Health Requirements & Inspections

Public Swimming Pool & Spa Inspections & Guidelines

Health Inspections

Public Health Services inspects all indoor year-round public swimming pools and public spas (hot tubs):

  • before the pool or spa opens for use
  • at least four times per year

Public Health Services inspects all outdoor seasonal public swimming pools and public spas (hot tubs):

  • before the pool or spa opens for use
  • at least two times per year

Public health inspectors check for compliance with the Public Pools Regulation 

Short-Term Residential Swimming Pool Rentals by Private Homeowners

Responsibilities and requirements for pool owners who are currently renting or considering renting their pool to the public using online forums.

Other Resources

Contact Public Health Services by phone at 905-546-2189 or email [email protected] if you have questions about:

  • the operation of your public pool or spa
  • scheduling a pre-opening inspection - Download the New pool/Spa Notification form (PDF, 424 KB)
  • understanding your responsibilities as an owner or operator of a public swimming pool or spa