Northeast Tri County Health District (NETCHD) regulates water quality and safety features for public pools and spas. Routine inspections are performed at parks, hotels and community pools, in Ferry, Pend Oreille and Stevens Counties.
Routine Inspections include:
Ensuring proper pool or spa chemistry is maintained
Proper safety equipment is present
Proper construction to reduce accidents
Proper pool surveillance and doors, gates, and enclosures are present to prevent unsupervised entry by minors
Along with routine inspections, NETCHD also is responsible for:
Permitting public swimming pools and spas
Responding to complaints at water recreation facilities
Plan review for New Water Recreation Facilities is conducted by the Washington State Department of Health. Find more information on New Water Recreation Facilities.