The Certified Pool Operator Course (CPO) and the Basic Pool Operations Seminar (BPO) that were both scheduled for May 2020 have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Both courses will be attempted to be rescheduled for the fall of 2020.
|Tom Fink RS
216.201.2000 ext 1226
|Barry Grisez RS
216.201.2000 ext 1232
CCBH conducts a Swimming Pool Program under the authority of Ohio Revised Code Chapter 3749.
All pools are required to meet the minimum requirements in the Ohio Public Swimming Pool, Spa, and Special Use Pool Rules.These rules are found in Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 3701-31.
A license is required for any pool or spa serving four families or more, which includes apartments, hotels, condominiums, homeowner associations, health clubs, as well as municipal facilities.
We license and inspect more than 650 pools and spas, making ours one of the largest swimming pool programs in Ohio.
Applications for all previously licensed pools and spas are sent out during the first week of April.
The deadline to return the application without a late fee is April 30.
When renewing a license to operate a swimming pool, state code requires local health departments to charge a late fee for any application/fee postmarked after April 30.
Please call us at 216.201.2000 with any questions.
CCBH maintains a program consisting of inspections, education, and disease investigation, while continually identifying ways to deliver information and services that will assist those who own and operate pools and spas. We strive to run an efficient and effective program that helps prevent recreational water illness through education and collaboration.
The swimming pool program is designed to protect the health and safety of swimmers as it relates to the operation of the facility.
This includes assurance of water quality, maintenance of filtration and circulation equipment, the presence of necessary safety equipment and warning signs, life guarding requirements, record-keeping, and overall facility operation.
Our sanitarians conduct regular inspections of the facilities that we license. Their reports are available online on our website.
Resources & Links
Injury Incident Report Form – All operators are required to document any pool related injuries or accidents using this form.
Public Pool & Spa Injury Incident Report Form Instructions – Detailed information on how to properly complete the Incident Report Form is available from the Ohio Department of Health.
Swimming Pool & Spa Rules Synopsis – Requirements relative to the design of a pool or spa are dependent upon the date of construction. This information provide operators with a quick reference guide to Ohio regulations.
Weekly Operation Report -All operators are required to keep records of water quality testing results and accidents using this form.