Environmental Health

Public Swimming Pool Inspections

Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) conduct routine inspections of all public swimming pools to ensure that proper levels of disinfectants are being maintained in pool water. As well, EHOs make sure water chemicals are in balance, all safety equipment is in place, circulation and filtration equipment is properly maintained, and the pool facility is safe for users.

EHOs have a duty, and the legal authority, to inspect public pools, examine pool records, and to close a public pool when a health hazard exists.

Important links to information on public pools: