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Public Pools, Spas, and Wading Pools

There are a number of pools, spas, hot tubs and wading pools in the Porcupine Health Unit district that are inspected on a regular basis. These facilities are often public but in some cases are reserved for campgrounds, apartment complexes or hotel guests. Pool/spa/wading pool operators must know the operating systems, regulations and guidelines that pertain to operating these facilities at their premise. Operator education is critical in the proper operation of any of these facilities.

All public swimming pools must follow the requirements set out in Ontario Regulation 565 - Public Pools.
All public spas must follow the requirements set out in Ontario Regulation 428/05 - Public Spas.
Wading pools and splash pads should be following the recommendations listed in the Operating Procedures for Non-Regulated Recreational Water Facilities Guidance Document (under review).

Other information that may be beneficial to public pool, spa, or wading pool operators are the chlorine dilution calculator and information on responding to fecal incidents.

If you have any questions or concerns about a public recreational water facility within the Porcupine Health Unit's area, please call the duty inspector at 705-267-1181 or 1-800-461-1818 or email us at