The Loudoun County Health Department regulates all public pools, public spas, and interactive water features used for swimming, recreation, competition, fitness, relaxation or therapeutic purposes. This includes pools at hotels, motels, B&Bs, community homeowners association pools, apartment complexes and fitness centers.
All proposed public pools - including spas, interactive water features, and waterparks such as spray fountains - must undergo a plan review before applying for a health department permit to operate. Owners must complete the Swimming Pool Plan Review Guidelines, Information, and Application Packet (PDF). A separate application is required for each new or remodeled pool, wading pool, spa and/or splash pad.
Existing pools, spas, and waterparks must have a current health department permit to operate. Owners must renew the permit every year by completing the Swimming Pool Permit Application (PDF). Seasonal pools submit a completed application with fee to the health department each May or earlier, before opening. Year-round pools submit a completed application and fee to the health department each May for permit renewal. Year-round pool permits will be mailed to the owner and pools will receive routine inspections.