northwest health district alert:

Northwest Georgia health departments in Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Haralson, Paulding, Polk, and Walker counties will be closed Monday, January 17, for Martin Luther King Day and will reopen Tuesday, January 18. Read More

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 for REMODEL of existing pool:

Application/Plan Review for new construction:

**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) Verifiable Residency Documents O.C.G.A Under O.C.G.A. § 50-36-2

Additional Resources: