The Board also held an Emergency Rule meeting regarding the spa. Changes in the law regarding children in the spa was the reason for the meeting. The health code has implemented the following language and the board voted a rule change effective now to stay in compliance. Everyone will receive a notice and a formal public meeting will be held, thus the emergency implementation until then. The rules effective immediately are:
(1) Elderly persons, pregnant women, infants and those with health conditions requiring medical care should consult with a physician before entering the spa.
(2) Children under the age of fourteen (14) are not allowed in the pool or spa without the immediate presence of a parent or adult guardian providing direct active supervision due to health and safety concerns.
(3) Hot water immersion while under the influence of alcohol, narcotics, drugs or medicines may lead to serious consequences and is not recommended.
(4) Do not use alone.
(5) Long exposure may result in hyperthermia, nausea, dizziness or fainting.
(6) The Association has the right to remove a child under the age of fourteen (14) from the pool or spa, if, in the sole and absolute judgment of the pool supervisor or management, the parent or adult guardian is not providing immediate and adequate supervision of the child.
I must note that the Health Department requires a minimum 30 hour pool closure for a Code Brown and sets specific targets for the pool chemistry. Our pool tech has advised us that with the heat of the spa, it will more likely be at least a 2 day closure. Parents, please for the pleasure of all, be extra aware of your children's bathroom schedules and make sure you have them use the restroom accordingly.