State Codes

Georgia Pool Code

Code: Georgia DPH Chapter 511-3-5
Effective Date:January 1, 2017
Governing Body:Georgia Department of Public Health
Notes: The Georgia 2017 DPH Chapter 511-3-5 provides recently updated Pool Risks (Rules) that are specific to the state and have a lettering height of 1 inch. Georgia also updated its No Lifeguard sign with all lettering required to be 4 inches in height.

Required Pool Safety Equipment For Georgia

Sechi DiskYes Shop
Rescue PoleYes12' Required. Cobb and Douglas County require 16' pole.Shop
Shepherds CrookYes Shop
Ring BuoysYes18" Life Ring Buoy RequiredShop
Throw LineYesThrow Rope 1/4”, 50 ft. or 1.5x maximum pool width, whichever is less.Shop
Depth MarkersYesWaterline​ and deck. Deck SLIP RESISTANT.  Size: 4 inches. INCHES OR IN, FEET OR FT.  Maximum and minimum depths and at all points of slope changes.  Intermediate increments not to exceed 2 ft. nor greater than 25 ft.  Arranged uniformly on both sides and ends of pool. Within 3" of actual measurement.​ (If also using metric, meters must be spelled out.)​ No diving marker at edge for 5 ft. or less. Spas: Minimum of 2 depth markers.Shop
Rope & Float LineYesWithin 1 foot of break in grade between shallow and deep end, visible floats not greater than 7 ft. intervals. Strength must offer handhold. (3/4”)Shop

Chemical Room

Rules - Other



Pool Capacity


Rules - Pool

Lifeguard/No Lifeguard

Rules - Spa

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