Public Swimming Pools


All public pools and spas in Fayette County are required by regulation to have at least one certified pool operator on duty during the hours of operation.

House Bill 109: Updated Public Swimming Pool Lifeguard Requirements

As more swimming and specialized aquatic facilities are built there is an increasing need for professionally trained operators. These operators must have the technical knowledge and practical experience necessary to fulfill these requirements.

This course is designed to provide guidelines for the safe operation of swimming pools and spas. Pool owners, managers, and maintenance personnel are encouraged to attend.

Pool & Spa Operators School registration fee is $35.00. Payments must be received at least two (2) working days before the requested class. Class size is limited to 35 participants, so registration is subject to availability.

For a complete schedule of classes and content, click here or visit our event calendar.

Fayette County’s public swimming pools, currently 322, are routinely inspected to ensure compliance with state and local regulations for sanitation, safety, and proper operation. New pool plans are reviewed and approved, and the facility is inspected prior to opening to the public.

The health department’s Environmental Health staff hold educational classes to provide training in pool safety, maintenance, operator responsibility and the disease-causing potential of swimming pool water, thus preventing waterborne disease in public swimming facilities. Written materials on swimming pool safety are provided to pool operators as well as the general public. Pool operators are tested and certified at annual pool schools.