State Codes

Florida Pool Code

Code: Florida FAC Chapter 64E-9 and Florida Building Code Section 424.1
Effective Date:July 20, 2016
Governing Body:Florida Environmental Health Division
Notes: The Florida rules outlined in Chapter 64E-9 require 1 inch lettering height and 4 inch NO DIVING for pools that are not approved for diving. The Florida signs also incorporate hours open and closed as well as pool capacity. A separate rules sign is required for pools with water features.

Required Pool Safety Equipment For Florida

EquipmentRequiredNotes 
Sechi DiskYes Shop
Rescue PoleYes16' RequiredShop
Shepherds CrookYes Shop
Ring BuoysYes18" Life Ring Buoy Required. Pools over 50 feet in length shall have a shepherd's hook on each of the longer sides of the pool, and lifesaving ring on each side.Shop
Throw LineYes50' of throw line required.Shop
Depth MarkersYesPermanent depth markings followed by the appropriate full or abbreviated words "FEET", “FT” or "INCHES", “IN” shall be installed in minimum 4 inch high (102 mm) numbers and letters on a contrasting background. All Depth Markings shall be tile, except that pools constructed of fiberglass, thermoplastic or stainless steel. Depth markers placed on the pool deck shall be within 3 feet of the water. No Diving markers required where appropriate.Shop
Rope & Float LineYesAll pools with a slope transition shall maintain safety line anchors and a safety line in place at all times. A safety line may be temporarily removed from the pool for patrons to swim laps only when there is a safety attendant or lifeguard. Shop
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