Recreational Water and Public Swimming Pools

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Beach Sampling Program

The safety and quality of Beach water samples taken in the Saskatchewan Health Authority for Regina and area are assessed using the Guideline for Canadian Recreational Water Quality.

Water Security Agency Advisories

Visit the Water Security Agency's website for up-to-date information about blue-green algae blooms and water quality at Saskatchewan beaches www.wsask.ca

Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs

Public Health Inspectors work with pool operators to ensure recreational waters are safe and prevent the spread of disease. Recreational waters can include the use of beaches, hot tubs, swimming pools and even sensory deprivation tanks.

Public Swimming pools are regulated under The Swimming Pool Regulations, 1999 along with Design and Operational Standards.

To monitor the safe operations of public swimming pools, operators are required to submit bacteriological water samples at least once every month. Sampling requirements for swimming pools and hot tubs include testing for E.coli, Coliform and Pseudomonas. If you receive a positive water sample result for E.coli, Coliform and/or Pseudomonas, please contact your district Public Health Inspector at (306) 766-7755 to discuss further actions.

For more information on E.coli, Coliform and Pseudomonas, please see the information sheets below.

 

Swimming Pool Operators Course

The Saskatchewan Health Authority in Regina and area offers a Swimming Pool Operators Course for all individuals involved in the operation of a swimming pool or hot tub. This course may be taken by anyone who has an interest in learning more about the design and operation of a swimming pool or whirlpool, including individuals who own private pools or hot tubs.

Please call (306) 766-7755 if you are interested in the building and licensing process for a Public Swimming Pool or Whirlpool.

Click the link below for information on the Swimming Pool Operators Course and to Register. 

Please note: the registration forms will only directly submit using Internet Explorer. If you are using Chrome or Firefox, you will have to save the .pdf document to your desktop and then attach to an email to environmentalhealth@rqhealth.ca. If you are having issues saving the document, you can print and fax it to our office at (306) 766-7730.

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