Water testing

Council takes water samples from public pools and spas to ensure they comply with health regulations. 

Water testing is compulsory for a public swimming pools and spas. Test results are recorded in a logbook which must be kept on the premises and made available for inspection at all times. Both the PH level and chlorine and/or bromine levels, must be measured within 30 minutes before pools and spas are opened for public use. 

Parameter Swimming Pool Spa
Free chlorine or free bromine 4 hours 4 hours
PH 4 hours 4 hours
Combined chlorine or total bromine Daily Daily
Total alkalinity Weekly Weekly
Cyanuric acid Monthly Monthly

If you have any concerns about the water quality at a public pool or spa, please contact Council's Environmental Health Unit on (03) 5772 0333.