Public Swimming Pools

Environmental Health

Recreational Water -
Aquatic Facilities
(Public Swimming Pools)

As of July 1, the inspection, compliance and enforcement functions from several provincial government departments will come together under Nova Scotia Environment.

Departments involved in this consolidation include the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Health and Wellness, the Department of Agriculture, Nova Scotia Environment, and the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture.

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Aquatic Facilities offer great opportunities for physical activities and recreation but also present serious health hazards if not managed and maintained properly.
These hazards include exposure to bacteria, chemicals and physical conditions that may lead to illness or injury.

 Nova Scotia Operational Guidelines for Aquatic Facilities

These guidelines are a result of a collaborative effort between industry, stakeholders and the Nova Scotia Government and have been peer reviewed by industry experts.

Revisions will be posted to this site. What is posted on this website will be the most up to date version. It is recommended to check back for any updates on material.

We welcome all recommendations for any required corrections and future updates. Please see side bar for contact information.

Full interactive document available for download

Nova Scotia Operational Guidelines for Aquatic Facilities in PDF format