Pool and spas

Public Swimming Pools and Spas

Public Swimming Pools and Spas

The Wayne County Health Department annually licenses and inspects all public pools, spas, and special-use pools in Wayne County at locations such as community parks, private clubs, housing developments, hotels and motels, apartment complexes, and campgrounds.

Our inspectors look at the facility's overall health and safety to assure compliance with the State swimming pool code.

Public pool and spas

Inspection Criteria 

  • Water quality (pH, disinfectant levels, total alkalinity, clarity, temperature)
  • Weekly operational records
  • Lifeguard records, if applicable
  • Chemical storage
  • Pump and filter equipment
  • Test kits
  • Safety equipment (first aid kits, reach the pole, ring buoy, telephone).

**This can also be used by pool operators to assess their own compliance and safety**. 

Special Note: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Extended the Compliance date for standards for the accessible design for public pools and spas to January 31, 2013. For more information, visit the ADA Website. This is a Federal Mandate to make pools accessible to people with disabilities.