The swimming pool sanitation program protects the health and well-being of people who use public and semi-public swimming pools. The program inspects and permits each public or semi-public swimming facilities within the Health District's jurisdiction. The requirements for pool operation are taken from the county regulation "Rules on Swimming Pool Sanitation" and the following applicable regulations from the Texas Department of State Health Services:
- CDC's Healthy Swimming Behaviors
- Standards for Public Swimming Pool and Spas
- Rules On Swimming Pool Sanitation, Galveston County
Permitting, Fees, and Inspections
A Swimming Pool Permit Application must be filled out for each public or semi-public pool or spa. Approval for a permit requires the owner or operator to provide information on the latest results of water samples tested for bacteriological safety, the name of their certified operator, pass an inspection and pay a permit fee of $135 annually for each permit. The pools are inspected annually and when complaints are received.
Swimming Pool Operators 2-Year Certification
The Swimming Pool Operator course is a one-day and explains the requirements, regulations and good operational standards of public and semi-public swimming pools. Class size is limited to 20 people. Pre-registration and a course fee of $50.00 is required to reserve your spot in the class. To register, complete the Swimming Pool Operator Course Registration form and submit it, along with course fee to the Texas City office. The course is from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.