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California Swimming Pool Rules and Regulations 

Injury prevention should be a top priority for those in charge of maintaining California pools. The state has created guidelines on how to keep swimmers safe - including using items like depth markers and throw lines that can help save lives when an accident occurs!

California requires a variety of pool safety signs to be displayed in and around any public or commercial swimming facility. In 2017, California adopted several new sign requirements, including an Emergency 911 and Facility Location sign, as well as a California health sign concerning diarrhea. There are also state-mandated emergency specified rescue procedures that must be posted near each pool exit and entrance for quick reference in case of an emergency situation. 

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 Equipment for Public Pools

Safety Equipment Notes

Lifeguard Signs

Capacity Signs

Telephone Signs

Safety Notification Signs

Chemical Signs

Pool Rules Signs

Spa Rules Signs

No Diving 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.