The Ashtabula County Health Department conducts a swimming pool program under the authority of the Ohio Revised Code Chapter 3749. All pools are required to meet the minimum requirements of the Ohio Public Swimming Pool, Spa, and Special Use Pool Rules.
- Swimming Pools/Spa (1st pool) FEE – $197.00 LATE FEE – $226.25
- Additional Pools/Spas FEE – $172.00 LATE FEE – $201.25
- Special Use Pools FEE – $262.00 LATE FEE – $307.50
- Additional Special Use Pool FEE – $237.00 LATE FEE – $282.50
Public Pool & Injury Incident report
- Pool & Spa Injury Report Form
- Completing the Ohio Public Swimming Pool and Spa Injury Report Form
- When the form is completed please email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Replacement of a disinfectant feeding device with one of different method of delivery, capacity, or reagent.
Replacement of a filter with that of a different media or capacity.
Replacement of a pump with a different horsepower or flow rate.
Construction that changes the depth, shape, or other basic design of the pool in a manner that affects pool patron safety or recirculation, system design, changes or replaces a deck, changes the basic design of a diving board, or adds a specific feature such as a slide.
Complete replacement of the recirculation system.
Changes to a diving board.
Replacement of all return piping or skimmer piping.
Replacement of more than 50% of a gutter system or the total number of inlets and outlets.
A public bathing beach is defined as “an impounding reservoir, basin, lake, pond, creek, river, or other similar natural body of water which is intended to be used by the general public for bathing, whether or not a fee is charged”.
Public Bathing Beach $50.00
The permit allows for the beaches to be inspected by the Health Department during the recreational season to identify any safety, sanitation, or water quality concerns. Written inspections are provided to the beach operators for corrections to be made, if necessary.
Water Quality Sampling
Public beaches on Lake Erie are tested weekly by the Ohio Department of Health. Inland lakes and private beaches are not tested by the Ohio Department of Health nor the Ashtabula County Health Department. Operators of beaches on inland lakes and operators of non-public beaches may contract with private environmental wastewater testing companies to collect beach water samples and have the water samples tested for bacterological water quality.
*For more information on private environmental wastewater testing companies that collect and test beach samples for bacterological water purity, contact the Ashtabula County Health Department at (440) 576-6010 option 3.
Reasons for High Bacterial Levels
High bacterial levels can mainly be attributed to heavy rainfall events. The potential for bacterial contamination is the greatest during the first day following a rain event and swimming is not recommended for one to two days after the rain event. In other cases, however, the cause of high bacterial levels is not readily apparent. In these instances, the Health Department attempts to identify the cause and suggests potential solutions.
When swimming or conducting other water activities during period of high bacterial levels, the risk of becoming ill from contamination increases. Children, the elderly, and individuals with weakened immune systems are the most at risk. Flu-like symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal cramping, fever, and dehydration can occur from exposure to contaminated water. Upper respiratory illnesses, such as ear, nose, and throat infections, may also occur in addition to skin infections if an open wound is not properly protected.
(440) 576 – 6010 option 3.