Swimming Pools

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All public swimming pools, spas, wading, training, and special purpose & therapy pools must comply with applicable laws and rules prior to operation including the federal Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act.  New construction requires plan review approval and inspections. 

All public pool facilities are required to renew their operation permit each season.  Seasonal pools may operate April 1 through October 31.  Year-round pools must renew their operation permit prior to the expiration date.


Pool Operation Permit Application

Swimming Pool Plan Review Application

VGB Gathering Tool Kit

Durham VGB Form


Rules Governing Public Swimming Pools

NC DHHS Environmental Health Pool Program

CDC Healthy Swimming