Latest ‘Poop’ on California Swim Pool Policies
Always interested in giving its readers the straight “poop,” the California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (CalARVC) has published a slight clarification from a previous advisory on a new law in the state that affects operators of public swimming pools.
As a new part of California’s building code, the new sign (shown at left) is required only for new construction or remodel. A previous CalARVC advisory said the sign was required at all pools.
The law reads:
“116050. Except as provided in Section 18930, the department shall make and enforce regulations pertaining to public swimming pools as it deems proper and shall enforce building standards published in the State Building Standards Code relating to public swimming pools; provided, that no rule or regulation as to design or construction of pools shall apply to any pool that has been constructed before the adoption of the regulation, if the pool as constructed is reasonably safe and the manner of the construction does not preclude compliance with the requirements of the regulations as to bacteriological and chemical quality and clarity of the water in the pool. The department shall adopt and submit building standards for approval pursuant to Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 18935) of Part 2.5 of Division 13 for the purposes described in this section.”
No word whether CalARVC’s misinformation caused a “run” on the signs.