State Codes

California Pool Code

Code: California Building Code Title 24
Effective Date:January 1, 2017
Governing Body:California Department of Public Health
Notes: California adopted several new sign requirements in 2017 including their Emergency 911 and Facility Location sign with 4 inch and 1 inch lettering height. The California health sign concerning diarrhea is a requirement and is available in 1 inch lettering height, as required. Our 24 x 30 CPR sign meets the new lettering height requirement for that sign.

Required Pool Safety Equipment For California

Rescue PoleYes12' RequiredShop
Shepherds CrookYes Shop
Ring BuoysYesOne 18" Life Ring Buoy RequiredShop
Throw LineYes Shop
Depth MarkersYesLocated at maximum and minimum depth and at each end. At break in bottom slope between shallow and deep ends. On the perimeter at distances not to exceed 25 ft. Accurate to the nearest 6”. SPA OR WADING minimum of 2 depth markers indicating maximum depth.Shop

Lifeguard/No Lifeguard

Rules - Pool

Rules - Spa

First Aid

Chemical Room

No Diving

Pool Capacity

No Swimming


Rules - Other




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