools and auxiliary structures and equipment at private single family residences intended only for the use of the owner, his or her household and house guests.
PUBLIC. Used by persons other than the owner, his or her household and house guests.
RECIRCULATION EQUIPMENT. Means, but is not limited to, all piping, pumps, filters, hair and lint strainers, heaters, gauges, automatic chemical feeders, and flow meters.
RECREATIONAL AQUATIC SPRAY GROUNDS. Also known as SPRAY GROUNDS. A pool whose water is used in conjunction with a spray pad in which sprayed water is continually drained and collected in a treatment and recirculation system.
SEMI-PUBLIC. Any pool that is operated solely for and in conjunction with:
(a) Schools, universities, hospitals, doctors’ offices, and colleges;
(b) Hotels, motels, apartments, condominiums, bed and breakfasts, or similar lodgings;
(c) Camps or mobile home parks; or
(d) Membership clubs or associations.
SPA. A pool designed as a hydrotherapy unit used primarily for therapeutic or relaxation purposes which is not drained, cleaned or refilled for each individual. It does not apply to any spa used in a medical treatment facility, which is:
(a) Under the direct supervision of qualified medical personnel; and
(b) Drained after each use.
SPRAY FEATURES. The devices and plumbing used to convey the treated water to the spray pad to spray the patrons.
SPRAY PAD. The specific area consisting of the play surface, spray features, and drains, upon which the patrons stand and are sprayed with water.
SPRAY PAD TREATMENT SYSTEM. The equipment and processes used to filter, disinfect and circulate the water used for the spray pad and spray features.
SPRAY PAD TREATMENT TANK. The vessel used to collect the water that has been sprayed on the spray pad and returned through the spray pad drains.
TEMPORARY SPA. A portable public spa or hot tub which is installed in one location for a period of 30 days or less.
(`88 Code, § 6-176) (Ord. 94-16, passed 8-15-94; Am. Ord. 15, passed 8-5-08)