The Environmental Division inspects public recreational bathing facilities, which includes swimming pools, wading pools, hot tubs/spa, bathing beaches and water parks.  A recreational bathing facility may be closed by the health authority when such action is necessary to abate a present or threatened menace to public health or safety.  This could include conditions such as physical safety hazards or failure to meet water quality standards.

Ocean County Health Department requires that all recreational bathing facilities fill out a pre-operational checklist prior to a facility opening for the year. Once submitted, the checklist will be reviewed. Once the checklist has been reviewed and approved, a facility will be permitted to open for the season.  Checklists may be submitted either by phone, fax or email. 

Public Recreational Bathing Facilities Pre-Operational Checklist