Last updated: July 27, 2020
Effective June 5, 2020 – Seasonal outdoor pools will be inspected on a rolling basis. Outdoor pools must apply for an operating permit. The permit will be emailed to the applicant. Inspections will be done before opening, if possible. Remaining inspections will be done after opening. Seasonal outdoor pools are inspected each spring prior to their opening, and this year those inspections were postponed due to the suspension of all non-essential activity.
Indoor pools may open beginning at 5:00 p.m. on June 19.
The Anne Arundel County Department of Health inspects public swimming pools and spas to monitor health and safety conditions at each facility.
Maryland State and County regulations provide the minimum requirements for the operation of public swimming pools and spas. Inspectors closely evaluate public swimming pools and spas for specific health and safety conditions, which are likely to contribute to injuries and waterborne disease. If a health or safety violation is observed, the condition must be corrected immediately or the public swimming pool or spa risks being closed.
The program is also responsible for licensing lifeguards and pool operators and investigating complaints about public pools, spas and tanning salons.
Lifeguard/Pool Operator Licensing Office
Currently, all pool operator and lifeguard licensing is being done by mail at this time. Applications cannot be dropped off at the Department of Health buildings. See Lifeguard and Pool Operator License Application.
Anne Arundel County Department of Health
3 Harry S. Truman Parkway
Annapolis, MD 21401
Pool Operator License
Public Pools and Spas Forms
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