North Central Health District


Swimming Pool Program

Swimming Pools Program

Swim Knowing You’re Safe

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.

Certified Pool Operator Training

Is it your duty to protect swimmers against water-borne illnesses and other hazards? A Certified Pool Operator (CPO®) Certification provides students with the basic knowledge, techniques, and skills to operate pools and spas safely. This 2-day course is offered to the public and environmental health workers. Learn more at our Certified Pool Operator Training page.

Contact Your Local Environmental Health Office

Call your nearest health department with any questions or concerns!


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