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Pool & Spa Protection Program at UC Davis

Pool & Spa Protection Program at UC Davis

The purpose of Environmental Health & Safety Pool and Spa Protection Program is to assure that all public swimming pools and spas at UC Davis are maintained in a safe and healthy condition.

New: Ash/Smoke Impacts

Sept. 2020 - Recommendations for pools impacted by smoke and ash contamination, or fire damage.

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The pool program helps prevent recreational water illnesses and accidents through inspections of public swimming pools and spas for safety requirements. Swimming pools and spas have been linked to slips, falls, accidental entrapments and the transmission of diseases including giardia, cryptosporidium, and E. coli. For these reasons, proper construction, maintenance and operation of all public swimming pools and spas are of significant public health importance.

Specialists conduct the following inspections:

  • Routine Pool and Spa
  • Complaints regarding pool safety
  • Construction and remodel
  • Suspected cases of recreational waterborne illnesses