MAHC Network, Tools, & Forms

This page includes networks, tools, and forms for public health officials and aquatics sector personnel working on implementing MAHC-specific or other aquatic health and safety programs. These tools include investigation forms, applications, reporting forms, and MAHC-specific checklists. They are posted as editable documents so users can customize them to meet their specific needs. If you have ideas about other tools to assist with MAHC-related work, please email MAHC@cdc.gov.

MAHC Adoption Network

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Audience: MAHC users, public health officials, building code officials, aquatics sector
Purpose: The MAHC Network is a community for MAHC users, subject matter experts, and those hoping to learn about the code itself. Members will receive updates on the code, have access and provide input to newly developed resources, and join bi-monthly webinars featuring the code and users.
Applicable MAHC Section: All
Source: National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

Mini-MAHCs

Audience: Environmental health practitioners and pool operators
Purpose: Users can quickly find relevant MAHC guidelines and rationale to solve specific public health issues and improve patron and staff health and safety. All mini-MAHCs reference content from the 2018 MAHC (3rd Edition).
Applicable MAHC Section: All
Source: CDC

Search Tool

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Audience: Public health officials, aquatics sector, building code officials
Purpose: Tool to help users rapidly search the MAHC by section number or keyword. Search results show both the code language and any associated annex language. Users can search by MAHC edition.
Applicable MAHC Section: All
Source: CMAHCexternal icon

Comparison Tool

Public Health and Industry Tool for Comparing the MAHC with Existing Pool Codes

Audience: Public health officials, building code officials, aquatics sector
Purpose: Tool to help users identify major differences between the MAHC and their applicable code
Applicable MAHC Section: All
Source: CDC

Inspection Forms

MAHC Aquatic Facility Inspection Report pdf icon[PDF – 80 KB]

Aquatic Inspector App for iPad (digital version of MAHC inspection form)

MAHC Aquatic Facility Inspection Report Cheat Sheet pdf icon[PDF – 71 KB]

MAHC Cross-Reference Guide for Conducting an Inspection pdf icon[PDF – 474 KB]

Audience: Public health officials
Purpose: Model inspection form with approximately 50 MAHC elements to minimize illness and injury risk and protect public health
Applicable MAHC Section: All
Source: CDC

Investigation Tools

Fatal and Nonfatal Drowning Investigation Tool word icon[DOCX – 21 pages]

Audience: Public health officials
Purpose: Model form for investigating drowning events
Applicable MAHC Section: Supplement to required information in MAHC Section 6.4.1.4
Source: Courtesy of New York State Department of Health

Aquatic Facility Response Protocols

Body Fluid Contamination Response Log word icon[DOCX – 1 page]

Audience: Aquatic facility operators
Purpose: Log to record information from a body fluid incident response
Applicable MAHC Section: 6.4.1.8; 6.5
Source: CDC

Audience: Aquatic facility operators
Purpose: Step by step guidance to proactively hyperchlorinate to kill Cryptosporidium
Applicable MAHC Section: 6.5
Source: CDC

Cleaning Up Body Fluid Spills on Pool Surfaces

Audience: Aquatic facility operators
Purpose: Step by step guidance on cleaning up feces/vomit/blood on surfaces
Applicable MAHC Section: 6.0.1.8; 6.5.4
Source: CDC

Recommendations for Preventing Pool Chemical-Associated Injuries

Audience: Aquatic facility operators
Purpose: Guidance to reduce pool chemical-associated injuries
Applicable MAHC Section: 4.9.2; 5.9.2
Source: CDC

Aquatic Facility Operational Check Protocols

Water Circulation Dye Test Procedure pdf icon[PDF – 2 pages]

Audience: Aquatic facility operators
Purpose: Dye test protocol to check on pool water circulation and mixing
Applicable MAHC Section: Appendix 3, Annex; 4.7.1.3.3.5; 5.7.1.3.
Source: Alberta Health. Government of Alberta, Canada

Page last reviewed: June 5, 2019