Pool Safety

Each year thousands of Pierce County residents swim in public swimming pools at parks, hotels, athletic clubs, apartment complexes and schools. If not properly operated and maintained these pools and spas may create public health hazards. Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department promotes recreational water safety within the community by:

  • Reviewing plans of all new and remodeled public swimming pools and spas;
  • Educating pool and spa operators about health and safety issues;
  • Conducting routine inspections; and
  • Investigating reports of illness and potential safety hazards.

The following links provide you with swimming pool and spa safety information:

Educational Opportunities and Materials
See available training workshops and download educational materials.

Plan Review Process
Visit this section for plan review information and application materials. Plan review is required prior to the construction of any new public swimming pool, spa, wading pool or spray park or before remodeling any facility. 

Pool Safety Resources
Check here for useful links to other pool safety websites.

Water Recreation Facility Regulations 
Review Washington State rules and regulations governing public water recreation facilities.