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Swimming Pools and Bathing Places

Florida Department of Health in DeSoto County

Swimming Pools

The Department of Health regulates all public pools and Bathing Places.  This regulation is considered a significant factor in the prevention of disease, sanitary nuisances, and accidents.

All proposed new constructions and modifications to existing pools require approval from the local building department.  Annual Operating Permits are issued by the local county health department and are valid from July 1 through June 30. These permits must be applied for and renewed annually.

Contact Information
For any questions regarding the Pool program please call (863) 993-4601 extension 120.

Regulatory Code

Chapter 64E-9 Public Swimming Pools and Bathing Places

Florida Department of Health Swimming Pool page