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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.

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Swimming Pools and Plan and Review Permitting

Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County

Environmental Public Health

Approximately 3000 licensed public swimming pools serve municipalities, condominiums, apartments, homeowners associations, churches, clubs, camps and other organizations. As required by statute, plans for each pool are reviewed by our Plan and Review Permit department, eliminating unsafe or unsanitary designs. After a pool is built and approved by the Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County, it is inspected at least twice annually to help ensure a safe and sanitary operation. In addition to sparkling blue water and chemical balance, the inspectors check a host of other items including depth markings, life saving equipment, posted rules, disinfectant equipment, and a current maintenance log.

Under water recreation we also monitor the bacteriological levels of the municipal beaches of the fifty miles of shoreline in Palm Beach County. Results of the sampling are available back to 1949. The ocean waters of Palm Beach County are of excellent quality. The Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County must occasionally post a health warning, however, due to an accidental spill or flooding.

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The water recreation section welcomes your questions and input. For questions or concerns phone us at (561) 450-1287.