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Swimming Pools and Spas

Swimming pool and spa safety: healthy water

Swimming pools and spas need regular maintenance and water treatment to avoid becoming a breeding place for harmful bacteria and other organisms which may cause serious illness. The use of appropriate chemicals and good management of the disinfection, filtration and recirculation system will keep the pool water in a clean, safe and healthy condition.

Health SA provides the following guidelines available for download as Adobe PDF documents:

Domestic swimming pool water care

Private spa pool maintenance guide for owners

Swimming Pool and Spa Safety: Child-Proofing

All new swimming pools require development approval from the Council, please refer here for additional information.