///Required Signage – Aquatic Health

Required Signage – Aquatic Health

NEW: The lettering shall be legible and at least (36 point type) high, with a contrasting background, unless otherwise specified.

NEW: Existing facilities will be required to meet the signage requirements by July 1, 2020

The following signage shall be conspicuously placed at each entrance to the aquatic facility communicating expected and prohibited behaviors and other information using text that conveys the following information:

  • In case of an emergency, dial 911 and the aquatic facility address shall be posted and maintained at the emergency telephone, system or device
  • Operating hours of the aquatic facility and unauthorized use of the aquatic facility outside of these hours is prohibited
  • No smoking in the aquatic venue or on the deck
  • Do not swim if you have open wounds
  • Do not swim if you are ill with diarrhea or have had diarrhea within the past two weeks
  • Shower before entering the water
  • No glass items in the aquatic venue or on the deck
  • Diaper changing on the deck is prohibited
  • No animals in the aquatic venue and no animals on the deck, except service animals
  • qualified operator information to include company/operator name, contact information, and the company/operator certificate number issued by the Health Authority

The following signage shall be conspicuously placed within 30 feet of each aquatic venue communicating expected and prohibited behaviors and other information using text that conveys the following information:

  • NO DIVING, in letters at least four (4) inches high, as applicable per Section 2-3018.9-10
  • Location of the nearest emergency phone
  • In case of an emergency, dial 911 and the aquatic facility address shall be posted and maintained at the emergency telephone, system or device
  • Contact information for emergency personnel and aquatic facility management
  • Theoretical peak occupancy (capacity)
  • Pollution of aquatic venue prohibited
  • Do not swallow or spit water
  • Intentional hyperventilation or extended breath holding activities are dangerous and prohibited

Signage shall be posted at the hygiene facility exit used to access aquatic venues stating or containing information, or text in similar and/or exact verbiage:

  • Check your child’s swim diapers/rubber pants regularly
  • Do not poop or pee in the water
  • Wash hands before returning to the aquatic venue

In addition to Section 4-402.2 requirements, spas shall also have the following information or text in similar and/or exact verbiage:

  • Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult, the maximum recommended exposure time for such children is 10 minutes, in letters at least four (4) inches high
  • Extended exposure to HOT WATER or vapors may be detrimental to the health of elderly persons and persons with heart conditions, diabetes, or high or low blood pressure
  • Pregnant women and people with heart disease, high blood pressure or other health problems should not use spas without prior consultation with a healthcare provider
  • No Solo Bathing
  • Maximum water temperature is 104°F

Staffing Requirements

(Facilities may be subject to the multiple sections)

In addition to Section 4-402.2 requirements, unstaffed aquatic Facilities shall provide signage using text that conveys the following information:

  • No Lifeguard on Duty, in letters at least four (4) inches high
  • Children under 14 years of age must have adult supervision
  • No Solo Bathing
  • CPR posters reflecting the latest standards
  • Outlining the IMMINENT HEALTH HAZARDS, which require an aquatic venues or aquatic facility closure as defined in these Regulations and a telephone number to report problems to the owner/operator (Section 3-603.8 (D))
    • IMMINENT HEALTH HAZARDS text in similar and/or exact verbiage:
      • Failure to provide adequate supervision and required staffing
      • Failure to provide required disinfection levels
      • Failure to treat and achieve proper disinfection following contamination event
      • Failure to maintain pH levels between 6.5 and 8.0
      • Failure to continuously operate filtration and disinfection equipment
      • Failure to maintain Cyanuric Acid levels below 100 PPM
      • Use of an unapproved water supply source for potable water observed
      • Absence of all required lifesaving equipment on deck observed
      • Failure to maintain GFCI protection for underwater lighting as required
      • Aquatic venue bottom not visible
      • Total absence or improper marking of depth observed
      • Plumbing cross-connections between drinking water and waste water observed
      • Failure to maintain an enclosure or barrier to prevent unauthorized access to aquatic venue
      • Use of unapproved chemicals or application by unapproved methods
      • Broken, unsecured, or missing suction outlet covers observed
      • Broken glass or sharp objects in the venue or on deck observed

In addition to Section 4-402.2 requirements, staffed aquatic Facilities shall provide signage at the aquatic facility or each aquatic venue, as necessary, the following information or text in similar and/or exact verbiage:

  • First aid location(s)

In addition to Section 4-402.2 requirements, staffed aquatic Facilities shall provide signage at the aquatic facility or each aquatic venue, as necessary, using text that conveys the following information:

  • No Lifeguard on Duty, in letters at least four (4) inches high
  • Children under 14 years of age must have adult supervision
  • No Solo Bathing
  • CPR posters reflecting the latest standards
  • First aid location(s), as applicable per section 3-603.6 (b)(1)
  • Outlining the IMMINENT HEALTH HAZARDS, which require an aquatic venues or aquatic facility closure as defined in these Regulations and a telephone number to report problems to the owner/operator (Section 3-603.8 (D))
    • IMMINENT HEALTH HAZARDS text in similar and/or exact verbiage:
      • Failure to provide adequate supervision and required staffing
      • Failure to provide required disinfection levels
      • Failure to treat and achieve proper disinfection following contamination event
      • Failure to maintain pH levels between 6.5 and 8.0
      • Failure to continuously operate filtration and disinfection equipment
      • Failure to maintain Cyanuric Acid levels below 100 PPM
      • Use of an unapproved water supply source for potable water observed
      • Absence of all required lifesaving equipment on deck observed
      • Failure to maintain GFCI protection for underwater lighting as required
      • Aquatic venue bottom not visible
      • Total absence or improper marking of depth observed
      • Plumbing cross-connections between drinking water and waste water observed
      • Failure to maintain an enclosure or barrier to prevent unauthorized access to aquatic venue
      • Use of unapproved chemicals or application by unapproved methods
      • Broken, unsecured, or missing suction outlet covers observed
      • Broken glass or sharp objects in the venue or on deck observed

Special Use Venues

In addition to Section 4-402.2 requirements, aquatic venues with moveable bottom floors shall also have the following information or text in similar and/or exact verbiage:

  • Movable floor
  • Depth varies with current depths

In addition to Section 4-402.2 requirements, signage shall be posted at the WATERSLIDE entrance indicating riding instructions, warnings and requirements in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations.

In addition to Section 4-402.2 requirements, sign stating “NO DIVING” in letters at least four (4) inches high.

In addition to Section 4-402.2 requirements, signage must be posted in the immediate vicinity declaring that the SHOWER utilizes re-circulated water.

Warning signs must be posted at each end of the designated bathing area, “No Lifeguard Service Beyond This Point.”

Signage must be posted in a conspicuous location within the aquatic Facilities stating the qualified operator information to include company/operator name, contact information, and the company/operator certificate number issued by the Health Authority.

In addition, the following information or text in similar and/or exact verbiage provided in each room:

  • Maximum water depth
  • BATHER behavior
  • In case of an emergency, dial 911 and the aquatic facility address shall be posted and maintained at the emergency telephone, system or device
  • CPR posters reflecting the latest standards

Warning signs must be posted in a conspicuous location stating “No Entry”, if the ISLAND is not designed for bather use.

Phone: (702) 759-0572

Aquatic Health Program Offices are located at the City of Las Vegas Development Services Center

 

Updated on: June 5, 2019

2019-06-05T09:45:59+00:00