Public Swimming Pools
All of Washtenaw County’s public swimming pools are inspected by the Environmental Health Division to ensure the pools are following State guidelines. Seasonal outdoor pools must pass an inspection before they are allowed to open, and year-round pools must pass yearly inspections to remain open. In addition, all public pool waters are sampled every two weeks to determine chlorine and bacteria levels. A public pool will be closed if it is not operating in compliance with state and local rules and regulations.
2020 Public Swimming Pool Packet: Important information about reopening your outdoor public swimming pool, and compliance with swimming pool and COVID-19 requirements.
- Reopening Pools after COVID-19 Closure
- COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan Template (PDF version) (Word version)
- COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions for Workplaces
- Swimming Pool Pre-Opening and Safety Equipment Checklist
Swimming Pool Resources
- Outdoor Swimming Pool Pre-Opening and Safety Equipment Checklist (PDF) - Use this list as a self-inspection prior to opening your pool. If you complete the self-inspection and all items are correct, your inspection should go smoothly.
- Indoor Swimming Pool and Spa Checklist (PDF) - Use this list as a self-inspection prior to your annual inspection.
- Public Swimming Pool Rules (PDF) - Rules and Regulations for Public Swimming Pools in Michigan.
- Public Swimming Pool Monthly Operation Report Form (PDF) - This is the form that you need to fill out daily and fax monthly to Washtenaw County Environmental Services at 734-222-3930.
- Discharging Wastewater from a Public Swimming Pool (PDF) - Fact sheet with helpful information on pool water discharge.
- Michigan Department of Environmental Quality - Links to public swimming pool rules, pool construction requirements, suggested practices for pool contamination and emergency response plans.
- National Swimming Pool Foundation - Certified Pool Operator (CPO) courses.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Healthy swimming tips.
- Pool Contamination and Emergency Response Plans (PDF) - What to do when you find poop in the pool, and what to do in emergency situations.