Requirements on Swimming Pools

Health Department Requirements to Operate Existing or New Swimming Pools
  • 911 Emergency Phone on Site/Sign
  • Chlorine Level Reading
  • Daily Written Record Logs on Ph and Chlorine Levels
  • Depth Markings
  • Disinfectant/Chemicals Used
  • Fencing Around the Pool
  • Flotation Device/Wheel
  • License From the City of Brownsville Health Department to Operate Pool
  • Material Safety Data Sheets on Site Upon Request for All Chemicals Used in Pool
  • Number of Life Guard on Duty if Applicable
  • Ph Level Reading
  • Pumps in Working Order
  • Self Closing Gates With Locks
  • Shepherd Hook Used for Swimming Pools
  • Sources of Water
  • Step Ladder
  • Verification if Compliant With Virginia Graeme Baker Pool Act-Safety Vacuum Release System (SVRS), if Applicable
  • Verification of All Plumbing Pipes Labeled
  • Water Clarity
  • Warning Signs in Plain View
Find more information on Ordinances on the Municode website.

Please contact the Public Health Department if you have any questions or concern regarding swimming pools at 956-542-3437.