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Mailing Address:

Valerie C. Woodard Center
3205 Freedom Drive, Suite 8000
Charlotte, NC 28208

Office Location:


Valerie C. Woodard Center
3205 Freedom Drive, Suite 8000
Charlotte, NC 28208

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

Public Swimming Pools
980-314-1620

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​​Public Swimming Pools

​The 2020 Pool Season is Approaching!  children playing in a public swimming pool

All seasonal pools must receive and pass a permit inspection prior to opening for the 2020 season.

 

Public swimming pools are subject to State and Local Rules and Regulations. Each year, public swimming pools must renew their permits to operate and be inspected by Environmental Health staff. Information and resources regarding local and state public swimming pool requirements are provided below.

The Mecklenburg County Health Ordinance also requires approval to construct a residential swimming pool


***2020 Public Swimming Pool Update Phase 2***

Due to the current Covid-19 situation in North Carolina, Executive Order No. 141 allows permitted Public Swimming Pools to open as early as 5:00 pm on May 22, 2020.  Environmental Health will continue to issue 2020 Operation Permits on a request only basis.

Public Swimming Pools may operate under the following conditions, namely:

a.      Post the Emergency Maximum Occupancy in a noticeable place.

(PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR HELP WITH DETERMINING USER CAPACITIES)

b.      Post signage reminding attendees, customers, and workers about social distancing (staying at least six (6) feet away from others) and requesting that people who have been symptomatic with fever and/or cough not enter.

        1. Conduct daily symptom screening of workers, using a standard interview questionnaire of symptoms, before workers enter the workplace.
           
        2. Immediately isolate and remove sick workers.
           
        3. Perform frequent and routine environmental cleaning and disinfection of high-touch areas with an EPA-approved disinfectant for SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19).

 

While this Executive Order is in effect, all open pool facilities must do the following:   

a. Limit the user capacity in the pool to no more than 50% of maximum occupancy as determined by fire code (or, when fire code number is not known, thirty-three (33) people per one thousand (1000) square feet in deck areas, wading pools and splash pads), and a maximum occupancy in the water often (10) people per one thousand (1000) square feet. This user capacity is the Emergency Maximum Occupancy for the pool facility.

(PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR HELP WITH DETERMINING USER CAPACITIES)

 

MECKLENBURG COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DOES NOT MAINTAIN MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY RECORDS.  

ALL ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS PERTAINING TO THE EXECUTIVE ORDER ARE CONDUCTED BY LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT.  PLEASE CALL 311 TO REPORT ANY ISSUES

The current situation has necessitated our Inspector Assignment list to be updated.  Please check to see if your assigned inspector has changed.  We will schedule inspections on a first-come, first serve basis.  Environmental Health staff will follow social distancing guidance and will not share equipment with swimming pool operators. Staff will inquire if the operator is sick or experiencing any COVID 19 symptoms and if so, the inspection will need to be scheduled with an alternate person.

Public pools are still subject to the Governor's executive order and will not be allowed to operate until approved by the State.  The permit inspection will allow facilities to begin operation once Executive Order No. 120 is lifted.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.


Need A Document?
Applications, Permits, PDSC Forms

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Pre-Inspection Checklist?


 

​​Public Swimming Pool Permit Renewal Information

2020 Inspector Assignments List - Updated April 14 2020 

Instructions for Completing an Operation Permit Application 2020

Instructions for Scheduling an Inspection 2020

 Printing Applications and Permits

How To Request a Re-Inspection

 

Drain Covers and VGB

Pool Drain Suction Compliance Form- 2020

​​Pump Identification with Pump Curves- 2020

VGB Approved Drain Covers and Equalizer Covers - 2020

Expiring Covers - Pool Drain Suction Compliance Report -2020

PDSC Information – All Pools Master List 2020 - Updated April 2020

PDSC Forms - Instructional Guide

PDFDisabling Skimmer Equalizer - Position Statement

 

 Helpful Documents for Pool Operators
2020 Pool Operator Meeting Slides

Swimming Pool Permit Checklist (EnglishSpanish) ​

Wading Pool Permit Checklist (EnglishSpanish)

Spa Permit Checklist (EnglishSpanish)

Water Recreational Attractions Permit Checklist (EnglishSpanish

Pool Barrier Guidance

PDFRecord Keeping Log

Master Swimming Pool List (Coming Soon)

Required Ring Buoy Rope Length Report

PDFNC Public Swimming Pool Rules

Fence and Gate Checklist for Operators (EnglishPDFSpanish)

 

Public Pool Construction

Public Pool Plan Review and Construction

In-Field Plan Review Process

Plan Review Applications: In Field Plan Review - Equipment     In Field Plan Review - General 

New Construction Field Checklists: Swimming PoolSpa Wading Pool

How to Schedule a Construction Final 

Application for Operation Permit - New Construction Only

Re-Inspection Requests - New Construction
PDFFence and Gate Guide for New Construction - Contractors

Formal Appeal Information

DHHS Position Statements

Guidance regarding electrical safety during pool inspections
Pool Night Lighting Documentation Form
Guidance regarding the use of amenities within the pool fence area
Guidance regarding pool night lighting documentation

 

Public Pool Rules

(Please note that both state and local rules govern public swimming pools).

Virginia Graeme Baker Act - and new pool drain safety rules

Mecklenburg County Rules Governing Public Swimming Pools - 2019

PDFNC Rules Governing Public Swimming Pools 

Lifeguard Variance Form

 

Public Pool Inspections

Review Public Pool Inspections

Accidents at Public Swimming Pools

Responding to Fecal Accidents

PDFCDC Guidelines for Responding to Fecal Incidents

PDFCDC Fecal Incident Response Chart

Injury Reporting Requirements to Mecklenburg County

Useful Resources
VIDEO of a Pool Inspection

NC Public Swimming Pool Program

Behind the scenes VIDEO ​of a pool inspection

  

We strive to provide great customer service. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Daniel Ortiz  |  Environmental Health Director |  P: 980-314-1636  |  E: Daniel.Ortiz@mecklenburgcountync.gov

Jeremy Michael |  Environmental Health Manager- Groundwater & Wastewater Services, Pools & Environmental Health Services |  P: 980-314-1642 |  E: Jeremy.Michael@mecklenburgcountync.gov

Tim Dutcher |  Environmental Health Supervisor -  Pools and Environmental Health Services | P:  980- 314-1631 | tim.dutcher@mecklenburgcountync.gov

Lauren Coles |  Environmental Health Supervisor -  Plan Review | P:  980-314-1667|
E: Lauren.Coles@mecklenburgcountync.gov

 State Website for Pools, Tattoos, and State Institutions


Address

Mailing Address:

Valerie C. Woodard Center
3205 Freedom Drive, Suite 8000
Charlotte, NC 28208

Office Location:


Valerie C. Woodard Center
3205 Freedom Drive, Suite 8000
Charlotte, NC 28208

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

Public Swimming Pools
980-314-1620

Key Initiatives

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