Public Swimming Pools / Spas

Public swimming pools, spas and special use pools are regulated under the authority of Chapter 3749 of the Ohio Revised Code and Chapter 3701-31 of the Ohio Administrative Code.

All public swimming pools and spas are required to be licensed and inspected by the local health department. Inspections include evaluation of water chemistry, proper disinfection and filtration equipment operation, and safety concerns. The Ohio Department of Health reviews plans for new swimming pools / spas to determine compliance with construction design standards. To access information on state requirements go to:http://www.odh.ohio.gov/odhPrograms/eh/swim/swim1.aspx For pool operators: equipment replacements require notification to the local health department. Click here Equipment Replacement Policy

Equipment Replacement Form to download a reporting form. Pool operators are required to test daily (every 4 hours) for proper chlorine concentration and pH. Rule requires the testing results to be documented on a special form.

To download a form click here: Weekly Log Sheet

Mercer County Health District adopted a pool / spa closure policy and fecal accident policy. Those policies can be viewed here:

Pool Closure Policy

Fecal Accident Policy

Much of pool safety depends on the bathers. Click to learn what you can do to help keep swimming pools safe: Safe Swimming – 6 Pleas of Water Safety and Healthy Swimming / Cryptosporidium Fact Sheet

Starting July 2016 inspection reports are available here: Recreational Water Inspections. Call (419) 586-3251 x1274 for prior reports.