The Environmental Health Unit inspects public recreational bathing places including swimming pools, wading pool, hot tub or spa and bathing beaches. The Unit also reviews plans for new or altered swimming pools, wading pools, hot tubs and spas. Most facilities are inspected twice per year. A recreational bathing area may be closed by the health authority when such action is necessary to abate a present or threatened menace to public health. This could include conditions such as physical safety hazards or failure to meet water quality standards. Legal References: N.J.S.A. 26:1A-7 N.J.A.C. 8:26-1 et seq. - New Jersey State Sanitary Code - Chapter IX - Public Recreational Bathing (copy available through NJDHSS link below).