Pools and Spas
Environmental Health Program
Fax407-228-1467 or 407-228-1468
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, 2019, we have over 2,400 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.