Minnesota Pool Code Rule Revision - EH: Minnesota Dept. of Health

Minnesota Pool Code Rule Revision

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has amended Minnesota Rules, 4717.0150 – 4717.3975. Some of these changes simplify the pool and spa plan review process for licensees. Other changes are increase the level of public health protection by preventing potential accidents or minimizing unnecessary chemical exposures that may have an adverse effect on pool and spa users. These rule changes make understanding Code requirements easier for the vast majority of licensees. We are maintaining the same or a stricter level of public health protection as established by the current Code.

Notice of Adoption as published on August 23, 2021 in the Minnesota State Register Volume 46, Number 8 (Page 175)
Minnesota State Register Volume 46, Number 8 (PDF)
(Notice of Adoption for Rules Governing Public Pools – The new language will be effective on February 23, 2022, 6 months after the publication of the Notice of Adoption.)

Adpoted Rules (Office of the Revisor of Statutes)
Minnesota Administrative Rules 4717.0150 – 4717.3975.

Revision Documents

Adopted Rule With Revisor’s Certificate
Adopted Permanent Rules Relating to Pool Operations (PDF) (July 15, 2021)

Adopting Rule
Adoption of Rules Governing Public Swimming Pools, Minnesota Rules, 4717.0150 – 4717.3975 (PDF) (July 7, 2021)

Notice of Intent to Adopt Rules Without a Public Hearing as published on November 9, 2020 in the Minnesota State Register Volume 45, Number 19 (Page 423)
Minnesota State Register Volume 45, Number 19 (PDF)
(No hearing was held for these rule amendments. Rules were adopted without a public hearing.)

Agency Copy of Revised Pool Code
Curtisory Agency Copy of Revised Pool Code - Rule effective February 23, 2022 (PDF) (October 2021)

Rule in the Form Last Submitted to the Administrative Law Judge
Proposed Permanent Rules Relating to Pool Operations (PDF) (September 10, 2020)

Office of the Secretary of State Filing
In the Matter of the Proposed Rules of Minnesota Department of Health Governing Public Pools; Minnesota Rules 4717.0150 – 4717.3975 (PDF) (September 2, 2020)

SONAR for the Minnesota Pool Code Rule
Statement of Need and Reasonableness (PDF) (September 2020)

Rule in the Form First Submitted to the Administrative Law Judge
Proposed Permanent Rules Relating to Pool Operations (PDF) (May 13, 2020)

Request for Comments as published on February 27, 2017 in the Minnesota State Register Volume 41, Number 35 (Page 1022)
Minnesota State Register Volume 41, Number 35 (PDF)

  • Rulemaking Basics

  • Summary of the main parts of the process, important documents, and timeline for developing and adopting rules

Rulemaking Contacts

If you have any questions regarding the rule revision process, please contact Linda Prail, Rule and Policy Coordinator at either linda.prail@state.mn.us or 651-201-5792.

If you have questions regarding revised rule requirements, please contact Steve Klemm, P.E. at either health.swimmingpools@state.mn.us or at 651-201-4503. 

Contact Us for questions or comments regarding the rule amendments.

Updated Wednesday, 12-Jan-2022 09:09:14 CST