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    New Construction, Alteration, and Replacement

    An application for construction of a new public swimming pool or spa, the alteration of a public swimming pool or spa, or the replacement of a component at a public swimming pool or spa must be submitted to the Center for Recreation and Community Environmental Health Services unless the construction, alteration, or replacement will occur within one of the following jurisdictions:  Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Howard, Montgomery, or Prince George's County or Baltimore City.

    For Construction or Alteration permits issued by the Center for Recreation and Community Environmental Heatlh Services.​

    The owner of a public swimming pool or spa must submit complete and detailed plans and specifications when constructing or altering the pool or spa. A construction or alteration permit is issued following approval of plans.

    To ensure the public pool or spa is built or altered according to the approved plans, and to observe the circulation and disinfection systems in operation, a final construction inspection is conducted by MDH–Center for Recreation and Community Environmental Health Services. Upon approval of the final construction and compliance with COMAR 10.17.01, the local health department will issue an annual operating permit.

    For Replacement Component Approval by the Center for Recreation and Community Environmental Heatlh Services.​

    The owner of a public swimming pool or spa must submit complete application and detailed information when replacing components at a pool or spa.  MDH-Center for Recreation and Community Environmental Health Services will inspect within 30 business day and issue a Replacment Approval.

    For Repair (substituting a component having the same make and model as the previously approved component for the previously approved component).

    ​Repair does not include:

    1. installation of additional equipment; or
    2. substitutions involving an existing component which did not meet the requirements of this chapter.
    ​The owner of a public swimming pool or spa does not submit an application for Repair.