15.36.030 – Definitions

The following definitions shall apply in the interpretation and enforcement of this chapter.  The word "shall" as used herein indicates a mandatory requirement.

  1. "Building department" means that department assigned jurisdiction over swimming pool construction.
  2. "Person" means any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation company, governmental agency, club or organization of any kind.
  3. "Public pool" shall be defined as any pool, other than a residential pool, which is intended to be used collectively by numbers of persons for swimming or bathing and is operated by any person, whether he is owner, lessee, operator, licensee, or concessionaire, regardless of whether a fee is charged for such use.  So that we may refer within the standard to various types of public pools they are listed in the following categories:
    1. Any municipal, community, public school, athletic club or swimming club pool or pool for other similar usage and type.  Also, pools for motels and apartments, multiple housing units, and hotels, not open to the general public.
    2. Country club and institutional pools, such as for Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, YMCA, YWCA, Campfire Girls, boys camps, girls camps, and for other similar type usage.
  4. "Public swimming pool" means any swimming pool, other than a residential pool intended to be used collectively by numbers of persons for swimming or bathing and operated by any person as defined in this section, whether he is owner, lessee, operator, licensee, or concessionaire, regardless of whether a fee is charged for such use, is subject to this chapter, all applicable codes and state laws.
  5. "Residential swimming pool" means any constructed pool, permanent or portable, which is intended for noncommercial use as a swimming pool by the owner family(ies) and its (their) guests, and which is over twenty-four inches in depth and:
    1. Has a surface area exceeding two hundred fifty square feet; or
    2. Has a volume over three thousand two hundred fifty gallons.
(1978-M-4: § II (Part); Prior code: §§ 13.602. 13.603, 13.604, 13.605, 13.606)