Swimming and Spa Pools Code of Practice - Australian Capital Territory


You need to comply with this code of practice if you are the owner or operator of a public swimming or spa pool. It is your responsibility to ensure that the recommended levels of chemicals are used in the disinfection and treatment of the pool.

This code of practice applies to public swimming and spa pools, including those located in:

  • hotels, motels and serviced apartments
  • clubs
  • schools
  • gymnasiums and health resorts
  • squash and tennis centres
  • recreational resorts
  • hospitals (hydrotherapy pools)
  • workplaces
  • places of adult entertainment
  • pools used to provide swimming lessons.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Public Health Act 1997 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Public Health Regulation 2000 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Health Directorate

Health Protection Service

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Public Health Officers

Health Protection Service

Health Directorate

Australian Capital Territory
Operating address: Howard Florey Centenary House
25 Mulley Street
Holder, Australian Capital Territory 2611
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 5005
Weston Creek, Australian Capital Territory 2611
Phone: 02 5124 9700
Fax: 02 5124 5554
Email: hps@act.gov.au
Website: Health Protection Service (Opens in new window)