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Public Swimming Pool/Spa Construction and Inspection

This program ensures that public swimming pools and spas are free of safety hazards, disease and chemical contamination hazards, and life threatening occurrences.

California Public Swimming Pool Regulations

Pool Code
Source: California Department of Public Health.

Plan Check and Construction

Pool Plan Check Guidelines (pdf)

Spa Plan Check Guidelines (pdf)

Spray Ground Construction Guidelines (pdf)


Maintenance of Public Pools and Spas (pdf)

Guidelines for Proper Disposal of Swimming Pool, Spa and Filter Backwash Water (pdf)

Pool Pump Operational Time and Speed Settings (Flow Data Sheet) (pdf)


AB 1020 Guide to Compliance (pdf) posted February 23, 2010

AB 1020 Outreach Letter (pdf) posted February 23, 2010

CDPH Memo: General Compliance Information (pdf) posted February 23, 2010

Fecal Incident Response: Recommendations for Pool Staff (pdf)

Pool/Spa Drain Covers Recall posted August 25, 2011

Underwater Pool Light GFCI Operation

The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act (AB 1020): Background

The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act: Frequently Asked Questions

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