All public swimming pools are regulated by the Carson City Environmental Health Department. There are currently fifty pools and spa permitted. This regulatory effort consists of periodic inspections and certification of swimming pool operators.
Facility Plan Review
All plans for new public pools and spas and the renovation of existing facilities are reviewed. A Pool Construction Application can be obtained on-line from this web site. The information in this application is to help guide the owner or builder through the regulatory requirements for a “public” pool or spa facility in Carson City. A public pool means “any structure, basin, chamber, or tank containing an artificial body of water intended to be used collectively by numbers of persons for swimming or bathing operated by any person whether he be owner, lessee, operator, licensee, of concessionaire, regardless of whether a fee is charged for use. It does not include pools at private residences which are controlled by the homeowner, the use of which is limited to swimming or bathing by members of his family or invited guests.” (CCMC 9.07.010)
Pool Operator Permit Certification
Carson City provides free study guides and pool operator certification for a nominal fee. Each person who operates or maintains a public swimming pool in Carson City must successfully complete a certification training course, conducted by or approved by the Carson City health department.
Carson City provides information on pool safety, pool operation, and current recreational water illness issues to pool operators on request.
Carson City requires inspections for public pools and spa. Each facility is inspected to insure compliance with Nevada Board of Health rules and regulations governing public bathing places Chapter 444 of the Nevada Administrative Code, the Nevada Revised Statue and the Carson City Municipal Code. Inspection frequency depends on the operating season of the facility and the risk factors associated with the type of facility. The inspections are usually performed monthly.
When necessary, the facility will be closed and/or the Health Department Permit will be SUSPENDED. This action is appropriate when there is an imminent health hazard such as lack of water quality, power loss, structural failures, or equipment failure. REVOCATION is the permanent removal of the permit and is a last resort in trying to get compliance with the regulations.