State Codes

District of Columbia Pool Code

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 Pool Safety Equipment For District of Columbia

Rescue PoleYes12' RequiredShop
Shepherds CrookYes Shop
Throw LineYes1.5x maximum pool width, max 50 feet. 1/4" in diameter. Shop
Depth MarkersYes  Shop
Rope & Float LineYesFor any pool with depth of 6' or greater. Shop
Rescue TubeYes Shop
Lifeguard ApparelYesIf applicable, lifeguards must wear appropriate attire.Shop
Lifeguard ChairsYesSecured.Shop
Rescue BlanketsYes2 rescue blankets for emergency use only required.Shop
GlovesYes Shop
CPR MaskYes Shop
SpineboardYesStraps required.Shop
First Aid KitYes Shop

Lifeguard/No Lifeguard

Rules - Pool



Rules - Spa

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.