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Pool Safety

Swimming pools are to be maintained in safe conditions by proper maintenance methods, proper filtration systems, adequate disinfectant residual levels, good repair of the deck, shell and fixtures, and adequate lighting.

Operation and Maintance 

  • pH shall be maintained between 7.2 and 8.0 (Recommended level: 7.4-7.6).
  • Free chlorine residual (no stabilizer) must be at least 1.0ppm at all times.
  • Filtration system must be in operation at all times when a pool or spa is available for use.
  • Animals shall not be permitted in pool or pool area.
  • Suction drain covers must be secured. Pools shall not be used if drain covers are missing or broken.
  • Pool water shall remain in clean and clear conditions where the drain covers can be easily seen from the pool deck.
  • Pool interior surfaces are to be free of slime and algae.


Safety Signs and Equipment 


Additional Resources 

California Public Swimming Pool Code 

CDC Healthy Swimming Website

Model Aquatic Health Code