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The sections of the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 10.17.01 (2013), Public Swimming Pools and Spas, governing public pool and spa safety and pool and spa operator certification are incorporated for the operating standards of this regulation unless superseded or amended by the following specific standards:
A. The capacity of the pool, which is the maximum number of persons permitted in the pool at any given moment, is established as follows:
1. Public Pools - After deduction of the 300 square feet for each diving board or platform, one person is allotted for every 20 square feet of Deep Area and one person for every 12 square feet of shallow area. One additional person is allotted for each diving board or platform.
2. Public Spas - One person is allotted for every 9 square feet of total water area.
B. Pool and enclosure capacities must be determined by the Approving Authority in writing and must be conspicuously posted by the owner at the pool.