The Environmental health authorities in the Jyväskylä region supervise, among other things,
- public beaches
- public swimming pools
- spas and
- ice swimming spots
Monitoring the water quality at public beaches
The Environmental health authorities monitor public beaches (so-called EU beaches and small public beaches) in accordance with the Health Protection Act and the swimming water regulations.
Three water samples are taken from the beach water during the bathing season (15 June-31 August).
The samples are examined for indicator microbes originating from faeces. In addition, the presence of blue algae among other things is measured from the water. When inspecting beaches, attention is paid to the general hygiene, cleanliness and waste management of beaches.
Public beaches, so-called EU beaches
The bathing water profile of each EU beach describes the characteristics of that beach and the factors influencing water quality. The profiles can be found on the municipal beach website.
Monitoring of water quality in swimming pools
Environmental health monitors public swimming pools and spas as well as other similar public pools. The monitoring targets both the premises and the quality of the pool water. In accordance with the monitoring research programme, the microbiological and physicochemical quality of the swimming pool water is regularly examined.
There are seven swimming halls/spas in our surveillance area. In Jyväskylä, you can find the Aalto Alvar, Wellamo and Scandic Laajavuori spas. In Muurame, you can swim in the Muurame swimming hall and in Leivonmäki in the Joutsa swimming hall. You can refresh yourself in Äänekoski in the Vesivelho and Suolahti swimming halls.
We do not monitor the swimming pools of private individuals or housing companies or their water quality.