Current Issues

Proposed changes to Maryland Pool and Spa Regulations

Urgent Call to action by pool and spa operators!!!

The Department of Health & Mental Hygiene has proposed MANY new changes to pool regulations. The changes are published in the MD Register issue date January 22, Volume 43 Issue 2. We recommend ALL pool and spa operators review the proposed changes in their entirety and submit comments. CLICK HERE TO REVIEW THE PROPOSED CHANGES TO POOL AND SPA REGULATIONS.

Public Comment is due FEBRUARY 22nd by Midnight.

Send comments to:
Michele Phinney, Director, Office of Regulation and Policy Coordination, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, West Preston Street, Room 512, Baltimore, MD 21201, or call 410-767-6499, or email to, or fax to 410-767-6483.

It is important to note the regulation number (i.e. 40-A, 48-B, etc.) related to each comment you are making.   Many of the regulations are proposed to take effect as early as May of this year, and may present significant challenges to your business and the operation of your pools and spas.  Please take advantage of this opportunity to weigh in before the regulations are finalized!