Texas Counties Deliver

Private Pools

     Standing (stagnant) water is prohibited; this would be considered a Public Nuisance (Texas Health & Saftey Code 343.001(c)(3)) and could create an unsanitary condition likely to attract or harbor mosquitoes, rodents, vermin, or disease-carrying pests.

An abandoned pool on unoccupied property has to have 4 feet high fence with a latched and locked gate and a cover over the entire pool that cannot be removed by a child.

Public and Semi-Public Pools

     Public and semi public pools must meet Texas Department of State and Health Services Standard for Public  Swimming Pools and Spas (TAC Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 265, Subchapter L).  The Ector County Health Department has been assigned as the local regulatory authority with jurisdiction for the regulation of public and semi-public pools and spas.

Pool School Information for Pool Operators

     The Ector County Health Department presents a "Pool School" annually every spring.  Its intent is to refresh Pool Operators who have previously received Pool Operations training.  In order to pass the mandatory test that follows the class, successful participants need to be well versed in pool safety, water chemistry and changes that have occurred to Texas' Pool Rules.


Texas Department of State Health Services

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Saftey Act FAQs

Chemical Feeder Certification Alert

Accu-Tab Chlorination System