Pool Publications


On this page, you will find information about applying for a swimming pool health permit, resources for operating and constructing swimming pools, rules & regulations, and resource materials available outside of the County of San Diego.  The Swimming Pool Operator Guide provides specific information to assist the layman in the proper maintenance and operation of pool and spas.  The purpose of the Department of Environmental Health and Quality (DEHQ), Food and Housing Division (FHD) Pool program is to assure that all public swimming pools and spas are maintained in a safe and healthful condition.


Forms & Applications

Dormant / Drained Pool Form: PDF
Pool Public Health Permit Application:  PDF
Pool Facility Fee Schedule: PDF
Pool Plan Check Application:  PDF
Pool Plan Check Minor Remodel or Renovation Application: PDF
Pool Plan Check Fee Schedule: PDF
Pool Responsible Person Contact Information: PDF
Assembly Bill 1020 Compliance Form:  PDF

Operating Information

Public Swimming Pools and Spas Code: PDF
2015 Pool Seminar Presentation: PDF
Title 22 Regulation Changes (Effective January 1, 2015): PDF
Common Pool & Spa Terms: PDF
Guidance to Create an Incidence Response Plan: PDF
Water Contamination Response Log: PDF
Swimming Pool Operator's Guide: PDF (01/2015 - currently being updated)
Swimming Pool Safety: PDF 
Swimming Pool & Spa Self-Inspection:  PDF
Daily Swimming Pool & Spa Chemistry Log:  PDF 
Test Strip Instructions:  PDF

Disaster/Emergency Procedures


Fecal Accident Clean-Up Procedure (CCDEH Recommendation):  PDF
Managing Swimming Pools Impacted By Smoke & Ash:  PDF (01/2015 - currently being updated)
Pool Safety During Power Outages:  PDF

Plan Check
 Pool Plan Check  


Rules & Regulations

California Public Swimming Pool Requirements
Public Swimming Pools and Spas Code: PDF
Title 22: PDF
Title 24: PDF
Title 24 Updates (Effective July 1, 2015): PDF
Title 24 Pool Sign Requirements: PDF

California Pool Code for the Design, Construction, Operation & Maintenance of Public Swimming Pools PDF




California Conference of Directors of Environmental Health (CCDEH)

Centers For Disease Control And Prevention Recreational Water Illness Prevention Week

Drowning Prevention Foundation

Pool & Hot Tub Alliance



Food & Housing Programs
Publications  Swimming Pools Contact Us
Food Housing Body Art