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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 working to respond to community needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you are concerned about potential exposure to a positive case of COVID-19, please be reassured that any contacts of a confirmed case will be contacted directly and monitored by public health.

Low-risk and indirect contacts should self monitor for symptoms for 14 days from the time of potential exposure and seek testing if symptoms develop. Low risk contacts do not need to isolate unless symptoms develop, and can continue to attend school/work/daycare while monitoring for symptoms.

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