Swimming Pools

swimmingpoolMission: Minimize illnesses and injuries associated with contaminated or hazardous conditions in or around swimming pools.

Program Goals:

  • Reduce substantial health hazards and other risk factors that lead to illness or injury through training and enforcement.
  • Conduct compliant investigations associated with swimming pools, spas and recreational waterparks.
  • Perform compliance inspections on all regulated facilities to ensure adherence to design, operation and maintenance rules.

Rules and Regulations:

Amended Rules and Regulations (511-3-5)*

Brochure Summarizing Changes

* There is a 4-month implementation period for new pool construction and remodeling activities. Enforcement begins May 31, 2017. Owners/operators of existing pools will be given a reasonable period of time to comply with applicable changes in the amended rules.

Map of Counties With/Without State Regulations 


Pool Owner/Operator Resources:

Application/Plan Review:

**Please note, all individuals or corporations who obtain a permit (i.e. food service, swimming pools, body art) from DPH requires completion of secure and verifiable information to verify citizenship/immigration status.
In accordance with O.C.G.A. Section 50-36-1(e)(2) Approved Documentation O.C.G.A Under O.C.G.A. § 50-36-2

Additional Resources: