Keeping Community Pools Safe

The Commercial Swimming Pool Program is responsible for ensuring that measures are in place to prevent diseases transmitted through improperly treated swimming pool water, to verify that adequate safety precautions are in place, and to prevent and properly respond to accidents. The goal of the program is to promote swimming pool safety and proper pool maintenance through education, routine counseling, and assessment of the 100 public pools and spas operating in Elkhart County.

All public pools and spas, regardless of type, are regulated under the State Pool Rule 410 IAC 6-2.1, the State Pool Construction Rule 675 IAC 20, and the Elkhart County Swimming Pool Ordinance. These documents outline the minimum safety requirements for each of the various types of public pools that operate in the county.

Click on the links above and below to access the Swimming Pool policies and procedures used in Elkhart County, including the Daily Log and Swimming Pool Injury reporting forms.

For more information about swimming pools, visit the Indiana State Department of Health website.

Pool Plan Reviews

All new pool construction and renovation plans must first be approved by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security Division of Fire and Building Safety Plan Review Branch. Swimming Pool Application

After the State has completed the Construction Design Release/approval for your plans, you must submit it to our department you must then apply for a Commercial Swimming Pool Plan Review with the Elkhart County Health Department, Environmental Health Services.


Pool Operator Information Handout (Word Document)