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:
- 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
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.