Inactivation or Abandonment of an Aquatic Venue
An aquatic venue with inactive status will retain a health permit but pay a reduced annual permit fee. A site inspection will be made annually to verify condition of the barrier and venue, but a full inspection will not be conducted.
The owner of an aquatic facility may inactivate an aquatic venue by:
- Providing and maintaining a fully compliant barrier as described in the Aquatic Facility Regulation (AFR) AFR 2-604, and
- draining the aquatic venue and maintaining it free of debris and standing water, or
- maintaining the aquatic venue water clean and clear and keeping all barrier gates locked to prevent access, and
- Submitting a written request to the SNHD for inactive status.
Per AFR 3-101, the owner of an aquatic venue with an inactive permit must make a written request to the SNHD and meet all applicable requirements for an active permit before returning the aquatic venue to use.
An aquatic venue that has been abandoned according to one of the methods outlined in AFR 5-11 will have the permit deleted and will not be subject to oversight by the SNHD.
The owner of an aquatic facility may abandon an aquatic venue by:
- Disconnecting all power to the aquatic venue, and
- Entirely removing all filtration equipment for the aquatic venue and permanently capping the associated pipes, and
- puncturing the aquatic venue shell to prevent accumulation of water, maintaining a secure barrier with locked gates around the aquatic venue shell, and maintaining the empty shell clean, drained, and free of nuisance conditions, or
- puncturing the aquatic venue shell to prevent accumulation of water and filling the shell with gravel or another clean fill, or
- demolishing and removing the entire aquatic venue shell, and
- Submitting a written request to the SNHD for abandonment, accompanied by evidence that all required steps have been completed.
Updated on: March 10, 2021