Public Swimming Pools & Spas Licensing & Inspection
ZMCHD licenses and inspects public swimming pools, spas and bathing beaches 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 checked 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
Ohio Revised Code Swimming
CDC Healthy Swimming
CDC Healthy Swimming Posters
Weekly Pool and Spa Operation Report
Recommendations for Handling Human Waste
Ohio Department of Health Swimming Pools