Swimming Pools and Water Attractions

St. Croix County (SCC) Public Health is an agent of State of WI Department of Agriculture, Trade, & Consumer Protection (DATCP) for licensing and inspecting the operation and maintenance of public swimming pools and water attractions per the state code ATCP 76

In the construction or an alteration phase of a commercial pool or water attraction, the State of WI Department of Safety and Professional Services(DSPS) conducts the plan review, the rough in, and the final inspections.  Questions on this process or pool design would go to DSPS via email or call 608-267-5265. 

Once DSPS has completed it's final inspection and signed off on the project,  SCC-Public Health licenses the pool and ensures the safe operation and maintenance.  To apply for the license complete the  Combined Application .

Pool Resources

Pool Code Cheat Sheet (PDF) is a summary of code requirements for water quality and water testing.

All commercial pools are required to have all of the following on site: a copy of their approved DOC pool construction plans, operation manuals for all pool equipment, a copy of the CDC fecal accident policy (PDF),  the "911" emergency form to be completed and faxed in the case of a 911 pool emergency (PDF), copies of their monthly pool reports, and a fecal accident log which is on the back of the monthly pool report (PDF) or can have a separate log on site.  Note: Here are the Instructions for completing monthly pool reports (PDF).

Pool Safety Course

"Top Ten Things You Should Know About Pools (PDF)" is the minimum knowledge for anyone who is involved in the operation and supervision of a pool.  

Take this course online or contact Laurie Diaby to have the course taught at your facility.