Pools & Beaches

Recreational Swimming Pools

The Concord Health Department licenses and inspects all public and semi-public swimming
pools for compliance with the minimum standards for swimming pools, according to the 105 CMR 435.000 (PDF). For additional guidance documents and program updates please visit the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Division of Community Sanitation website.

Please be aware of the 2010   ADA Accessibility Requirements for Existing Swimming Pools at Hotels and Other Public Accomodations  
Aerial View of Swimming Pools

Pool Operators: If you plan to operate a Swimming Pool in 2023  you may use the  Pool Inspection sheet to prepare for your upcoming inspection.
 Please be advised that you are required to schedule an appointment with our office to review your facility prior to opening. 
Please schedule your pre-operational inspection by April 17, 2023.  Pre-operational pool inspections are scheduled for the weeks of Monday May 1st - Thursday May 22nd, if you intend on opening for the Memorial Day Weekend. 

It is important that you have your pool ready for these inspections. If your pool is not in full compliance with all pool code requirements at the time of your inspection, your permit will not be issued.  

All re-inspections required  will be charged a $100 fee prior to scheduling.

Bathing Beaches

The Concord Health Department licenses and inspects all public and semi-public bathing beaches within the Town of Concord. Bathing beaches are required to meet the Minimum Standards for Bathing Beaches 105 CMR 445.000, view the 105 CMR 445.000 (PDF). Beaches are tested weekly from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  Please see MDPH's  beach webpage  and  Marine and Freshwater Beaches- Information for Boards of Health for more information on beach testing and beach closures.  
Bathing Beach
If water testing results indicate a bacterial count that exceeds allowable limits, the Concord Board of Health will post a warning sign that reads "Swimming May Cause Illness." Subsequent testing will be performed until the bacterial count has returned to "within normal limits." All warning postings will be removed at that time.

Walden Pond is a state run facility and is inspected by The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). The phone number for state beach water quality is 617-626-4972, the recording is updated daily.