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Public Pools and Spas

The Environmental Health 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.


Residents who own a pool and wish to view information on pool safety for consumers can find helpful information from the Centers of Disease Control (CDC).

Virginia Graeme Baker 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.

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