After hours/ Emergency Contact: 216-201-2000

5550 Venture Drive Parma, OH 44130 Business/After Hours: 216-201-2000 WE WANT YOUR OPINION
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 Program Contacts

Ashley Ruminski, REHS
Program Manager
216.201.2000 ext 1225
Tom Fink, REHS
216.201.2000 ext 1226



Click here for information on the Basic Pool Operations training being held on May 12, 2022.

Click her for information on the Certified Pool Operator training bring held on May 5 & 6, 2022.


CCBH conducts a Swimming Pool Program under the authority of Ohio Revised Code Chapter 3749.

All pools are required to meet the minimum requirements in the Ohio Public Swimming Pool, Spa, and Special Use Pool Rules.These rules are found in Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 3701-31.

A license is required for any pool or spa serving four families or more, which includes apartments, hotels, condominiums, homeowner associations, health clubs, as well as municipal facilities.


License Application

We license and inspect more than 650 pools and spas, making ours one of the largest swimming pool programs in Ohio.

Applications for all previously licensed pools and spas are sent out during the first week of April.

The deadline to return the application without a late fee is April 30.

When renewing a license to operate a swimming pool, state code requires local health departments to charge a late fee for any application/fee postmarked after April 30.

Please call us at 216.201.2000 with any questions.


Program Fees

CCBH maintains a program consisting of inspections, education, and disease investigation, while continually identifying ways to deliver information and services that will assist those who own and operate pools and spas.  We strive to run an efficient and effective program that helps prevent recreational water illness through education and collaboration.

The swimming pool program is designed to protect the health and safety of swimmers as it relates to the operation of the facility.

This includes assurance of water quality, maintenance of filtration and circulation equipment, the presence of necessary safety equipment and warning signs, life guarding requirements, record-keeping, and overall facility operation.


Effective March 26, 2018, our fees for pools and spas are as follows:

  • The first pool, spa, or special use pool at an address: $550.00
  • Each additional pool, spa, or special use pool at an address: $325.00
  • The first pool, spa, or special use pool operated by the government or a tax-supported primary or secondary school: $275.00
  • Each additional pool, spa, or special use pool operated by the government or a tax-supported primary or secondary school: $250.00


Inspection Reports

Our sanitarians conduct regular inspections of the facilities that we license. Their reports are available online on our website.

Please click here to see the reports.


Resources & Links

Injury Incident Report Form – All operators are required to document any pool related injuries or accidents using this form.

Public Pool & Spa Injury Incident Report Form Instructions – Detailed information on how to properly complete the Incident Report Form is available from the Ohio Department of Health.

Swimming Pool & Spa Rules Synopsis  – Requirements relative to the design of a pool or spa are dependent upon the date of construction. This information provide operators with a quick reference guide to Ohio regulations.

Weekly Operation Report -All operators are required to keep records of water quality testing results and accidents using this form.