HSG282 Guidelines Pool-Spa Guidelines

(Government Guidelines for Managing Commercial Spas)

Did you know you needed to manage a commercial spa in a certain way, including chemicals and maintenance?

What is a commercial spa? In short if you rent a property or location and it has something that has hot water that people sit in thats not drained every-time after single use and is managed by either a control system or any heating system including wood fired you are in possession of a commercial spa.

Managing Commercial SpasHave you heard of the HSG282 Guidelines made by The British Health and Safety Executives?

This is the government body that define guides for you to follow, this specific guide only came out in 2017 so it’s reletively new, but its an interesting read if you rent properties with commercial spas

The following blog outlines some of the detail, but to read the entire sum please see the link at the bottom of this page.

The following is a quote from the first page and outlines its content, it’s not meant to scare you, but is a government created guide to help you better understand the risks of hot tubs and spas in commercial environments:

Spa-pool systems are a recognised source of diseases caused by infectious agents including the organism that causes legionnaires’ disease, primarily Legionella pneumophila. There have been a number of outbreaks linked to spa pools in leisure centres, hotels, holiday homes, on cruise ships and on display.

This guidance is primarily for those who manage or operate spa-pool systems and explains how to manage and control the risks from legionella and other infectious agents. It will also help service suppliers, designers, manufacturers, importers, suppliers and installers of spa-pool systems meet their legal responsibilities.

As well as guidance on operating and maintaining commercial-type systems, there is specific advice on domestic-type spa pools or hot tubs used as part
of a business activity, for example in holiday park rental units, hotel bedrooms with a dedicated spa and systems on display or at exhibitions. The guide includes advice on effective ways to safely manage and control spa-pool systems through:

  • design, commissioning, operation and maintenance
  • testing and monitoring spa-pool water quality
  • quality and frequency of inspections


Download the HSG282 PDF here: hsg282

For more detail please go online to:




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