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A. Certification of Swimming Pool Service Technicians.
1. Any person who commercially engages in the business of testing and treating swimming pool water, cleaning pool filters and maintaining and/or repairing pool equipment and appurtenances or any combination of such services at public or semipublic swimming pools shall make application with the health officer for certification.
2. Each application for technician's certification shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable fee in an amount prescribed by Section 8.04.130. The certificate will expire three years from the date of issue, and may be renewed for a successive three-year period by payment of the fee and passing the examination.
3. Any person who commercially engages in the business of treating swimming pool water, maintaining swimming pool motors, pumps, filters, chlorinators or otherwise servicing any public, or semipublic or private swimming pool shall prove by examination to the satisfaction of the health officer that he/she is competent to do so in a safe, sanitary and healthful manner and has received a certificate of competency from the health officer prior to commencing such work. A score of seventy-five percent or more will be considered passing.
4. The examination shall be designed to test the applicant's knowledge of the safe handling of chemicals used in swimming pool water and their effect; testing procedures for pH, chlorine, bromine; pool operation and cleaning methods; a general knowledge of filters, flow rates, pumps, motors, heaters, chemical feeders and pool codes. The applicant shall prove by an examination, approved by the department, that he/she is competent to service the pool in a safe, sanitary and healthful manner. A score of seventy-five percent or more will be considered passing.
5. Should a technician be unable to provide pool services at a public or semipublic pool, because of defective pool equipment or appurtenances which are the responsibility of the pool owner, the technician shall promptly deliver to the owner a written notice which describes any such defect and explains in detail what repair or replacement is necessary in order to provide for adequate servicing of the pool.
6. The health officer may suspend or revoke any certificate for violation of these regulations, and shall notify all persons affected by the action taken, and the reasons therefor, in writing, by certified mall. Appeals shall follow the procedures set forth in Section 8.04.140 of this code.
B. Certification of Swimming Pool Operators.
1. Any person who engages in the operation of any public or semipublic swimming pool shall obtain an operator's certificate issued by the health officer.
a. An operator is a person who, for remuneration or voluntarily, performs the duties of dally testing pool water, adds chlorine as necessary, cleans the pool and performs any other duties associated with the operation of a swimming pool. The operator shall be responsible for operating the pool in a safe and healthful manner.
b. Each public pool, while in operation, must have a certified operator on duty.
c. The owner(s) of each semipublic pool must designate a certified operator, who will be on duty or on call while the pool is in operation.
d. Public Display. The swimming pool operator's certificate, or a copy, must be available at all times for inspection by the health officer and posted for public view within the pool area.
2. Each application for operator's certification shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable fee in an amount prescribed by Section 8.04.130. The certificate will expire three years from the date of issue. Upon examination, the pool operator's certificate may be renewed for a successive three-year period by payment of the fee and passing the exam.
3. Any person who operates a public or semipublic swimming pool shall prove by examination that he/she is competent to operate a pool in a safe, sanitary, and healthful manner. A grade of seventy-five percent will be considered passing.
4. A person failing to pass the certification exam will be required to attend a pool certification training class offered by the health officer and pass a subsequent exam prior to certification If an applicant passes the certification exam, the class may be taken at the applicant's option.
5. Exemptions. Any person who owns a semipublic pool and is the operator of the pool as defined in paragraph 1 subdivision a of this subsection are exempt from the requirements of this subsection.
(Ord. 1992-7 § 4, 1992: Ord. 1990-81 § 15, 1990: Ord. 1990-40 § 5, 1990; Ord. 1987-14, 1987: Ord. 1984-42 (part), 1984: prior code § 23.60.070)