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Public swimming pools and spa pools
If your a business that operates a public swimming pool or spa pool, you are required to comply with the following main requirements under the Public Health Act 2010 and Public Health Regulation 2012:

  • Notify Council  that you have a public swimming pool or spa pool using the NSW Health notification form. There is no fee for notification in the Singleton local government area.
  • Ensure that the primary disinfectant is either chlorine or bromine. Fact Sheet: Disinfection of Swimming and Spa Pools
  • Ensure that the pool is fitted with either an automatic or continuous metered disinfectant dosing system. Fact Sheet: Disinfectant Dosing Systems.
  • Ensure that the pool complies with the specified levels of bromine, chlorine, pH, alkalinity as set out in Schedule 1 of the Public Health Regulation 2012.
  • Ensure that a log book is kept which records test results and any remedial actions. The following fact sheets explain what needs to be tested and how often.
Fact Sheet: Swimming Pool Microbiology Testing Frequency
Fact Sheet: Swimming Pool Chemical Testing Frequency
Fact Sheet: Record Keeping


Singleton Council
PO Box 314 Singleton NSW 2330
Ph: 02 6578 7290