Swimming Pool Inspection
The Williamson County and Cities Health District has established a public and semi-public swimming pool permitting and inspection program in January 2020 to increase public health and safety, decrease the risk of illness, drownings, and injuries associated with recreational water facilities.
- 32% of injuries happen in public pools and spas. Even if your family frequents a public pool with a lifeguard, never assume that your child’s safety is guaranteed.
- Ensure all pools and spas - both in your backyard and any public pool you may visit - have compliant drain covers. All public pools and spas must have drain grates or covers that meet safety standards to avoid life-threatening incidents. Powerful suction from a pool or spa drain can even trap an adult. (Pool and Spa Safety Act)
A third of treated recreational waterborne disease outbreaks during 2000 through 2014 occurred in hotel pools or hot tubs, according to the CDC.
The program will affect:
- Public and semi-public swimming pools and spas*
- Interactive water features (splash pads)
- Artificial swimming lagoons
Useful linksDSHS - Public Swimming Pools and Spas
WCCHD - Control Order No. 2019-011