Pools and Spas
The Environmental Division licenses Public Swimming Pools and Spas and conducts inspections to ensure that they are in compliance with the health and safety requirements of the state health department.
The inspections focus on water chemistry, proper circulation, safety equipment, lifeguard requirements, and overall maintenance of the facility.
Virginia Graeme Backer Act
Seven-year-old Virginia Graeme Baker's tragic death inspired her family to advocate pool and spa safety and moved Congress to act to prevent entrapments.
The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act mandates all public pools and spas to install
anti-entrapment drain covers and other devices, where needed.