Our mission is to protect and improve the health of all residents and visitors. This website offers an opportunity to share information which may assist you in being well-informed about safe Recreational Water practices.

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 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 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.
  • 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 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.