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Pools and Bathing Areas are regulated under Chapter 64E-9 of the Florida Administrative Code. This program does not include the many private swimming pools in our community. This has become a major program in Orange County. As of January, 2013, we have over 2100 permitted swimming pools, spas, and water attractions. One of the newer features is the Interactive water activity - various types of fountains that people can play in. Apartment complexes and condominiums are also included. Swimming Pool Application DH918
All of these facilities are inspected at least twice a year to assure: • Proper disinfection of pool water
• Chemical balance of pool water
• Filtration equipment is properly maintained
• Safety equipment is maintained on site Natural bathing areas must submit monthly bacteriological water samples for laboratory analysis during the bathing season but are no longer permitted. Unfortunately, with so many pools, bathing areas and the numerous lakes around, water safety has become a very important program. Too many times, children and adults have become victims of drowning. Please see our Drowning Prevention Guide.