Pool Program 

pool safety

COVID-19 Response Guidance for Pools and Aquatic Facilities Released March 16th, 2021

"Special consideration must be given to safety regarding face covering use in or around the water. Face coverings cannot be worn in the water due to the drowning hazard they pose."


The Food Services Division also oversees the Pool Program, permitting and inspecting public and semi-public swimming pools and spas. Inspections follow the Indiana State Department of Health 2003 Public and Semi-Public Swimming Pools Rule 410 IAC 6-2.1 (August 26, 2010 revision) and St. Joseph County Code Chapter 95: Public/Semi-Public Pools and Spas.

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security’s Division of Fire and Building Safety reviews and approves plans for the construction of swimming pools and spas. St. Joseph County Department of Health permits are processed after the completion of pool construction, satisfactory water sampling report submission, and inspection. Annual and seasonal pool and spa permits are renewed in April of each year.