For information about public pool closures, and other business closures, visit the Food, Lodging and Pools web page.
A public pool includes any pool operated by a person who is an owner, lessee, operator, or concessionaire. A a private residential pool is not a public swimming pool.
- Swimming pools
- Spa pools (hot tubs)
- Water parks
- Plunge pools with flume slides
- Therapy pools
- Wave pools
- Splash pads
- Interactive water features
Public pools can be in:
- Apartment buildings
- Hotels and motels
- Any licensed lodging business
In Minneapolis, public pools are required to be licensed.
Pool chemical concentration chart
Download a copy of the Minneapolis Health Department pool chemical concentration chart. (PDF)
Water Quality log (PDF)
Trained operator required
Minnesota State Pool Code requires every public pool have a designated trained operator or alternate. The operator (or alternate) is responsible for the operation of the pool whenever the pool is open for use.
The trained operator is responsible for:
- The daily operation of the pool
- Ensuring required testing is completed
- Maintaining testing records
- Responding to an emergency
- Responding to unsafe and unsanitary conditions at any time the pool is open
- Assure other people who assist with chemical monitoring and pool equipment operation are trained for those functions
A public pool must be closed immediately when:
- The lifesaving equipment is not provided
- The water clarity standards are not met (bottom drain must be easily visible from the pool surface)
- The disinfection residuals are not met. Refer to the Minneapolis pool chemical concentration chart
- The pool has been constructed or physically altered without approval of plans
- There is any condition that endangers the health and safety of the public
Report a complaint
Conditions of a public pool which may be a hazard to public health can be reported to the Minneapolis Health Department. Hazards include unsanitary appearance or other conditions.
Report complaints online or by calling 311 (612-673-3000).
Public pools are inspected yearly. See Minneapolis Code of Ordinances, Chapter 231: Public Swimming Pool Code.
Find more information about public pools on the Minnesota Department of Health website.
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Last updated Mar 19, 2020