State Codes

Delaware Pool Code

Code: Delaware DAR 4464
Effective Date:October 11, 2015
Governing Body:Delaware Health and Social Services Department
Notes: Delaware’s Title 16 4464 Health and Safety Code requires a No Lifeguard sign with specific wording and addresses children under the age of 16. Delaware’s Pool Rules sign incorporates basic health and safety requirements for swimming pools.

Required Pool Safety Equipment For Delaware

Sechi DiskYes Shop
Rescue PoleYes12' RequiredShop
Shepherds CrookYes Shop
Ring BuoysYes18" Life Ring Buoy RequiredShop
Throw LineYes50' of throw line required.Shop
Depth MarkersYesIn feet to nearest 1/2 ft. (all pools except wading and spa).  On vertical wall and deck. Open gutter pools can be located on wall or fence.  Points of maximum, minimum and intermediate depths, at each end, and breaks in slope.  No more than 2 foot increments, no more than 25 ft apart. NO DIVING (4 inch lettering slip resistant) or NO DIVING with International Symbol on deck in 5 foot or less area. Number of No Diving messages equal to the number of depth markings in that area. Shop
Rope & Float LineYes1-2 ft on shallow side of slope break (above line required to be painted on bottom of pool). With visible colored floats. Sufficient strength to provide handhold.Shop
SpineboardYes Shop
Lifeguard ChairYesLifeguard stand required for all pools greater than 2000 square feet.Shop
First Aid KitYes Shop
Rescue BlanketYes2 blankets required.Shop

Lifeguard/No Lifeguard

Rules - Spa





Rules - Pool

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.