Metropolitan Health District
Pools & Spas


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San Antonio, TX 78205


Swimming Pools or Spas

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Pools are located in Chapter 15, Article VIII of the City Code. Per City Code, a public pool is defined as: Public swimming pool is any swimming pool, spa or sauna which is open to the general public.

A semi-public swimming pool is: (1) Any privately owned swimming pool or spa which is open to the general public for a fee; or (2) Any swimming or wading pool, spa or sauna, serving a private club, motel, hotel, apartment building, school, child care facility, recreational or physical fitness facility, institution, home owner's association, or other similar activity or structure, the use of which is limited to members, residents, students, or clients and their guests.

Any public or semi-public swimming pool or spa located in the City limits including: gyms/health clubs/spas, hotels/motels, homeowner’s association pools, hospital/physical therapy centers, and any other commercial property. County commercial pools or spas are exempt from fees but must apply for a license and be inspected prior to opening for business. County and City commercial pools will be re-inspected annually unless a complaint prompts a complaint investigation sooner. City-owned property is licensed and inspected, but are exempt from fees.
ALL private residential pools and hot tubs/Jacuzzis/spas in the City or County ARE EXEMPT.
Visit the State of Texas site for details.

If you have a complaint about a public or semi-public swimming pool or spa, call us at 210.207.8853 or email us.

List of City pools operated by the Parks and Recreation Department.
Bexar County derives its code regarding public and semi-public pools and spas directly from the State. Metro Health provides inspection and enforcement of these regulations on behalf of the County.
Read about the basic guidelines regarding pool regulations.
Read the latest guidelines from the National Swimming Pool Foundation.

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