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Public Swimming Pools

The Floyd County Health Department regulates public and semi-public swimming pools in Floyd County, Indiana. These include swimming pools, spa pools, hot tubs, and wading pools at apartments, condominiums, townhouses, hotels, motels, schools, community centers, health clubs, mobile home parks, campgrounds, and resorts. The goal of this program is to certify that all pools are free of safety hazards and any public health risk of communicable diseases. 

The Floyd County Health Department requires an operating permit for all public and semi-public swimming pools in Floyd County, Indiana. Please contact the health department for more information regarding the operating permit at 812-948-4726. An inspection of the facility is also required after the operating permit is obtained. 

Public and Semi-Public Swimming Pool Rule

410 IAC 6-2.1 (pdf)

Indiana Administrative Code- Article 20 (Swimming Pool Construction Code)

View Article 20 Concerning Swimming Pool Codes (pdf)

Public Water Health & Safety:

The Floyd County Health Department is dedicated to reducing recreational water illnesses (RWI's). RWI's are illnesses that are spread by swallowing, breathing, or contact with contaminated water from public water facilities, as well as lakes, streams, and rivers. RWI's can cause a wide variety of symptoms, including infections in the eye, skin, ear, respiratory tract, and in wounds. The most commonly reported recreational water illness is diarrhea. Diarrheal illnesses can be caused by germs such as e. coli, cryptosporidium, giardia, and shigella. More information on recreational water illnesses can be found on the Center for Disease Control (CDC) safe swimming website. More information on swimming pool safety, operation and regulations can be found at the Indiana State Department of Health website.

Swimming Pool Contamination Incident Record

Indiana State Department of Health Forms:

Swimming Pool Record of Operation

Injury/Illness Incident Report

Adjusting Chemical Levels in a Swimming Pool


For additional information and forms, please visit the Indiana State Department of Health website at

http://www.in.gov/isdh/23281.htm