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Public and Semi-public Swimming Pool Information

The goal of the City of Garland public swimming pool inspection program is to ensure that all public and semi-public swimming pools maintain sanitary chemical balance and adhere to the pool safety ordinance to minimize the likelihood of waterborne disease outbreaks and submersion injuries.

Swimming Pool Regulations

City of Garland Code of Ordinances - Chapter 22, Article VI

Texas Department of State Health Services - Standards for Public Pools and Spas

Texas Department of State Health Services -  Rules for Public Interactive Water Features and Fountains

Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act

Swimming Pool and Spa Permits

Each public and semi-public swimming pool and spa must obtain a valid permit to operate in the City of Garland.  The permit fee for each swimming pool or spa is $200.  If the swimming pool or spa is operated by a governmental agency, independent school district, non-profit agency, church, or home owner association (HOA), the permit fee is waived.  No swimming pool or spa can open until a complete inspection has been conducted, the pool or spa is 100% in compliance, and the health permit has been issued by the Environmental Health Specialist (EHS).  To contact an EHS concerning your swimming pool, please contact the Health Department at (972) 205-3460.


Pool Permit Application

Registered Pool Operator Information

Section 22.95(A) of the Garland Code of Ordinances requires that each swimming pool and spa must have a registered pool operator as follows:

(1)     Any person who operates a public or semipublic pool or spa shall employ at least one person who has a valid and current registered pool operator certification issued by the director.

(2)     A person is in compliance with the provisions of this section if there is one employee on the premises who is responsible for maintenance of any pools present on the premises who has a valid and current registered pool operator certification; provided, that semipublic pools owned by homeowner associations or maintained by off-premises management companies may utilize pool maintenance companies whose field employees are certified registered pool operators.


Registered Pool Operator Application


2017 RPO Course Schedule

Inspection Recheck Fee/Inspection Credit

Each pool inspection performed will result in a recheck inspection, if any violations of this article remain uncorrected at the conclusion of the initial evaluation. The first follow-up inspection will be performed at no cost to the swimming pool operator. Any subsequent follow-up inspections will result in the assessment of a twenty-five dollar ($25) fee. The follow-up inspection fee must be paid prior to recheck inspection being conducted. When an initial evaluation reveals that no violations of this article exist, the person who operates the swimming pool or spa shall be credited twenty-five dollars ($25) toward the next annual permit fee.

 

2017 Pool Closures

The following swimming pools/spas were closed by the Garland Health Department for ordinance violations. 

  • ​6/8/2017 Oaks 5th Street Crossing - 351 N. Fifth St. - Closed due to Emergency Phone Not Working

​Status: Reopened 6/9/2017 - violation corrected

  • 7/5/2017 Savoy of Garland - 608 Rowlett Road - Closed due to Chlorine - 0.0 ppm

​Status: Reopened 7/7/2017 - violation corrected

  • 7/12/2017 Wykeham HOA - 1009 Woburn Drive - Closed due to Emergency Phone Not Working

​Status: Reopened 7/14/2017 - violation corrected

  • 7/12/2017 Wyngate Townhomes - 3901 Dover Drive - Closed for the following violations:

Emergency phone not working; replace life pole; replace ring buoy rope

​Status: Reopened 7/17/2017 - violation corrected

  •  7/18/2017 The Broadway Apartments - 5118 Broadway Blvd - Both pools closed for the following violations:

Back pool: Chlorine too high (12.5 ppm); Front pool: Chlorine too high (25+ ppm), pH below 7.0, gate not self-latching

​Status: Reopened 7/21/2017 - violations corrected

  • 7/18/2017 Centerville Pointe Apartments - 4266 Duck Creek Drive - Closed due to Chlorine - 0.0 ppm

Status: Reopened 7/19/2017 - violation corrected

  • 7/24/2017 Equinox on the Park Apartments - 6200 N. Shiloh Road - Both closed for the following violations:

Club Pool:  Chlorine too high (11.0 ppm); Pool B:  pH <7.0, Emergency phone not working

​Status: Club Pool reopened 7/25/2017; Pool B still closed to repair violations

  • 7/25/2017 Days Inn - 3645 Leon Road - Pool closed for the following violations:

Chlorine too low (0.5 ppm); pH too high (8.0); Emergency phone not working; Gate not self-latching

​Status: Pool reopened 7/27/2017 - violations corrected

  • ​7/25/2017 Parkside at Firewheel Apartments - 215 River Fern Drive - Phase II closed for Chlorine too high (21.0 ppm)

​Status: Reopened 7/26/2017 - violation corrected

  • 7/26/2017 Montclair Estates - 801 LaPrada Drive - Pool closed for the following violations:

Chlorine too high (14.0 ppm), No ring buoy present, Unable to verify SVRD function

​Status: Reopened 8/2/2017 - violations corrected

  • 7/26/2017 Motel 6 - 436 East Interstate 30 - Pool closed for the following violations:

pH < 7.0; Gate not latching from any open position

​Status: Reopened 7/28/2017 - violation corrected

  • 7/26/2017 Firewheel Estates HOA - 771 Muirfield Dr. - Pool closed for pH >8.0

​Status: Reopened 7/27/2017 - violation corrected

  • ​7/27/2017 Firewheel Swim and Rec Center - 7110 Dutch Elm Drive - Both pools closed for the following violations:

Main pool:  Chlorine too high (12.0 ppm) Wading pool:  Chlorine too high (16.0 ppm), pH > 8.0

​Status: Reopened 7/27/2017 - violations corrected

  • 8/1/2017 Captain's Quarters HOA - 5846 Marina Drive - Pool closed for no self-closing gate.

Status: Reopened 8/9/2017 - violation corrected

  • 8/1/2017 Garland Shoal Creek HOA - 6201 Eagle Nest - Pool closed for pH > 8.0

​Status: Reopened 8/2/2017 - violation corrected

  • 8/2/2017 Landmark Apartments North - 241 East Interstate 30 - N-4001 Pool Closed for the following violations:

Gate not self-closing/self-latching; Ring buoy not accessible; No life pole available; pH > 8.0

​Status: Pool closed until violations are corrected and verification can be made by the Garland Health Department

  • 8/7/2017 Holly Hill Day School - 2418 College Street Pool closed for the following violations:

Chlorine = 0.0 ppm; Gate not self-closing from all open positions

Status: Pool closed for remainder of the season

  • 8/8/2017 Lake Colony Apartments - 4605 Chaha Road Pool 1 closed for Chlorine > 8.0 ppm (22.0 ppm)

​Status: Reopened 8/11/2017 - violation corrected

  • ​8/8/2017 Seacrest Apartments - 2804 Beltline Road Prescott Front and Prescott Volleyball pools closed

Chlorine > 8.0 ppm (PF pool = 18.5 ppm) (PV pool = 14.0 ppm); Emergency phone not operational

Status: Pools closed until violations are corrected and verification can be made by the Garland Health Department

  • ​8/9/2017 - ​Gatewood HOA​ - 5205 Collingwood Drive - Main pool closed because emergency phone not operational

Status: ​Reopened 8/11/2017 - violation corrected

  • 8/11/2017 - ​Sutton Place HOA​ - 1800 Highbrook Court - Pool closed because emergency phone not operational

​Status: Reopened 8/15/2017 - violation corrected

  • 8/14/2017 - ​Retreat at Spring Park​ - 2701 Lookout Drive - Pool closed for the following violations:

pH < 7.0; Chlorine too high (17.0 ppm)

​Status: Reopened 8/16/2017 - violations corrected

  • 8/14/2017 - Hometowne at Garland - 1802 Castle Drive - Closed for the following violations:

pH < 7.0; Chlorine = 0.0 ppm

​Status: Reopened 8/18/2017 - violations corrected

  • 8/23/2017 - Glenrose Square Apartments - 802 Castleglen Drive- Closed for the following violations:

        Chlorine = 12.0 ppm

        Status: Closed until corrected

  • 8/23/2017 - North Point HOA - 3558 Zion Road - Closed for the following violations:

        Chlorine = 21.0 ppm

        Status: Closed until corrected     

 

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