Western UP Health Department

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Photo of a technician taking water samples from a swimming pool to ensure public safety.

By law, public swimming pools are required to be licensed. Health Department staff inspect public swimming pools bi-annually to ensure they are well maintained and in safe and sanitary conditions. Additionally, pool operators are required to submit monthly operations reports to the health department.

Swimming Pool/Spa Inspection Fees
Annual Inspection (per pool/spa)$150
Follow-up Inspection Fee / Enforcement Action Due to Confirmed Complaint$150
Bi-Annual Chemistry Verification (Includes Collection/Fees for one quarterly water sample)$100

For more information visit these websites:
Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy Public Swimming Pools
Public Swimming Pool Monthly Operation Report Form
Contingency & Emergency Response Plan for Public Swimming Pools
National Swimming Pool Foundation
National Swimming Pool Foundation/Certified Pool & Spa Operator
CDC – Healthy Swimming