Water Recreation Program conducts routine inspections of public water recreational facilities in Snohomish County. These
facilities include swimming pools, wading pools, spray pools, and spas at parks, hotels, athletic clubs, apartment
complexes and schools. The Water Recreation Program also reviews plans and inspects construction of new and remodeled
public swimming pools/spas. Additionally, the Water Recreation Program investigates injuries and complaints of illness
or unsanitary conditions at all public facilities.
Pool and Spa Inspections
There are many critical processes in keeping a water recreational facility safe for the public to enjoy.
A few of these include maintaining proper chemical balance for disinfection, appropriate gates and fences
surrounding the water facility, and appropriate safety and emergency equipment.
Constructing, Remodeling or Altering a Pool and Spa
Our Water Recreation Program reviews plans for new, altered or remodeled spas, pools and other public water
Our staff conducts preopening inspections at construction sites during the construction of
public swimming pools/spas. The plan review and inspection process help assure that the new, altered or
remodeled pools and spas meet proper safety requirements. For general questions regarding the plan review
process please contact our office.
List of Forms and Documents:
Complaints & Injury Reports
The Snohomish Health District conducts investigations of unsanitary and unsafe operating conditions at water recreation facilities resulting from public complaints.
If there is a serious injury or drowning at a regulated pool or hot tub, the owner or operator must report it within 48 hours. A serious injury means someone called
911 or needed immediate medical treatment at a clinic or emergency room.
Environmental Health Division,
Water Recreation Program
3020 Rucker Avenue, Suite 104
Everett, WA 98201-3900
or e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org
List of current rules and regulations regarding the Water Recreation facilities.
The Snohomish Health District Board of Health has adopted the Washington State Department of Health Rule
Chapter 246-260 Washington Administrative Code (WAC), as Snohomish Health District Sanitary Code Chapter 7.
These regulations apply to new and existing facilities, including all public pools and spas in Snohomish County.
List of regulations:
List of Snohomish Health District Pool Newsletters
Issue: 2009 (8.1.4)
Includes Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act Compliance and Summary
Issue: 2008 (8.1.4)
Includes articles: Avoid the Rush to Update Barrier Drains and Steps to Stop Crypto
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, closed: noon - 1:00 pm
List of Water Recreation Resources: