The below rule and regulation regulates the inspection, operation, and monitoring requirements of public and semi-public pool and spa facilities within the boundaries of the First District Health Unit.
At the bottom of the page is a link to the Swimming Pool and Spa Rules and Regulations (Pool Code).
RULE AND REGULATION NO. 12
FIRST DISTRICT HEALTH UNIT, MINOT, NORTH DAKOTA
This rule and regulation regulates the inspection, operation, and monitoring requirements of the public and semi-public pool and spa facilities within the boundaries of the First District Health Unit.
Section 1. This rule and regulation requires that all public and semi-public swimming pool and spa facilities be annually inspected by the District Health Officer, or his designate, and provides regulations and standards necessary to make these swimming pools and spas safe and healthful.
Section 2. During its months of operation, each public and semi-public swimming pool and spa facility shall submit a water sample from the swimming pool or spa, to a laboratory certified by the North Dakota State Department of Health, for a bacteriological analysis. A minimum of one sample per month must be submitted for each pool and/or spa located at the facility. Samples must be submitted for each month that the pool and/or spa is open for use by the public. If a water sample tests unsatisfactory, the facility must then submit recheck water samples from the same pool/spa for bacteriological analysis until a satisfactory test is achieved for that month.
Section 3. The District Health Officer, or his designate, may temporarily close any facility that has been determined to be a health or safety hazard or in the event of a failure to comply with any of the requirements of this chapter, the department may abate or cause suspension of the use of such a facility until such time as the pool/spa facility is no longer deemed a health or safety hazard.
This rule and regulation made by the First District Board of Health is necessary and proper for the preservation of public health and safety.
This Rule and Regulation was adopted by the First District Health Board of Health on February16, 1995, and this notice is published in accorance with State Law 23-0503.
By Order of the First District Board of Health.
Walter M. Lipp, President