Healthy People in a Healthy Environment

Components Checked During a Pool Inspection

I. Pre-opening Inspection:

  1. Fencing
  2. Pump
  3. Hair & Lint Strainer
  4. Flow Meter
  5. Turnover Rate
  6. Pressure & Vacuum Gauges
  7. Surge Tank
  8. Filter Waste Disposal
  9. Sight Glass
  10. Pool Data Sheet
  11. Chemical Feeders
  12. Bathhouse (fixtures, ventilation, thermostatic mixing valve, drainage, lighting)
  13. Water Supply
  14. Backflow Protection
  15. Hose Bibs
  16. Depth Markers
  17. Entrapment Protection
  18. Certified Operator
  19. Condition of deck
  20. Skimmers, Inlets
  21. Outlets
  22. Pool Walls & Bottom
  23. Lighting, Electrical
  24. Ladders & Steps
  25. Diving Boards
  26. Slides
  27. Pool Piping, Dye Test
  28. Lifeguard Stands
  29. Drinking Fountains
  30. Vacuums
  31. Filter Room (ventilation, lighting, wall color, lockable door)

II. Routine Inspection:

  1. Free and total chlorine
  2. pH
  3. Calcium Hardness
  4. Total Alkalinity
  5. Cyanuric Acid
  6. Clarity
  7. Water Temperature
  8. Total Dissolved Solids if determined necessary
  9. Turnover rate of pool
  10. Reading of pressure gauges (influent & effluent)
  11. Type of chemical feeder
  12. Fill spout air gap adequate
  13. Hose bib vacuum breakers present
  14. Test kit adequate
  15. Safety equipment present
  16. Number of bathers
  17. Cleanliness of pool area
  18. Cleanliness of bathhouse
  19. Records kept
  20. Certified pool operator present
  21. Lifeguard present