Pools & Spas Licensing & Inspections

The City of Nashua Environmental Health Department is responsible for approximately 100 public pools and spas in the City of Nashua. These facilities undergo annual licensing, routine inspections, water sampling, plan reviews, and training seminars.

Inspection Items

Routine inspections consist of:

  • Operation of pool equipment
  • Presence of test kits and operation logs
  • Safety equipment requirements
  • Basic pool side testing for:
    • pH
    • Total alkalinity
    • Total dissolved solids
    • Calcium hardness
    • Algae
    • Sanitizer levels

Routine inspections are usually conducted once per season for outdoor pools and twice for indoor pools. Site visits may be conducted as required.

Water Sample Testing

During pool visits a water sample is collected and tested by the department’s lab for the presence of:

  • Escherichia coli 
  • Total Coliforms
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Pseudomonas species

Pool sampling is usually conducted once each year for indoor and outdoor pools. 

Licensing Fees

Annual licensing fees are as follows: 

  • Indoor Pool - $325
  • Outdoor and Wading Pools - $275
  • Spas and Hot Tubs - $250

For More Information: 603-589-4530