Pool & Splash Pad Operators

Public health inspectors monitor public pools, spas, splash pads, wading pools and public beaches. If you own or operate one of these facilities, these resources are for you.

Public pools and spas

We inspect public pools and spas every three months if open year-round, or at least twice a year if the facility operates seasonally.

We provide owners and operators with the information and guidance needed to meet legislative requirements. It is your responsibility to make sure the water at your facility is continuously disinfected and maintained. This helps to ensure the health and safety of bathers.

If you would like a copy of the Public Pool Operator’s Manual, please contact PHI.Intake@wdgpublichealth.ca.

The following resources are for pool and spa operators:

Splash Pads and wading pools

We inspect splash pads and wading pools every three months, or at least twice a year. Splash pad and wading pool operators must follow guidelines for water treatment and safety.

The following resources are for splash pad and wading pool operators:

Public beaches

Natural bodies of water, such as beaches, are great to play, swim, and cool off on a hot sunny day. Since it is a natural body of water, the conditions and quality of the water can change quickly due to rain, wind, waves and waterfowl. These factors can change the level of bacteria in the water to the point where it can make you sick. Visit our page on Beaches for information on what to look for before entering a natural body of water.