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Public Swimming Pool Inspections

The swimming pool inspection program works to assure safe and healthy operation of public swimming pools and spas, including water related amusement park rides. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality contracts with our office to conduct these inspections. They focus on compliance with water treatment, water quality, maintenance, construction, and bather safety requirements.


Pool Inspection Request Form


Inspections & Monitoring

Each licensed pool is inspected at least once per year. In addition, water quality is routinely monitored and reported to our office using a monthly operation reporting form. If water samples show unsafe conditions, the pool is ordered closed until the water quality improves and meets public health standards.


Construction & Remodeling

Construction plans for a new or remodeled pool are reviewed by our office to make sure they comply with regulations. A construction permit application is needed before construction can start and an inspection is required before the pool can open.


Emergency Response Plans

All licensed pools are required by the Public Health Code to develop an Emergency Response Plan. The plan addresses blood spills and fecal accidents in pools, equipment failure, and water quality problems. A guide called Suggested Practices for Contingency and Emergency Response Plans is available from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.


Rules & Regulations

Public Health Code and Administrative Rules Governing Public Swimming Pools


Guide to Compliance with the Pool and Spa Safety Act

The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act is an important child safety law that requires anti-entrapment drain covers for public swimming pools in Michigan. When replacing drain covers, you must fill out a Pool Main Drain Cover Replacement Form for Compliance and submit it to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for approval.


Visit the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s website for more information about the Michigan Public Swimming Pool Monitoring Program.


Licensed Pools in Muskegon County

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Pool and Swimming Safety Resources

Certified Pool Operator Training (NSPF)

Healthy Swimming & Recreational Water Website (CDC)

Water Safety Guide (Safe Kids)

Guidance for Safety - The Pool and Spa Safety Act (CPSC)


Additional Information

Environmental Health Program Annual Report

Public Health - Muskegon County Environmental program fees


For more information, call (231) 724-6208.