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Public Swimming Pools and Spas Recreational Health Program

Last modified: 12/5/2013 3:24 PM

The recreational health program routinely inspects public swimming pools, including spa pools, hot tubs, and water slides to ensure the public is protected from injury and illness.

In addition, the recreational health program conducts necessary bacteriological and chemical analyses of swimming pool water, reviews the onsite water re-circulation and safety equipment, conducts plan reviews for new and remodeled pools and spas, and issues permits.

California Pool and Spa Safety Act (AB 1020)

Assembly Bill 1020 was signed into law on October 11, 2009 by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and is designed to ensure that California law conforms to the federal requirements contained in the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act (VGB).

The aim of both laws is to prevent suction entrapment hazards associated with public swimming pools and spas. All public pools and spas must comply with specific equipment and construction requirements by July 1, 2010.

**Revised Plan Submittal Requirement Effective April 19th, 2010**

- Plan Check Application
- Public Pool Fee Schedule

Plan Submittal Information / Forms:

- Notification of Assembly Bill 1020
- Pool / Spa Plan Submittal Checklist
- Notification to Temporarily Plug Equalizer Line
- GFCI Form
- CDPH Compliance Form