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PDFWAC 110-305-5200

Swimming pools definedBarriers and supervision.

(1) A swimming pool is a pool that has a water depth greater than two feet.
(2) When there is a swimming pool on the premises that is not located on public or private school grounds the licensee must provide:
(a) A door alarm or bell on each door opening to the pool area to warn staff when the door is opened;
(b) A five foot high fence that blocks access to the swimming pool. Any opening between fence slats may not be wider than three and one-half inches;
(c) Gates with a self-latching device at entrance and exit points to the swimming pool and lock each gate; and
(d) An unlocking device that is inaccessible to children but readily available to the licensee or staff.
(3) For any program that does not operate on public or private school premises, the licensee must maintain the swimming pool according to manufacturer's specifications, including cleaning and sanitizing.
(4) When the swimming pool on the premises is used by the children in care:
(a) The licensee must obtain written permission from the parent or guardian of each child using the swimming pool;
(b) There must be one person present at the swimming pool at all times who is a certified lifeguard, with a nationally recognized certification; and
(c) The licensee must provide one additional staff person more than the required staff-to-child ratio provided in WAC 170-297-5700 to help supervise the children.
[WSR 18-14-078, recodified as § 110-305-5200, filed 6/29/18, effective 7/1/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.070, chapter 43.215 RCW, 2016 c 231, and Governor Inslee's Directive 16-06. WSR 17-22-053, § 170-297-5200, filed 10/25/17, effective 11/25/17. Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.215 RCW. WSR 12-23-057, § 170-297-5200, filed 11/19/12, effective 12/20/12.]
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