The Health Department conducts inspections of public and semi-public swimming pools and spas. An application for a pool permit must be submitted by all properties with public or semi- public pool(s).
Outdoor pools are inspected regularly throughout the swimming season. Indoor pools are inspected periodically year round. Inspections focus on all aspects of pools/spa operations including maintenance, construction, water clarity, chemical balance, fencing, filtration, safety equipment and warning signs.
Proper training for persons responsible for the care and maintenance of swimming pools and spas is extremely important. Pool operators are encouraged to attend a CPO (Certified Pool Operator’s) course. Many pool supply companies, as well as several local health departments offer classes.
Improperly maintained swimming pools (public OR private) can be reported to the Health Department by calling us at (972) 744-4080 during regular business hours.
Pool Permit Application
Pool Safety and Sanitation Checklist
Standards for Swimming Pools and Spas
Texas Department of State Health Services