Health and safety for public swimming pools and spas is a top priority. Examples of public pools include: swimming pool, spa, wading pool, therapy pool, splash pad, plunge pool.
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and local regulatory agencies are responsible for enforcing Minnesota Rules, parts 4717.0150 to 4717.3975 (the “Pool Code”). The Pool Code lists many requirements needed to operate a safe public pool.
Resources regarding the operation of a safe public pool from the Minnesota Department of Health:
Recreational water illnesses (RWIs) are illnesses spread by swallowing or having contact with contaminated water from lakes, swimming pools, hot tubs, oceans or rivers. View the Recreational Water Illnesses Fact Sheet (PDF) from the Minnesota Department of Health.
Certain conditions of a public pool can warrant closure. These include but are not limited to: