Pools & Spas

See the infographic below for tips on how to stay healthy while swimming!

For more information, visit the CDC’s Healthy and Safe Swimming Page.

Clean it up, swimmers

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:  ODH Swimming Pool Program.

For pool operators:  Click Here for a variety of forms such as Equipment Replacement Notification and Weekly Pool Operation Log, among others.

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.

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

Mercer County Pool Closure Policy

Mercer County Fecal Accident Guidance

For information on diarrheal illness that can be spread through contaminated pool / spa water, visit https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2017/p0518-cryptosporidium-outbreaks.html

Starting July 2016 inspection reports are available here: Recreational Water Inspections. Call (419) 586-3251 ext. 6-1460 for prior reports.