Public Swimming Pools


In New York State, Public Swimming Pools must have a state, city, or county health department permit to operate legally and must operate in compliance with 6-1 (Swimming Pools) of the State Sanitary Code requirements. A permit is issued only when the Public Swimming Pool is in compliance with the state's health regulations.

Fact Sheets

State Regulations, Sanitary Code

Required Certifications


Safety Plans

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Brochure from NYSDOH on Swimming Safely

For more information from the New York State Department of Health on Swimming Pools, click here.

For more information on Swimmer's Itch, click here.