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Pools and Spas

Florida Department of Health in Monroe County

  •  (305) 293-7500


    (305) 292-6871

    Mailing Address

    1100 Simonton Street 

    Key West, FL 


Community Health Services staff members want to minimize the number of injuries and any diseases that can be associated with public pools and bathing places. What exactly is a public pool? Florida statute defines a public pool as operated by or serving camps; churches; cities; counties; day care centers; group home facilities for eight or more clients; health spas; institutions; parks; state agencies; schools; subdivisions; or the cooperative living-type projects of five or more living units including apartments, boarding houses, hotels, mobile home parks, motels, RV parks and townhouses. Staff members issue operating permits and conduct inspections of all public pools, including tests for water quality and a thorough examination of pool operations. Inspectors look for the presence of required safety equipment, documentation of daily pool water quality tests and the proper operation of other equipment such as filters, pumps and disinfection feeders.