The swimming pool and spa inspection program is a contractual program in which authority to enforce the Iowa Department of Public Health swimming pool and spa rules, as specified in Iowa Code Supplement Chapter 135I, has been delegated to Johnson County Public Health. Annual inspections are conducted in a four county region comprised of Iowa, Louisa, Muscatine, and Johnson Counties. The rules establish minimum safety and water quality requirements for the construction and operation of pools and spas.

For any additional questions or information, please contact one of the Environmental Health Specialists at Johnson County Public Health: 319-356-6040.

Pool & Spa Regulations

State of Iowa Pool and Spa Code 2009

Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act Information

Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act
Main Drain Requirements

Waterborne Disease Information

Recreational Waterborne Illness Brochure (English)
Recreational Waterborne Illness Brochure (En Español)
Hyperchlorination to kill Cryptosporidium
Fecal Incident Response
Recreational water illnesses (RWIs)
Pseudomonas in Private Hot Tubs

General Information

Iowa Department of Public Health Pool and Spa Program
Center for Disease Healthy Swimming
Aquatic Facility Testing and Recordkeeping Requirements
The Hygienic Laboratory’s Pool Testing Program
Preventing Child Drowning