Public pool operators have a legal responsibility to ensure that their facilities are safe. Water quality monitoring is essential for ensuring that pools are healthy environments, free from disease-causing organisms and bacteria.
We conduct routine inspections of all public pools, spas and associated facilities across the municipality. This includes testing water quality by collecting pool water samples for chemical and microbiological analysis.
Proprietors must also conduct their own daily water-testing program and keep a logbook of all test results. These records are checked as part of the routine inspection program to ensure that all pools and spas are managed appropriately.
Unsatisfactory tests will result in swimming facilities being closed to the public until the water quality is satisfactory.
Resources for pool operators
Staff training is essential for proper maintenance of pools and spas.
The Department of Health Pool Operators Handbook is an excellent tool for pool operators.
Go to the Department of Health website: Pool Operators Handbook