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Recreational Pools and Spas

Pools and hot tub waters can contain bacteria and other germs that cause illnesses.

The Ontario Regulation 565/18: Public Pools ensures public pools, hot tubs, wading pools, and splash pads are operated in a safe manner and comply with the regulations and operating standards to protect the health and safety of bathers.

The HKPR District Health Unit routinely inspects recreational pools and spas and follows up on complaints from the public. Find a full list of inspected facilities oh the Check INspection portal.


As an owner/operator of these facilities, it’s the law in Ontario that you must provide written notice to the Health Unit 14 days before opening a public pool or hot tub after construction or before reopening a public pool or hot tub after any closure that lasted longer than four weeks. Please complete the following form and submit to the Health Unit ( If you have questions, call us at 1-866-888-4577, ext. 5006.

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Phone: 1-866-888-4577 x 5006

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