District of Columbia Pool Regulations
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
- Rescue Pole
- Shepherds Crook
- Throw Line
- Depth Markers
- Rope & Float Line
- Rescue Tube
- Lifeguard Chair
- Rescue Blankets
- CPR Mask
- First Aid Kit
Safety Equipment Notes
- Rescue Pole 12' Required
- Throw Line 1.5x maximum pool width, max 50 feet. 1/4" in diameter.
- Rope & Float Line For any pool with depth of 6' or greater.
- Lifeguard Chairs Secured.
- Rescue Blankets 2 rescue blankets for emergency use only required.
- Spineboard Straps required.
District of Columbia No Lifeguard Warning Sign (15 Years and Under) - 36 x 48 Inches on Heavy-Duty Dibond Aluminum
DC and Oregon No Lifeguard (For Wading Pool) - 18 x 24 Inches on Styrene Plastic
Emergency Phone Number 911 Sign - 10 x 12 Inches on Heavy-Duty Aluminum
Emergency Phone Number 911 Sign - 10 x 12 Inches on Styrene Plastic
Emergency Phone Number 9-911 Sign - 10 x 12 Inches on Heavy-Duty Aluminum
Pool Rules Signs
District of Columbia Pool Rules for No Diving Pools Sign - 18 x 24 Inches on Heavy-Duty Aluminum (Customize or Leave Blank)
District of Columbia Pool Rules for No Diving Pools Sign - 18 x 24 Inches on Styrene Plastic (Customize or Leave Blank)
District of Columbia Pool Rules for Diving Pools Sign - 18 x 24 Inches on Heavy-Duty Aluminum (Customize or Leave Blank)
Spa Rules Signs
District of Columbia Spa Rules and Warnings Sign - 18 x 24 Inches on Styrene Plastic (Customize or Leave Blank)