New Mexico
Environment Department

Contact Information:
(505) 827-2855 MAIN // 1-800-219-6157 (toll free)
Environmental Emergencies:
505-827-9329 (24 hrs)

Pools Program

Pool/Aquatics Program

The New Mexico Environment Department Pool Program inspects all public Aquatic Venues, 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,
  • Therapy Pools,
  • and others specified in 7.18.1 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.
  • 2021 Season Letter (February 2021)
  • 2021 Operating Checklist (February 2021)