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TEXAS – pool safety requirements at child-care centers


Issue: Department of Family & Protective Services proposed rules: Minimum Standards for Child-Care Centers


Affects: Those who build or maintain pools & spas at these specific type of facilities.


Send comments to: Jennifer Hatfield, jhatfield@apsp.org


Rule Summary: The Department proposed amendments to rules concerning facilities and safety requirements for child-care centers. Some of the amendments address safety requirements for swimming pools, wading pools, spas, or hot tubs. 


Status: The Department published notice of the final rules in the Texas Register. The rules are effective April 15, 2017


Notice of Final Rules: