The Public Health (Swimming Pools and Spa Pools) Regulation 2000 contains the legislation that controls the public health risk associated with public swimming and spa pools.
Public swimming pools are regulated under the Public Health (Swimming Pools and Spa Pools) Regulation 2000. Public swimming pools are defined as swimming pools and spa pools to which the public is admitted, whether free of charge, on payment of a fee or otherwise, including swimming pools and spa pools:
(a) to which the public is admitted as an entitlement of membership of a club; or
(b) provided at a workplace for the use of employees; or
(c) provided at a hotel, motel or guest house or at holiday units, or similar facility, for the use of guests; or
(d) provided at a school or hospital;
but not including swimming pools or spa pools in private residential premises.
For the purposes of this clause:
(a) that holds more than 680 litres of water, and
(b) that is used or intended to be used for human bathing, and
(c) that has facilities for injecting jets of water or air into the water.
means a water-containing structure that is used or intended to be used for human bathing, swimming or diving, and includes a water slide or similar aquatic recreational structure. means a water-containing structure
Public Health (Swimming Pools and Spa Pools) Regulation 2000
Public Swimming Pool and Spa Pool Guidelines June 1996
Protocol for Minimising the Risk of Cryptosporidium in Public Swimming Pools and Spa Pools
For further information refer to the Public Health website.
For further information on swimming options in the Great Lakes area, refer to the Pools and Beaches section of our site.