Public swimming pools and spas (hot tubs) refer to pools and hot tubs located within apartment complexes, condominiums, clubs, businesses or government agencies for non-medical purposes. Pools and spas available for public use are subject to a number of safety and monitoring requirements. Pool owners are required to maintain a log of free chlorine (or other approved disinfectant) levels and pH on a daily basis. Adherence of pool chemistry to state and mandated requirements are essential to protect the public against water-borne illnesses and adverse chemical reactions. A properly maintained pool or spa filters out pollutants and disinfects the water from bacteria and viruses.
Services at Linn County Public Health
Regulates the operation and maintenance of all public swimming pools, spas. and related facilities