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Pool Safety

We are now accepting Electronic Plan Submittals (EPS). Please visit the EPS page to learn more about the process. 

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About Us

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.

Pool construction and remodel information and guidelines

Additional Guidelines/Codes

Related Links

Additional Pool Operator Resources

Professional Pool and Spa Operator Course (PPSO)
Offered through The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals
2111 Eisenhower Ave
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 833-0083

Certified Pool/Spa Operator's Course (CPO)
Offered at various times and locations throughout southern California
National Swimming Pool Foundation
4775 Granby Circle
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
(719) 540-9119

Aquatic Facility Operator Certification (AFO)
National Recreation and Parks Association
22377 Belmont Ridge Road
Ashburn, VA 20148-4501
(800) 626-6772