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Swimming Pools and Spas

Public Pools

Council’s Environmental Health Officers undertake routine inspection of public swimming pools, spas and hydrotherapy pools to determine compliance with the South Australian Public Health Act, 2011  and South Australian Health Commission Standards for the Operation and Maintenance of Swimming Pools and Spa Pools.

There are currently 14 public and limited access pools that are regularly monitored in the Mount Barker District Council. For further information about public pools phone Council’s Environmental Health Officers on (08) 8391 7216.

Private Pools

Backwash water from both domestic and commercial pools must be disposed of in a sanitary manner at all times. In townships which are served by Septic Tank Effluent Disposal Schemes (STEDS), the backwash water should be connected immediately after the septic tank for disposal to the scheme disposal point. Properties that do not have effluent drainage require a sub-surface designated disposal area to be set up in accordance with Council requirements.


New Pools

Persons wishing to install a new pool or requiring information about backwash drainage should contact Council on (08) 8391 7200.