[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Brookfield as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- POOL OPERATOR
- A person at least 18 years of age who is responsible for the daily operation of a public pool and who shall be held responsible for compliance with the provisions of the Public Health Code of the State of Connecticut and all other applicable statutes, ordinances, codes, rules and regulations of the State of Connecticut and the Town of Brookfield pertaining to the operation of a public pool.
- PUBLIC POOL
- An artificial basin as defined in Section 19-13-B33b of the Public Health Code of the State of Connecticut.
No person shall operate, maintain or permit the operation of any public pool in the Town of Brookfield without having a permit from the Director of Health or his/her authorized agent.
Any person or entity desiring to operate a public pool in the Town of Brookfield shall, at least 10 days before the opening date, or any person or entity presently operating a public pool shall, make application for such a permit on the forms provided by the Director of Health. Such application shall include the name and address of the pool, the name and mailing address of the owner(s) of the pool, including the names and residences of the corporate officers, if applicable. The applicant shall also provide the name and current contact information of the pool operator who shall be legally responsible for the daily operation of the pool and for compliance with all applicable statutes, codes, ordinances, rules and regulations, and such other information as shall be deemed necessary by the Director of Health. The application shall be accompanied by the annual permit fee.
Prior to issuance of the final approval for a permit, the Director of Health, or his/her authorized agent, shall inspect the pool to determine compliance with the provisions of the Public Health Code of the State of Connecticut and any other applicable statutes, codes, ordinances, rules and regulations.
The Director of Health shall issue a permit to the applicant if the inspection reveals that the pool meets the requirements of this section and the Public Health Code and any other applicable statutes, codes, ordinances, rules and regulations applicable to such public pool operation and that the pool has a competent pool operator.
Permits shall be renewed annually and shall be valid from the date they are issued until April 30, unless revoked by the Director of Health, or until such time as the pool changes ownership, closes or goes out of business.
Permits shall not be transferable.
The valid permit shall be posted in a location easily observed by patrons.
Each pool at a single location, which has its own recirculation and water treatment system, shall be deemed to be a separate pool and shall be required to have a separate permit.
Supervision of public pools. Every person in the employ of or under the immediate supervision of a pool operator or owner shall be held responsible for compliance with all provisions and regulations relating to equipment, pool operation, maintenance, testing and safety of bathers. The pool operator shall be competent in the operation of the pool and in pool water chemistry and pool testing. Competency may be demonstrated by the successful completion of a written exam administered by, or other training acceptable to, the Director of Health or his/her authorized agent. Information on how to contact the pool operator shall be posted at the pool. The name(s) of the pool operator(s) shall be submitted to the Director of Health at the time of application for a pool permit and shall be kept updated whenever there is a change in personnel.