TEXAS – sport lagoons
Issue: SB 1432 – BUILDING CODES, WATER PARKS
Affects: Could affect members who may help design &
construct a sport lagoon.
Send comments to: Jennifer Hatfield, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Summary: This measure defines a sport lagoon as any
artificial, permanently installed or non-portable structure, basin, chamber, or
tank containing a minimum of 4.5 million gallons of non-potable water used for
swimming, diving, aquatic sports, or other aquatic activities. For purposes of
this Chapter, a "sport lagoon" is not a "public swimming
pool" as defined in Chapter 341, Health & Safety Code, nor is it
subject to Chapter 341, Health & Safety Code.
In order to operate a sport
lagoon, the applicant must supply on the permit application the following
(1) state the applicant’s
name, business address, and permanent mailing address;
(2) include all pertinent
engineering and design reports that will be used to construct the sport lagoon,
water storage facility, and disinfection system;
(3) include all pertinent
information to demonstrate that the disinfection system meets or exceeds best
practices used in the water recreation industry for sport lagoons as
established by organizations like the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions,
the World Health Organization, or others.
Status: Introduced March 8.
View proposed legislation: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/85R/billtext/pdf/SB01432I.pdf#navpanes=0