3749.01 Swimming pool definitions.

As used in sections 3749.01 to 3749.10 of the Revised Code:

(A) "Board of health" means a city board of health or a general health district, or an authority having the duties of a city board of health as authorized by section 3709.05 of the Revised Code.

(B) "Health district" means any city or general health district created pursuant to section 3709.01 of the Revised Code.

(C) "Person" means the state, any political subdivision, special district, public or private corporation, individual, firm, partnership, association, or any other entity.

(D) "Licensor" means a city board of health or a general health district, an authority having the duties of a city board of health as authorized pursuant to section 3709.05 of the Revised Code, or the director of the department of health when acting under section 3749.07 of the Revised Code.

(E) "Director" means the director of the department of health or his authorized representative.

(F) "Private residential swimming pool" means any indoor or outdoor structure, chamber, or tank containing a body of water for swimming, diving, or bathing located at a dwelling housing no more than three families and used exclusively by the residents and their nonpaying guests.

(G) "Public swimming pool" means any indoor or outdoor structure, chamber, or tank containing a body of water for swimming, diving, or bathing that is intended to be used collectively for swimming, diving, or bathing and is operated by any person whether as the owner, lessee, operator, licensee, or concessionaire, regardless of whether or not fee is charged for use, but does not mean any public bathing area or private residential swimming pool.

(H) "Public spa" means any public swimming pool that is typically operated as a smaller, higher temperature pool for recreational or nonmedical uses.

(I) "Special use pool" means a public swimming pool containing flume slides, wave generating equipment, or other special features that necessitate different design and safety requirements. Special use pool does not include any water slide or wave generating pool at a public amusement area which is licensed and inspected by the department of agriculture pursuant to sections 1711.50 to 1711.57 of the Revised Code.

(J) "Public bathing area" means an impounding reservoir, basin, lake, pond, creek, river, or other similar natural body of water.

Cite as R.C. § 3749.01

History. Effective Date: 10-20-1987