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Food, Lodging & Pools
Public Service Center
250 S. 4th St., Room 510
Minneapolis, MN 55415

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Pools

A public swimming 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.

Pools include:

Public pools can be in:

In Minneapolis, public swimming pools are required to be licensed. Before operating any public swimming pool, the owner or operator is required to file an application to operate a swimming pool with Minneapolis Business Licensing.

Download a copy of the Minneapolis Health Department pool chemical concentration chart. (PDF)

Pool log

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:

Closure

A public pool must be closed immediately when:

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). 

Annual inspection

Public swimming pools are inspected yearly under the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances, Chapter 231: Public Swimming Pool Code.

Find more information about public pools, on the Minnesota Department of Health website.

Minnesota Department of Health Public Swimming Pools 


Accommodations

Minneapolis Health Department LogoShould you require a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate, or information in an alternative format, please contact 612-673-2301.
Para asistencia 612-673-2700 - Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 - Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500.

Last updated Aug 14, 2019

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