PUBLIC HEALTH
In the Swim Newsletter
March 2021 Special Issue
Information for commercial pool operators and owners
2021 permit invoices are in the mail!
You can view 2021 permit fees here on our website. We are again offering the ability for facilities to obtain an inactive pool permit for 2021 if they plan on not opening due to COVID-19. If you obtained an Inactive Pool Permit in 2020, you will need to reapply if you plan on remaining closed in 2021. Water recreation facilities are allowed to be open following applicable Washington Department of Health Guidance.
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You can now pay online!
Our offices are closed to in-person services, you can pay online or apply for an inactive permit following the instructions on your mailed invoice.
Facility checklist
  • Are your rules signs readable, filled in and current for your facility’s rules?
  • Are the handrails secured?
  • Are there any rough or abrasive areas that need to be addressed?
  • Are you pool testing reagents expired?
Is your facility ready for the swim season?
Emergency equipment checklist
  • Does your emergency phone dial out?
  • Pool: Is your double crook hook on a 12-foot solid pole and is your life ring attached to a rope?
  • Spa: Does your emergency shutoff make an audible sound while turning off the main drain and jet pumps?
  • If lifeguarded: Is the lifeguard buoy and backboard in good repair?

Barrier checklist
  • Are there any gaps that a 4-inch ball could fit through?
  • Do all the gates and doors self-close and self-latch?
  • If the fence mesh exceeds 1.25 inches, are slats installed?
  • Are there any stepping points that may allow unauthorized access?
  • Are the handles for each entrance at 60 inches or secured with a keyed entry?
Don't forget you can schedule an educational inspection!
Facilities can schedule an educational inspection, this is to ensure the facility is ready for the 2021 swim season while providing education to onsite staff. Click the button below to request an inspection.
Need help figuring out your COVID-19 safety plan to reopen?
Check out the CDC website! They have tons of resources including videos, posters, and checklists in English and Spanish to ensure that you and your patrons are ready to prevent the transmission of COVID.
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Do you have a question?

Whether its about your pool, spa, or COVID safety guidance we are here to help! Press the button below to submit a question!
COVID-19 INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

The following resources will help you stay up-to-date on the current COVID-19 situation: 

If you would like to know if you are eligible for COVID-19 vaccine and/or need help accessing vaccine, submit Clark County's online webform.

For questions about your own health, COVID-19 testing, or testing results, please contact your health care provider. 
\For more pool operator resources, previous newsletters, and other information about the services we provide, visit our website.
Clark County Public Health | clark.wa.gov/public-health
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Vancouver, WA 98661