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All public swimming pools and spas are required by law to first obtain a license from the City of Kent Health Department. These facilities are required to be compliant with Ohio’s Public Swimming Pool/Spa safety regulations. Routine inspections during the operation of the public pool assess the operator's success in assuring that routine practices are conducted in a safe and sanitary manner.

Keep in mind that any inspection report is a "snapshot" of the day and time of the inspection. On any given day, a swimming pool or spa could have fewer or more violations than noted in the report. An inspection may not be representative of the overall compliance of the facility.


Violations (Two types of violations may be cited):

  • Critical Violations: Violations of the Public Swimming Pool/Spa Regulations which, if left uncorrected, are more likely than other violations to directly contribute to illness or injury. Examples include: low disinfectant residual, entrapment hazards, improper circulation, poor water quality, and inadequate number of lifeguards.
  • Non-Critical Violations: Non-Critical Violations: Violations not directly related to the cause of illness or injury, however if uncorrected, could affect the operation of the facility and lead to critical violations. Examples include a lack of facility cleanliness, trip hazards, record keeping, and inadequate safety equipment.

For information about Recreational Water Safety, please visit our website. http://www.kentpublichealth.org/pool_spa_schools_tattoos.php

To file a complaint on a licensed facility visit http://www.kentpublichealth.org/complaints/index.php