Public Swimming Pools & Spas Licensing & Inspection
ZMCHD provides for the licensing and inspection of public swimming pools and spas for compliance with State of Ohio regulations.
The Health Department licenses and inspects public swimming pools and bathing beaches in Muskingum County to ensure safe and sanitary conditions at these facilities. Swimming pools are tested for chlorine or other disinfectant levels, pH, Total Alkalinity, Cyanuric Acid, Water Clarity, and other parameters. Facilities are also checked to make sure all equipment is operating properly, required safety equipment is present, life guards (if required) are certified and that there enough guards on duty. Summer pools are usually checked monthly during the operating season. Indoor pools are less often, but throughout the entire year. Bathing Beaches are inspected for safety compliance and water samples are collected and analyzed for bacteria to determine if the water quality is acceptable for swimming.
Resources and Links
Department of Health rules
Ohio Revised Code Section 3749
CDC Healthy Swimming Home Page
Weekly Pool and Spa Operation Report
Healthy Swimming Posters
Recommendations for Handling Human Waste
Ohio Department of Health Swimming Pools & Spas Page