Public Swimming Pool and Spa Pool Inspection Results



Map for reference purposes only.  The map may not reflect all public pool and spa pool facilities that are actively permitted by Environmental Health Services. The County of San Luis Obispo does not assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data.  The County of San Luis Obispo makes no warranty of any kind, express or implied, that these data are accurate and reliable, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.  Independent verification of all data contained on this map should be obtained by any user thereof.  Users assume responsibility to determine the appropriate use of these data.  


A public swimming pool or spa pool is an artificial basin, chamber or tank constructed or prefabricated with impermeable surfaces that is used, or intended to be used for public swimming, diving, or recreational activities but does not include individual therapeutic tubs or baths where the main purpose is the cleaning of the body. Any manmade lake or swimming lagoon with a sand beach or sand bottom is not a public pool.

Inspected public swimming pool or spa pool facilities include but are not limited to public resorts, hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, apartment, housing complexes, sports facilities, public and private schools, swim/spa therapy facilities, water parks and spray grounds, and swimming instruction sites. 

The purpose of an inspection report is to document the inspection findings and to provide an overall summary of the inspection. The report is provided to the facility owner or operator following an inspection.

Health inspection reports are public record and are required to be maintained onsite at the facility and must be made available upon request at any time. However it is not required that health inspection reports be conspicuously posted.

A public swimming pool and/or spa pool facility inspection is an evaluation of the water quality and safety standards at the site as well as other factors that ensure a healthy and safe swimming experience for everyone. A public swimming pool or spa pool must comply with the California Public Swimming Pool regulations which includes requirements in the California Health and Safety Code, the California Code of Regulations, the California Building Code, and the California Electrical Code.

There are several types of health inspections which get posted on this site: a regular, or routine inspection; a follow up inspection, or reinspection; change of ownership inspections; and opening inspections for initial health permit approval.

Regular health inspections are routine unannounced health inspections.

Follow up inspections, or reinspections, are conducted only when the health inspector has determined during a regular health inspection that a follow up inspection is required to verify compliance with documented California Public Swimming Pools and Spa Regulations violations noted during the regular health inspection.

A public swimming pool or spa pool facility health inspection may result in closure if any violation is observed which is found to create an imminent health hazard which cannot be corrected during the inspection. Common examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Absence of Free Available Chlorine required for effective water sanitization not corrected during inspection,
  • Inadequate pH level not corrected during inspection,
  • Nonfunctional self-closing/self-latching gate systems,
  • Inadequate water clarity (inability to see bottom drain(s)),
  • Inoperable recirculating and filtration system,
  • Missing or non-functional spa emergency shutoff switch,
  • Spa temperature exceeding 104 Degrees F,
  • Non-compliance with required safety standards resulting in the possibility of imminent injury or injury hazards.

Only the most recent health inspection results for facilities that occurred over the last two (2) years are displayed on this website. If the facility recently underwent an ownership change, then only the most recent inspection results following the ownership change and which apply to the new owner are displayed.

Please contact us at Environmental Health for program-related questions or to submit a complaint.

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