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A. Separation—Public. In public bathing places, wading pools shall be separated from swimming pools by a minimum four-foot-high fence or partition with a self-closing, self-latching gate to prevent the direct entrance of waders into the swimming pool area.
B. Separation—Semipublic. Wading pools shall be separated from semipublic swimming pools by a minimum four-foot-high fence or partition with a self-closing, self-latching gate to prevent the direct entrance of waders into the swimming pool areas.
C. Depth. Wading pools shall have a maximum water depth of twenty inches, the slope of the bottom shall not exceed one foot in twelve feet, and a nonslip surface shall be provided.
D. Circulation. Wading pools shall have a minimum turnover cycle of two hours. All wading pools must have separate equipment for water recirculation and disinfection and there shall be no cross-connection between a wading pool and any other pool. A main drain waste outlet shall be provided at the deepest point in a wading pool. Skimmers shall be provided on the basis of at least one skimmer for each two hundred square feet of wading pool surface area. Skimmer flow rates shall be the same as required for swimming pools. Where only one skimmer is provided, the main drain shall be connected through the skimmer. Inlets shall be provided on a basis of at least one for each fifteen feet of periphery and they shall be on a closed loop piping system. Gaseous chlorine shall not be used for disinfection of wading pool water.
E. Drinking Fountains. A sanitary drinking fountain at a height convenient to small children shall be provided at one side or end of the area. Alternately, a fountain with a raised step to enable small children to drink without assistance may be provided.
F. Drains. All drains and outlets of wading pools must have plumbing provisions so as to relieve any possibility of entrapping suction. The total velocity through grate openings shall not exceed two feet per second.
(Ord. 1990-81 § 12, 1990: Ord. 1984-42 (part), 1984: prior code § 23.60.040)