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Recreational Water

Keeping your public beaches and swimming pools safe

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Recreational water refers to public swimming pools, hot tubs, wading pools, spray parks and public beaches.

Our environmental health officers inspect and approve commercial/public pools and hot tubs regularly for public safety. They also monitor recreational beaches during the swimming season.

Environmental health officers do not inspect private residential pools, pools within an individual room of a hotel, pools that are drained and cleaned after each use, or commercial pools that are maintained for fewer than 4 units or camping sites.

Beach conditions

Find out more about recreational water quality conditions for beaches in Fraser Health.

Questions about recreational water quality?

Visit Recreational Water Quality Frequently Asked Questions.

Inspection reports and enforcement

View inspection reports on, and violation tickets issued against, recreational water facilities.

Have a complaint or concern?

If you have a health and safety concern or complaint about a swimming pool or recreational water facility, please contact your local health protection office. See listing below.

Applying for a permit?

Every operator of a recreational water facility (swimming pool, hot tub or spray pool) must have a valid permit. Learn more on how to apply for a permit.


Learn more about operating pools and hot tubs. Visit our resources section for fact sheets, forms and guidelines.


Contact us

The links below will take you to a services directory listing, which includes descriptions, contact details and related documents for our services. Can't find what you're looking for? Email us at

Locations Served
Recreational Water SafetyBurnaby, Fraser Valley, Langley, Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows, New Westminster, Surrey/White Rock/ Delta, Tri-Cities

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