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<div class="ExternalClass591BA28C4C6D43A888F0C50E37933376"><div><div><p>The program is responsible for monitoring recreational beaches weekly during the swimming season. Commercial pools and hot tubs are also approved and inspected regularly.<br></p><div><h2>What we do <br></h2><ul><li><p>Legislated mandate under the Health Act and the Swimming, Pool Spray Pool and Wading Pool Regulations</p></li><li><p>Ensure that <a href="http://www.vch.ca/public-health/environmental-health-inspections/pools-beaches/beach-water-quality-reports">beaches</a> that have unacceptably high bacterial counts are posted as being unsafe for swimming or similar usage (there are no beaches in Richmond deemed to meet the Recreational Water Quality Guidelines)<br></p></li><li><p>Issue operating permits to public swimming pools, commercial pools, apartment and strata pools and commercial hot tubs and spas</p></li><li><p>Inspect all public pools on a routine and complaint basis and identify hazards and violations to the operators</p></li><li><p>Issue correction orders or closures for serious violations</p></li></ul></div></div></div></div>601 West Broadway12th floor, suite 1200environmental.health@vch.ca(604) 736-8651<div class="ExternalClass9F80AA43BC0B4EA89E45979A065EEC6C"><p>Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.</p></div>(604) 675-3800V5Z 4C2BC<div class="ExternalClass97E7F0569ECE444FB1CB9AD90E8D21D9"><p>Limited street parking and a small parkade are available.<br></p></div>49.2637363,-123.11800449999998<div class="ExternalClass36E27869FB834E229E4FEA38CE144549"><p>​<a href="http://www.qp.gov.bc.ca/statreg/stat/H/96179_01.htm" target="_blank">Health Act</a></p><p><br></p></div>

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