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.
(each circulation system considered separately)
|Yearly Operation|| || $460|
| || $280|
(loss of permit)
Follow Up Inspection Fee
| || $120 (+ lab costs)|
|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:
- 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.
- Photometrics shall be included in the specifications with the plans.
- The applicant shall submit a completed Department plan review application (link) with the plans and specifications.
- Fees for plan reviews (link) shall be paid before the plans are reviewed.
- Plans must be approved prior to construction.
- A pre-gunite inspection shall be performed before gunite can be installed.
- A pre-plaster inspection shall be performed before plastering the pool can performed.
- 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.
Pools, spas, and water recreational facilities can be closed for reasons of public health and safety. Some causes of pool closure include the following:
- Disinfectant levels too high or too low.
- pH levels above or below the 7.2-7.8 range.
- Circulation/filtration of pool/spa water at improper flow rate through system.
- Main drains not visible and/or not properly attached. Damage to drain cover.
- Water temperature exceeds 105 degrees Fahrenheit, maximum allowed in spa.
- 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.
- Other unsafe conditions constituting a threat to bathers as determined by the pool inspector or licensed pool operator.