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Public Swimming Pools and Spas

If swimming pools and spa pools are not adequately disinfected and cleaned they can provide for the transmission of medical conditions such as:

  • Gastroenteritis
  • Skin and wound infections
  • Ear, nose and throat infections
  • Plantar warts; and
  • Athlete’s Foot

Public swimming pools and spas are inspected by Council as part of a regular inspection program to ensure the risks to public health are being adequately controlled. The occupier of a premise on which a public pool/spa is located must ensure the pool/spa is operated and maintained in compliance with the Public Health Act 2010 and Public Health Regulation 2012.

Register your Public Swimming Pool and/or Spa.

Council’s Environment Health Officer will assess the following as part of a routine inspection:

  • Automatic or metered dosing system for chemicals;
  • Adequate disinfection process;
  • Log book complete – records of disinfection levels, water quality parameters, maintenance;
  • Pool/spa water and surrounds are clean;
  • Testing of water – levels of disinfectant, pH, alkalinity, temperature and other parameters within acceptable ranges;
  • Any microbiological analysis results (if sampling conducted);  
  • Child resistant barrier/fence around pool or spa. Refer to Councils page on Swimming Pool Fencing for further information.

A range of factsheets and advisory documents on public swimming pools/spas can be found on the NSW Health website.