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TEXAS – sport lagoons




Affects:  Could affect members who may help design & construct a sport lagoon.


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


(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