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Pools and Spas

Florida Department of Health in Hardee County

Swimming Pools

The Department regulates all public pools and bathing places as defined in Chapter 64E-9 of the Florida Administrative Code. This regulation is considered a significant factor in the prevention of disease, sanitary nuisances, and accidents. Inspection occurs twice a year.

All proposed new constructions and modifications to existing pools require approval from the Florida Department of Health. Annual Permits issued by the Florida Department of Health are valid from July 1 through June 30. These permits must be applied for and renewed annually.

Permit Types

  • Pool and Bathing Places greater than 25,000 gallons/$350.00
  • Pools of 25,000 gallons or less/$225.00
  • Non-Routine Inspection/$40.00


Florida Department of Health: Public Swimming Pools

Florida Department of Health: Healthy Beaches Program