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Environmental Health - Programs - Public Swimming Pool
The Environmental Health Engineering Staff (EHES) reviews the application and plans for the construction of all new or modified public swimming pool facilities in Volusia and Flagler Counties. The different facilities include swimming pools, therapy spas, wading pools as well as special water feature attractions. Once these pools are permitted and constructed, EHES performs final engineering inspections prior to issuance of the operating permit. These inspections assure compliance with the applicable standards and that all of the equipment is functioning as designed. EHES also conducts sanitary surveys of all proposed public-bathing facilities such as lakes and springs. These surveys are performed to determine if environmental conditions are acceptable for approval as a new bathing area.
Staff routinely inspect public swimming pools and spas which serve hotels, condominiums, apartment buildings and other public facilities. Inspections are conducted to check on such items as water chemistry, safety equipment and pump room equipment.
Public bathing places are also monitored by the Department. There are very few beaches, lakes, streams, rivers or springs that meet Florida's criteria for approved bathing places, due to our climate's high median temperature and the possibility of infection from microorganisms.
Read about and order our Swimming Pools & Spas Professional Version Computer Based Training. With a passing score of 70 or above you receive 12 Continuing Educational Units. This training CD ROM takes you from the design stage of a swimming pool through enforcement. The CD ROM is an excellent training tool for training new environmental health personnel and a good review for experienced staff.
Page last updated: 07/9/13