RULES AND REGULATION
WAC 246-262 The purpose of the rules is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of users of recreational water facilities including pools, spas and other water-contact features. Regulations require anyone operating a water recreation facility to have a current permit. In Whitman County, special attention is given to safety issues. Construction, water quality, protective barriers, and waterborne diseases and illnesses are monitored and enforced to ensure the public health's. Those agencies and individuals who are permitted, are able to work and communicate with an Environmental Health Specialist to ensure all requirements are met. The permits are good for one year, and must be renewed annually.
POOL OPERATORS MANUAL
Order a copy of the Washington State Environmental Health Association's pool operator's manual. The manual is an excellent reference for overall pool operations and maintenance. Whitman County Environmental Health recommends this manual to pool owners and operators, schools, hotels, and any pools where the public is permitted. Out-of-state purchases can be made through the National Environmental Health Association.