Public swimming pools & spas
Public pools and spas pose potential health risks if not properly maintained. Disease causing organisms live and multiply in pool water that has not been properly treated and can result in eye, ear, skin and intestinal infection. Inadequate chemical balance of pool water can also cause skin rashes and conjunctivitis.
Council's Environmental Health Section inspects public pools and spas ensuring that they are maintained in accordance with the requirements of the South Australian Public Health Act 2011, the South Australian Public Health (General) Regulations 2013 and the Standard for the Operation of Swimming Pools and Spa Pools in South Australia.
Public swimming pool inspections
When inspecting public swimming pools, Environmental Health Officers look at a variety of requirements, including:
- The pool being fitted with an automatic doser;
- The levels of disinfectant, pH & alkalinity;
- Regular testing; and
- Operator's knowledge.
For fact sheets and legislation regarding the operation of public swimming pools and spas in South Australia, visit the SA Health Website.