Recreational Health & Pools


The purpose of this program is to assure that all public pools, including spas and related facilities, are maintained in a safe and healthful condition in order to minimize the risk of drowning, illness, or injury to public.

Illnesses & Injury Prevention

Recreational water illnesses caused by microorganisms can be spread through contact with the contaminated water of swimming pools, spas, lakes, streams, and water play areas. In addition, the public pool environment, if not properly designed, constructed, and maintained, can pose a risk of physical injuries such as entrapment, slips and falls, or shock hazards. There is also the potential risk of the transmission of diseases, such as tinea pedis (athlete’s foot), impetigo, and other dermatoses.