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§ 673. Definitions

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 35 P.S. Health and Safety

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 35 P.S. Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 4B. Public Bathing Law (Refs & Annos)
35 P.S. § 673
§ 673. Definitions
(1) A public bathing place shall mean any place open to the public for amateur and professional swimming or recreative bathing, whether or not a fee is charged for admission or for the use of said place, or any part thereof. Except with respect to the regulation of water supply and content, hygiene and plumbing and electrical facilities, and safety equipment, a public bathing place shall not include a swimming pool, lake or pond owned, operated and maintained for the exclusive use and enjoyment of residents of a condominium or cooperative or members of a property-owners association or the personal guests of such residents or members.
(2) A swimming pool shall mean a place in the open or enclosed in any structure or building for the purpose of admitting two or more persons to bathe or swim together.
(3) A natatorium shall mean a place in any building, or parts of buildings, maintained and conducted by any person or persons, club, corporation, association, or society or other organization, where fees are charged to public or member patrons for swimming, bathing, turkish, swedish or other forms of bathing.
(4) Department shall mean the Department of Health of this Commonwealth.
(5) A certified lifeguard shall mean an individual who has a current certification in lifeguarding from a certifying authority recognized by the department in a notice published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.
(6) A recreational swimming establishment shall mean a facility that is designed, constructed and/or designated for use by individuals for the primary purpose of swimming, where a fee is charged for admission. This definition shall include, but is not limited to, swimming pools, water rides, wave pools and swimming beaches and other outdoor swimming facilities. The term excludes those facilities owned by condominiums, other property owner associations, rental arrangements which include three or more families or social units, hotels or motels, campgrounds, private clubs and private organizations which do not provide access to the general public, swimming facilities used exclusively for hydrotherapy and residential swimming facilities used solely by the owner of a residence, his family and personal guests.


1931, June 23, P.L. 899, § 2. Amended 1979, July 12, P.L. 93, No. 40, § 1, imd. effective; 1984, July 9, P.L. 662, No. 139, § 1, effective in 60 days; 1998, June 18, P.L. 531, No. 75, § 1, effective in 60 days.
35 P.S. § 673, PA ST 35 P.S. § 673
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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