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1. What is the difference between an approval and a permit?
2. What types of approvals are issued by the Swimming Pools Program?
3. When can I start construction on my project?
4. When is an approval required?
5. How long do I have to complete construction of my project?
6. Can I renew an expired approval?
7. When can I start using my pool, spa or bathing lake?

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1. What types of field construction inspections are required during construction?
2. Who should I contact concerning a construction inspection?
3. Who should I contact regarding asbestos concerns?

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1. What are the minimum design requirements?
2. Do you have guidance for design features not listed in the regulations?
3. What is my pool's maximum allowed bathing load?
4. What is my spa’s maximum allowed bathing load?
5. What are the requirements for water used to fill a pool, spa or bathing lake?
6. Is drinking water required at a public pool or spa?
7. Must a pool, spa or bathing lake be disinfected?
8. Where can filter backwash or wasted water be disposed?

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1. What are your location and hours?
2. How do I contact a Swimming Pools Program staff member?
3. What are the types of pools, spas and bathing lake facilities are regulated?
4. What rules and regulations apply to pools, spas and bathing lakes?

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1. What types of pools, spas or bathing lakes need to be permitted?
2. When/how are operating permits renewed and how much does it cost?
3. How can an operating permit be closed?

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1. What are the bacterial standards for a swimming pool or spa?
2. What are the chemical standards for a swimming pool or spa?
3. What are the physical standards for a swimming pool or spa?
4. What are the minimum testing and record keeping requirements for a swimming pool or spa?
5. What are the bacterial and physical standards for a bathing lake?
6. What are the minimum testing and record keeping requirements for a bathing lake?
7. What are the signage requirements for a pool or spa?
8. What are the usage restrictions for a pool or spa?
9. How many people can be in the pool?
10. What conditions may result in a pool or spa being closed?
11. Who should I contact concerning a compliance inspection or an operational issue?

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1. What types of projects are reviewed by the Swimming Pool Program?
2. What is the review and approval process for a project?
3. Who can prepare a project?
4. How do I submit a project for approval?
5. Whom should I contact if I have a question about submitting a project?
6. How can I obtain application and instruction forms?
7. What type of documentation needs to be included in my project submittal package?
8. Are electronic (digital format) documentation submittals accepted?
9. What types of documentation must be sealed by a Professional Engineer or Architect?
10. What format and how many copies of the documentation should be submitted?
11. Does the MCESD sign the cover page of the design drawings?
12. How much will it cost to get my project approved?
13. What happens after I have submitted my project?
14. How long will it take to get my project reviewed and approved?
15. Is there any way to expedite the review of my project?

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1. What is a variance?
2. How do I obtain a variance?