AQUATIC SAFETY

General Information

In accordance with the 2015 Iowa Pool Code, Linn County Public Health inspects all public aquatic facilities in the Linn County area.   All public aquatic facilities must hold a valid registration from the Iowa Department of Public Health and comply with the 2015 Iowa Pool Code.  To ensure that facilities are in compliance with the 2015 Iowa Pool Code, all aquatic facilities are required to have a Certified Pool Operator (CPO) on staff.  Aquatic facilities may include swimming pools and hot tubs located within apartment complexes, condominiums, clubs, businesses or government agencies.

Inspections

Registered aquatic facilities receive unannounced aquatic inspections on an annual basis, at minimum. Inspections primarily function to ensure that the facility is in compliance with the 2015 Iowa Pool Code. Adherence of pool chemistry to state mandated requirements is essential to protect the public against water-borne illnesses and adverse chemical reactions. A properly maintained pool or spa filters out pollutants and disinfects the water from bacteria and viruses.

Linn County Public Health Aquatic Services

  • Regulates the operation and maintenance of all public swimming pools, spas. and related facilities
  • Conducts annual comprehensive inspections, which can be found online at Pool and Spa Inspections
  • Investigates complaints from the public
  • Resource for aquatic facilities in Linn County

Contact Information

Phone: 319-892-6000

Email: [email protected]