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Pools and Spas

Florida Department of Health in Hendry County

  •  (863) 674-4041
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    Fax

    (863) 674-4076
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    Mailing Address

    LaBelle - 1140 Pratt Blvd; 33935 

    Clewiston - 1100 South Olympia Ave 33440 

     

Swimming Pools

This 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.

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

Contact Information
All questions regarding the Pool program can be addressed by calling the main Environmental Health phone number: 863-674-4047.

 Permit Types

  • Pool and Bathing Places greater than 25,000 gallons/$250.00
  • Pools of 25,000 gallons or less/$125.00
  • Exempted Condominiums with over 32 units/$50.00
  • Non-Routine Inspection/$40.00

Links

Florida Department of Health Swimming Pool page

Regulatory Code

Chapter 64E-9 Public Swimming Pools and Bathing Places

Microbiology Water Lab

Drinking water samples can be analyzed through this section. If your water supply is provided by private well, you should have your water tested for bacteria annually. If you are experiencing gastrointestinal illness, a microbiological analysis of your drinking water is recommended.

Water samples can be submitted for analysis in bottles provided by this department Monday through Thursday prior to 4:00pm. Sample results will be available the day following submittal at 4:45pm.

Contact Information

Laboratory Director: Keith Legg (863) 674-4047
NELAP Certified E25803

Test Type

Micro-bacteriological Analysis:

  • Total Coliform
  • Fecal Coliform

Fee

  • $20.00 per bottle (Two bottles suggested for private well testing) Payable upon picking up water testing kit