Public Swimming Pools and Spas

Local Council Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) and Public Health Unit (PHU) EHOs conduct random inspections of public swimming pools and spas.. Public pools can include recreational pools, resort pools, hotel pools and motel pools.

Water samples are often taken during the inspection, and microbiological and chemical analysis is conducted. The officers inspect the pool operation and maintenance procedures.

The PHU EHOs provide advice regarding public pool operation and water quality in addition to public health training and advice to local pool and spa pool operators of public swimming pools.

The Public Health Regulation 2012 Part 3 Public Swimming Pools and Spas be found on the NSW Health website.

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