Public Swimming Pools
The Department of Health is responsible under Chapter 514, Florida Statutes (opens in a new window), for the routine surveillance of water quality and safety at all public swimming pools. To protect the public health the department has adopted sanitation and safety standards for public pools in Chapter 64E-9, Florida Administrative Code (opens in a new window), and enforces those rules through the issuance of operating permits and inspections. Permitting and inspections are done by the Environmental Health Section of the Florida Department of Health in each county.
Chapter 64E-9 Florida Administrative Code, Public Pool rules (opens in a new window)