North Central Health District


Houston County Swimming Pool Information


The goal of the Swimming Pool Program is to minimize illnesses and injuries associated with contaminated or hazardous conditions in or around swimming pools that are permitted for operation in the State of Georgia. The EH Section permits facilities and conducts Swimming Pool inspections at a minimum of twice per year. The EH Section also provides education, investigates complaints, and assists the Epidemiology Section with Water-borne Illness Investigations. The regulatory framework for this program is found in the Department of Human Resources Rules for Swimming Pools, Spas, and Recreational Water Parks, Chapter 290-5-57.

Rules and Regulations for Swimming Pools

Are you planning to construct a public swimming pool? Check out our Pool Plan Review packet for all the information you will need prior to submitting plans.

Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act
All pools and spas in Houston County comply with the VGB requirements. Pools/spas under construction will not be given final approval until VGB requirements have been met. Click here for more information about the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act.

Public Pool ADA Access Information

Resources on ADA Standards:
1. NSPF: Who is affected by the ADA Law

2. 2010 ADAAG Standards 242 (Scoping) and 1009 (Technical)-ADA Website

Phone: 1-800-514-0301