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Alaska Swimming Pool Rules and Regulations 

The Alaska Admin Code outlines a comprehensive set of regulations to ensure public pool safety and cleanliness. Its Pool Rules sign includes requirements for hygiene, such as frequent maintenance checks, regular testing of water chemistry, and use of proper equipment for disinfection. It also requires the presence of lifesaving equipment, including a 20 inch outside diameter ring buoy with a 60 foot throw that must be readily accessible in the event of an emergency. While a No Lifeguard sign is not required under the law, it is highly recommended as an additional safety measure. To further protect swimmers from potential hazards, appropriate signage must also be present to inform patrons of any additional rules or restrictions at the pool facility. Adherence to these regulations helps Alaska's pools remain safe and enjoyable places for all swimmers.

Code: Alaska Admin Code 18 AAC 30.500
Effective Date: 1-1-1997
Governing Body: Alaska Division of Environmental Health
Notes: The Alaska Admin Code outlines hygiene requirements which are incorporated in their Pool Rules sign. The code also lists required lifesaving equipment which includes a 20 inch outside diameter ring buoy with a 60 foot throw. A No Lifeguard sign is not required but highly recommended.

Required Equipment for Public Pools

Safety Equipment Notes

Lifeguard Signs

Chemical Signs

Pool Rules Signs

Spa Rules Signs

Compliance with these recommendations does not guarantee that you will be in conformance with any building code, health code, or federal, state or local regulations regarding safety or pool regulation compliance. Compliance does not ensure the absolute safety of you, your operations or place of business. Aquatic Technology, Inc ( is not a law firm and does not and will not perform services performed by an attorney.