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Public Swimming Pools

The Environmental Health Division reviews construction plans and issues permits for public and semi-public pools in Calvert County.  The Division also conducts routine and follow-up inspections during the operating season.

Anyone operating a public or semi-public pool in the State of Maryland is required to have certified operator to duty while the pool is in operation.  Information on how to obtain a pool operator’s certification can be obtained by contacting the Division of Environmental Health at 410-535-3922 or contacting the College of Southern Maryland.

If there is a concern or complaint about a public or semi-public pool in Calvert County, please contact Environmental Health at 410-535-3922 or on-line at the Environmental Complaint Form page.

A permit is required to operate a public or semi public pool/spa in Calvert County and the current fee is $290.00 for Seasonal (May through September Operation), $570.00 for Annual.

There is a $25 fee for the processing of this application and the issuance of a pool operator card. The pool operator card is valid for three years unless suspended or revoked by the Calvert County Health Department. A copy of your previous certification card issued by the Health Department or a copy of the approved pool operator course completion certificate is required for processing of this application.

The applicant acknowledges that, by certification as a pool operator, the applicant is required to ensure that the pool operated is in compliance with COMAR 10.17.01.

A complete list of fees can be found here.

Pool Operator Application

Swimming Pool/ Spa Application

Operating Record Forms:

Recreational Pools and Spas (PDF)

Recreational Pools and Spas (Excel)

Semi-Public and Limited Public Use Pools and Spas (PDF)

Semi-Public and Limited Public Use Pools and Spas (Excel)

Fecal Incident Response (CDC)

Water Balance Parameters for Maryland

MDH Injury Accident Reporting Form

Entrapment Hazard Checklist

For further information:

Department of Health & Mental Hygiene ~
College of Southern Maryland ~

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