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Aquatic Health Program Plan Review

Any public bathing, swimming facility or public spa in Clark County must make application to the Aquatic Health Program’s (AHP) Plan Review section for the following items:

  1. emergency pool repairs
  2. like-for-like equipment replacement
  3. new construction
  4. major remodel
  5. minor remodel
  6. change of ownership

Emergency Pool Repairs

The emergency pool repair procedure is followed when immediate repair is required and cannot wait for the traditional remodel submission process.

  • A qualified professional must apply for a remodel the next business day after the emergency repair was made. Call the health district at (702) 759-0571 for an appointment; inform the staff member that an emergency repair was performed.
  • The Emergency Equipment Replacement PDF 76KB form must be emailed to aquatichealth@snhd.org no later than the next business day after the emergency repair was made.
    • The submission form must include a detailed explanation of the repair made and why it was an emergency.
  • The emergency pool repair fee is the same as a pre-approved remodel fee.
  • The facility must close and remain closed until the emergency repair is approved and released by the health district.

Examples of valid emergency repairs:

  • Severe plumbing leaks that cannot be isolated by a functional valve in the pump room.
  • Massive underground pipe leaks that may result in compromising the structural stability of the pool and deck area.

Examples of NOT valid emergency repairs:

  • A pump goes out on a holiday weekend.
  • Filter replacement.
  • Any routine equipment repairs or replacements that do not result in extensive water leaks or other utility waste or hazards created by not addressing a problem immediately.

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Like-for-Like Equipment Replacement

A Like-for-Like Equipment Replacement PDF 116KB form is submitted when an equipment change is done that will not require a remodel submission.

Examples of a like-to-like replacement:

  • Existing equipment is replaced with exactly the same make and model.
  • Existing equipment is replaced with an equivalent piece of equipment. The replacement equipment must possess an equivalent pump curve/head loss chart as what is currently in place.
  • The Like-for-Like Equipment Replacement PDF 116KB form must be submitted by a qualified professional. The form must be endorsed by the facility manager indicating what equipment will be replaced.
  • The form must be submitted by email to aquatichealth@snhdmail.org and approved by the health district before work begins on replacing the equipment.

Please contact the Aquatic Health Program at (702) 759-0572, or by email at aquatichealth@snhdmail.org, for more information on like-for-like replacements.

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New Construction and Major Remodels

Please be aware that the initial review for new construction and major remodel submittals will be completed within 45 days following plans submission. Initial review of plans does not guarantee approval, and resubmittal of plans and additional review time may be required. There is no expedited process for this review.

To ensure that you meet your deadlines for project completion, please submit your plans and applications at least 60 days prior to the start of construction to accommodate the process outlined below. Rejection of any application or plans due to errors or incomplete submittals, or a failure of any required inspection will delay the review process.

The permitting process consists of the following activities:

  1. Preliminary meeting (if requested by the facility)
  2. Application intake
  3. Plans and application review (30 business day review time)
  4. Reviewer comments sent to applicant
    1. Review of any corrections or plans resubmittals (if needed – additional review time required)
    2. Reviewer comments regarding corrections or resubmittals sent to applicant (if needed)
  5. Construction inspections scheduled by facility
    1. Excavation
    2. Plumbing
    3. Pre-plaster
    4. Final permitting inspection

New construction or major remodel plan review is required when:

  • building a public bathing, swimming facility or public spa
  • adding to an existing public bathing, swimming facility or public spa
  • altering the equipment or structure of a public bathing, swimming facility or public spa

The application and plans must be submitted to the health district before the start of any project by:

  • a professional engineer registered in the state of Nevada,
  • an architect registered in the state of Nevada, or
  • a licensed contractor who holds a classification A license with an A-10 sub-classification issued by the Nevada State Contractors Board

Application Specifics*

The following documents should be reviewed and submitted with the application, if applicable.

Note:

  • All fees must be paid at the time of submission.
  • An appointment will be scheduled with the applicant to submit documents. Failure to submit documents at that appointment will be considered a missed appointment with associated fees assessed.

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Minor Remodels

Minor remodel plan reviews are simple and depend on the scope of work. They are required when:

  • adding to an existing public bathing, swimming facility or public spa, or
  • altering the equipment or structure of a public bathing, swimming facility or public spa.

Application and plans must be submitted to the health district before the start of the remodel work by:

  • a professional engineer registered in the state of Nevada,
  • an architect registered in the state of Nevada, or
  • a licensed contractor who holds a classification A license with an A-10 sub-classification issued by the Nevada State Contractors Board

Minor vs. Major Remodel

  • Plan review staff will determine whether a remodel is considered major or minor.
  • Fees will be assessed based on the scope of work.
  • Like-for-like equipment exchanges require notification to the assigned operations inspector, so staff can determine that a like-for-like exchange is occurring, unless the equipment is the same manufacture and model number of the replaced equipment.

Download the Minor vs. Major Remodel Worksheet PDF 125KB for more information.

Application Specifics*

The following documents should be reviewed and submitted with the application, if applicable.

Note:

  • The application form has been updated. Failure to provide completed applications could result in a delay of the remodel process.
  • Applications may be submitted in person or via email.
  • All fees must be paid prior to review.
  • Payment of fees does not constitute approval of plans.
  • Remodel work must not begin until written approval is granted by the Southern Nevada Health District.
  • Same-day review is not guaranteed for applications submitted via email.

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Change of Owner

Upon change of ownership of a public bathing, swimming facility or public spa, the new owner must apply for a health permit to the health district, per NRS 444.080.

NRS 444.080 Operation without permit unlawful; procedure for application for and granting of permit.

  1. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, corporation, institution or municipality to construct or to operate or continue to operate any public swimming pool, bathhouse, or nudist colony, or any structure intended to be used for swimming or bathing purposes within the State of Nevada without a permit to do so from the health authority.
  2. Any person, firm, corporation, institution or municipality desiring to construct or to operate and maintain any public swimming pool, bathhouse or structure intended to be used for swimming or bathing purposes within the State of Nevada shall file an application for permission to do so with the health authority.

Application Specifics

To submit an application for a change of owner, submit the following:

  • Permit Application PDF 414KB
  • Change of Ownership Application PDF 147KB submitted with required items listed in the instructions.
  • An application for the new permit holder must be submitted within 30 days of execution of the change of owner documents (deed, close of escrow, dealer’s report of sale, lease agreement, legal contract, etc.); Failure to submit the application within 30 days of execution of the change of ownership will result in assessment of additional fees.

Note:

  • All fees must be paid at the time of submission.
  • An appointment will be scheduled with the applicant to submit documents. Failure to submit documents at that appointment will be considered a missed appointment with associated fees assessed.

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Phone: (702) 759-0571

Aquatic Health Program Offices are located at the City of Las Vegas Development Services Center

 

Updated on: October 11, 2018

2018-10-11T10:08:27-07:00