Focus On Water Division
Swimming Pool Program

The Swimming Pool Program provides oversight and inspections of public swimming pools. Staff inspect all public swimming pools/spas located at hotels, apartments, municipalities and recreational facilities. During inspections staff check water chemistry, safety equipment, personnel training and mechanical areas.

The program also provides training to individuals who would like to become pool operators within the State of Nebraska. Pool Operator Certification Information *

Regulations and Statutes
Useful Links
Swimming Pool Engineering Program

Under the Nebraska Swimming pool Act, no swimming pool shall be constructed after January 1, 1970, unless and until plans, specifications, and any additional information relative to such pool as may be requested by the Department of Health and Human Services shall have been submitted to such department and after review by such department found to comply with the minimum sanitary and safety requirements provided in section 71-4302 and a permit for the construction of the pool issued by such department. The Engineering Section provides engineering reviews and issuance of construction permits for all new public swimming pools/spas and substantial modifications to these facilities as defined in Title 178 NAC4. To obtain a construction permit three sets of plans and specifications and a pool data sheet (Title 178 NAC 4, Attachment 2) must be submitted to the Department. These documents along with the required review fee of $100 plus 0.5% of the estimated project cost can be submitted the following address:

DHHS - Engineering
1200 N Street, Suite 400
P.O. Box 98922
Lincoln, NE 68509-8922

Links to engineering related regulations/forms are found below:

Title 178 NAC 4 Public Swimming Pool Design and Construction Standards *
Title 178 NAC 4 Attachment 1 Application for a Variance
Title 178 NAC 4 Attachment 2 Swimming Pool Data and Check Sheet
Title 178 NAC 4 Attachment 3 Certification of Construction

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