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Consumer Health and Safety : regulation-COMAR-10.17.01

Public Swimming Pool and Spa Construction Permit

Code of Maryland Regulations, (COMAR) 10.17.01, Public Swimming Pools and Spas

Overview: The Purpose of the Public Swimming Pool and Spa Construction Permit is to establish minimum standards for the equipment and construction of public pools and spas in order to protect public health and safety.

Requirements : A swimming pool and spa contractor must submit complete and detailed plans and specifications for the swimming pool or spa construction. A construction permit is issued following approval of plans

A pool piping inspection may be conducted to observe a pressure test prior to the pipes being covered. To ensure the facility is built according to the approved plans, and to observe the circulation and disinfection systems in operation, a final construction inspection is conducted by DHMH. Upon approval of the final construction, the county environmental health department will issue an annual operating permit.

Online Public Pool and Spa Regulations

To access the MD Public Pool and Spa Regulations, COMAR 10.17.01, go to www.dsd.state.md.us. On the left side choose “COMAR On Line”. Choose Search Option #3, “Access Through Table Of Contents”. From the Title list, choose: 10 Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Then choose: 10.17.01 Public Pools and Spas. Each regulation is listed separately; choose COMAR 10.17.01.01-10.17.01.54.