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Swimming Pools

Environmental Health

  •  239.252.5530



    Mailing Address

    3339 Tamiami Trail East 

    Bldg H Ste. 302 

    Naples, FL 34112  


Family fun? Relaxing? Exercise? A place to cool off during our unbelievably hot summers? Swimming pools are often the center of these year-round activities in the State of Florida. But, if public swimming pools are not properly maintained, they could be the source of waterborne illnesses. For this reason and many others, Environmental Specialists conduct a minimum of twice yearly inspections of the licensed public pools in Collier County! During this time, we check for disinfection levels, water chemistry and safety requirements


3339 Tamiami Trail East
Bldg H Ste. 302
Naples, FL 34112
Phone: 239.252.5530
Fax: 239.643.6870


8am - 5pm Monday - Friday

Permitting and Inspection

Effective October 1st, 2014, the Department of Health must be made aware of any proposed public swimming pool construction (new or modifications) prior to applying for a construction permit. In Collier County, this will be handled one of two ways, depending on the local building authority where the construction will take place.

For the City of Naples and the City of Marco Island, all applicants must come to our office, located at 3339 Tamiami Trail East in Naples, and provide us with a set of proposed plans, an application on DH 4159 and initial inspection payment of $150. *The payment of $150 is for NEW construction only, not modifications. When we receive all three items, we will provide you with a letter of receipt to take to the building authority with your application packet.

For Collier County, please submit all of the above listed materials to the Building Department which will then be routed to our office. Please be sure to include a set of plans for the Department of Health, the application form DH 4159 and the $150 fee will be collected at that time ($150 is only for NEW Construction, not modifications).

Please be aware that ALL modifications must be handled through the local building authority for compliance with the Florida Building Code. When a modification is done to a pool, the entire pool will be assessed for current code compliance by the building authority. Contact the respective building office prior to beginning ANY construction or modification to determine what permitting and inspection requirements must be fulfilled.

Operating Permits will be issued following the completion of construction and approval from the respective building department. The permit year for Swimming Pools is from July 1st - June 30th. Permits must be obtained for ALL permitted public pools in Collier County.

Pool Operator’s Certificate

All public swimming pools are required to have either: (1) a public pool service technician certificate as defined in 64E-9.018 F.A.C. as well as the Collier Pool Operator’s Certificate as required by Collier County Ordinance 66-116, or (2) a Collier County or State of Florida-issued swimming pool contractor’s license.

At this time, the Florida Department of Health in Collier County is NOT offering the Pool Operator’s Certification course. Individuals who are interested in taking a course may select from the listing included in the Related Resources. Please contact these organizations with regard to any fees, scheduling, etc. Once you have successfully passed your exam, please bring your certificate of completion along with acceptable photo identification and fee of $20 to our office. We will issue your Collier County Pool Operator’s Certificate which will be valid for 3 years from the date of issuance.

Alternatively, individuals may “challenge” our Pool Operator’s certification exam. A study guide and exam scheduling is handled by our office. The exam fee is $20 and must be paid prior to or at the time of examination. Results are generally available within 1 week of examination. If you successfully complete the exam, by earning 70% or higher, you will be issued a Pool Operator’s Certificate which will be valid for 3 years from the date of issuance.

Contact Information

Please note: Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public record request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.



Services Not Covered

This is a service for PUBLIC swimming pools and spas only and our agency does not permit, license, or inspect PRIVATE pools or spas.


Complaints should be directed to the appropriate agency or agencies listed above.