Pools & beaches
Our pools, lakes and marine beaches - the water where we swim, play or boat - gives us both fun and cool relief from hot weather. It is a terrific way to stay fit and healthy. However, it is important to be safe around the water as it can be a source of disease or injury.
How we monitor water quality
Our environmental health officers monitor recreational beaches weekly during the swimming season. They also regularly inspect and approve public and commercial pools and hot tubs throughout the year. For more information, visit BC Guidelines for Swimming Pools and Health Canada - Recreational Water.
Find pool inspection reports
Our Inspection Reports website has been upgraded to better serve our community. Visit the VCH Inspection Reports website for all inspections including Vancouver, Richmond, North Shore, Sunshine Coast, and Sea to Sky.