Public swimming pools and spas are either used by the general public (such as a community pool) or by a limited segment of the public (such as an apartment complex or a motel pool).
Both facilities require a license from the Health Department. Other recreational water facilities that require licenses are wading pools, spray pools, and water parks.
Public Swimming Pools
There are two types of swimming pools:
- Public Pools are open for any segment of the public and are typically associated with community centers, schools and recreation parks.
- Limited use pools are operated in connection with another facility and are open to a specific section of the public, such as apartment complexes, hotels, and housing associations.
Public spas are any public swimming pool or wading pool designed primarily to direct water or air-enriched water under pressure onto the batherís body with the intent of producing a relaxing or therapeutic effect. These may be public (open to all sections of the public, such as a community center) or limited use (open to a specific section of the public, such as a hotel).
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