Public and Semi-Public Swimming Pools
The Floyd County Health Department regulates public and semi-public swimming pools in Floyd County, Indiana. These include swimming pools, spa pools, hot tubs, and wading pools at apartments, condominiums, townhouses, hotels, motels, schools, community centers, health clubs, mobile home parks, campgrounds, and resorts. The goal of this program is to certify that all pools are free of safety hazards and any public health risk of communicable diseases.
The Floyd County Health Department requires an operating permit for all public and semi-public swimming pools in Floyd County, Indiana. We also require at least one (1) Certified Pool Operator at each facility. Pools in operation must submit weekly bacteriological sample results to FCHD. Results, forms, and other documents can be submitted electronically to [email protected] or [email protected]. Please contact the health department for more information regarding the operating permit at 812-948-4726, option 2, option 1.
Required Forms / Documents:
- Public and Semi-Public Swimming Pool Application
- Certified Pool Operator (CPO) Course Information
- Public and Semi-Public Pool Rule 410 IAC 6-2.1
- Floyd County Pool Ordinance
- Indiana Administrative Code-Article 20 (Swimming Pool Construction Code)
- Swimming Pool Contamination Incident Record
- Swimming Pool Record of Operation
- Injury/Illness Incident Report
- Adjusting Chemical Levels in a Swimming Pool
Resources for Public Swimming Pool and Spa Owners/Operators:
- How to Calculate Maximum Bather Load
- Indiana certified water laboratories
- Policy on Emergency Numbers at Public Pools
- Permit Application for Construction or Alteration of a Public Swimming Pool
- 675 IAC 20 Swimming Pool Construction Code
- Guidelines for dog swims at public swimming pools
- Guidelines regarding the definition of a “Responsible Adult” as it pertains to the signage requirement for semi-public pools that have less than 2,000 square feet of water surface area and that do not provide lifeguards. Click here to view Responsible Adult Guidelines
- Salt Chlorine Generators for Public and Semi-Public Swimming Pools
- Shocking a Swimming Pool or Spa using Breakpoint Chlorination
- Responding to Fecal Accidents
- Fee Schedule
Public Water Health & Safety:
The Floyd County Health Department is dedicated to reducing recreational water illnesses (RWI's). RWI's are illnesses that are spread by swallowing, breathing, or contact with contaminated water from public water facilities, as well as lakes, streams, and rivers. RWI's can cause a wide variety of symptoms, including infections in the eye, skin, ear, respiratory tract, and in wounds. The most commonly reported recreational water illness is diarrhea. Diarrheal illnesses can be caused by germs such as e. coli, cryptosporidium, giardia, and shigella.
- More information on recreational water illnesses can be found on the Center for Disease Control (CDC) safe swimming website.
- More information on swimming pool safety, operation and regulations can be found at the Indiana State Department of Health website.
- Pool Safely: Simple Steps to Prevent Drowning
- Recreational Water Illnesses
- Frequently Asked Questions About Public and Semi-Public Swimming Pools and Spas from Indiana Department of Health