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Pool Inspection Checklist Template


The safety and cleanliness of your pool and spa must be taken seriously, as illness and injury are just some of the consequences that come with improper upkeep. Using a Pool and Spa Inspection Checklist can aid in making sure your residential or commercial swimming pool and spa are up to code and swimmer-safe. To learn more about what an inspection is and why they’re so important in the workplace and at home, visit our free lexicon resource center.

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Pool Inspection Checklist Template

Rules and Safety Signs

Is there a sign telling users they must keep their head above water at all times?

Is there a lifeguard on duty?

Safety Signs for Public Swimming Pools

Is the pool open 24 hours?

Is there a sign warning children under the age of 12 that they must be accompanied by an adult?

Is your pool 8 feet or deeper?

Is there a sign banning any hazardous play in order to avoid injury to themselves and those around them?

Is there a sign banning any glass containers or outside food from the site of the pool?

Is there a visible sign directing swimmers with communicable diseases or open sores not to enter the pool?

Is the current Health Permit posted somewhere that is visible to all staff and swimmers?

Safety Signs for Public Whirlpools/Spas

Is there a sign warning children under the age of 12 that they must be accompanied by an adult?

Is there a sign warning Whirlpool users of the 20 minute maximum duration?

Is there a sign warning swimmers with long hair to have it tied up to avoid getting it caught in any equipment?

Date and Time of Inspection:

Signature of Inspector:

Safety Equipment

Is there an emergency number posted that is visible for all swimmers?

Is there a first aid kit on-site?

Is there a spine board?

Is there lightweight buoyant throwing equipment that is securely attached to a rope of a length of at least half the width of the swimming pool?

Is there a non-conductive reaching pole that is at least 3.6 meters in length and is readily accessible in case of emergency?

Is your pool commercial or residential?

Date and Time of Inspection:

Signature of Inspector:

Daily Pool Cleaning

Clean stairs/ladders from any dirt build-up.

Clean the walls and tiles of the pool so that they are free of any dirt build-up or algae.

Clean the pool deck before hours of operation with hose or power washer.

Remove any debris from the strainer basket

Clean filter if the water is dirty.

Skim any debris on top of pool water (with pool skimmer)

Does the pool need to be vacuumed?

Date and Time of Inspection:

Signature of Inspector:

Daily Whirlpool/Spa Cleaning

Clean seats from any dirt build-up.

Is the water foamy, emitting any odor, or cloudy?

Clean filter if needed.

Remove any dirt build-up from the floor of the whirlpool with a vacuum.

Remove any surface debris with a skimmer.

Wipe down interior and exterior of hot tub cover.

Date and Time of Inspection:

Signature of Inspector:

Pool Chemicals/Upkeep

Check all of the steps, ladders, handrails, and any other safety equipment to make sure it is all in good, working order.

Check the walls and lining of the pool for any damages like tears or cracks.

Are filter and pump in good working order?

Is your pool a saltwater pool?

Is your pool a chlorine pool?

Test water pH.

Is the water level high enough?

Date and Time of Inspection:

Signature of Inspector:

Whirlpool/Spa Chemicals/Upkeep

Is the water level high enough?

Is the water's calcium hardness balanced?

Is the water's pH level balanced?

Is the water's alkaline level balanced?

Date and Time of Inspection:

Signature of Inspector:

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