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Alberta Pool Standards (amended January 2018)
Alberta Regulation 204/2014
Approved Pool Operator Education Organizations (January 2020)
Notification for Renovations, Alterations or Change in Operating Procedures of a Public Swimming Pool

British Columbia
BC Regulation 296/2010 (amended January 2016)
Guidelines for Pool Operations, Version 2 (January 2014)
Health Protection Basic Pool Safety Plan (2015)

Swimming Pools & Other Water Recreational Facilities Regulation (amended 2015)
Fecal & Vomit Incident Protocol
Diaper Requirements in Pools 
Routine Swimming Pool Inspection Safety & Sanitation Checklist

New Brunswick
Currently not regulated by provincial legislation.

Newfoundland & Labrador
CNLR Public Pool Regulation 1023/96 (amended November 2018)
Public Pool Standards & Guidelines (January 2019)

Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Operational Guidelines for Aquatic Facilities (2014)
Criteria for Immediate Closure of a Pool 
Are you Prepared for a Body Fluid Release Incident?

Operating Swimming Pools Quick Facts
Operating Hot tubs/Spas Quick Facts
Preventing Recreational Waterborne Illness

Nunavut & Northwest Territories
Public Pool Regulations, RRNWT (Nu) 1990 (amended October 2009)

RRO 1990, Reg. 565: Public Pools (July 2018)

Ontario Court of Justice: Schedule 39 - fines  (July 2018)
Recreational Water Reference Document (2019)
City of Toronto: Public Pool, Spa, and Class C Operator's Manual (2019)
Pool & Spa Safety at Home 

Regulation respecting safety in public baths (November 2018)
Checklist for the safety equipment - public baths swimming pools and wading pools (French language)

Prince Edward Island
Swimming Pool & Water Slide Regulations (October 2014)

Swimming Pool Design & Operational Standards (amended November 2016)

Yukon Territory
Public Pool Regulations: Public Health Act - O.I.C. 1989/130

Pool water sampling instructions



Pool Operations
Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act 

CDC Fecal Incident Response Recommendations
Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC)
Pool Safely
Healthy Swimming 
Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (formerly national Swimming Pool Foundation)
Part 1207 - Safety Standards for Swimming Pool Slides (USA)
ANSI/APSP Standards flippable on ISSUU
Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) Fact Sheets

Drowning Prevention
Canadian Drowning Prevention Plan (October 2017)

Canadian Red Cross Swimming, Boating & Water Safety Tips 

Alberta Barrier-free Design Guide (2017)

Red Cross Aquatic Safety Plan 
Nova Scotia Aquatic Facility Safety Plan Template 

Lifesaving Society National Standards
Bathing Apparel Standard (September 2017)

Bather Admission Standard (March 2015)
Bather-to-Lifeguard Ratio Standard (April 2012)
Breastfeeding in Swimming Pools (March 2015)
Safety Equipment Standard (May 2016)
Lighting Levels Standard (April 2012)
Public Pool Safety Standards for Canadian Public Pools (2013)

List of Pool Publications (Magazines)

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