Pools & Spas

The laws of the State direct the Davis County Health Department’s Environmental Health Services Division to enforce rules and regulations and educate and inform the public regarding the design, construction and operation of public pools in Davis County. The Division’s staff stays in close contact with the owners and operators of these facilities to assure they remain in compliance with the requirements of law.

The Davis County Pool Regulation defines a public pool as any swimming pool, spa pool, wading pool, or special purpose pool facility which is not a private residential pool.

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Permits & Fees

Pool operators must be properly and legally permitted by Davis County Health Department’s Environmental Health Services Division to operate. 

This includes a plan review, payment of necessary fees, and permit approval. Other requirements include having a Licensed Pool Operator, inspections, water samples and field tests. If you have any questions regarding this procedure, please contact us. 

Plan Review
(each circulation system considered separately)
    $400
Yearly Operation
  $460
Seasonal Operation
Hydrotherapy Pool
  $280
 $360
Reinstatement
(loss of permit)
Follow Up Inspection Fee
  $120 (+ lab costs)

 $100
CPO Class Certification
(handbook, materials, breaks & exam)
  $180
 CPO+LPO Certification
(above in CPO+LPO instruction and exam)
  $190

 

Plan Review Requirements

The Davis County Health Department requires a plan review and inspection for all new construction and renovations of public pools within Davis County.

The following are required when constructing, installing, or altering a public pool in Davis County:

  1. Two complete sets of plans and specifications shall be submitted and approved by the Department.  Plans shall be designed by an architect or engineer and submitted by the architect, engineer or contractor.  The plans and construction must conform to the Utah Administrative Code R392-302 Design, Construction and Operation of Public Pools, and the Davis County Board of Health Public Pools Regulation.
  2. Photometrics shall be included in the specifications with the plans.
  3. The applicant shall submit a completed Department plan review application (link) with the plans and specifications.
  4. Fees for plan reviews (link) shall be paid before the plans are reviewed.
  5.  Plans must be approved prior to construction.
  6.  A pre-gunite inspection shall be performed before gunite can be installed.
  7. A pre-plaster inspection shall be performed before plastering the pool can performed.
  8. A final construction inspection shall be performed before the pool will be permitted to open.

Licensed Pool Operator

To provide and maintain a healthy and safe pool environment, a pool must be operated under the direct supervision of a Licensed Swimming Pool/Spa Operator (LPO) who holds a current LPO permit issued by the Division. To qualify as an LPO, the person already must have met the Certified Swimming Pool/Spa Operator (CPO) requirement of a current certification by the National Swimming Pool Foundation, the Aquatics Section of the National Recreation and Parks Association, or who has completed a Division approved equivalent course and passed the association examination. The LPO permit is valid for 5 ears from the date of issuance. The 5-year permit time must run concurrently with the required CPO certification. An individual’s LPO permit may be suspended or revoked if the LPO operates a public pool in an illegal manner. 

Inspections & Investigations

To assure sanitation and safety at public pools, spas, and other water recreational facilities, staff members of the Environmental Health Services Division do periodic visits to these locations. The inspectors take water samples, run field tests, review records and official documents, and assess conditions at the various public water recreation spots in Davis County. Some inspections are announced and usually routine, while others are unannounced and more investigational in nature. The inspections and investigations make sure that people using the pool are protected. 

Closures

Pools, spas, and water recreational facilities can be closed for reasons of public health and safety. Some causes of pool closure include the following:

  1. Disinfectant levels too high or too low.
  2. pH levels above or below the 7.2-7.8 range.
  3. Circulation/filtration of pool/spa water at improper flow rate through system.
  4. Main drains not visible and/or not properly attached. Damage to drain cover.
  5. Water temperature exceeds 105 degrees Fahrenheit, maximum allowed in spa.
  6. Pool barrier missing or ineffective. Pool regulations require a 6-foot barrier (fence or wall) with a self-closing, self-latching gate or door. The latch must be 54 inches above the ground or be self-locking.
  7. Other unsafe conditions constituting a threat to bathers as determined by the pool inspector or licensed pool operator. 

Contact Information

Physical Address
22 South State Street
2nd Floor
Clearfield, Utah 84015

Mailing Address
Davis County Health Department
Environmental Health Services Division
P.O. Box 618
Farmington, Utah 84025

Phone Numbers
(801) 525-5100 :: Main
(801) 525-5119 :: Fax

Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (except legal holidays)

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