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New Jersey Swimming Pool Rules and Regulations 

Whether you're a pool owner or operator, it's important to be aware of the state and local regulations regarding commercial swimming pools. The State of New Jersey is responsible for regulating swimming pools. The State has recently released its updated regulations for swimming pools and these regulations dictates the required safety equipment, pool rules signs, safety signs as well as various other traditional construction and safety regulations related to swimming pools.

New Jersey Pool Regulations Overview

Code: N.J.A.C. 8:26
Effective Date: January 16, 2018
Governing Body: New Jersey Department of Health
Notes: The 2018 New Jersey Sanitary Code for Public Recreation Bathing includes revisions to their large No Lifeguard sign and the 8x10 No Lifeguard Notice required by exempt hotels, motels and campgrounds. This sign now includes Pool Hours which was added to the code.

Required Equipment for Public Pools

Safety Equipment Notes

Lifeguard 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.