A happy child wearing water wings holding the edge of an outdoor pool on a sunny day.


  • Public Beach Water Quality

  • Recreational Water Safety

  • Pool Construction Permits

  • Pool Operating Permits

  • Pool Water Quality Inspections & Reports

  • Safe & Healthy Environments

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.


    • Pool operating permit application form

    • Pool construction permit submission requirements

    • Pool construction permit application form

    • Basic pool safety plan

    • Guide and pool safety plan for pool operators


Enviromental Health operating permit fees