Recreational Health Industry Roundtable
On May 7, 2013, the Division of Environmental Health Services held the inaugural Recreational
Health Industry Roundtable for public pool/spa operators. We had 73 operators from 43 different
facilities in attendance, so we were very excited about the turn-out. We will hold these roundtables
every spring before the pool season starts.
If you would like to download the PowerPoint presentations from the Industry Roundtable,
please click here.
Free Pool Kit
Healthypools.org is offering free pool kits! Properly maintaining your pool/spa helps to prevent
waterborne illnesses. Click here to order your free pool kit. After you have measured the pH and
free chlorine levels of your pool water, you have the option to submit the readings to healthypools.org
to see how your pool compares with others across the United States.
Free Pool Safely Materials
Did you know you can order FREE materials from the national Pool Safely campaign? You can get brochures,
fans, fact sheets, door hangers, Water Watcher cards and lanyards, mini pool balls, posters and more at
no cost! Download the order form at http://www.poolsafely.gov/wp-content/uploads/orderform.pdf - and then
email your completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your free educational materials.
New Inspection Scoring System
Have you noticed our new-and-improved inspection reports? A new scoring system for public pool/spa inspections
in San Bernardino County went into effect on May 1, 2013. This new scoring system offers a number of benefits
to both operators and the general public. The official inspection report format is more user-friendly for operators.
The new scoring system reduces the number of violations into fewer categories (i.e. 8 former skimmer violations were
reduced into 1 single violation). The scoring system is risk-based to help prevent injuries and drowning incidents,
as well as waterborne illnesses (i.e. Cryptosporidium, Giardia, Shigella, E. coli, Norovirus, etc.). Additionally,
the scoring system allows operators to monitor progress from inspection to inspection by providing them with helpful
For more information about our new system, please
view the PowerPoint
presentation from our Industry Roundtable.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact Amanda Gaspard, Health Education Specialist,
at 800-442-2283 or Amanda.Gaspard@dph.sbcounty.gov.