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4717.1650 USER SANITATION AND SAFETY.

Subpart 1.

Posting user safety and sanitation rules.

Placards and pictorial representations, where appropriate, embodying the requirements in this part must be posted in plain view in the pool room or enclosure and in the dressing rooms of all public pools. Lettering must be clear, legible, and at least one-fourth inch high.

Subp. 2.

Communicable disease.

No person with or suspected of having a communicable disease which could be transmitted through use of the pool shall work at or use any public pool.

Subp. 3.

Warning.

A person with any considerable area of exposed subepidermal tissue, open blisters, or cuts must be warned that these may become infected and advised not to use the public pool.

Subp. 4.

Showering.

Any person using a public pool must take a cleansing shower using warm water and soap and thoroughly rinse off all soap before entering the pool enclosure. A user leaving the pool to use the toilet must take a second cleansing shower before returning to the pool enclosure. A person who exercises, applies lotion, or uses a sauna or steam room must shower before using the pool.

Subp. 5.

No spitting.

Spitting, spouting water from the mouth, and blowing the nose in the pool is prohibited.

Subp. 6.

No running.

No running or boisterous or rough play, except supervised water sports, is permitted in the pool, in dressing rooms or shower rooms, on runways, on the diving board, or platforms.

Subp. 7.

Glassware.

Glassware and similar material with a tendency to shatter on impact is not allowed in the pool enclosure area.

Subp. 8.

Diving.

Diving is not permitted except in areas that comply with part 4717.3750.

Subp. 9.

No pets.

Domestic animals are not permitted in the pool enclosure, showers, or dressing rooms.

Statutory Authority:

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

History:

19 SR 1419; 19 SR 1637

Published Electronically:

May 11, 2009

700 State Office Building, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55155 ♦ Phone: (651) 296-2868 ♦ TTY: 1-800-627-3529 ♦ Fax: (651) 296-0569