Spas, Wading Pools and Splash Pads

Policy

Category: Safe Water
Subject: Spas, Wading Pools and Splash Pads
Division: N/A
Policy Number: CA.83.01.115
Effective Date: March 1996

POLICY STATEMENT

It is the policy of Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health to inspect spas, wading pools and splash pads that are open to the public to ensure compliance with Ontario Regulation 428/05 and the Operating Procedures for Non-Regulated Recreational Water Facilities Guidance Document respectively. They are to be operated in a manner so as to prevent illness, accidents or the spread of communicable disease.

APPROVED BY

Rob Thompson  


Procedure

Category: Safe Water
Subject: Spas, Wading Pools and Splash Pads
Division: N/A
Procedure Number: CA.83.02.115
Effective Date: March 1996

PROCEDURE

  1. Inspection frequencies for spas, wading pools and splash pads are to be in accordance with the schedules laid out in the Ontario Public Health Standards.
  2. These facilities are to be inspected using the inspections forms provided in Hedgehog.
  3. Additional inspections are to be conducted in response to complaints.
  4. If closure is required, follow the same procedure as for public pools.
  5. The owner/operator is to maintain the daily records and have them available for inspection.

APPROVED BY

Rob Thompson