Change of Ownership:
If your pool has changed ownership, the previous owner’s permit is no longer valid and you will need to apply for a new permit.
A SWIMMING POOL OPERATIONAL PERMIT APPLICATION (link: goo.gl/KTi6G6) MUST BE COMPLETED FOR EACH POOL IF THE OWNERSHIP HAS CHANGED. A NOTARIZED VERIFICATION OF RESIDENCY FORM (link: goo.gl/2mwcGZ) WITH A COPY OF THE SUPPORTING i.d. IS ALSO REQUIRED FOR A CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP.
In addition to the annual inspection fee, a review fee of $50 per pool will apply for any ownership change.
Failure to obtain a new operational permit as a result of a change in ownership may result in the doubling of all applicable fees, as well as additional administrative and/or legal action.
Change of Pool Name:
A change in a pool’s name requires an updated swimming pool operational permit application and a $50 processing fee. An updated permit will be provided for posting at the facility.
For Pools that Will Open during the 2017 season:
Seasonal pools are required to have their facility (pool and bathhouse) inspected and approved for operation prior to opening each season. [Rules and Regulations for Swimming Pools Part 5 (b)].
PLEASE CALL COBB ENVIRONMENTAL HEATH (770-435-7815) OR DOUGLAS ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH (770-920-7311) ONLY WHEN THE POOL HAS BEEN PREPARED FOR ITS OPENING INSPECTION AND YOUR ANNUAL FEE HAS BEEN PAID. LACK OF ADVANCE PREPARATION AND FAILURE TO SCHEDULE AN OPENING INSPECTION COULD RESULT IN A DELAYED OPENING AND ADDITIONAL RE-INSPECTION FEES
A guide to preparing your pool for an opening inspection may be found at the following link: goo.gl/NCLhF0
For Pools that Will Not Open during the 2017 season:
Please contact us in writing, using your business or HOA letterhead, to let us know that you do not plan to open in 2017.
- For Cobb County Pools: These letters may be mailed (Cobb Public Health, Center for Environmental Health, 1738 County Services Parkway SW, 2nd Floor, Marietta, GA 30008-4012), faxed (770-431-7410) or emailed (Mary.Moore@dph.ga.gov).
- For Douglas County Pools: These letters may be mailed (Douglas Public Health, Center for Environmental Health, 8700 Hospital Dr., 1st Floor, Douglasville, GA 30134), faxed (770-920-7311) or emailed (Jennifer.Riddle@dph.ga.gov).
Mandatory Vacuum Line Corrective Action:
Due to the suction entrapment risk associated with traditional hand tightened vacuum line covers, all existing pools with vacuum ports located on the pool wall must either install a spring-loaded, self-latching cover that is IAPMO SPS 4 compliant or permanently abandon the vacuum port by smoothly sealing over the opening with a suitable swimming pool surface material. This corrective action, if applicable, must be completed before your pool can open for the 2017 season.
Any changes or alterations to your pool or bathhouse beyond what was originally approved by our department will require a modification permit from the Center for Environmental Health before the work may commence. The application for a modification permit can be found here: gl/63WZ21
Thank you for adhering to this guidance and making the necessary efforts to assure a healthy and safe swimming pool season in 2017.