Inspection Toolkit: Using Your Data


Aquatics programs: use the data from your inspections of aquatic facilities to identify trends in violations and closures and to improve your program.

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Aquatics programs can work with information technology specialists and epidemiologists to examine their data from inspections of aquatic facilities. This can help:

  • Identify venues with frequent violations that could benefit from interventions
  • Determine the frequency of immediate closures and individual violations
  • Characterize the distribution of immediate closures and individual violations by aquatic facility setting (e.g., hotel/motel or waterpark), venue type (e.g., pool or hot tub/spa), pool type (e.g., wading pool and interactive water play venue)
  • Monitor, over time, proportions of inspections that result in immediate closure or identify a given violation


Learn about SAFE-D, a standardized format for publishing aquatic facility inspection information (developed by the National Environmental Health Association through a cooperative agreement with CDC).

Read CDC's 2016 report on common pool inspection violations.

Explore our earlier reports: