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4717.0250 DEFINITIONS.

Subpart 1.


For the purposes of parts 4717.0150 to 4717.3975, the terms defined in this part have the meanings given them.

Subp. 2.


"Commissioner" means the commissioner of health or the commissioner's authorized representative.

Subp. 3.


"Operator" means the individual designated by the owner as responsible to operate and maintain the public pool in compliance with parts 4717.0150 to 4717.3975.

Subp. 4.


"Owner" means the person who owns the public pool and is responsible for compliance with parts 4717.0150 to 4717.3975.

Subp. 5.


"Person" means an individual, firm, partnership, association, limited liability company, corporation, company, government agency, club, or organization of any kind.

Subp. 6.


"Pool" means any structure, chamber, or tank containing an artificial body of water for swimming, diving, relaxation, or recreational use including special purpose pools and wading pools.

Subp. 7.

Private residential pool.

"Private residential pool" means a pool connected with a single-family residence or owner-occupied duplex, located on private property under the control of the homeowner, the use of which is limited to family members or the family's invited guests. A private residential pool is not a pool used as part of a business.

Subp. 8.

Public pool.

"Public pool" has the meaning given in Minnesota Statutes, section 144.1222, subdivision 4, paragraph (d).

Subp. 9.

Spa pool.

"Spa pool" means a hot water pool intended for seated recreational use with a water agitation system in addition to the recirculation system. Spa pool is synonymous with the term "whirlpool."

Subp. 10.

Special purpose pool.

"Special purpose pool" means a pool intended to accommodate a use other than normal swimming, diving, or wading. A special purpose pool includes, but is not limited to, spa pools, pools used for water therapy, dedicated plunge pools, flume water slides, and wave pools.

Subp. 11.

Trained operator.

"Trained operator" means an individual who meets the requirements of part 4717.0650, subpart 5.

Subp. 12.

Wading pool.

"Wading pool" means any pool with a maximum depth of 24 inches used or designed to be used exclusively for wading.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 144.05; 144.12; 144.123; 145A.02; 157.01


19 SR 1419; 19 SR 1637; L 2008 c 328 s 13

Published Electronically:

May 11, 2009

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