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    Content and forms on this page are intended for citizens and businesses of Queen Anne's County, Maryland. Contact information for other counties can be found at the following web address: https://health.maryland.gov/Pages/departments.aspx
    The Queen Anne’s County Department of Environmental Health conducts inspections of public swimming pool facilities prior to pool openings and throughout the year to monitor health and safety conditions.  Public pools are licensed by the Health Department in accordance with the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) for Public Swimming Pools and Spas.   
    In order to operate a public pool, an owner must submit their application packet and annual fee of $150.00 to The Queen Anne’s County Department of Environmental Health.  Seasonal pools require a pre-opening inspection and approval. 
    The State of Maryland requires every public pool to have a Certified Pool Operator (CPO) on duty who is responsible for the safety, health, and maintenance of the pool/spa operations.  The following are the requirements for a CPO (COMAR
    ·         Must be 16 years or older
    ·         Must complete a 14-hour approved public pool/spa operator course with a minimum grade of 70% or better; or
    ·         Present proof of previous certification and completed an approved 4 hour refresher course; or
    ·         Pass a challenge exam offered by the Secretary
    Upon completion of the approved course, a Pool/Spa Operator Certification Card is issued by Queen Anne’s County Department of Environmental Health.
    New construction of a pool or renovations to an existing pool requires State approval.
    ·         Builder Guidelines
    ·         Plan Review
    ·         Water Balance Parameters
    ·         Healthy Swimming