Public Swimming Facilities Program
Swimming pools and spas have become standard features in hotels, motels, apartment complexes, and subdivisions, as well as many parks and recreation areas. However, swimming can be hazardous due to the numerous diseases that may be transmitted by contaminated water and the dangers associated with diving accidents and falls on wet surfaces.

Minimize Risk
In order to minimize these risks, the Elgin Public Health Division inspects swimming pools and spas to make sure they meet water quality and safety standards, including engineering design standards that apply to pools, spas, water supplies, bather preparation areas, and water treatment systems as set forth in the Illinois Department of Public Health Swimming Facility Code.

The Division enforces these rules and regulations through plan approval, inspections and water sampling.

Swimming Facility Safety Resources
View the following swimming facility safety information: