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Pools

Mission

Minimize illnesses and injuries associated with contaminated or hazardous conditions in or around swimming pools.

Program Goals

  • Reduce substantial health hazards and other risk factors that lead to illness or injury through training and enforcement.
  • Conduct compliant investigations associated with swimming pools, spas and recreational waterparks.
  • Perform compliance inspections on all regulated facilities to ensure adherence to design, operation and maintenance rules.

Rules and Regulations (290-5-57)

                Map of Counties With/Without State Regulations

Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act

Pool Owner/Operator Resources:

Additional Resources

Hydrostatic pressure, a force caused by the build up
of underground water pressure, can lift an empty
swimming pool out of the ground.