Skip to main content
Contact Information:
(505) 827-2855 MAIN // 1-800-219-6157 (toll free)
Environmental Emergencies:
505-827-9329 (24 hrs)
New Mexico
Environment Department
Pools Program

Pool/Aquatics Program

The New Mexico Environment Department Pool Program inspects all public Aquatic Venues (swimming pools and spas, including pools and spas) at Apartment Complexes, Home Owners Associations, Motels/Hotels, Health Clubs, Condominiums, Municipal Pools, Bed and Breakfasts, RV Parks, Colleges and Universities, Organizational Camps, and others specified in 7.18.2 NMAC.

For information concerning inspections of public swimming pools contact your local New Mexico Environment Department field office. Click here to view a list of field offices.

Have questions? Email us at 

Chavez Center pool

Genoveva Chaves Community Center

What’s New?


  • By August 1, 2020 no outdoor spas or therapy pools shall use cyanuric acid or stabilized chlorine (MAHC Cyanuric Acid and stabilized chlorine are prohibited in indoor aquatic venues.
  • All aquatic venues were required by August 1, 2018 to install and have in operation on every vessel an automated disinfectant and PH controller (ORP). See MAHC The only venue not required to have an automated controller would be spray pads that do not recirculate the water and where the water goes to waste. Please note all spas and wading pools should already have an ORP that have been installed since 2007.
  • 2019 Season Letter (4/29/19)
  • 2019 Operating Checklist (4/29/19)

Quick links:


121 Tijeras Avenue, NE
Suite 1000
Albuquerque, NM 87102-3400

Contact Us

Phone: (505) 222-9500

Harold L. Runnels Building // 1190 St. Francis Drive, Suite N4050 // Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505 // tel (800) 219-6157, (505) 827-2855

About Us Contact Us A-Z index Site Map Website Information NM Sunshine Portal