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Licensing Standards for DayCare Centers


R9-5-1002
Swimming Pools

A. All swimming pools and equipment shall conform to manufacturer's specifications for installation and operation and shall be maintained and operated in a safe and sanitary manner at all times.

B. Swimming pools over two feet deep shall have the following:

  1. A re-circulation system including at least one removable strainer, two pool inlets placed on opposite sides of the pool, and one drain located at the pool's lowest point covered by a grating designed to prevent suction of body surfaces;

  2. A vacuum cleaning system: and

  3. Two ring buoys, one of which has a minimum of 25 feet of 1/2-inch rope attached and a shepherd's crook.

C. Pools two feet deep or less shall meet the requirements of subsection (B) except:

  1. The re-circulation system shall have at least one pool inlet and bottom drain is not required.

  2. No vacuum cleaning system is necessary and

  3. No ring buoy is necessary.

D. Swimming pools shall be enclosed by a fence which separates it from all other outdoor areas with a minimum height of five feet and a self-closing and self-latching, lockable gate. Open spaces between upright or parallel posts and poles on fences and gates shall not exceed four inches. The gate shall be kept locked whenever the pool is not in use.

E. If a community or neighborhood swimming pool is accessible to enrolled children, the swimming pool shall be enclosed by a fence of at least five feet in height with self-closing and self-latching gates. Open spaces between upright or parallel posts and poles on fences and gates shall not exceed four inches If these requirements are not met, the outdoor play area of the facility shall be entirely fenced as specified in R9-5-1001 (D)(8).

F. The provider shall ensure that all pool drain grates are in place, are in good repair, and cannot be removed without using tools.

G. The provider shall ensure that pool chemicals are in a locked storage area which is inaccessible to the children and that machinery rooms are locked.

H. Residential hot tubs, spas, ponds, and portable wading pools shall not be accessible to, or used by, enrolled children.

Historical Note

Adopted as an emergency effective Jul) 3, 1989, pursuant to A.R.S. § 41-1026, valid for only 90 days: Emergency rule readopted and amended effective September 28, 1989, pursuant to A.R.S. § 41-1026, valid for only 90 days (Supp. 89-3).
Emergency rule readopted effective December 27, 1989, pursuant to A.R.S. § 41-1026, valid for only 90 days (Supp. 89-4). Emergency rule readopted effective April 3, 1990, pursuant to A.R.S. § 41-1026, valid for only 90 days (Supp. 90-2).
Emergency expired. Emergency rule readopted effective July 9, 1990, pursuant to A.R.S. § 41-1026, valid for only 90 days (Supp 90-3). Emergency rule permanently adopted effective October 4, 1990 (Supp. 90-4).


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