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 and the Public Spas Regulation

Guidelines for Owners and Operators 

Read the guidelines for owners and operators of public swimming pools (PDF, 3532 KB)

Read the guidelines for operators of public spas (PDF, 8374 KB)

Contact Public Health Services by phone at 905-546-2189 or email publichealth@hamilton.ca if you have questions about:

  • the operation of your public pool or spa
  • scheduling a pre-opening inspection
  • understanding your responsibilities as an owner or operator of a public swimming pool or spa