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Virginia Swimming Pool Rules and Regulations 

Regulations for the Commonwealth of Virginia for commercial swimming pools dictates the required safety equipment, pool rules signs, safety signs as well as various other traditional construction and safety regulations related to swimming pools. 

Code: Virginia VAR Title 12-5 Chapter 460 and ANSI
Effective Date: March 1, 1962
Governing Body: Virginia Office of Environmental Health Services
Notes: The Virginia Administrative Rules provide guidance in regards to public swimming pools. Most commercial swimming pool rules signs will comply with the Virginia rules as long as they incorporate all common safety and health regulations required for swimming pools. Other signs such as the No Lifeguard and pool should also be posted.

Required Equipment for Public Pools

Safety Equipment Notes

Lifeguard Signs

Capacity Signs

Telephone 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.