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District of Columbia Swimming Pool Rules and Regulations 

Pool operators in the District of Columbia have a responsibility to make sure that their facilities meet code. Without vital safety tools, pools can be dangerous places for both workers and patrons alike! Spineboards are just one example among may other items your lifeguards might use if there was ever an emergency situation at your pool.

Code: DC Register Vol. 55 – No. 52 – Part 1
Effective Date: December 26, 2008
Governing Body: D.C. Department of Health
Notes: The DCR Volume 55-52 for the District of Columbia requires very specific wording on their Pool Rules and No Lifeguard signs. For pools not approved for diving, the words NO DIVING in 4 inch lettering are to be included as part of the rules.

Required Equipment for Public Pools

Safety Equipment Notes

Lifeguard Signs

Telephone 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 (Poolweb.com) is not a law firm and does not and will not perform services performed by an attorney.