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Swimming Pools

The City of Coppell's swimming pool ordinance objective is to protect people that swim in public swimming pools and spas.  The program ensures that all public pools and spas are compliant with the Texas Department of State Health Services Standards for Public Swimming Pools and Spas.  The program conducts routine, follow-up and complaint inspections at public pools.  For more information, contact the Environmental Health Department by email or call 972-462-5177.

On December 19, 2008 the Federal Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act (VGBA) became effective.  The VGBA requires all pool drain covers manufactured or sold in the United States to comply with new entrapment standards.  VGBA also requires owners of all new and existing public swimming pool and spa suction outlet systems to install safety equipment, including ASME/ANSI A112.19.8 certified suction outlets and covers, designed to prevent entrapment.  Since the law took effect in December 2008, public pool and spa owners have been required to have their pools in compliance with VGBA.  

There is a Voluntary Recall of Pool and Spa Suction Outlet Covers. Please click on this link to read the CPSC press release and see the names and photographs of the suction outlet covers being recalled.  

Click here for the Standards for Public Pools & Spas.

Click here for the City of Coppell amendments to the Standards for Public Pools & Spas.

Public Interactive Water Features: 

Click here for the Standards for Public Interactive Water Features

POSTERS:

Pool Chemical Safety

Pool Chemical Safety in Spanish

Recreational Water Illnesses

Would You Drink the Water You Bathe In?

There Are Some Things You Would Rather Not Share

Bathroom Break

OTHER USEFUL LINKS:

Texas Department of State Health Services

National Swimming Pool Foundation

Centers for Disease Control

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