Public Swimming Pools

Public Swimming Pools

Public swimming pools must be licensed, inspected, and the water tested to insure they are properly operated, maintained, and safe and healthy for all swimmers. Improperly operated pools can transmit certain illnesses through contact and ingestion of polluted water. Public Health - Idaho North Central District provides the following services:

  • Annually permit and conduct routine inspections.
  • Provide information and training to owners and operators as needed.
  • Investigate complaints.
  • Conduct plan reviews for new swimming pools.

Pool Operator Training

Public Health - Idaho North Central District's pool course is offered online. Exams must be taken at your local health district office. Please call to schedule an appointment to take the exam by June 1 or prior to your pools operating season.

Phone Icon Contact your county office for additional local ordinances:

  • Nez Perce County: 208-799-3100
  • Latah County: 208-882-7506
  • Clearwater County: 208-476-7850
  • Idaho County: 208-983-2842
  • Lewis County: 208-935-2124

Public Health - Idaho North Central District
215 10th Street
Lewiston, ID 83501

Phone: (208) 799-3100
Fax: (208) 799-0349

Idaho Careline: 211

EPI ISSUES: 1-800-632-8000
For medical emergencies dial: 911.


All information is general in nature and is not intended to be used as a substitute for appropriate professional advice.

For more information please call (208) 799-3100 or Idaho Careline: 211.

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