Public Pools

ZMCHD licenses and inspects public swimming pools, spas, and bathing beaches to ensure safe and sanitary conditions at these facilities. Swimming pools are tested for chlorine or other disinfectant levels, pH, total alkalinity, cyanuric acid, water clarity, and other parameters. Facilities are also checked to make sure all equipment is operating properly, required safety equipment is present, lifeguards (if required) are certified and that there are enough guards on duty.

Summer pools are usually checked monthly during the operating season. Indoor pools are checked less often, but throughout the entire year.

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Links and Other Resources

Codes & Regulations

Pool Paint Memorandum

Ohio Revised Code

Swimming Pools

Approved Automatic Chemical Controller List


Report Forms

Public Pool & Spa Injury Incident Report Form

Weekly Pool & Spa Operation Report

Swimming Pool Equipment Notification Report


Handouts & Posters

CDC Healthy Swimming Posters

Recommendations for Handling Human Waste

Understanding Ohio’s Regulations for Public Swimming Pools & Spray Grounds

Diving Board & Diving Well Safety

Spring 2023 Pool Operator Fact Sheet


Other Resources

CDC Healthy Swimming

ODH Swimming Pools


Bathing Beaches

Bathing Beaches are inspected for safety compliance and water samples are collected and analyzed for bacteria to determine if the water quality is acceptable for swimming.

View beach water quality reports here



Bathing Beach Resolution 2017



Jason Tilton, RS: Call 740-454-9741 ext. 291 or email at


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Public Health nuisance or hazard complaint form:

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Online Inspection Reports:

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Program Fees:

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