Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Regulations Governing Tourist Establishment Swimming Pools and Other Public Pools [12 VAC 5 ‑ 460]
Amend regs for tourist establishment swimming pools/other public pools as a result of periodic revie
Action 3424
General Information
Action Summary The State Board of Health (the “board”) adopted the Regulations Governing Tourist Establishment Swimming Pools and Other Public Pools in 1962, and the board has not amended them since. The board intends to revise the regulations to bring them up to date with technology and accepted swimming pool design. Several of the sections of the regulations are likely in conflict with the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (Code of Virginia § 36-97 et seq.) and, as such, the board intends to delete them. The board seeks to thoroughly amend and eliminate unnecessary provisions of the regulations; in doing so, the board will seek participation from the swimming pool industry and the Department of Housing and Community Development.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [002712]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Filed 10/3/2007
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
5771 NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 01/15/2014 after the comment period had ended.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Julie Henderson  / Director of Food and Gen Env Services
Address: Virginia Department of Health
109 Governor Street
Richmond, VA 23235
Email Address:
Phone: (804)864-7455    FAX: (804)864-7475    TDD: (800)828-1120

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.