Swimming Pools / Recreational Water

All of Midland County's public swimming pools are inspected by the Environmental Health Division to ensure the pools are following State of Michigan rules. Seasonal outdoor pools must pass an inspection before they are allowed to open, and year-round pools must pass yearly inspections to remain open. In addition, all public pool waters are sampled by the operator every quarter to determine chlorine / bromine  and bacteria levels. A public pool will be closed if it is not operating in compliance with state and local rules and regulations.

Swimming Pool Resources:

Common Pool Chemical Problems - These are the most common problems found in both indoor and outdoor pools. Please take a moment to ensure you are using the correct chemical in the proper amount to correct your pool chemistry.
Public Swimming Pool Rules - Rules and Regulations for Public Swimming Pools in Michigan.
Public Swimming Pool Monthly Operation Report Form - This is the form that you need to fill out daily and fax monthly to Midland County Environmental Services at (989) 832-6628.
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality - Links to public swimming pool rules, pool construction requirements, suggested practices for pool contamination and emergency response plans.
National Swimming Pool Foundation - List of Certified Pool Operator (CPO) courses in Michigan.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Healthy swimming tips.
Fecal Accident Response Recommendations for Pool Staff - What to do when you find poop in the pool!

For questions or concerns regarding public swimming pools and spas, please contact the Midland County Environmental Health Division at (989) 832-6679.

Bathing Beaches

Midland County is home to many watersheds of the Great Lakes Bay Area region. Two large public beaches are available for recreation opportunities:

Midland County Environmental Health does not routinely sample water bodies located on public or private property. However, the city and county park beaches are sampled routinely. If you are wondering if the pond or lake on your private property or in your subdivision is safe for swimming, please see "Improved Enumeration Methods for the Recreational Water Quality Indicators: Enterococci and Escherichia coli" .


Public Beach information 

If the bacteria levels are unsafe, we will notify the pool or beach operators to take corrective action. The Environmental Health Division will close public beaches and swimming pools if unsafe conditions cannot be corrected immediately.

Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Water Quality Program

Contact Us

Environmental Health Services
220 W. Ellsworth Street
Midland, MI 48640



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