Lifesaving Society certified Aquatic Safety Inspectors have undergone extensive training to familiarize themselves with the safe operating standards of aquatic facilities.

Inspection Checklist

Aquatic Safety Inspectors use a detailed Lifesaving Society-designed checklist to assess the facility.

Inspectors classify checklist items found to be below standard as either "priority" or "secondary" concerns.

Inspection Protocol

For a complete inspection, access must be provided to the:

  1. Entranceway
  2. Public and staff change rooms
  3. Deck
  4. Pool office
  5. Equipment room
  6. Filter room
  7. Chlorine room

Standards: The Lifesaving Society applies the standards found in Ontario government regulations, guidelines and protocols, together with its own aquatic safety standards developed as a result of research, experience and findings from drowning data.


Time and Timing: Allow approximately one hour for an Aquatic Safety Inspector to complete a facility inspection.

Inspectors do not require exclusive use of the facility. Inspections may take place at any time except during facility shutdown periods when the pool tank has been emptied or when the filter system is shutdown.

Pool inspection prep