Owners/permittees of public swimming pools and/or spa pools within San Diego County have a responsibility, under California state law, to ensure that all pool(s) are under the supervision of a person who is responsible for its operation, maintenance, and bather safety.
With appropriate contact information, the responsible person can be immediately notified by Department of Environmental Health and Quality (DEHQ) staff to make required corrections if serious violations are observed during routine inspections. Without contact information, DEHQ may be required to close your pool until the major violations are corrected.
If you are public pool or spa owner, please fill out and submit the Advisory Notice, Pool Supervisor Contact Information section and submit it. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
Related to the requirements of Pool Supervision Responsibility
Does a pool or spa owned by a Home Owners Association (HOA) need to have
a person that assumes responsibility of the pool(s)?
Yes, pools at HOAs and apartments are considered public pools and must have a person who is responsible for the pool(s).
Why is it important for DEHQ to have contact information for the person
responsible (pool supervisor) for the pool?
If there is a serious violation observed during an inspection, DEHQ staff can immediately notify that person and corrective action can be taken. This may help avoid a pool closure or reduce the time the pool is closed.
Does the person supervising the pool need to be at the pool during all
hours of operation?
No, but they still assume responsibility for the pool's operation, maintenance and safety of bathers.
Can the permittee/owner transfer the supervision of the pool to another
person such as a manager or pool service?
Yes, as long as that person assumes the responsibilities of supervising the pool and DEHQ is notified of the transfer or responsibility.
How do I determine the permit number of the pool(s)?
The permit number is located in the upper right hand corner on your swimming pool health permit. It begins with DEHQ, an FPOOL and ends with a six-digit number; for example, DEH2002-POOL-300001. This number identifies the pool(s) at a specific location.