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POOL CHEMICAL TESTING

Daily Testing. The California Department of Health has defined them as “public pools.” As "public" pools, HOA pools must meet higher chlorine levels. Associations must keep a test kit at the pool site and test the water daily. Small associations are exempted from the daily testing if they have 24 or fewer separate interests.

Written Records
. Health regulations now require that various written records be kept onsite and must be preserved for at least two years. They include the following:

  • chemical testing
  • incidents of fecal, vomit and blood contamination
  • incidents of drownings or near drownings
  • maintenance and repairs
  • manufacturer’s instructions for operation of all mechanical and electrical equipment and water treatment systems

Reporting Requirements. Associations must report incidents where two or more pool users or lifeguards have diarrhea within five days of each other.To review code requirements go to California Code of Regulations, Title 22 and Title 24.

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