Iowa Swimming Pools and Spas
The Proclamation of Disaster Emergency signed by Governor Reynolds on 1/7/21 extends the re-opening of all pool facilities effective until 11:59 pm on February 6, 2021. We have also aligned the approval of online CPO courses and CEU's with this date, so courses taken through February 6th can be done online.
Swimming Pools Reopening Q&A - UPDATED 6/18/2020
11/16/20 Proclamation of Disaster Emergency Q&A
Iowans use public swimming pools and spas throughout the year at a variety of locations such as municipal pools, schools, hotels, motels, camps, health clubs, country clubs, apartments, condominiums, and water parks. The Iowa Department of Public Health Swimming Pools and Spas Program has established minimum standards, 641 IAC Chapter 15, applicable throughout Iowa for the design, installation, operation and maintenance of these facilities in order to protect the bathing public from injury, minimize the potential for disease transmission and provide a safe and healthy aquatic recreational environment.
These minimum standards apply to all public swimming pools, spas, wading pools, water slides, wave pools, leisure rivers, and spray pads. The Swimming Pool and Spa Program contracts with local environmental health agencies that annually inspect about 1300 pools, more than 420 spas, 260 wading pools, and 260 water slides at about 1,260 locations in Iowa.