It’s a question that has been bouncing around on social media and in our daily lives ever since a recent incident at a private backyard sunbath.
As part of our monthly newsletter, Axios has collected some of the best questions you can ask your local newsroom to find out what’s going on with the newsroom, what’s being covered, and who is covering it.
Today, we’re answering questions from Axios readers about nude sunbathers in public and private.
Here’s a roundup of the most frequently asked questions:What is a private pool?
A private pool is a pool owned and operated by a pool operator.
A private pool does not have to be publicly accessible to allow nude sun bathing.
What are the requirements to be a pool owner?
Private pool owners have to comply with the requirements for a pool, which include:A.
a private entrance and a privacy barrier,B.
a separate entrance and barrier,C.
security cameras and alarms,D.
a minimum of 10 people are permitted to use the pool, andE.
a security plan that is in place to protect pool operators, patrons and employees.
How do I get a private swimming pool license?
The California Department of Health and Human Services (CalHealth) is issuing a special permit for private pools, called a Private Pool Permit, to individuals, couples and families with children.
The permit allows them to rent a private indoor pool for a maximum of two hours per day, but not to go swimming.
What types of pools are private?
Private pools are pools owned and managed by a private operator.
There are also pools that are owned and run by other private operators, such as public pools.
A public pool does have to have a private private entrance, which can be rented by residents or visitors.
How long does it take to get a permit?
The Department of State Health Services (DSSHS) issues a public swimming pool permit in 12 business days.
After the 12-day processing period, the pool owner must submit the permit to the DSSHS for review.
If the DSCS determines the permit is valid, the operator can begin operating the pool.
Can a person get a public pool permit?
Yes, the person must obtain a Public Pool Permittee Permit (PPM) from the Department of Public Health (DPH).
This permits the person to take part in the pool for up to 10 hours per week.
What if I need a permit to take the pool?
If you need a pool permit to use a private facility for bathing, swimming, or other recreation, you must get a Public Health Department permit.
You can get a PPM from the DPH.
How do I apply for a PFM?
If your pool permits are in effect, you can apply to the Department to apply for your pool permit.
If you need help applying for a permit, check out our PFM Application guide.
Is a private lake or pool an acceptable swimming area?
Private lakes or pools are not suitable for sunbathed nude sunseekers.
These types of facilities are considered recreational areas and are not safe for sunbaths.
Can I use my public swimming pools at work?
You can use your pool for your own personal use, but it is NOT safe for employees, visitors, or anyone else in the public.
When are private pools open to the public?
Private swimming pools are open to public bathing from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
You may use the pools to relax and enjoy a hot bath.
Can you swim in a private pond?
You cannot swim in the private pool at any time.
Private pools can be used as a hot tub or sauna, but only for bathing or sunbathes, not as a place to enjoy yourself.
Do private pools have a limit on how many people are allowed to use them?
Private beaches and pools are closed to the general public, including employees, children, pets, and even pets in designated areas.
Are there special rules for private pool patrons?
Private facilities and pools have restrictions for patrons who have special medical conditions.
The public pool has no such restrictions, and pool operators and patrons can use their facilities as long as they abide by the rules.
How often do I have to register with the Department before a pool can be open?
Once a pool has been designated as a pool by CalHealth and DSSH, you may not use it for bathing until your public swimming permit is in effect.
The Department of Social Services will issue you a registration card.
Is there a fee to register a pool?
Private water parks have no fee to use as a swimming pool.
Is it possible to register for a private water park?
The Department has created a list of pools that will allow you to use it as a private outdoor swimming pool with no fee.
The list includes pools that offer sunbatches, private pools with solar panels, and private pools that