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  • CDPH Issues Guidelines on How to Reduce Exposure to Radio Frequency Energy from Cell Phones

    As smartphone use continues to increase in the U.S., especially among children, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today issued guidance for individuals and families who want to decrease their exposure to the radio frequency energy emitted from cell phones. Although the scientific community has not reached a consensus on the risks of cell phone use, research suggests long-term, high use may impact human health.

    12/14/2017 2:28:50 PM

  • Winter Recess Closure List

    Many Monterey County government offices will be closed or have limited hours of operation during a Winter Recess scheduled from December 26th- 29st. Check the department open/closed list for available services.

    12/13/2017 4:06:00 PM

  • It's Not Too Late

    It’s that time of year again. As family and friends are gathering for the holidays, flu activity is increasing. Now is a great time to get a flu vaccine if you have not gotten vaccinated yet. A flu vaccine can protect you and your loved ones. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season.

    12/4/2017 11:28:00 AM

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 Pools & spa inspections - Ensuring Public Safety

The Consumer Health Protection Unit routinely inspects public swimming pools, including spa pools, hot tubs, and water slides to ensure the public is protected from injury and illness.

In addition, the recreational health program conducts necessary bacteriological and chemical analyses of swimming pool water, reviews the onsite water re-circulation and safety equipment, conducts plan reviews for new and remodeled pools and spas, and issues permits.

 

Codes for Public Pools and Spas

Document Description
Pool Code
Excerpts of the California Health and Safety Code, California Code of Regulations, California Building Code, and California Electrical Code relating to pools and spas. Published by CAEHA.

Sections 116025-116068 of the California Health and Safety Code

California Health Code regarding Swimming Pool Sanitation.
Title 24, Part 2, Vol. 2 California Building Code Information on the application and use of Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations, which governs the design and construction of all building occupancies and associated facilities and equipment throughout California.
Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act Designed to prevent the tragic and hidden hazard of drain entrapments and eviscerations in pools and spas, the law became effective on December 19, 2008.
2015 Title 22 Complete Changes A side by side comparison of the new and old Title 22 pool code effective 2015
CDPH Public Swimming Pool Requirements Information from the California Department of Public Health regarding public swimming pools 

Construction/Management of Public Pools

Document Description
Spa Plan/Check Application
Application for Spa Plan/Check

Swimming Pool Plan Check Application/ Check List

Checklist & Application for Swimming Pool Plan
Pool and Spa Electrical Checklist
Checklist for Electrical
Pool/Spa Inspection Form
Form for Spa & Pool Inspection
Pool Maintenance Record
Good for keeping a maintenance record for pool
Pool Cover Guidelines A guide detailing various types of pool covers and offering safety suggestions for their use at public pools.
Self Inspection Checklist An inspection checklist, designed to be used by facility operators, to assist with compliance.
Water Preservation for Public Pools A guide to conserving water in the operation of a swimming pools in response to severe drought conditions.

Metodos de preservacion de agua (Water Preservation for Public Pools in Spanish)

Metodos de preservacion de agua para instalaciones con pescinas publicas durante las condiciones sequia.

Safety Information

Document Description
Fecal Accidents in Pools A guide detailing actions that must be taken in the event of a fecal accident at a public swimming pool, spa, or other bathing place.
Swim-diaper and swim pants
Information regarding Swim-diaper & swim pants
Pool Chemistry Maintenance A guide regarding the maintenance of proper chemistry in swimming pools, spas, and other recreational water.
Triple A’s of Healthy Swimming Helpful hints for health swimming
Drowning Prevention Tips  Information on how to prevent children from accidentally drowning 
Hot Tub Disinfection Procedures Informational guide to help in the event of Legionnaires case in a hot tub

Service Counter Locations

Salinas Office
1270 Natividad Road
Salinas, CA 93906
Telephone:(831) 755-4505
Monterey Office
1200 Aguajito Road
Monterey, CA 93940
Telephone: (831) 647-7654
King City Office
620 Broadway St., Ste. N
King City, CA 93930
Telephone:(831) 755-4505