Public Health

Swimming Pools, Spas, and Recreational Water Activities

Swimming Pools and Spas:

Swimming pools and spas at IU must meet the requirements of the Indiana State Department of Health, Public and Semi-Public Swimming Pools Rule 410 IAC 6-2.1 for operation and maintenance. New construction, rehabilitation and modification of these pools must comply with Indiana Department of Homeland Security, Division of Fire and Building Safety’s  construction code: Indiana Swimming Pool, Spa and Water Attraction Code, 675 IAC 20.  Environmental Health and Safety Management works with the pool operators and staff to provide a safe and healthy swimming environment. This is done by inspections, periodic water quality testing, weekly water samples and education of the pool operators.

Beaches:

The beach at Bradford Woods must meet the requirements of Indiana State Department of Health, Youth Camps Rule 410 IAC 6-7.2 since the beach is used by the campers at the residential camp. Weekly water samples are taken by Bradford Woods staff and submitted to a certified lab for analysis. Environmental Health and Safety reviews these samples for E. Coli and bacteria to ensure that the campers are not exposed to unsafe water. In times when we have three (3) or more inches of rain within a 24-hour period, the beach is closed as a precautionary measure until sampling can confirm that the water is safe for human contact.

Policies and Programs

Pools, Bathing Beaches, Spa and Therapy Pools Policy- PS-EHS-04
Water Venues Program

Pool and Spa Resources:

Public and Semi-Public Swimming Pools Rule 410 IAC  6-2.1
Indiana Swimming Pool, Spa and Water Attraction Code, 675 IAC 20
Hyperchlorination to kill Cryptosporidium, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) (non solid fecal accident procedure to be used until 410 IAC 6-2.1 is modified)
CDC: Healthy Swimming & Recreational Water Topics
CDC: Recreational Water Illnesses at pools and spas

Beach Resources:

Youth Camp Rule 410 IAC 6­7.2, Section 30:  Water recreation
CDC: Healthy Swimming & Recreational Water Topics: Oceans, Lakes & Rivers
CDC: Diseases associated with swimming at polluted beaches