The focus of this program is to ensure that all public pools are free of safety hazards and risk of communicable diseases. Public Pools include swimming pools, spa pools, and wade pools at apartments, condominiums, townhouses, hotels, motels, schools, community parks, commercial sites, health clubs, mobile home parks, campgrounds, auto courts and resorts. Routine pool inspections are conducted to cover issues from construction to water chemistry and operations. For more information or questions regarding specific public pool, please contact us.
Owners or operators planning to construct or remodel a public pool are required to submit three sets of plans with specifications and obtain approval prior to start of construction. A Plan Check fee must be paid at the time of plan submission. For more information regarding plan check submission, contact a plan check representative at (714) 433-6074.
California State law was amended September 1, 2012 to include new safety sign requirements for public pools. Newly constructed pools are required to provide signage meeting the new requirements. Existing pools will be required to meet the new requirement for any replaced sign.
Department of Justice has revised the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. These changes take effect March 15, 2012. For more information please visit the following website www.ada.gov/2010ADAstandards_index.htm. Local Building & Safety departments enforce this new law. If modifying the decking (footprint), fence line, or existing entries and exits of a pool or spa, you must have prior review and written approval from Orange County Environmental Health Plan Check.