Public Swimming Pools
Apply for a license
If purchasing an existing facility with a swimming pool or spa/whirlpool, licenses are not transferable. A license must be obtained before operating. License Application Packet
New Construction & Alterations to Existing Pools
A public pool must not be constructed or altered until plans and specifications have been submitted and approved by the Engineer at MN Department of Health. Once construction is complete and the site is approved by the Engineer then the applicant can request inspection from an Environmental Health Specialist from the City of St. Cloud Health and Inspections Department.
The City of St. Cloud Health and Inspections is authorized to conduct inspections and water testing as necessary to ensure the safe operation of pools, spas and whirlpools.
A list of courses for Pool Operator Certification is available on the Minnesota Department of Health website.
Adjust water chemistry requirements. Maintain filters, gauges, flow meters, piping and other operational equipment. Close pools when operating parameters are not achieved.
Accident Reporting and Other Resources:
All pool incidents that require assistance from emergency personnel must be reported to the Public Health Department by the end of the next business day. Minnesota Department of Health- Injury Report Form
- Vomit or blood
- Pool Closure Requirements
Include locker rooms, saunas, showers, trashcans and toilets.
Building and Pool Structure Maintenance
Include pool decking, fences, lighting, ventilation and cleanliness.