City of Ellisville, MO
St. Louis County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Cross References—Buildings and building regulations, ch. 500; parks and recreation, ch. 235; zoning, ch. 400.
[R.O. 2005 §24-1; CC 1997 §24-1]
For the purposes of this Chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by this Section:
BATHING PLACE
Any body of water used collectively by numbers of persons for swimming and recreational bathing, together with the shores, structures and equipment, other areas and enclosures pertaining to such bathing place; but shall not include baths, where the object is the cleansing of the body or the practice of healing under medical supervision, unless such baths contain pools or tanks which are used collectively by a number of individuals.
SWIMMING POOL
An artificial pool of water, wading pool or spray pool and auxiliary structures including dressing and locker rooms, toilets, showers and other areas and enclosures that are intended for the use of persons using the pool; but shall not include pools and auxiliary structures and equipment at private residences intended only for the use of the owner and guests.
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Cross Reference—Definitions and rules of construction generally, §100.020.
[R.O. 2005 §24-2; CC 1997 §24-2]
A. 
Adoption. The rules and regulations of the County Health Commissioner are hereby adopted by the City to carry out the purpose and intent of this Chapter to protect the public health. Such rules and regulations shall become effective upon approval by the County Council and shall be filed with the County Clerk as public record. Such rules and regulations may provide:
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The minimum sanitary requirements for the design, equipment, maintenance and operation of swimming pools and bathing places;
2. 
The minimum number of lifeguards and attendants required to be in attendance at any swimming pool or bathing place;
3. 
The qualifications of any lifeguard or attendant at any swimming pool or bathing place;
4. 
The minimum safety facilities and apparatus to be installed and maintained at any swimming pool or bathing place;
5. 
A maximum bathing load of any swimming pool or bathing place;
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The minimum sanitary standards of operation for any wading pool or spray pool;
7. 
The data to be submitted with any application for construction, alteration, extension or modification of swimming pools or bathing places and the manner and terms upon which approval shall be granted or modified.
B. 
Minimum Standards. Any such rule or regulation shall meet the minimum standards of the Missouri Division of Health; provided, nothing herein shall be construed to prevent the County Health Commissioner from requiring compliance with higher requirements where such higher requirements are essential to maintain a sanitary condition.
C. 
Filing. A copy of the swimming pool rules and regulations as adopted and amended by this County are on file in the office of the City Clerk.
[R.O. 2005 §24-3; CC 1997 §24-3]
Prior to presentation of any rule or regulation for approval to the County Council, the County Health Commissioner shall give appropriate notice of the proposed regulations, setting the time and place of a public hearing and conduct a public hearing on any proposed rule or regulation. Any hearing required or authorized herein may be conducted by the County Health Commissioner or such officer or agent or employee of the County Health Department as the County Health Commissioner may designate. Any such rule or regulation may be amended or repealed in the same manner as provided for approval.
[R.O. 2005 §24-4; CC 1997 §24-4]
No swimming pool or bathing place shall be constructed, altered, extended or modified unless and until the plans, specifications and any additional information relating to such swimming pool or bathing place, as may be requested by the County Health Commissioner, shall be submitted to such County Health Commissioner and after review by same found to comply with the minimum sanitary requirements provided under Section 240.020 and written approval for the construction, alteration, extension or modification of the swimming pool or bathing place shall be issued by the County Health Commissioner. The review of the plans by the County Health Commissioner shall relate only to insuring adequate protection to the public health. Any such swimming pool or bathing place approved by the County Health Commissioner shall be constructed, altered, extended or modified in accordance with the provisions of the County Building Code and the County Plumbing Code.
[R.O. 2005 §24-5; CC 1997 §24-5]
Any swimming pool or bathing place shall have such equipment and shall be so operated as to comply with the minimum sanitary requirements provided under Section 240.020. Swimming pools or bathing places constructed or operated prior to the effective date of this Chapter, which do not fully comply with the minimum sanitary requirements regarding the design and construction, may be continued in use for a period of five (5) years, provided the equipment and operation of such swimming pools or bathing places comply with the minimum sanitary requirements adopted hereunder.
[R.O. 2005 §24-6; CC 1997 §24-6]
It shall be the duty of any person owning or operating a swimming pool or bathing place to submit such operation and analytical records as may be requested by the County Health Commissioner to determine the sanitary conditions of the swimming pool or bathing place.
[R.O. 2005 §24-7; CC 1997 §24-7]
Every person owning, operating or maintaining a swimming pool or bathing place shall be required to hold an unrevoked permit from the County Health Department. The permit shall be displayed in a conspicuous place in full view of any patron, together with the current certification of the County Health Commissioner as to the satisfactory sanitary condition of the swimming pool or bathing place.
[R.O. 2005 §24-8; CC 1997 §24-8]
Every permit required under Section 240.070 shall be issued by the County Health Commissioner, subject to the provisions of this Chapter, and upon payment of an annual fee of one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) payable to the County Treasurer and to be deposited by him/her in the Health Center Maintenance Fund. The permit shall expire on May fifteenth (15th) of any calendar year.
[R.O. 2005 §24-9; CC 1997 §24-9]
If and when the County Health Commissioner, upon inspection and investigation of a swimming pool or bathing place, determines that the conditions are such as to warrant prompt closing of such swimming pool or bathing place until the provisions of this Chapter and any rules or regulations hereunder are complied with, he/she shall immediately suspend the permit and notify the owner or operator of such action and require the owner or operator to prohibit any person from using such swimming pool or bathing place and upon notification to the Sheriff and Constables, it shall be their duty to see that the notice of the County Health Commissioner shall be enforced. At such time as the owner or operator of the swimming pool or bathing place has met the provisions of this Chapter, the County Health Commissioner shall, in writing, authorize the use again of such swimming pool or bathing place.
[R.O. 2005 §24-10; CC 1997 §24-10]
Prior to issuing any annual permit and before any swimming pool or bathing place is opened for public use, the County Health Commissioner shall make such inspections as are necessary to determine compliance with the minimum sanitary provisions of this Chapter and any rule or regulation hereunder.
[R.O. 2005 §24-11; CC 1997 §24-11]
The County Health Commissioner shall make such inspections, as may be necessary, of any swimming pool or bathing place that may be open for public use. At least once each week or as frequently as may be necessary, he/she shall collect and analyze water samples to determine that the water shall be of satisfactory bacterial, chemical and physical quality to insure continued compliance with the minimum sanitary requirements of this Chapter and any rule or regulation hereunder.
[R.O. 2005 §24-12; CC 1997 §24-12]
All pools and auxiliary structures and equipment at private residences intended only for the use of the owners and their guests shall comply with the City Building Code, a copy of which is on file in the office of the City Clerk.
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Cross Reference—Building code, §500.010.