Public Swimming Pool Inspections

Our mission is to work with the community to protect and improve the health and environment of those people who live, work, and play within Wayne County. The internet offers an opportunity to share the information which may assist you in being well-informed about safe Recreational Water practices. 

Inspections conducted beginning January 1, 2015, can be found on this site. We update the inspection spreadsheet with the most recent inspections every three weeks. All public swimming pool and spa operators are required by law to obtain a license from the local health district. These facilities are required to be compliant with Ohio’s Public Pool/Spa regulations. Routine inspections during the operation of the public pool assess the operator's success in assuring that routine practices are conducted in a safe and sanitary manner. An inspection report is a “snapshot” of the day and time that the inspection occurred. On any other day, a public swimming pool could have fewer or more violations than noted on the report. 

An inspection report may not be representative of the overall, long-term conditions within a facility. It is important to understand that the inspection information provided here shows only the conditions of the facility at the time of the inspection. A single inspection report should not be used to evaluate the overall operation of an establishment. Looking at a facility’s inspection results over a period of time gives a more accurate picture of that facility’s commitment to compliance. 

INSPECTION PROCESS 

Inspection Frequency

Inspections are conducted at least once per year. These inspections are not scheduled. Re-inspections are scheduled if a facility has critical violations that cannot be corrected during the inspection. Wayne County usually performs an additional inspection.  

Violations

Two types of violations may be cited:

  • Critical Violations - Violations of the Public Swimming Pool/Spa Regulations which, if left uncorrected, are more likely than other violations to directly contribute to illness or injury. Examples include low disinfectant residual, entrapment hazards, improper circulation, poor water quality, and an inadequate number of lifeguards. 
  • Non-Critical Violations -  Violations not directly related to the cause of illness or injury, however, if uncorrected, could affect the operation of the facility and lead to critical violations. Examples include a lack of facility cleanliness, trip hazards, record keeping, and inadequate safety equipment.