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Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health
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Public Pools, Spas and Splash Pads

Recreational water facilities are inspected by Public Health to ensure compliance with Ontario Regulation 565/90 (Public Pools).

Each spring, Hastings Prince Edward Public Health offers a free training course covering the important elements of safe pool and spa operation. This course, intended primarily for pool and spa owners/operators and lifeguards, provides information on such topics as:

  • legal responsibilities
  • infectious diseases
  • water chemistry and testing
  • recirculation systems
  • facility management
  • grounds for facility closure

If you’re opening or re-opening a pool or spa, complete and submit the Notification Form at least 14 days prior to opening. A Public Health Inspector will contact you.

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Need More Information About Public Pools, Spas and Splash Pads?

Call 613-966-5500 or 1-800-267-2803, ext. 677.

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We are gradually resuming in-person services at HPEPH by appointment only at this time.  Please review our Service Interruptions page for more information.

All program lines and the COVID-19 information line operate Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (excluding statutory holidays).

To assist us with our efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, we ask anyone visiting the office for an appointment to:

  • bring a non-medical mask, physical distancing may not be possible during your appointment
  • maintain physical distance of at least 2 metres, both inside and outside the office
  • review symptoms of COVID-19, and reschedule your appointment if you have symptoms of the virus, or any other illness
  • reschedule your appointment if a family member or other close contact is ill
  • use accessible buttons to open doors, instead of handles
  • use hand sanitizer when entering and exiting the building

We have made additional changes to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you are visiting our office for an appointment, you can be confident that we are:

  • increasing our cleaning, in alignment with heightened infection control protocols
  • considering alternatives to in-person appointments and meetings when possible
  • screening staff and visitors for symptoms of COVID-19
  • offering in-person services by appointment only to reduce traffic in office
  • ensuring staff wear masks and/or other protective equipment when seeing clients

Please continue to our website for more information about our programs and services.