Wagga Wagga City Council's Environmental Health Officers keep a register of and regularly inspect all public swimming pools and public spa pools. A public swimming pool may include; municipal swimming pools, pools and spas at hotels and motels, clubs, schools, gyms, sports centres, resorts, hospitals and workplaces.
If you own or operate a public swimming pool or spa pool and are not previously registered with Council, please complete the below form.
Public health risks
Due to public pools being open to many members of the community they are likely to be contaminated with a greater diversity of disease causing organisms compared to a private pool. Disease causing organisms can live and grow in pool water unless the water is adequately disinfected.
Water, chemical and other requirements
All public pools and spas are required to comply with the Public Health Act 2010 and Public Health Regulation 2012
Operators of public pools or spa pools should monitor;
- The chemical and physical attributes of the water
- The bathing loads throughout operational times, as additional testing of treatment may be required.
Chlorinated public pools should comply with the below parameters:
|Chemical Parameters for Pool Type|
|Pool Type||Free Chlorine (mg/L) minimum||Total Chlorine (mg/L) maximum||Combined Chlorine (mg/L) maximum||pH Range||Total Alkalinity (mg/L) range|
|Outdoor Pool||1.0||10.0||1.0||7.0 -7.8||80 - 200|
|Outdoor Pool where pH is >7.6||2.0||10.0||1.0||7.0-7.8||80 - 200|
|Outdoor Pool Cyanuric Acid||3.0||10.0||1.0||7.0-7.8||80 - 200|
|Outdoor Pool with Cyanuric Acid where pH is >7.6||4.0||10.0||1.0||7.0-7.8||80 - 200|
|Indoor||2.0||10.0||1.0||7.0-7.8||80 - 200|
|Indoor Pool where pH is >7.6||3.0||10.0||1.0||7.0-7.8||80 - 200|
|Spa Pool||2.0||10.0||1.0||7.0-7.8||80 - 200|
|Spa Pool where pH is >7.6||3.0||10.0||1.0||7.0-7.8||80 - 200|
Information and resources
NSW Health website: http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/environment/publicpools/Pages/default.aspx