BC Swimming Pool Regulation

The Ministry of Health has established generally accepted minimum standards of safe practices for the construction and operation of public and commercial pools and hot tubs in BC in the Pool Regulation under the Public Health Act. New regulations came into effect in October 2010.

Along with the Pool Regulation, guidelines were developed with input from various stakeholders, including the BCRPA and Lifesaving Society.

The Ministry of Health Pool Regulation Resources:

Pool Regulation

  - Pool Regulation Amendments - August 2012

Guidelines for Pool Operation Version 2 (January 2014)

Guidelines for Pool Design Version 2 (June 2014)

Pool Safety Plan