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Swimming Pools and Spas

Inspections of public swimming pools and spas minimize the risk of illness and reduce safety hazards.

Washington County has over 660 licensed swimming pools and spas. Program staff inspect public swimming pools and spas to minimize the risk of illness and to reduce safety hazards resulting in accidents.

Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act

On December 20, 2008, important changes to laws regarding swimming pool drains were enacted. The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act requires all public pools to provide main drain entrapment protection that meets federal guidelines for the main drains. The document provided is meant as guidance for public pool operators, service companies and others to use to make changes in compliance with the new law while coordinating with existing Oregon rules.

This interpretation of the Federal "Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act" is the state's initial guidance for complying with the federal legislation. All public pools are affected by this legislation.

US Consumer Product Safety Commission - Provides valuable information and resources for pool owners, operators and parents regarding the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act.

Online Services

Sign up or log in to pay your license fee online, or file a complaint against a licensed facility.

Please contact Oregon Health Authority Pools and Lodging for Plan Review for construction and remodels.

Forms and Fees

  • * The license expires December 31 of the year issued *

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