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Public and Semi-Public Pools


The  goal of the Howard County Public and Semi-Public Swimming Pool/Spa program is to promote and ensure public safety in recreational water establishments.  In order to operate a Public or Semi-Public Swimming Pool, Spa, Wading or Therapeutic Pool, the establishment must obtain a satisfactory water sample result from a certified water lab and a pool permit from the Health Department prior to opening.  Howard County regulates Public and Semi-Public  Pools according to Indiana Department of Health Public and Semi-Public Pools Rule 410 IAC 6-2 and Howard County Ordinance 2006-BCC-11.  Annual pool permits are issued for 12 months and seasonal permits are issued for 6 months.  Weekly water sample reports are required from each permitted pool and inspections are conducted by the Health Department.


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