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    607.1Filter and pump rooms shall be kept clean and reasonably dry at all times.


    607.2Controls, valves, and gauges shall be accessible and shall not be blocked by extraneous materials. Valves and gauges shall function properly and be labeled in accordance with a posted backwash procedures chart.


    607.3Disinfectant and chemical feeders, capable of precisely introducing a sufficient quantity of an approved disinfecting agent to maintain the appropriate disinfectant residuals, shall be used at swimming pools and spa pools.


    607.4No person shall use chemical products or pesticides in a manner that is inconsistent with the product’s labeling, or that is in violation of any restrictions imposed on the product’s use by the United States Environmental Protection Agency or the Department.


    607.5All chemical products used in swimming pools, spa pools, or sauna waters shall be used in accordance with:


    (a)Sections 2208 and 2209 of the D.C. Pesticide Operations Regulations, effective March 20, 2015 (D.C. Law 2-70; D.C. Official Code §§ 8-401 et seq.);


    (b)Manufacturer’s use directions included in labeling; and


    (c)The conditions of certification, if certification is required for use of pest control materials. 


    607.6The Department may approve disinfectant products other than chlorine or bromine that:


    (a)Are labeled with clear directions for its use;


    (b)Provide satisfactory residual effects that are easily measured;


    (c)Are as effective as chlorine or bromine; and


    (d)Do not impart toxic properties into the water that could create a danger to public health or that could create objectionable physiological and environmental effects.




    607.7Non-staff persons shall not have unsupervised access to machinery, electric panels, or chemicals used for the swimming pool, spa pool, or sauna.




Section 4902 of the Department of Health Functions Clarification Act of 2001 (“Act”) effective October 3, 2001 (D.C. Law 14-28; D.C. Official Code § 7-731(a)(11) (2012 Repl. & 2016 Supp.)), and Mayor’s Order 2001-111, dated August 6, 2001.


Final Rulemaking published at 64 DCR 5359 (June 9, 2017).