Swimming Pools

Under the Swimming Pool Regulations of the Public & Environmental Health Act, 1987 Environmental Health Officers have the responsibility and authority to inspect 'public' swimming pools, spa pools and water slides.

A pool is considered to be available for public use' if it is:

1. available for use by members of the public on payment of an admission or membership fee
2. available for use by persons staying at a hotel, motel or guesthouse a camping or caravan ground or any other similar place where accommodation is provided on a temporary basis
3. available for use by persons who live or work in, or attend, the premises where the pool is situated, other than where the pool is used in connection with a single private residence and is only available for the use of residents or their guests. This includes flats or units with a shared swimming pool and schools.

When inspecting a public swimming pool the Environmental Health Officer will look for a number of things including:

1. the pool is fitted with automatic equipment that continuously analyses and controls the level of disinfectant in the water, and the pH level of the water to the required standards
2. the levels of disinfectant (e.g.: Chlorine), pH and alkalinity are to the required standards
3. a log book is kept of results of tests or readings carried out
4, all equipment (e.g.: filters) are maintained in clean and efficient condition
5. the condition of the pool cleanliness, structure and surroundings (e.g.: presence of leaves & algae, broken tiles, rusty ladders, etc)

Hoffman Estates: (224) 520-8333
Inspections Scheduled: 7am - 6pm, 7-days a week
Office Hours: 7am - 7pm