Licensed Swimming Pools Program
To ensure that public swimming pools are constructed and operated in a safe and sanitary manner.
Pursuant to Executive Order 20-50, licensed swimming pools have updated regulatory requirements consistent with the easing of restrictions under Phase III (as of July 3, 2020). Please refer to Section 4.8 of the regulations for details.
We are currently working on revisions to the regulations. Once they are completed, they will be posted to the Reopening RI website and to the Secretary of State’s website.
What we do
Review construction plans, license approved pools, inspect operating pool facilities for water quality, sanitation and safety.
Collect and analyze pool water quality samples for bacteria, chlorine, pH and temperature.
Connect the public with resources to verify an aquatic venue license or to see if an aquatic venue has received a violation .
Guide applicants in the use of the appropriate aquatic venue applications per RI Regulations, Licensing Aquatic Venues 216-RICR-50-05-4:
- Applicants seeking to build a new aquatic venue must use the New Venue form series.
- Applicants seeking to modify the recirculation or treatment system of an existing aquatic venue or seeking to modify an existing aquatic venue, where the costs will exceed 10 percent of the cost to construct a new venue, must use the Substantial Modification form series.
- Applicants seeking to modify an existing aquatic venue (excluding recirculation or treatment system modifications), where the costs represent 10 percent or less than the cost to build a new venue, must use the Non-Substantial Modification form series.
- Applicants replacing equipment with identical equipment previously approved by RIDOH may use the In-Kind Replacement form.