Public Swimming Pool and Bathing Place Advisory Review Board
Notice of Next Meeting/Workshop Hearing
The next scheduled DOH Public Swimming Pool Advisory Variance Board meeting is January 12, 2022 and will be via conference call only.
The meetings are held on the second Wednesday of odd numbered months. The meetings for calendar year 2022 are scheduled as follows: January 12, March 9, May 11, July 13, September 14 and November 9, 2022.
Download Variance Application DH 4080 (pdf <1mb, opens in new window)
For more detailed information, and to avoid any delay in processing your application(s) please refer to the Department of Health Public Swimming Pool Variance Application Submission Checklist (pdf <1mb, opens in new window) In order to be placed on the next scheduled Variance Board meeting, you will need to submit: 8 collated hard copy sets of the completed variance application, with any supporting documentation, no later than close of business Wednesday, December 29, 2021. When sending your variance application(s), each set of eight (8) sets must be complete, including page 2 of the application. Include a check, made out to the Florida Department of Health, for the $300 application fee. Please also email an electronic copy of your completed application(s) to: E-mail: DOH Pool Variances
If you will be speaking on behalf of a client, a letter of owner authorization, with their contact information including email address will be required before a variance will be processed.
ENSURE THE SECOND PAGE OF THE VARIANCE APPLICATION FORM DH 4080 IS COMPLETED AND SIGNED BY A REPRESENTATIVE OF DOH BEFORE SENDING THE HARD COPIES.
If you are requesting a variance for more than one public pool, at the same property, even for identical issues, each separate water body must have a separate variance application with a separate $300 fee and 8 copies of the above-required Documents.
If you have any questions, please call (850) 901-6499 or email DOH Pool Variances Note: Under Florida law, e-mails and written correspondence are public records.
USPS Mailing Address: Department of Health, Bureau of Environmental Health, 4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin A-08, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1710
FedEx/UPS Shipping Address: Department of Health, 4025 Esplanade Way, Floor 2 Room 220-A, Tallahassee, FL 32311
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 3 days before the workshop/meeting by contacting the Variance Coordinator. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).
Membership: Section 514.028 of the Florida Statutes requires the Governor’s appointed advisory board shall be comprised of:
(a) A representative from the office of licensure and certification of the department. (Vacant)
(b) A representative from the county health departments. (Incumbent: Gerald D. Robinson, P.E., DOH-Polk County)
(c) Three representatives from the swimming pool construction industry. (Incumbents Jim LePetrie, P.E., Wet Engineering; Fred “Corky” Williams, National Pools; and Michael Kelly, Kelly Pools, Inc.)
(d) A representative from the public lodging industry. (Incumbent Jeff Kosik, Walt Disney World)
(e) A representative from a county or local building department. (Incumbent Alan C. Plante, CBO, Orange County Division of Building Safety)
To inquire to become a board member, please visit the Governor’s Appointment Office’s website (opens in new window)
Resources:Download a variance application (opens in new window, pdf<1mb)
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