Pools, Spas and Spray Grounds

In New York City, a pool operator certificate is required to operate a pool in a health club, residential apartment building, hotel or other location where the public may have access to the pool. The certificate ensures that the operator has been trained in the safe and effective operation and maintenance of pool treatment equipment.

The following is a list of courses that have been approved by the New York State Department of Health to provide certification courses in pool operations.

Required NYC Permits

Non-traditional Recreational Water Projects

The site assessment protocol below sets out the NYC Health Department’s evaluation process for a beach, pool or hybrid recreational water project that does not immediately satisfy certain Health Code health and safety requirements.

Additional Resources