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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

Florida Department of Health in Gadsden County

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.

Public pools, hotels, 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

In addition to water safety, it is important to understand the dangers of drowning. For more information on drowning prevention please visit the Florida Department of Health-Drowning Prevention Links.

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

Resources