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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.

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Pools and Spas

Environmental Health Program

  •  407-858-1497
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    Fax

    407-228-1467 or 407-228-1468
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    Mailing Address

    1001 Executive Center Drive, Suite 200 

    Orlando, FL 32803 

     

To protect the public health the Department of Health regulates public pool and bathing areas under Chapter 64E-9 of the Florida Administrative Code, through the issuance of operating permits and inspections. This program does not include the many private swimming pools in our community.

As of January, 2015, we have over 2,200 permitted swimming pools, spas, and water attractions. One of the newer features is the Interactive water activity - various types of fountains that people can play in. Apartment complexes and condominiums are also included.

All of these facilities are inspected at least twice a year to assure:

  • Proper disinfection of pool water
  • Chemical balance of pool water
  • Filtration equipment is properly maintained
  • Safety equipment is maintained on site

Natural bathing areas must submit monthly bacteriological water samples for laboratory analysis during the bathing season but are no longer permitted.  In addition to water safety, it is important to understand the dangers of drowning.  For more information on drowning prevention please visit the Florida Health Drowning Prevention Links web page.

The application for a swimming pool operating permit, as well as any other forms, can be found in the resources link below.

Resources