The Mobile County Board of Health adopted the "Rules for the Construction, Operation and Maintenance of Swimming Pools and Spas" to become effective October 20, 2005. It is necessary for persons operating public pools and spas to apply for a Swimming Pool/Spa Permit for each pool or spa on the premises. There is a $250.00 fee per pool or spa, effective May 2013. Current permits expire in September. Notices and applications for renewal are mailed in July.
The Inspection Services Department inspects outdoor facilities at least three times between the months of May to September. Indoor facilities are inspected a minimum of three times a year.
Copies of the Rules may be obtained from the Mobile County Health Department for $20.00 or downloaded for free from the link given on this page.