Aquatic Health Program
The Aquatic Health Program office is located at:
City of Las Vegas Development Services Center
333 N. Rancho Dr., Suite 450, Las Vegas, NV 89106
Messages may be left at (702) 759-0571 for appointments.
In order to ensure adequate time for processing, Environmental Health staff will no longer accept new applications after 4 p.m.
The Southern Nevada Health District’s Aquatic Health Program (AHP) is responsible for Public Bathing Places (swimming pool and spa).
AHP Plan Review and Operations regulate under the authority of the Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) Chapter 444.010.
The Southern Nevada Health District is pleased to announce that, following more than 3 years of collaboration with industry groups including HOAs, resort representatives, pool companies and other interested parties, the 2018 Aquatic Facility Regulations were approved by the Board of Health in April 2018 and approved by the Nevada State Board of Health on June 8, 2018.
- The new regulations will go into effect on July 1, 2019.
- Industry training on the new regulations will begin in August 2018.
- Consideration of the new regulations will be taken into account for new construction occurring during the transition period.
For more information, visit the Regulations webpage.
Environmental health specialists in the AHP Plan Review section review plans with architects, engineers and contractors to assure conformity with the regulations.
During construction several field inspections, including a final inspection, are conducted to ensure safety and compliance of a swimming pool or spa. Staff inspects:
- proper ground fault interrupters
- water quality
- proper installation of circulation and filtering system
- compliance with regulatory requirements
For more information, visit the Plan Review webpage.
Environmental health specialists in the AHP Operations section perform routine inspections of all permitted swimming pools and spas. Routine inspections are carried out to ensure health, and life safety compliance of swimming pools or spas.
For more information, visit the Operations webpage.
Every permitted public bathing facility must be maintained by a company or individual certified by the health district. The types of certification and associated responsibilities are outlined in this section.
There are three types of certifications that an individual can have: pool operator, pool technician and pool technician apprentice. Technicians and technician apprentices must be associated with a certified pool company.
For more information, visit the Certification Program webpage.
Updated on: January 16, 2019