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/Spa News: 

Button blue squareEight Manufacturers Recall Pool and In-Ground Spa Drain Covers Due to Incorrect Ratings. Covers Pose Possible Entrapment Hazard to Swimmers(5/26/2011)

Button blue squareCryptosporidiosis (Cryptosporidium Infection) Crypto is commonly spread through recreational water activities.

Button blue squareWest Nile Virus and Its Impact on Pools and Spas

Button blue squareConsumer Product Safety Commission - Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act



Recreational Health Program: Pool & Spa Information and Forms