Public Pools and Spas

A Health Permit is required for all businesses or organizations that operate public or semi-public swimming pools, spas, and public interactive water features (PIWF) including HOA’s and apartment complexes. Environmental Health Specialists inspect these swimming pools and spas to ensure compliance with safety regulations.

Annual Health Permits and Inspections

All public and semi-public swimming pools, spas, and public interactive water features (spray grounds) are required to obtain a Health Permit to operate in the City.  A new Health Permit is required at the beginning of each year.  All Health Permit applications must be submitted to the Permitting Division at City Hall.  An inspection must be scheduled and passed before operations begin.  

Pool Operator Information

The City of Allen ordinance states: 

“No person shall operate a public or semi-public swimming pool, spa, or PIWF without obtaining and maintaining certification as a certified aquatic facility operator (A.F.O.), certified pool/spa operator (C.P.O.), pool operator on location (P. O.O.L.) or other certification deemed equivalent by the regulatory authority.  All certifications shall be approved by the regulatory authority.”

Environmental Health Ordinance

The City of Allen Environmental Health Ordinance provides regulations for the safe operations of public and semi-public swimming pools, spas, and public interactive water features.