Pools and Spas

The Safe Water program aims to prevent or reduce the burden of water-borne illness and injury related to the use of public pools, spas and other water facilities such as wading pools and splash pads. These types of facilities are regularly inspected to ensure compliance with relevant regulations or guidelines. 

Ontario legislation:

O. Reg. 565 - Public Pools under the Health Protection and Promotion Act details requirements for Class A and B public pools, spas, wading pools, spray and splash pads.  This regulation was updated on July 1st 2018 and contains many new requirements.  Operators should review the complete regulation, which can be found here:

https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/900565

Operator training:

Public pool and spa operators require training under the updated regulation.  Examples of training course options can be found here:

http://www.lifesavingsociety.com/pool-operation.aspx

https://www.orfa.com/page-1862818

http://www.lowryschools.com/cpo-course.php

If you have any questions regarding pools, hot tubs and spas, contact your local health unit to speak to a Public Health Inspector.