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(1) The licensee of the pool, spa, or other water feature shall ensure adequate numbers of personnel are trained and knowledgeable in water testing, operating the water treatment equipment, and that sufficient numbers of trained personnel are available whenever the facility is open for use.

(2) The licensee of any public pool, spa, or other water feature shall employ, or contract with a Certified Pool Operator (CPO), a certified Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO), or a person who has equivalent current certification approved by the department.

(3) The certified pool operator for the facility shall be at the facility whenever it is open or available to respond by phone or in person to the pool, spa, or other water feature within 30 minutes of being telephoned. Failure to respond in the prescribed time shall be treated as any other violation, and a documented history may require a corrective action plan be submitted to the department.

(4) Certified operators must complete any continuing education or training required by the entity that certified them.

(5) Current licensees of pools, spas, or other water features must meet the requirements of this rule no later than December 31, 2011.

(6) New pools, spas, or other water features must meet this requirement in order to operate.

History: 50-53-103, MCA; IMP, 50-53-101, 50-53-102, 50-53-103, 50-53-104, 50-53-106, 50-53-107, MCA; NEW, 2010 MAR p. 80, Eff. 1/15/10; AMD, 2011 MAR p. 2657, Eff. 12/9/11.

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