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.
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:
Public pool and spa operators require training under the
updated regulation. Examples of training course options can be found
If you have any questions regarding pools, hot tubs and spas, contact your local health unit to speak to a Public Health Inspector.