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Pool and Spa Training

The Middlesex-London Health Unit offers public pool and spa training sessions for pool and spa operators throughout the year. These training sessions review the responsibilities of pool and spa operators in order to help them run their facility properly. Everyone who attends a session will be provided with a Public Pool & Public Spa Operators Guide and be given a certificate for completing the training.

New Training Sessions

We’ve redesigned our free training sessions using your valuable feedback and effective learning and training techniques. Attend one of our upcoming sessions and learn how to operate recreational water facilities the best that you can.


Upcoming Training Sessions

  • Fall 2018 - Dates to be determined
    (Check back in the Fall)
  • Have 10 or more attendees?
    View the on-site training option.


Free of charge

Who should attend?

Public pool or spa owners, operators, lifeguards, management and support staff.

Why should I attend?

Pool and spa owners and operators are legally responsible for making sure their facilities meet the Regulations. Public Health Inspectors from the Middlesex-London Health Unit help you reach these goals. A facility that is not taken care of properly may create needless risks for bathers, including water-related illnesses or injuries.


Public Pool and Public Spa Operators Guide

Public Pool and Public Spa Operators Guide

View, download and print →


On-site Training

If you can provide ten (10) or more attendees, we can offer training on-site at your facility. If you are interested in this option, please contact: Anne-Maria Quin at:


Note: Information gathered for participation in the training sessions is completely voluntary. It is collected for the purposes of issuing a certificate of participation, communicating schedule changes, for program planning and evaluation, and for providing updates to operators. If you have further questions, please contact Fatih Sekercioglu at Fatih.Sekercioglu@mlhu.on.ca or 519-663-5317 ext. 2315.

Public Pool and Public Spa Operators Guide

The Middlesex-London Health Unit's Public Pool and Public Spa Operators Guide (PDF 10.9MB) contains information to help owners and operators meet the Ontario Public Pools Regulation (R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 565) 1 and the Ontario Public Spas Regulation (O. Reg. 428/05).2

This guide outlines the responsibilities of pool and spa owners and operators, and helps to make sure safe and healthy facilities are provided for bathers. It includes information on:

  • Safety 
  • Maintenance, and 
  • Requirements for how to operate a public pool and/or spa.


It's important to note that operators must still know and follow the Regulations, as the guide does not include all sections of the Regulations.

Contact Us

To speak to a Public Health Inspector on the Environmental Health Team about public pools or spas, or to request a paper copy of the Public Pool and Public Spa Operators Guide, please call:

  • 519-663-5317 ext. 2300
Date of creation: December 19, 2012
Last modified on: June 8, 2018


1Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General. (1990). Health Protection and Promotion Act, R.R.O. 1990, Regulation 565 Public Pools. Retrieved from
2Ontario. Ministry of the Attorney General. (2005). Health Protection and Promotion Act, Ontario Regulation 428/05 Public Spas. Retrieved from