Public Swimming Pool Program
The Clayton County Environmental Health Office is responsible for permitting and regulating approximately 260 public swimming pools within the county.
A Public Swimming Pool is defined as:
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention swimming is one of the most popular recreational activities in the United States; because of this our office inspects these facilities in order to minimize the risk of illness or other health related problems from an improperly maintained pool.
A study performed by the CDC during 2001- 2002, found that a total of 65 Waterborne Disease Outbreaks associated with recreational water were reported by 23 states. These 65 outbreaks caused illness among an estimated 2,536 persons; 61 persons were hospitalized, eight of whom died. This is the largest number of recreational water-associated outbreaks to occur since reporting began in 1978.
Swimming Pool Information:
Clayton County Environmental Health has put together a brochure that provides Guidelines for Public Swimming Pool Operation which outlines the minimum requirements of public swimming pool/spa operation. Please contact our office for a copy.
Clayton County Board of
Office of Environmental Health Services
685 Forest Parkway, Forest Park, GA 30297
Phone: (678) 610-7469 Fax: (770) 603-4874