[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Town of Middleton 11-1-1995. Amendments noted where applicable.]
All semipublic and public pools in Middleton will be licensed by the Board of Health.
Application must be made to the Board of Health in December for licensing of indoor pools. Application for outdoor pool licenses shall be submitted in April.
The licensing fee shall be $200 per year per indoor and per outdoor facility for all public and semipublic pools and hot tubs.
[Amended 3-15-2016; 3-29-2016]
It shall be the policy of the Middleton Board of Health that all outdoor pools have a lifeguard in attendance at all times when the pool is open for business.
In the case of indoor pools there shall be large signs displayed with the following statements in two-inch lettering:
Per order of the Board of Health:
No swimming alone is allowed.
Use of alcoholic beverages in the swimming area is not allowed.
No glass or dangerous objects are allowed in or around the pool area.
No plastic inflatables are allowed as flotation devices in the pool.
No child below 12 years of age is allowed in the pool unattended by an adult.
Pool users are to take a cleansing shower before entering the pool.
No one with a communicable disease is allowed into the pool.
No common towels, cups, brushes, etc., are to be used at pool side.
This pool is not attended by a lifeguard. Persons using the pool do so at their own risk.
No diving in the pool is allowed.
Do not run on the pool deck.
Pool operators shall maintain a pool log. Persons using the pool may sign in or be counted by the lifeguard.
Access to the pool shall be made to the Board of Health and its agent for inspection during any normal daytime period.
Pool water shall be tested daily for the presence of proper sanitizer concentrations. Results of such tests will be entered into the permanent log book. No pool will be open that does not have daily sanitizer applications. Days and times when the pool is open will be posted in unattended pools.
According to provisions of the State Sanitary Code dealing with swimming pool installation, all in-ground pools in Middleton must be approved by the Board of Health prior to installation. In-ground pools must be installed at least 25 feet away from both active septic systems and the land saved as a "reserve area" for replacement septic systems.
Outdoor in-ground pools and aboveground pools in Middleton shall have permanent safety fences completely surrounding them with a minimum height of four feet. Permanent safety fences shall be such fences as defined in State Code Chapter 780 CMR. Said fence shall be in place prior to filling the pool.
Any ladder to an aboveground pool must be able to be secured to prevent access when not in use.
Pumps and filters and any other items must not be installed so that they might be used to gain access to the pool. Gates to the pool should be locked when the pool is not in use.