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.
In order to minimize these risks, the Elgin Public Health Department inspects public swimming pools and spas to ensure 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 Elgin Public Health Department enforces these rules and regulations through plan approval, inspections and water sampling.
Swimming Facility Safety Resources