General Contact Number: (530) 621-5567

Environmental Health

Public Pools and Spas

Image of boy playing in poolThis program regulates public pools and spas in El Dorado County. Public pools include swimming pools, spa pools, and wading pools at apartments, condominiums, townhouses, hotels, motels, schools, community centers, health clubs, mobile home parks, campgrounds, and resorts. The goal of this program is to ensure that all public pools are free of safety hazards and any risk of communicable diseases.

Activities of this program include:

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  • Plan review to determine compliance of public swimming pools/spas with Code requirements;
  • Construction inspections;
  • Unannounced inspections of swimming pools throughout the year;
  • Investigations of complaints from the public regarding unsafe or unsanitary public swimming pools.

Environmental Health Division does not inspect private pools or spas maintained by individuals for the use of family and friends.

Pool construction and remodel information and guidelines

California Swimming Pool Requirements:


Pool/Spa News: 

Additional Pool Operator Resources

Professional Pool and Spa Operator Course (PPSO)
Offered through The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals
2111 Eisenhower Ave
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 833-0083

Certified Pool/Spa Operator's Course (CPO)
Offered at various times and locations throughout southern California
National Swimming Pool Foundation
4775 Granby Circle
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
(719) 540-9119

Aquatic Facility Operator Certification (AFO)
National Recreation and Parks Association
22377 Belmont Ridge Road
Ashburn, VA 20148-4501
(800) 626-6772