|(a) Required certification. The lagoon shall be maintained
under the supervision and direction of a properly trained and certified
operator who is responsible for the sanitation, safety, proper maintenance
of the lagoon, and for maintaining all physical and mechanical equipment
and records. Training and certification can be obtained by completion
of one of the following courses or their equivalent:
(1) the National Recreation and Parks Association,
"Aquatic Facility Operator;"
(2) the PHTA, "Certified Pool Operator;" or
(3) the American Swimming Pool and Spa Association,
"Licensed Aquatic Facility Technician."
(b) Water clarity. The lagoon shall be opened for use
only when the bottom at the deepest point of the swimming areas of
the lagoon are clearly visible. Visual occlusion by sediment or other
matter shall be checked before opening and periodically, as necessary,
while the lagoon is in use. Clarity shall be observed between one
and five minutes after users have exited. Sediment shall be removed
as needed before allowing re-entry by users into the lagoon.
(c) Closure signs. When the lagoon is closed for the
season or for any other reason other than during normal operating
periods, a "Lagoon Closed" sign in letters at least one-inch in height
shall be posted on the exterior of each entrance.
(d) Off-season water clarity. When the lagoon is not
in use for at least 30 days (such as off-season), clarity shall be
maintained, and algae growth shall be prevented, however, other water
quality parameters required by §265.166 of this subchapter (relating
to Water Quality) need not be maintained.
(e) Off-season safety. When a lagoon is not in use
after seasonal operation, while under construction or renovation,
or for any other reason, the lagoon shall not be allowed to give off
objectionable odors, become a breeding site for pests, or create any
other nuisance condition or hazard.
(f) Domestic animals prohibited. Domestic animals and
other pets shall not be allowed within the enclosure, except that
service animals shall be allowed within the enclosure, but not in
(g) Floatation devices. No person shall be prohibited
from the use of a USCG-approved personal floatation device.
(h) Protection from chemical exposure. Personnel in
charge of maintaining the lagoon shall be properly trained in accordance
with §265.165 of this subchapter (relating to Disinfectant Equipment).
(i) Use of chemicals. Use of chemicals shall be according
to the chemical manufacturer's directions. No chemical shall be used
in a way that violates the manufacturer's instructions for the chemical
feed system or the NSF/ANSI 50 or NSF/ANSI 60 certification of the
chemical feed system.
(j) Use of registered products. Only chemicals registered
and labeled for use in pools, spas, drinking water, and other recreational
water aquatic facilities shall be used.