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Recreational Water Education Sessions

The Middlesex-London Health Unit offers public pool, spa, wading pool and splash pad education sessions throughout the year. Attend one of our upcoming sessions to review regulatory responsibilities in order to help you run your facility the best that you can. Everyone who attends a session will be provided with resource materials and be given a certificate for completing the session.


Upcoming Education Sessions

Please note that the Middlesex-London Health Unit has temporarily suspended offering Recreational Water Education Sessions until further notice. Please check back later for further updates.


Free of charge

Who should attend?

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

Why should I attend?

Recreational water facility owners and operators are legally responsible for making sure their facilities meet the Regulations and that their staff are knowledgeable. 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 users, including water-related illnesses or injuries.

Note: Information gathered for participation in the education 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 Andrew Powell at Andrew.Powell@mlhu.on.ca or 519-663-5317 ext. 2360.


Public Pool and Public Spa Operators Guide

Public Pool and Public Spa Operators Guide

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***Please note that this guide is based on the Regulation requirements that were in place before July 1, 2018. A revised guide is being prepared and will be released as soon as it is available.


On-site Education

If you can provide ten (10) or more attendees, we can offer education on-site at your facility. Please note, this service has been temporarily supsended until further notice.


Contact Us

To speak to a Public Health Inspector on the Environmental Health Team about recreational water facilities, please call:

  • 519-663-5317
Date of creation: December 19, 2012
Last modified on: January 24, 2022

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