Pool Publications

Find information about applying for a swimming pool health permit, resources for operating and constructing swimming pools, rules and regulations, and resource materials available outside of the County of San Diego. The Swimming Pool Operator Guide (currently being updated) 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 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
Pool Public Health Permit Application
Pool Facility Fee Schedule
Pool Plan Check Application
Pool Plan Check Minor Remodel or Renovation Application
Pool Plan Check Fee Schedule
Pool Responsible Person Contact Information
Pool Plan Check Fee Schedule

Operating Information

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

Disaster/Emergency Procedures

Fecal Accident Clean-Up Procedure (CCDEH Recommendation)
Managing Swimming Pools Impacted By Smoke & Ash (01/2015 – currently being updated)
Pool Safety During Power Outages
NSPF – What To Do During Catastrophic Circumstances (Floods, Hurricanes)

Plan Check

Pool Owner-Builder Verification Form
Pool Renovation Guide (remodeling or re-plastering)
Approved Pool Coping
Guidelines for Construction and Operation of Spray Grounds (CCDEH Recommendations)
Guidelines for Installation and Operation of Waterslides (CCDEH Recommendations)

Rules & Regulations

California Public Swimming Pool Requirements
Public Swimming Pools and Spas Code
Title 22
Title 24
Title 24 Updates (Effective July 1, 2015)
Title 24 Pool Sign Requirements
California Pool Code for the Design, Construction, Operation & Maintenance of Public Swimming Pools


California Conference of Directors of Environmental Health (CCDEH)
Centers For Disease Control And Prevention Recreational Water Illness Prevention Week
Drowning Prevention Foundation
National Swimming Pool Foundation


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